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SOUTHERN SOUL Display until March 10, 2019 Vol. 5, No. 1, Issue #23 Complimentary.

Restaurant Week Jan. 24 - Feb. 2

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125+ Restaurant Listings Menu Highlights & Recipes


On the cover: TABLE AND MAIN Fried Chicken | Southern fried, pastured, all-natural chicken Farm Lettuce Salad | Crispy root vegetables, herbed goat cheese, biscuit crouton, apple-ginger vinaigrette Banana Puddin’ | Vanilla wafers, caramelized banana Photo courtesy of Roswell Inc for Restaurant Week by Angie Webb Creative

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At St. George Village, we’re always building something — and not just in our woodworking shop. Together, with our residents, we are: Building a true sense of community. Life at St. George Village is a coming together of all who live and work here to create an environment of communication and caring, friendship and fun. Building a lifestyle that reflects our mission statement: “Be active, be engaged, be at home.” To accomplish our mission, we offer nourishment for the mind, body and soul through tasty, healthy meals and a wide range of amenities and services that encourage active engagement and foster friendships, along with elegant, comfortable residences. Building a secure, worry-free future. Our nonprofit status as a Life Plan community ensures that we offer our residents superb estate protection with an assurance of a continuum of care if and when they ever need it. We’re continuously building on the successes of our community to enhance the well-being of our residents. Would you like to learn more? Call 678-987-0402 today for more information.

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BRAND NEW SOPHISTICATED LIVING IN TRENDY DOWNTOWN ROSWELL Starting in the high $800’s For buyers looking for sophisticated living in the heart of Roswell, the Blacksmith Row townhome community is the latest in luxury living and within walking distance of all the shops & restaurants on Canton Street. Brought to you by Miller Lowry Developments, this 17-home community features top-of-the-line finishes and amenities.

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POST FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD - I grew up in a very big, loving, {crazy} family with five brothers and five sisters. My mom and a couple of the sisters (the one with a good voice plus the one that didn't sing very well at all) would often burst into song seemingly out of no where. Classical musical movies were always on TV, especially during the holidays. Because of this I often woke up (and still do!) with certain songs already playing in my head in the mornings. I can here Oliver Twist's 'Food Glorious Food' anytime I write out the word 'food.' Exciting things happening here at RM: this is issue #23; we are beginning our 5th Year publishing RM; and we are kicking off 2019 with a 'Food' theme, as we anticipate another great Roswell Restaurant Week (Jan 24 - Feb 2) presented by Roswell Inc for the fifth year. #eatlocal. We had to add an extra 16 pages near deadline, and we're glad we held the presses, because we were able to pack so much food inside this issue's pages, while still bringing you interesting content about arts, culture and entertainment. You'll find a sweet piece on page 18 about a couple of young entrepreneurs who opened Bodega Fitness Boutique right on Canton Street. On page 20, be sure to read about phase II of Blacksmith Row townhomes we love (location, location); and on page 43 we tell you about Wildslice Pizzeria - a family restaurant who doesn't just talk the talk. If you're a football fan, turn first to page 26 to read how the Blessed Trinity Titans again won the AAAA high school football championship trophy; and don't miss pages 24 and 68 to mark you calendar for the great events set for Roswell Roots Festival in February. And, so much more - start first on p10 for a run-down of article subjects, and then dive in. Let us know what you think? Happy Valentine's Day! #Kisslocal

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INSIDE - issue #23 Publisher’s Post & About Us, p8 New Developments, p14 Why Sell Your Home in 2019, p15 Real Estate Market Update, p16 Bodega Fitness Boutique, p18 Blacksmith Row Luxury Townhomes, p20 Roswell Roots Festival Calendar, p24 Cartersville Remembered the Titans, p26 Leather: the Perfect Winter Cross Over, p29 What Can We say that Hasn’t Been Said, p30 It’s Freakin’ Good - Frank’s Pick, p32 Restaurant Guide, p34 Family Restaurant: Wildslice Pizzeria, p43 Roswell Restaurant Week, p47 Some Favorites - Sample Menus: • Foundation Social Eatery, p50-51 • Peach & the Porkchop, p52-53 • The Grub Gastropub, p54-55 10 | Restaurant Issue

• The Big Ketch, p56-57 • The Mill Kitchen & Bar, p58-59 • HOLA! Taqueria & Bar, p60-61 • Lucky’s Burger & Brew, p62 • Zest Sushi & Small Plates, p64 • NOCA Eatery & Bar, p65 Roswell Community Church, p66 Soul Food Cypher, p68 Soul Food Fixin’s, p68 Do I Need an Attorney, p69 Stop the Hazing, #flyhighmax 5K Run, p70 Meet Andy Williams, p72 Do We Need a Performing Arts Center, p74 First Person - Angie’s Date Night Picks, p76 The Drake House & Millennials p78 Valentine’s Day - #kisslocal, p79 Sweet Recipes from Local Chefs, p80

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Northside Hospital continues to attract more top doctors and advance our technology. And that makes all the difference for patients. We’re growing throughout Georgia and offering our high level of care to more people. When you take better care of your physicians and staff, they can take better care of patients. Issue #23 | @roswellmagazine 13

First rendering of the redevelopment plans for 'Southern Skillet Plaza' by S.J. Collins Enterprises.

New Developments Roswell Village Shopping Center Roswell Village Shopping Center is a 149,261-square-foot community shopping center being redeveloped and managed by Sterling Organization (www. which has over 10 million square feet of retail assets in its portfolio. RV is in buildout and located at the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Hwy 9. New anchors include Ross Dress for Less, Marshalls and Crunch Fitness. Other businesses slated for RV include: Curves, Sarah’s Donuts, RV Shoe Repair and Phenix Salon Suites. Current and remaining tenants include: Taco Linda, Jersey Mike’s and Pizza Hut.

500 New Jobs For Roswell McKesson Corporation, a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, and healthcare information technology, will be moving its Atlanta Hub to Roswell, Georgia in 2019. This move will relocate existing employees from the company’s current office in Alpharetta bringing more than 500 high-quality jobs to the city of Roswell, with an anticipated move-in date in the summer of 2019. With this move, McKesson will become a Top 5 company in Roswell by number of employees. The company has signed a 10-year lease for 104,000 square feet in the Stonebridge I building of Sanctuary Park, located at 1110 Sanctuary Parkway, which is the portion of the office park within Roswell city limits. Major factors in the decision to relocate to Roswell include location, availability of space, and quality of life. This location is also in Roswell’s Opportunity Zone, an area of the city designated as part of the state incentive program that provides tax credits for net new jobs created within the State of Georgia.

New Hotels Coming Soon Since 2017, four hotel projects—one boutique and three business class— have been announced for Roswell. Home 2 Suites by Hilton and Springhill Suites by Marriott were announced in July 2017, Element by Westin was announced in March 2018, and Canton Place Development announced the expansion of its boutique hotel and mixed-use project in September 2018. So, where do these hotel projects currently stand since the news broke for each? We’d like to provide you with a quick project update for all four hotels. Home 2 Suites and Springhill Suites, which 14 | Restaurant Issue

are both located off Westside Parkway, broke ground in 2018 and are projected to finish construction by late 2019, early 2020. Combined, these two projects will bring 196 rooms to the city for business travelers. Element by Westin, located between Home 2 Suites and Springhill Suites, has received its land disturbance permit (LPD) and broke ground by the end of 2018. Element will have 91 rooms, an outdoor pool, restaurant, full-service bar, and a 250+ capacity meeting space. Once complete, these three business class hotels will bring an estimated 150+ new jobs and approximately $39 million in capital investment to Roswell, along with an estimated $598,000+ in annual revenue generation for the city. Canton Place Development’s Boutique Hotel and mixed-use development, which is planned to open in Roswell’s Historic District, will include 125 rooms and a variety of unique, curated retail and restaurant space. This $88.2 million project is hoping to break ground by the end of 2018, with plans to be completed by the end of 2020.

