Explore the essence of Roswell’s food scene through Roswell Restaurant Week

Roswell Restaurant Week is back in full swing for the next 10 days! Graphic Credit: Smriti Tayal

Roswell Restaurant Week is back in full swing for the next 10 days! Graphic Credit: Smriti Tayal

Smriti Tayal, Director of Design

Gathering together Roswell’s favorite restaurants, Roswell INC has done it once again. Roswell Restaurant Week is back at it and approaching in full swing. With more than 40 restaurants participating this year, RRW is once again the largest restaurant week in the Metro-Atlanta area. Participating restaurants have put together unique prix fixe menus that range in different prices.  

Just like last year, check out a recap of RRW 2019 here, the event will last for about two weeks. This year it will take place Jan. 20 to Jan. 29. 

This year’s lineup is diverse and authentic to Roswell. Restaurants include locals’ favorites like The Fickle Pickle and Crazy Love, while introducing some of the newer restaurants to Canton Street such as Ipp’s Pastaria and Shanghai Street Food and Bar. 

The way Roswell Restaurant Week works is that each participating restaurant creates an individual prix fixe menu of signature and unique dishes. Prices range from as low as $10 to as high as $45. Some restaurants offer different menus for lunch and dinner, while some have an “all-day” menu.

For the past two years on staff, I have been able to cover the food scene of Roswell through RRW. Some of my recommendations, based on past experience, are Osteria Mattone, their arancini are to die for, and Lazaro’s Cuban sandwich will transport you to Havana. 

This year I headed over to Canton Street’s newest restaurant, Ipp’s Pastaria, for their $25 prix dinner menu. Ipp’s prix menu is of the more unique options due to the fact that all courses available are savory and does not include dessert. Their set menu consists of three courses: appetizers, salads, and mains. For the first course I got the pepe (an Ipp’s special, which is sausage wrapped in a honey-coated pastry), for the second course I got the arugula salad, and for the last course, I got the shrimp alla vodka. 

People love to support their favorite local restaurants in Roswell, but also like to try new things and it’s a great deal to do so”

— Lindsay Burgess

Roswell Restaurant Week continues to be my favorite event in Roswell and never fails to impress. Not only do locals get to dine at their go-to places for an amazing deal, but they also get to adventure with other cuisines and experience the diversity of cultures Roswell has to offer.