ROSWELL, Ga. — It’s shaping up to be a hot summer, and Roswell restaurants are again inviting everyone to cool down with Summer Sippin’.
This annual celebration, a sister event to Restaurant Week in the winter, will showcase exclusive, summer-inspired cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy only available from June 1-July 31.
Summer Sippin’, now in its fourth year, is created by Roswell Inc, the economic development organization for the City of Roswell. The event is sponsored by Gas South this year.
“Summer is one of our favorite times of the year because we get to celebrate and promote the creativity and innovation of our food and beverage businesses through Summer Sippin’.” said Steve Stroud, executive director of Roswell Inc. “This event not only supports our hospitality industry, which is one of Roswell’s largest, it also positions us as a destination for other restaurant and craft beverage entrepreneurs.”
Patrons will be able to vote on their favorite drinks through the Summer Sippin’ app. At the end of the event, one alcoholic and one non-alcoholic drink will be crowned the Best Sip in Roswell 2019, based on their ratings.
The 2018 winners were “Rye Tai,” by The Whiskey Project as the Best Alcoholic Sip and “Tropical Blast,” by Sublime Tree as the Best Non-Alcoholic Sip.
This year’s competition includes 46 participants from around the city. Some of the restaurants in 2019 include 1920 Tavern, Bistro VG, Crazy Love Coffee House, Foundation Social Eatery, From the Earth Brewing Company, Land of a Thousand Hills, Lucky’s Burger & Brew, Tap & Six, The Mill Kitchen & Bar and Taqueria Tsuanmi.
Non-alcoholic options will range everywhere from specialty iced coffees to juice blends and smoothies using seasonal fruits and vegetables. Some restaurants will also be serving non-alcoholic versions of their alcoholic drinks.
“[Summer Sippin’] impacts the industry and our local economy by driving awareness of our restaurants and craft beverage establishments throughout the region, which increases overall foot traffic and summer sales for these businesses,” said Carisa Turner, director of communications and public relations for Roswell Inc. “The event also strengthens Roswell’s reputation as a top-tier destination for craft food and beverage entrepreneurs, which helps us continue to grow the industry and ensure its sustainability.”
The full lineup of participating restaurants and drinks is available online as well as through the Summer Sippin’ app. The app is available now in the Apple and Google Play stores.
New this year is the option for patrons to vote on their favorite drinks through the Summer Sippin’ website as well. Each user account will be synced and work seamlessly between the two platforms, allowing patrons to view an updated list of the sips they’ve tried and rated in either location, Turner said.
For information on Summer Sippin’ and the app, visit summersippin.com or follow Summer Sippin’ on Facebook at @SummerSippinRoswell and on Twitter and Instagram at @SummerSippin.