Roswell Downtown Development Authority Announces Selection for 'Southern Skillet Plaza' Redevelopment Roswell Downtown Development Authority announced on Jan. 11, the selection of S.J. Collins Enterprises to redevelop the Southern Skillet Plaza site. S.J. Collins Enterprises, a commercial real estate development firm based in Fairburn, was one of six developer submissions in response to the DDA's request for proposal on Oct. 31. The ‘Southern Skillet’ site is located off Alpharetta Highway with access to Frazier Street. The closing date of this $5 million agreement is targeted for June with construction projected to start by the end of 2019. Per S.J. Collins Enterprises’ proposal in November, the site will be redeveloped for mixed-use with intentions for “a boutique grocery store, restaurants, shops and offices.” “Our team looks forward to the opportunity to bring a dynamic and diverse customer experience to this thriving and emerging location,” said S.J. Collins Enterprises Partner Jeff Garrison. S.J. Collins intends on bringing a “boutique grocer” to the space. As for retail, intentions are for businesses locating there to be “complimentary to the type of customer who will go to the grocery store and restaurants," citing “yoga, salon and high end spa” as potential examples.

Real Estate Market

By Carrie Qualters Bright Homes Atlanta | 404-724-5550


Why you should sell your home in 2019 Should you sell your home in 2019? There are some compelling reasons why you should: 1. Interest rates are historically low and rising. Mortgage interest rates at the end of 2018 were still trending under 5%. While rates are at their highest level since February 2011, they remain much lower than the historic high of more than 18% in 1981. Lower rates mean more buyers can afford to buy your house - and make your next home purchase more affordable. While big jumps in interest rates are not expected anytime soon, all experts predict rates to continue to creep up throughout 2019. 2. A shift in the real estate market is coming if it isn’t here already. Home price growth slowed in the second half of 2018. The real estate market cycles every 8-12 years historically, and we may be due a shift in the real estate market. It’s doubtful that we’re facing anything dramatic like the last downturn, but it’s likely we won’t see years of double-digit price gains for much longer. Recent surveys by Zillow and the WSJ point to a potential recession in 2020. For potential sellers, the very best time to sell may be right behind us. The next best time could be now. 3. Your home is in a higher price bracket or in a second home market. These markets are more susceptible to a downturn and are already seeing significant changes in market dynamics. 4. While there are certainly financial factors that go into a decision to sell your home, the driving forces behind the majority of sales we manage are personal ones. Your personal home is not an investment – it may make money or lose money, but at the end of the day it is yours and you have enjoyed it. Selling is about change, new locations, growing families, empty nesters, changes of scenery. It’s a personal decision based on emotion and family. If you need more storage, have grown your family, or have more space than you want to maintain, it’s a good time to sell. But again, if these factors may be in play soon, you may want to consider selling sooner rather than later. If you love the home you’re in and want to stay in it for the next 5 years or more, definitely wait until then to revisit the question of whether to sell. But if you’re tossing around the idea of selling in the next few years, consider these compelling reasons why now may be a good time. We love helping our clients plan to optimize their move financially and for their changing lifestyles. Call us today to find out if 2019 may be the year for you to sell. Issue #23 | @roswellmagazine


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Yoga+Fitness concept Two young entrepreneurs chose to launch their business in the heart of historic downtown Roswell, right on Canton Street. WHEN OUR BODIES, MINDS AND SPIRITS are in sync, life seems a little easier, lighter, right? We are relaxed, calm, at peace and connected. Jose Ramos and Nicole Valle live this way by practicing yoga, meditation and having fitness routines. These two young entrepreneurs opened BODEGA Fitness Boutique last month on Canton Street because they felt passionate about helping others discover the benefits of balanced living. They made a business plan, settled on a great location in a re-imagined commercial garage in the heart of historic downtown Roswell, and are now busily offering a variety of classes to our community. Today, BODEGA is basically a “one-stop shop” destination for yoga, meditation, and functional high-intensity interval training (HIIT) group classes. Inside we find a deliberate emphasis on good vibes, good health and whole-person wellness, and no traces of negativity or harsh motivational techniques. Nicole Valle & Jose Ramos, owners of BODEGA Fitness Boutique at 1241 Canton Street invite the community to celebrate their official Ribbon Cutting ceremony on January 23 at Noon.

YOGA Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation to improve health and happiness. As yoga is a science, there is no dogma or belief system attached to it. Yoga simply tells us to do a certain practice and then to feel the effect of that practice, e.g. if we breathe slowly in a relaxed manner we will slow our heart rate. Yoga practices include posture (asana), breath-

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ing (pranayama), control of subtle forces (mudra and bandha), cleansing the body-mind (shat karma), visualizations, chanting of mantras, and many forms of meditation. In the West, yoga consists primarily of stretching exercises to increase flexibility, relax the body, build strength and coordination and achieve balance. BODEGA offers hourlong wake-up yoga sessions in the morning and candle-lit yoga sessions in the evening. These sessions are typically focused on either core strength or flow state. MEDITATION Meditation is a precise technique for attaining a state of consciousness - while awake - which clears and focuses the mind, relaxes the body and focuses us inward rather than on externals. Instructors at BODEGA are trained to quell excessive thoughts and distractions, thus opening the heart, using meditation techniques and overall positivity. This reflects on their Instagram page, full of happy faces and encouraging words. ( FITNESS Functional and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is offered in group classes led by passionate and encouraging instructors. During these 45 minutes of cardio, we alternate between high-intensity workouts and low-intensity recovery periods. This type of exercise is very beneficial to the heart and for improving metabolism. The intensity is tough for some, but instructors help us push through to achieve the fantastic state of satisfaction from each and every class. A full schedule of class times can be found on a free smartphone app called MINDBODY, where anyone can sign up easily online at just $25 per class. Individual and private training sessions are also available for those of us who learn best one-on-one. BODEGA instructors are equipped to meet us wherever we are on our wellness journeys and invite us to work at any pace. Whether we are experienced yogis or first-timers, new or seasoned at meditation, returning to cardio or continuing a fitness program, the team is serious about customizing personalized programs, which have been proven to be the most beneficial. BODEGA Fitness Boutique 1241 Canton St, #300, Roswell/30075 | (470) 819-8686 | Issue #23 | @roswellmagazine


Luxury. Privacy. Lo More than a century ago, a group of local blacksmiths called this area home. By Danielle Bartling


Blacksmith Row’s understated design, stylish details and enviable location check off the entire list of the “must-haves” demanded by modern homebuyers: luxury, privacy and location.

DISCRIMINATING INDIVIDUALS HAVE ALWAYS required modern amenities and luxury features in their homes; but today are also seeking walkability and ample opportunities for connection. These savvy empty nesters and young professionals insist on modern luxury and privacy, as well as location, location, location. Miller Lowry Developments is known for its sophisticated attention to detail and placing residential and commercial luxury developments in the hearts of historic downtowns. They set Roswell’s new standard of luxury when they brought us Vickers - apartment residences a few blocks away. Their newest project, Blacksmith Row, is a quaint community of luxury townhomes situated on what could arguably be the best piece of real estate in all of Roswell, tucked right between Canton and Green streets. Phase I is complete and has already sold 50% of its inventory; and now Phase II has begun. New homes priced from the 800s are slated for completion in 2019.

Tom and Diane Duane were downsizing. They had lived in Horseshoe Bend for 27 years, were intent on staying in Roswell, and were searching to purchase a suitable home that also had “walk-ability.” In the last couple of years, Realtors have noted ‘walk-ability’ has become high on the list of priorities for a greater number of buyers. Diane and Tom were thrilled when they stumbled upon Blacksmith Row in historic downtown Roswell. They tell us their favorite things about their home are, “Its ‘walkability,’ as well as the second floor living space - which has a beautiful kitchen, fantastic outdoor living, two fireplaces and great storage.” Each home in Blacksmith Row engenders refined elegance and understated tones directed by an interior designer with a keen eye for construction details. Approximately 4,000 square feet of hardwood floors span three levels, and multiple decks provide fantastic views of the surrounding shops, restaurants and art galleries. Each home features its own private wine cellar, indoor


and outdoor marble fireplaces, and a two-car garage. Kitchenaid Architect Series appliances fit right in the open-concept chef ’s kitchen with quartz and marble countertops, carefully chosen light fixtures and top quality custom cabinetry.

Despite being located only a few steps from Canton Street’s activity - it’s remarkable how much privacy the homes offer to buyers. The team at Blacksmith Row can boast when offering all the modern conveniences of city living, while simultaneously demonstrating a ‘retreat-like’ feeling within the walls of each home. Imagine claiming your own coveted “Canton Street” address. Diane adds, “Living here has exceeded our expectations! The retailers and restauranteurs have been very friendly, namely Monique at Fickle Pickle, Jada and Megan at Spirited, Matthew at Table & Main and Terri at Plum Tree Yoga. Blacksmith Row | 1077 Canton St., Roswell GA 30075 Issue #23 | @roswellmagazine

“We are impressed with the quality of the construction and love how some of our unique design features really honor the history of the old blacksmith shop, such as the custom iron railings and lantern-style lighting. Both the developer and the builder went above and beyond what we expected. We get the best of Roswell’s nostalgia and traditions, but with all the conveniences of modern living.” Diane & Tom Duane Blacksmith Row owners





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ROSWELL ROOTS FESTIVAL A month-long celebration and exploratiron of local African American history and culture.

LIVE! In Roswell Presents: Ranky Tanky, Feb. 16 at Roswell Cultural Arts Center as part Roswell Roots Festival.

CELEBRATE ROSWELL'S AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE throughout the month of February with a series of unique and fun events for everyone. Roswell's Roots Festival is one of the largest and most comprehensive celebrations in the state of Georgia. Share in our diverse history while discovering more about African American heritage, art, food and contributions. Maybe you will even learn something about Roswell’s roots you never knew before!

EXHIBITS Jan. 2-Feb. 28 • Roswell Historical Society presents: Black Heritage: The Unsung Heroes of Roswell, Georgia Exhibit, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 9 AM-5 PM, Monday-Friday, Free Jan. 28-Feb. 28 • City Hall Gallery Highlighting Black Artists, Roswell City Hall, 9 AM-5 PM, Monday-Friday, Free Feb. 1-28 • By Skilled Hands Exhibit, Barrington Hall, Included with regular house tour admission Feb. 1-28 • Slave Cabin Interpretive Exhibit, Smith Plantation, Free Feb. 1-28 • Exhibit: Behind The Big House: The Enslaved Landscape, Smith Plantation Barn Interpretive Space, Free

EVENTS Jan. 27 • Jazz Vespers, Roswell Presbyterian Church, 4-6pm, Free Jan. 28 • Roswell Roots: Festival of Black History & Culture Proclamation, Roswell City Council Meeting, Roswell City Hall, Council Chambers, 7 PM, Free Feb. 2 • Bid Whist Party, Roswell Adult Recreation Center, 12:304 PM, $10, Tickets must be purchased in advance, Call 314-520-4775 Feb. 3 • Groveway's Got Talent-Groveway Community Group Black History Program, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 2:305 PM, Adults - $18.00 / Children 12 & under - $10.00, More information at Feb. 9 • Open Hearth Cooking and Discussion about the Slave Community: House, Skilled and Field Workers, Smith Plantation, 10 AM-3 PM, Free 24 | Restaurant Issue

• Remember the 400, East Roswell Library, 1 PM, Free, More information at Feb. 10 • Southern Soul Fixins: A Roswell Roots Soul Food CookOff, Bill Johnson Community Activity Building (BJCAB), 12:30-3:30 PM, Register to participate at Feb. 16 • LIVE! In Roswell Presents: Ranky Tanky, Cultural Arts Center, 8-10 PM, $30/$25 Seniors, Students & Military, Tickets available at Feb. 17 • Telling Our Story with Groveway Community Group, Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 3:30 PM, Free Feb. 22 • Soul Food Cypher, Red Door Playhouse, 7-9:30 PM, $5, Tickets available at • Open Hearth Cooking & Living History with Clarissa Clifton, Smith Plantation, 10 AM-3 PM, Free Feb. 23 •3rd Annual Roswell Roots Arts Festival, Roswell DoubleTree Hotel, 10 AM-4 PM, Free • Coming to the Table: an invitation to racial healing, Global Dance Studio & Theater, 1-3 PM, Free • Joe Barry Carroll - Retired NBA All Star Reading and Book Signing of Black American Voices, East Roswell Library, 2-4 PM Feb. 24 • College and Greek Fair, East Roswell Recreation Center, 2-5 PM, Free, Student Registration Required at • Remember the 400, East Roswell Library, 3 PM, Free, More information at • "An Ode to Edna Lewis: Southern Delicacies Cooking Class": at Barrington Hall Cooking Class, Barrington Hall's Kitchen, 6:30-9 PM, $50.00 per person, Call 770-6403855 to make your reservation

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Heading into the big game, Cartersville had only lost one game in four years - to the Titans - which knocked the Canes out of last year’s playoffs. By the 4th quarter, the Canes were reminded who they were dealing with again.


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COACHES & STAFF Principal: Cathy Lancaster Head Coach: Tim McFarlin Athletic Director: Ricky Turner Defensive Coordinator: John Thompson Asst. Head Coach / Offensive Line: Richard Barden

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AT 4PM, DEC 12, 2018 at MERCEDES BENZ STADIUM the Blessed Trinity Catholic High School cheerleaders raised a 10-foot by 18-foot banner with the pre-game statement, “Defend the Title.” The players ran through it pumped to play in the 2018 Class AAAA state football championship game against Cartersville. Four quarters later, Blessed Trinity would leave Mercedes-Benz Stadium with a 23-9 victory, its second consecutive state championship and a perfect 15-0 season. Both teams were 14-0 coming into the big game. In fact, Cartersville had lost only once in the last four seasons when they fell to Blessed Trinity in a 2017 playoff match-up. This was a much-anticipated event for a number of reasons. Although the BT defense allowed 321 yards, 175 on the tough running of Marcus Gary, the Titans

Defensive Safeties: Ryan O’Sullivan Defensive Line: Coleman Rudolph Running Offensive Coordinator / Offensive Line: Tom Ryan Running Backs: Michael Henry Defensive Line: Frank Marcoccio Quarterbacks: Alli Abrew Linebackers: Justin Akin

Tight Ends: Brad Slaten Defensive Corners: Jermaine Phillips Wide Receivers: Preston Thrailkill Freshman Head Coach: Chuck Price JV Wide Receivers: Kenny Cook JV Line: Joe Miller Freshmen Running Backs: John O’Hara Freshmen Secondary: Davis Turnbull

(L-r) BT head football coach Tim McFarlin, defensive end J.R. Bivens (#8), quarterback Jake Smith (#9), wide receiver Ryan Davis (#6), running back Steele Chambers (#22) and middle linebacker JD Bertrand (#16) hoisting the championship trophy. Georgia Bulletin Photo By Michael Alexander

stopped the Purple Hurricanes every time they threatened and forced Cartersville to punt seven times. Before head coach Tim McFarlin arrived in 2011, the Titans had struggled a bit to get their footing, by then winning only one region championship and having never posted double-digit wins in a season; but now they can boast 49 wins in just the last four. Five seniors have been major contributors since their freshman seasons and helped lead BT to three state championship games (and two rings!) in their four seasons: Ryan Davis, J.D. Bertrand, Steele Chambers, Jake Smith and J.R. Bivens. For this 2018 championship game, McFarlin sacrificially decided not to play senior defensive star J.D. Bertrand, who suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his knee during the team’s previous playoff game. Bertrand wanted to play, but McFarlin wasn’t about to jeopardize the student-athlete’s future at Notre Dame. Working against one of the state’s top defenses, Steele Chambers went 97 yards on 23 carries and converted on several crucial first downs. Ryan Davis, who starred on both sides of the ball had seven of BT’s 10 receptions for 135 of BT’s 156 passing yards (and another catch Issue #23 | @roswellmagazine

nullified by a penalty). Davis set up the first Blessed Trinity touchdown with a 43-yard catch in the opening period, making a nice grab in coverage on an excellent throw by Jake Smith. That led to a 9-yard scoring toss from Smith to sophomore fullback Ryan Dupont, who slipped out of the backfield to give the Titans a 7-3 lead early in the second quarter that they would never relinquish. While the Titans will sorely miss the five seniors who played four seasons at the varsity level (Davis, Bertrand, Ohio State-bound Steele Chambers and Bivens), they will lose only a handful of other front line seniors, among them Poma and Jake Lyons on defense, offensive lineman Jack Jacobs and kicker Ethan Chauvin. Steele Chambers told the Georgia Bulletin the team was able to win it all because of love. “What made this team so successful was our love for one another. When you have the ability to tell your brother next to you how much you love them, and commit yourself to doing whatever it takes to help them succeed, you can overcome anything,” said Chambers. “That’s what sets us apart from the rest. That’s why we’re two-time state champions. Love!”

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The Perfect Winter Cross Over


Shoshanna Window Pane Upton Dress.


Vince Cross Front Leather Jacket


LIVING IN THE SOUTH, WE TYPICALLY HAVE a mild winter. We may have a few weeks of weather in the 30’s or below, but for the most part our highs range anywhere from the 40’s and 50’s. Because the winters are mild, and the big chains pay attention to national trends, I have turned my sights toward leather as well as the versatile vegan leather options to extend my wardrobe through the winter months.

Our favorite options for best all around are some of the affordable vegan leather pieces. Those that offer a draping effect are in style and seem to be in every store. I recently attended a cocktail event in town and dressed down my Christian Siriano jumpsuit in a vegan leather jacket (photos below) from CollectionB ($29). I found it at the local TJ Maxx and it was a win for the event and for my wallet.

Getting the most out of a staple piece like a leather jacket is really in the details. If you are a professional and need the jacket for work as well as play, less is more. Less attention to the zippers and pockets, limited if any studding at all and a color that will play off nudes, brown and black. Pictured is a tidy work look with the Vince Cross Front Leather Jacket ($597) and a Shoshanna Window Pane Upton dress. (photos above)

Leather is the great southern wardrobe extender making dresses, jean, and t-shirts an option from fall to spring. It’s a worthy investment piece and with a plethora of affordable pleather options that are emerging, it’s an easy choice for the cost and cruelty conscience.

If you have the luxury of not adhering to a dress code, then you can add a little more detail and flare to a jacket but choose wisely to make the most out of your investment. Too many details can limit the versatility of the piece. Ann Taylor has a suitable faux leather jacket ($139) that has just enough personality to dress up some jeans or dress down a dress. I chose the olive green, so I could pair it with as many colors as possible.

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Christian Siriano jumpsuit & vegan leather jacket from Collection B

Thank you, Dotty. By Regina Barkley

Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Executive Director for 28 years has retired; and over the last couple of months many in the community have taken her retirement as an opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve come with Dotty Etris at the helm.

Photo: Dotty is shown here with Michelle Slater and Kelly Callen on Dec. 31, 2018 while receiving an award from the Friends of Mimosa Hall organization at the Great Gatsby Gala.


FEW PEOPLE HAVE GIVEN AS MUCH TIME BOTH professionally and personally to making Roswell a better place to live than Dotty Etris. She was a leader in the formation and development of the Chattahoochee Nature Center, when in 1992, Roswell Mayor W.L. “Pug” Mabry asked her to take the job as inaugural director of the Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau. That was just the beginning. And, over the last couple of months - as Dotty's retirement neared - I’ve read many articles in the local print, online and social media offering accolades or noting various awards she earned over the 28 years she served as executive director of Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau. It's been a documented community collective expression of the gratitude and tremendous respect so many individuals, colleagues 30 | Restaurant Issue

and organizations have for this woman. Now that Dotty has retired after 28 years in service to Roswell, I’m reflecting on what it is about her that earned my affection and respect so easily. In our first meeting, she wasn’t trying to impress me or condescend me. She didn’t discourage or encourage me. She wasn’t trying to get something from me and wasn’t offering me anything. Most importantly, she was the first to offer me respect. And that just might be her secret. Respect is a gift she offers everyone. Whether we keep her respect is up to us. The first time I met Dotty Etris was in the Fall of 2014, when Steve Stroud pulled her into our discussion about launching a local magazine exclusively about Roswell. That year, she had been given the Lifetime Achievement

Award for Tourism by then govorner of Georgia Nathan Deal. I wasn't any big wig, important Roswell person. I didn't know anybody of 'importance' here - I simply felt we needed our own magazine and I had the practical skills (writing, sales, design) to make it happen. She had every reason to dismiss my enthusiasm for the project -- or at the minimum to delay her support until I had proven myself. Instead, she was gracious and generous with her time. She asked questions and listened. And she signed up as a sponsor of our inaugural issue! Needless to say, I immediately liked her. I would have described her then as practical, down to earth, gracious and smart. Today, almost five years later, I would Issue #23 | @roswellmagazine

describe Dotty the same way: practical, down to earth, gracious and smart. Why is this significant? Because it’s rare. In our modern ‘always connected’ world, we are ironically lacking in authentic connections with others. To be exactly who you are the first day you meet someone as five years (or 28 years) later is impressive. I actually put this article off for last. It's a tough one to write. What can I say about someone who has been such a role model for me that hasn't already been said by others more eloquent than I? Dotty is the type of person I think about and say, "That's what I want to be when I grow up." #RB


Ch ich aM ora


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Frank Mack takes us on a trip to a delicious nondescript restaurant which creates raving regulars. Now you’re ‘in the know.”

FROM FOOD TRUCK TO BRICK-AND-MORTAR Peruvian-born chef and owner, Mikiel Arnold, opened his renowned food trailer and catering business in 2014, offering unique flavors of Peruvian food to the Atlanta area. Now, with two brick-and-mortar locations in Roswell & Tucker, his street food concept continues to appeal to modern taste buds.

pictured: The Lomo Saltado with Steak>>

Chicha Morada

It’s Freakin’ Good!


Photos + Article by Frank Mack Food & Culture Columnist

OUT ON THE EDGE OF TOWN, on the westside, where Roswell ends, The Freakin Incan sits in the ‘Movie Tavern’ shopping center at 92/Sandy Plains. From the outside it's nondescript. You won’t find it, you’ll miss it, and we have to correct that here and now. Because it's fabulous, delicious and just what I look for. Out of this world savory. To place it in your mind: find the theater, look to the left. There it is. That tiny little place, that's it. Go on in. Mikiel Arnold the Chef/Owner, slave to a vision and genius behind it. Has been toiling along for two years. He has a location in Tucker, super popular, doing extremely well. His food truck is on hold for now. And he is fully invested in the new location here in Roswell. So wadda we got? It's Peruvian. How do I know? He’s Peruvian! Born of an American dad and a Peruvian mother. Moved back to America as a kid. Mikiel correctly concluded American food, fast food, sucked. Where were the flavors, the cook-

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ing, the smells of home? There was only one cure. He would do it himself. And boy has he. The food is marvelous! It's different, really different. It is exactly what foodies are looking for. Something new, fresh and exciting - slow cooked, big pots, hours and hours of time into everything you eat here. Pictured is The Lomo Saltado with steak. As always the real dish, just made, as served. Look at that thing! When you dive into it I’ll bet we don’t see you until it's gone. The flavors are real, intense and just right. Three versions lead the menu. Chicken from Springer Mountain, beef from Buckhead Beef, veggies from the best locals. Excellent ingredients, true skills, real fire. Gives all of his guests the most satisfying meals followed by satisfaction-proof belly rubbing. The ceviche, the DeCamaron is pictured on the opposite page, will flat knock your socks off. It is what ceviche should be. It's clean, fresh and big enough for three.

Frank’s Pick

the DeCamaron Ceviche

Chef/Owner Mikiel Arnold

The grilled beef... Thats beef heart! Who does that? No one. Or a chef with guts who knows what he is doing. Because it's delicious, fantastic and if you don't tell the kids what it is, you’ll create fans. Tell them afterwards. Last, but not least, the Chicha Morada. It's a purple corn based drink that they make themselves from a reduction of purple corn, pineapple and secrets. The ingredients cook for hours; and this traditional Peruvian process brings through an antioxidant that is wildly new and bursting with flavor.

It’s both remarkable and wonderful. Try it! Got your interest? Good. It's funky, fun and way worth the drive from anywhere in town. I liked it a lot. And although it's not my regular restaurant row hangout (Canton Street) that’s alright with me. Mikiel and his crew are here to stay in Roswell, creating raving regulars in its nondescript location. Get over there. Show some love to a chef doing it right. #FM The Freakin’ Incan | 4651 Woodstock Rd /30075 (678) 587-5301 |

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550 W Crossville Rd

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1088 Canton St

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10745 Alpharetta Hwy

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8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd

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1173 Alpharetta St

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10730 Alpharetta Hwy

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948 Canton St 4401 Shallowford Rd

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El Porton Adele’s on Canton

11190 Alpharetta 1169 Canton St Hwy

(678) (770)393-0100 594-0655 Mexican Cajun

El PortonRestaurant Alessio’s

910 W Marietta Pkwy 640 Crossville Rd

(770) (770)552-1613 640-8099 Mexican Pizza, Italian

El Zarape Amalfi Ristorante

880 SAtlanta 292 AtlantaStSt

(770) (770)998-6553 645-9983

Mexican Italian

Fellow’s Cafe American Gra-Frutti

1088 Mansell Green StRd 1007

Opens March 2019 (770) 587-5874

Cafe Gluten-Free

Fickle Pickle American Pasta Factory

1085 Canton St

(770) 650-9838

Flama Pizza Co. Anna Lee’s

690 Market Holcomb Bridge Rd 425 Place

(678) (770)878-3553 998-0086 Pizzeria Café

Flippin’ Pizza Another Broken Egg

920 Marietta HwyHwy 10800 Alpharetta

(470) (678)509-3547 878-2210

Flying Biscuit Cafe Athens Greek Rest

10779 Alpharetta Alpharetta Hwy 10753

(770) (770)594-9522 552-8599 American Greek

Foundation Social Atlanta Bread Co Eatery

1570 HolcombRd Bridge Rd 640 Crossville

(770) (770)641-8877 650-0069 American www.atlantabreadcompany.comBakery, Deli

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4651 Old Woodstock 2500 AlabamaRd Rd

(678) (770)587-5301 696-4414

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Fresco’s Big Pie InCantina The Sky

10779 Alpharetta 1010 Mansell Rd Hwy

(470) (770)395-6990 993-5577

Mexican Pizza

From VG the Earth Brewing Bistro

1570 Holcomb Bridge 70 W Crossville Rd Rd

(770) (770)910-9799 993-1156

Brewery French

FU Express Bone Yard Kitchen & Tap

1570 Holcomb 12050 Etris Rd Bridge Rd

(770) (770(378-7142 559-3139 Asian American

Gate City Brewing Brookwood Grill Co

43 Magnolia 880 HolcombStBridge Rd

(678) (770)404-0961 587-0102

Gracious Plenty Bakery C&S Chowder House

1164 Canton St 12040 Etris Rd

(678) (470)878-3105 321-5077 Bakery, Breakfast Seafood

Grand Champion BBQ Cafe Istanbul

982 Canton St Bridge Rd 2880 Holcomb

(770) (770)587-4227 640-0501

Grub Gastro Carlisle’s PizzaPub Tavern

1090 Canton Alpharetta 1132 St St

(678) (770)336-9205 594-8118 Gastropub Pizza

Happiness Ceviche Taqueria

1580 Holcomb 963 Canton St Bridge Rd

(678) (678)226-9580 461-4025

Chinese Mexican

Harp Irish Pub Chaplins

1425 555 S Market Atlanta Blvd St

(770) (770)645-0118 642-6981

Irish Pub American

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688 Holcomb Bridge Rd

(470) 242-5661

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625 West Crossville RdRd 1570 Holcomb Bridge

(770) (770)552-1021 778-3183

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(678) 367-2841 (678)395-6191 Sports Bar

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795 Holcomb Bridge Rd 550 W Crossville Rd

(770) 992-4540 (770) 594-8118 Sports Bar www.craftkitchenandbrew.comItalian

Houck’s Grille Crazy Love Coffee

10930 Crabapple Rd 1088 Canton St

(770) 993-8000 (770) 545-8228

American Café, Coffee

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10360 Alpharetta St 10745 Alpharetta Hwy

(770) 993-5922 (678) 506-0789

Seafood Indian

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720 Holcomb Bridge Rd 8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd

(770) 817-0661 (770) 587-1051

Indian Italian

Ippolito’s Douceur de France

2270 Holcomb Bridge Rd 1173 Alpharetta St

(770) 992-0781 (770) 650-1173

Italian French

Jerusalem Chef Dreamland BBQ

10684 Alpharetta Hwy 10730 Alpharetta Hwy

(770) 686-3972 (678) 352-7999

Mediterranean BBQ

Johnny’s Pizza Eggs Up Grill

550 W Crossville Rd 4401 Shallowford Rd

(678) 878-4242 (770) 559-9057

Pizzeria Breakfast

Kale Me Crazy El Porton

1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd 11190 Alpharetta Hwy

(678) 878-3188 (678) 393-0100 Quick Bites Mexican

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11235 Alpharetta Hwy 910 Marietta Pkwy

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108 Magnolia St 880 Atlanta St

(770) 643-5813 (770) 998-6553 Portuguese Mexican

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25 Woodstock Road

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953 Canton St 1085 Canton St

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900 Mansell Road 640 W Crossville 14 Elizabeth WayRd

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950 292 AtlantaSt St 900SCanton Mansell Road

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1144 Alpharetta 1007 Mansell 950 Canton StRd St

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936 St St 1144Canton Alpharetta

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Anna Lee’sTavern Marlow’s Mac McGee Irish Pub

425 Place 625 West Crossville Rd 936Market Canton St

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Another McAlister’s Deli Egg Marlow’sBroken Tavern

10800 Alpharetta 1425 Market BlvdHwy 625 West Crossville Rd

(678) (770) 594-3220 (770)878-2210 643-1330

Athens Greek Rest Mellow Mushroom McAlister’s Deli

10753 AlpharettaRd Hwy 935 1425Woodstock Market Blvd

(770) 552-8599 (770) (770) 645-8383 594-3220 Greek Pizza Deli

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640 Crossville Rd 1055 Mansell Rd 935 Woodstock Rd

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2500 OldCrossville Alabama Rd 30 East 1055 Mansell Rd Rd

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12040 Etris Rd 928 Canton St Hwy 10745 Alpharetta

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Peachtree Diner Peach & the Porkchop Di Paolo

915 Holcomb Rd 12040 Etris RdBridge 8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd

(770) 993-0299 (770)587-1051 696-5409 (770) Diner Southern Italian

Pho & ComDiner Grill Peachtree Douceur de France

915 Rd Rd 915 Woodstock Holcomb Bridge 1173 Alpharetta St

(770) 992-7266 (770)650-1173 993-0299 (770)

Vietnamese Diner French

Pita Street Pho & ComFood Grill Dreamland BBQ

725 CrossvilleRd Rd 915 W Woodstock 10730 Alpharetta Hwy

(470) 282-6100 (770)352-7999 992-7266 (678)

Vietnamese BBQMediterranean

Pizzeria Lucca Pita Street Food Eggs Up Grill

96 Ave Rd 725Bulloch W Crossville 4401 Shallowford

(470) 294-1222 (470)559-9057 282-6100 (770)

Pizzeria Mediterranean Breakfast

Plum Café El Porton Pizzeria Lucca

1055 Canton St Hwy 11190 Alpharetta 96 Bulloch Ave

(770) 518-7586 (678) (470)393-0100 294-1222 Healthy Fresh Mexican Pizzeria

Poke Life El Porton Plum Café

10800 Alpharetta 910 Marietta Pkwy 1055 Canton St Hwy

(678) 878-3868 (770) (770)552-1613 518-7586 Hawaiian Mexican Healthy Fresh

Provinos El Zarape Poke Life Italian

1255 Grimes Rd 880 Atlanta StBridge 10800 Alpharetta Hwy

(770) 993-5839 (770) (678)998-6553 878-3868

Pure Tauqeria Fellow’s Cafe Provinos Italian

1143 St Rd 1255 Alpharetta Grimes Bridge

(770) (770) 817-7873 993-5839

Rasa Sayang Fickle Pickle Pure Tauqeria

1425 Market BlvdSt 1085 St 1143Canton Alpharetta

(770) 643-8812 (770) (770)650-9838 817-7873 Malaysian Southern Tex-Mexican

Flippin’ Pizza Red RasaLobster Sayang

920 Marietta 1050 Holcomb Bridge Rd 1425 MarketHwy Blvd

(470) (770) 998-8573 (770)509-3547 643-8812 Seafood Pizzeria Malaysian

Brookwood Grill Monterrey Monkey 68 Mexican C&S Chowder House Moxie Burger Monterrey Mexican Cafe Istanbul Nagoya Sushi & Hibachi Moxie Burger Carlisle’s Pizza Tavern NOCA Nagoya Sushi & Hibachi Ceviche Taqueria Nosh Table & Tap NOCA Chaplins Olive Garden Nosh Table & Tap Chipper’s Club Osteria Mattone Olive Garden Circle Noodle OTP TapMattone & Grill Osteria Cordell’s Restaurant & Bar Outback Steakhouse OTP Tap & Grill Craft Kitchen & Brew Pastis Restaurant & Bar Outback Steakhouse Crazy Love Coffee Portuguese Pakistani Cuban Portuguese

CajunAmerican Steakhouse

Irish Pub Burgers

Breakfast Deli American

Pizzeria Deli Fondue

Italian Mexican Hawaiian

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Red Lobster 1920 Tavern

1050 Holcomb 948 Canton St Bridge Rd

(770) 998-3114 998-8573 (770)

Seafood American

Rhea’s on Canton Adele’s

675 W Crossville 1169 Canton St Rd

(770) 594-0655 992-5272 (770)


Burgers Cajun

Rhea’s 2 Restaurant Alessio’s

11490 AlpharettaRd Hwy 640 W Crossville

(770) 640-8099 569-4944 (770)


Burgers Pizza, Italian

Rice Thai Cuisine Amalfi Ristorante

1104 292 S Canton Atlanta St St

(770) 645-9983 640-0788 (770)

Thai Italian

Rojo Cocina American Gra-Frutti

885 Woodstock 1007 Mansell RdRd

(770) 587-5874 820-0111 (770) Gluten-Free Mexican

Roswell Farmers Mkt American Pasta Factory

11940 Alpharetta Hwy

(770) 702-0109 Cafe

Roux Lee’s on Canton Anna Sake Japanese Steakhouse Another Broken Egg Salt Factory Pub Athens Greek Rest Scooter’s Coffee Atlanta Bread Co Slope’s BBQ Bambinelli’s Spice of Thai Big Pie In The Sky Spiced Right Ribhouse Bistro VG Standard at Roswell Bone Yard Kitchen & Tap Stax Burger Bar Brookwood Grill Stoney River C&S Chowder House Sublime Tree Cafe Istanbul Sugar Shack In Back Carlisle’s Pizza Tavern Sushi Uchi Ceviche Taqueria Table & Main Chaplins Taco Mac Chipper’s Club Taqueria Tsunami Circle Noodle Thai Emerald Cordell’s Restaurant & Bar The Big Ketch Craft Kitchen & Brew The Mill Kitchen & Bar Crazy Love Coffee The Whiskey Project Deccan Spice Thumbs Up Diner Di Paolo Tin Drum Asian Cafe Douceur de France Tokyo Bay Buffet Dreamland BBQ Variant Brewing Co Eggs Up Grill Vas Kouzina El Porton Vin 25 El Porton VUU Asian Bistro El Zarape Wildslice Pizza Fellow’s Cafe Your Pie Fickle Pickle Zest Flippin’ Pizza Zoës Kitchen

946 Market Canton Place St 425 1155 Woodstock Rd 10800 Alpharetta Hwy 952 Canton St 10753 Alpharetta Hwy 550 W Crossville Rd 640 Crossville Rd 34 E Crossville Rd 2500 Old Alabama Rd 690 Holcomb Bridge Rd 1010 Mansell Rd 635 Atlanta St 70 W Crossville Rd 994 Alpharetta St 12050 Etris Rd 690 Holcomb Bridge Rd 880 Holcomb Bridge Rd 10524 Alpharetta Hwy 12040 Etris Rd 10971 Crabappple Rd 2880 Holcomb Bridge Rd 1085 Canton St 1132 Canton St 8420 Holcomb Bridge Rd 963 Canton St 1028 Canton St 555 S Atlanta St 685 W Crossville Rd

(770) 998-0086 993-0007 (770) (770) 518-1858 (678) 878-2210 (770) 998-4850 (770) 552-8599 (770) 299-1350 (770) 650-0069 (770) 518-7000 (770) 696-4414 (678) 878-2277 (770) 993-5577 (678) 352-9633 (770) 993-1156 (770) 729-8443 (770( 559-3139 (770) 992-2229 (770) 587-0102 (678) 461-7900 (470) 321-5077 (678) 373-3518 (770) 640-0501 (770) 650-9838 (770) 594-8118 (770) 998-9882 (678) 461-4025 (678) 869-5178 (770) 642-6981 (678) 795-0080 CaféCajun Japanese Breakfast Gastropub Greek Coffe/Cafe www.atlantabreadcompany.comBakery, Deli BBQ Pizzeria Thai Pizza BBQ French Pizza, Pub American Burgers American Steakhouse Seafood Healthy Fresh Mid Eastern Bakery Pizza Sushi Mexican Southern American Sport Bar

1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd 1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd 540 W Crossville Rd 3050 Mansell Rd 1105 Canton St 550 W Crossville Rd 590 Mimosa Blvd 1088 Canton St 45 Oak St 10745 Alpharetta Hwy 1140 Alpharetta St 8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd 10800 Alpharetta Hwy 1173 Alpharetta St 925 Holcomb Bridge Rd 10730 Alpharetta Hwy 66 Norcross St 4401 Shallowford Rd 942 Alpharetta St 11190 Alpharetta Hwy 25 Plum Tree St 910 Marietta Pkwy 880 Woodstock Rd 880 Atlanta St 580 E Crossville Rd

(770) 993-1530 (770) 778-3183 (770) 552-6700 (678)395-6191 (770) 993-5749 (770) 594-8118 (770) 817-9345 (770) 545-8228 (770) 594-100 (678) 506-0789 (770) 642-8980 (770) 587-1051 (770) 641-5082 (770) 650-1173 (678) 352-9937 (678) 352-7999 (678) 242-8189 (770) 559-9057 (678) 587-5888 (678) 393-0100 (770) 628-0411 (770) 552-1613 (770) 650-0288 (770) 998-6553 (770) 640-0023 Asian Fusion Sushi Thai Seafood www.craftkitchenandbrew.comItalian Southern Café, Coffee Bar, Appetizers Indian Diner Italian Asian French Japanese BBQ Brewery Breakfast Greek Mexican Wine Bar Mexican Asian Fusion Mexican Pizzeria

625 W Crossville Rd 1085 Canton St 957 Canton St 920 Marietta Hwy 1105 Woodstock Rd

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“It had to be good for families.” WHEN SEASONED RESTAURATEUR, Wild Slice Pizzeria’s owner Mike Thomas, moved his family from Nevada back to be with his wife Cristy’s extended family (in Roswell) he was intent on opening a restaurant that would serve as a community gathering spot. The restaurants he had operated up to that point had all became fixtures in their respective communities. FAMILY The difference this time was he now had a young family Issue #23 | @roswellmagazine

of his own, which has become the foundation and central focus of his life today. A ‘non-negotiable’ was the new place must be family-friendly, and he even set out to improve on the idea of a family restaurant. He knew first-hand how much work would have to go into running a successful food and beverage business, so it was imperative to him that his wife and children be welcomed and involved in his day-to-day. Dining out with the whole family can sometimes feel like an 43

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ordeal. Between finding a place that has something on the menu to satisfy every palate and making sure it’s affordable as well, it can be tough to figure out where to go. We found Wild Slice strikes the perfect balance - enjoyable for both kids and adults. They put the kids orders in right away so their pizza comes out fast. All items on the menu are available in kid sized portions at half the price. Kids eat free on Monday nights. The gaming area is in the back - out of the general flow of dining but in clear view of parents enjoying pre or post meal drinks. They offer free tokens for the arcade games and a “winner every time” claw machine. Staff seems genuinely amused by the little ones. We felt an authentic appreciation for families - they don’t just talk the talk. Additionally, on principle, Wild Slice is closed on Sundays, which can be a big sacrifice for a small business owner’s bottom line. SERVICE Wild Slice Pizzeria’s second priority - and the reason we were first drawn to this family owned business to learn more - is their commitment to service. I’m not talking about customer service (that’s good, too!); rather, the ‘giving back’ kind of service - serving Roswell’s nonprofits and particularly schools as Mike’s wife Cristy is a Special Education teacher here in Roswell. Education and our youth holds a special place in their hearts with Wild Slice providing support with time, money and of course, pizza.

Pizza by the Slice Day,’ he created one! His infectious enthusiasm generated a national grassroots movement by enlisting other local and national pizzerias, food bloggers and vendors, declaring Wednesday, August 22, the National Pizza by the Slice Day. He took the opportunity of increased media attention by tying the day locally into raising money for the Drake House. Mike began to devote more time and resources to helping the folks at the Drake House and is now serving on their newly formed Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC). Additionally Mike serves as the community member on the School Governance Council for Esther Jackson Elementary in Roswell. “As a business centered on family, we must serve the families of our community. We believe it is our obligation to create opportunities of awareness and fundraising whenever possible,” Mike says. PIZZA! We almost forgot to mention the great pizza, which is served up with a sauce-to-cheese ratio that delivers as much as you need but not more than the structural integrity can handle; good-quality and creatively combined toppings and a flavorful, savory crust. The dough is house made daily using a baking technique called autolyse, which delivers dough with better texture, rise and flavor, along with a three-day cold proofing process to achieve the quality of crust he is looking for. The raw sauce is made up of quality tomato sauce with a special blend of herbs, spices, garlic and brown sugar.

Last summer, when Mike realized there was no ‘National

Family Friendly.

MONDAYS Kids Pizza Party: kids eat free! TUESDAYS Take Out Twos-days 2 toppings, 2 salads, 2 liter coke! WEDNESDAYS Wild Slice Wednesdays slices-unlimited toppings $2.50 44 | Restaurant Issue

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Like many modern pizza makers, Wild Slice chose to go with a blend of cheeses - rather than straight mozzarella - to enhance both the flavor and the texture of every slice. They tested eight different types of blends, settling on one made of whole milk mozzarella, smoked provolone and an aged white cheddar. Wild Slice’s signature pizzas are guests’ favorites, like the Wild Italian Meat Lover, Buffalo Chicken and a sweet and spicy Asian-style SrirachaYaki Chicken. We scrolled over many of the restaurant’s online reviews and found a common theme: everyone raved about the Potato Bacon pizza. In addition to vegetarian specialties like the Caprese Pie and Veggie Pesto, Wild Slice offers gluten free crust and bread as well as vegan cheese. In addition to pizza, patrons enjoy fresh salads, sandwiches, as well as simple catering solutions and online ordering. Finally, the thing we loved about Mike Thomas and his pizzeria business is how - like us - he goes out of his way to support and lift up other local businesses, whether it be other local restaurants or shops and services. 5 Stars.

Wild Slice Pizzeria 580 E. Crossville RD. Suite 420, Roswell, GA 30075 (Kroger shopping center across from Aldi’s)

(770) 640-0023 | @wildslicepizzeria | #nationalpizzabythesliceday

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All photos provided courtesy of Roswell Inc by Angie Webb |

#RRW2019 Jan 24 - Feb 2

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Roswell Restaurant Week returns to celebrate the city’s finest culinary experiences from January 24 to February 2, 2019. For the fifth consecutive year, the event will be presented by Roswell Inc, the economic and business development organization for the City of Roswell. This year’s event includes 50 participating restaurants from around the city, making Roswell Restaurant Week the largest restaurant week in the metro Atlanta area. All restaurants will serve individual prix fixe menus featuring signature favorites and original specialties.

"Our restaurant community is at the center of Roswell’s economic vitality," said Steve Stroud, executive director of Roswell Inc. "Roswell Restaurant Week supports one of our top five industries—hospitality and food—and showcases the diverse dining the city has to offer while inviting foodies from all over to enjoy Roswell's regionally recognized restaurants." Make sure to follow Roswell Restaurant Week on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @RoswellRW and share dining experiences using #RRW2019. Roswell Restaurant Week is sponsored by Gas South. *Taxes & gratuity not included in menu price.

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#RRW2019 January 24 - February 2, 2019 Join in this month for the largest Restaurant Week in the Metro Atlanta area. From chef specials to local favorites, we will enjoy all of the delicious and diverse culinary experiences that Roswell has to offer. RM



Chipper’s Club

Crazy Love Coffee

Deccan Spice



Fickle Pickle

Wildslice Pizzeria RM

From the Earth Brewing Co.

Zest on Canton RM


Foundation Social Eatery RM

FU Express

Gracious Plenty

HOLA Taqueria

Adele’s on Canton

Hugo’s Oyster Bar

India Chef

Amalfi Ristorante

C&S Chowder House

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Fresco Cantina


Houck’s Grille



Osteria Mattone


Peach & the Porkchop


SALT Factory Pub

Plum Cafe


Spice of Thai



Jerusalem Chef

PURE Taqueria


Table and Main

Taqueria Tsunami


The Big Ketch

The Mill Kitchen & Bar

The Whiskey Project

VIN 25


1920 Tavern

Bad Daddy’s

American Pasta Factory

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Bistro VG


Grub Gastropub


Brookwood Grill


Local on North

Pizzeria Lucca RM

diPaolo Italian Kitchen


Participating Restaurants

El Porton 1920 Tavern

HOLA! Taqueria & Bar

Adele’s on Canton

Houck’s Grille

Alessio’s Restaurant

Hugo’s Oyster Bar

Amalfi Ristorante

India Chef

American Pasta Factory

Jerusalem Chef

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

Krespo’s Seafood House

The Big Ketch


Bistro VG

Local on North

BoneYard Kitchen & Tap

Lucky’s Burger & Brew

Brookwood Grill

The Mill Kitchen & Bar

C&S Chowder House

Moe’s Original BBQ

Chipper’s Club

Noca Eatery and Bar

Crazy Love Coffeehouse

Osteria Mattone

Deccan Spice di Paolo

Peach & The Porkchop

Italian Kitchen

Pizzeria Lucca

El Porton - Alph Hwy

Plum Café

El Porton - Mar. Hwy

PURE taqueria®

The Fickle Pickle

Salt Factory

Foundation Social Eatery

Spice of Thai

Fresco Cantina Grille

Table & Main

From the Earth Brewing Fú

Taqueria Tsunami



The Gaslight

The Whiskey Project

Gracious Plenty Bakery

Wild Slice Pizzeria

The Grub Gastropub

Zest Sushi & Small Plates


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FOUNDATION SOCIAL EATERY Braised P.E.I. Mussels "P.E.I." stands for Prince Edward Island, which is where these particular mussels come from. The ocean climate and tidal patterns in this area are conducive to raising mussels that are healthy, nutritious, and rich in protein and minerals; low in fat, cholesterol and sodium.

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Foundation Social Eatery

1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd, #810/30076 (770) 641-8877 | @foundationsocialeatery { Dinner Menu } - PLATES Beef Short Rib “Sugo,” 24 Cavatelli, cauliflower, rapini, roasted garlic, black truffle, parmesan Restaurant Week Prix Fixe Menu

FSE Spicy Pork Sausage Ragout, 21

Lunch | $15

Rigatoni, cipollini, rapini, green peppercorn, manchego

- First Course Crispy Chicken Sandwich or Pork Banh Mi

Chicken bolognaise, herbed ricotta, arugula, parmesan

- Second Course Classic French Canale or Vanilla Pot de Crème

Dinner | $45

House-made Fettucini, 18

Norwegian Salmon, 26 Salsify, zucchini, chanterelle, basil-zucchini sauce (GF)

Herb Roasted Chicken, 25

- First Course Roasted Mushroom Soup or Little Gem Caesar Salad

Potato, grilled leek, chanterelle, arugula, currant, whole grain mustard, chicken jus

- Second Course Herb Roasted Chicken or Beef Short Rib “Sugo”

Cauliflower, mushroom, leeks, currant-pinenut relish, verjus, lemon (GF)

- Third Course Classic French Canale or Vanilla Pot de Crème

Black lentils, fava, asparagus, broccolini, cipollini, banyuls-tomato pork jus (GF)

Alaskan Halibut, 30

Beeler’s Farm Pork Chop, 27

Meats by Linz, 28 8 oz Hanger steak, vanilla carrot puree, baby carrot, pickled mushroom, simple jus (GF)

Pan Roasted Scallops, 26 Zucchini, confit, shallot, mushroom, cauliflower, watercress, sherry-chicken jus (GF)

FSE Burger, 13 American cheese, caramelized onion, house pickle, herbed french fries

Chef/Owner - Mel Toledo General Manager - Chad Towler Sous Chef - David Williams Pastry Chef - Nicole Thomae Displaying a very small sample of the full menu.

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Peach and the Porkchop


12040 Etris Rd/30075 | (770) 696-5409 @peachandtheporkchop {ENTREES} Bone in Duroc Pork Chop - 14 OZ., 28 Cumin-roasted fingerling potatoes, toasted pine nuts, sautéed spinach, bourbon-peach chutney, veal demi glaze

Southern Fried Chicken, 19.75 Whipped sweet potatoes, grilled asparagus, topped with gingered apples & pecans

Pan Seared Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast, 28 Butternut squash puree, braised mustard greens with a cranberry fig demi

Wood Fire Grilled Filet - 8 OZ., 42 Mashed potatoes & garlic green beans, veal demi glaze

Braised Beef Short Rib, 30 Ricotta risotto, roasted baby heirloom carrots, crispy sage, maple vinaigrette

12 OZ. Prime NY Steak, 37 Red bliss potatoes, sautéed spinach & black garlic butter, veal demi glaze

Blackened Grouper, 32

Restaurant Week Prix Fixe Menu

Lunch | $15 - First Course Soup du Jour or Mixed Green Salad or Caesar Salad

Chorizo veggie orzo, creole aioli, lemon zest & cilantro garnish

- Second Course Cuban Sandwich

Lemon Herb Butter Stuffed Trout, 25

Dinner | $25

Pancetta jalapeño cream corn, sautéed broccolini, cilantro lime oil

Grilled Jamaican Jerk Chicken, 22 Served with vegetable and tomato wild rice, sautéed broccolini & peach habanero purée

Meatballs & Pappardelle Pasta, 18

- First Course Soup du Jour or Mixed Green Salad - Second Course Chicken Schnitzel

Marinara, garlic, shallots, tomatoes, port wine demi & butter. (Hey Carrie & Eric, I think Dreddy J would approve!)

-Third Course Apple Pie a la mode

Grilled Salmon, 18

Dinner | $35

Sautéed seasonal vegetables, pickled cherry tomatoes, cilantro-lime oil

Eggplant Parmesan, 16 Breaded & fried eggplant served with house marinara, garlic, shallots & tomatoes on a bed of pappardelle pasta

- First Course Soup du Jour or Mixed Green Salad or Caesar Salad - Second Course Seafood Alla Vodka

Fish & Chips Local beer battered grouper, house fries, Tabasco® peach tarter sauce

-Third Course Apple Pie a la Mode

Displaying a very small sample of the full menu.

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Chilled Capelini Salad Light and tasty as a side, yet substantial enough to enjoy as its own meal.

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Restaurant Week Prix Fixe Menu

Grub Gastropub

1090 Alpharetta St/30075 (678) 336-9205, @grubgastropub

Dinner| $35 - First Course Bubba Brule or Ice-Cream Grubwich - Second Course Low and Slow Pork Taquitos or Chilled Capellini Salad or Ahi Tuna Titoki - Third Course Grub Green Salad Soup du Jour - Fourth Course Petite Surf and Turf or Cajun Jambalaya or Country grub-Loaf

Bourbon Street Bread Pudding A mélange of glazed donuts, sugar, eggs, heavy cream, vanilla, topped with sugar & baked finished with an Irish Crème Anglaise.

Nowruz Roasted garlic hummus, Shirazi salad, mast-o-khiar, feta cheese & stuffed grape leaves, served with grilled pita bread

Chorizo Grit Dip Jalapeño cheese grits topped with queso blanco topped with chorizo sausage served with neon tortilla chips

Tree Hugger Chopped Romaine, fried Brussels sprouts, sun dried craisons, toasted almonds, goat cheese, Vidalia onion vinaigrette

Fruit Salad Seasonal greens, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, mandarin oranges, walnuts, bleu cheese crumbles

Hoffs Revival Shaved rib-eye steak, caramelized onions and white American cheese on a toasted garlic roll served with a side of au jus

Bob Marley Jerk chicken, jicama slaw, crushed avocado, diced tomato, herb mayonnaise and pepper jack cheese on toasted lavash

Shrimp and Grits Blackened gulf shrimp, smoked andouille sausage & caramelized onions in a Cajun cream sauce, served over a bed of stone ground jalapeño cheese grits

The Yogi Grilled salmon filet topped with a honey dijon glaze and chopped applewood smoked bacon paired with steamed basmati and veggie du jour

Farm-to-table Vegan Plate A Mélange of grilled and pan-roasted locally-harvested vegetables paired with red quinoa and finished with extra virgin olive oil and Himalayan pink salt Displaying a very small sample of the full menu.

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Restaurant Week Prix Fixe Menu

Lunch | $15

The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill


1055 Canton St/30075 (770)993- 5749 | @thebigketch_cantonstreet { samples of items from TBK menu }

- STARTERS /BOWLS 30-A Smoked Fish Dip Horseradish / TBK cocktail sauce / lemon

Grilled Oysters on the Half Shell Cajun butter / fresh herbs / crunchy toast parmesan cheese / crab & shrimp fondue / kale

- First Course House Salad or Caribbean Lobster Bisque - Second Course Asian Quinoa Superfood Bowl (with Chicken)

or Baja Style Fish Tacos or Jerk Chicken Sandwich or Southern Fried Catfish

Dinner | $35 - First Course Yellowfin Tuna Poke Chips or 30-A Smoked Fish Dip or Crispy Calamari

Lobster Fries Lobster / siracha / lobster bisque / scallion

TBK Hushpuppies Remoulade; half or full basket

Asian Quinoa Superfood Bowl Kale / brussels sprouts / broccoli / carrots / cabbage raddichio / asian vinaigrette

- HANDHELDS Hot Buttered Lobster Roll Drawn butter / brioche roll, french fried potatoes, optional applewood smoked bacon

Baja-style Fish Tacos Crispy fresh cod / jicama slaw / chipotle lime crema, french fried potatoes, optional applewood smoked bacon

- SIGNATURE TBK TBK Shrimp & Grits Bacon, scallions, poblanos, tomato, n’awlins BBQ sauce

Seared Yellow Fin Tuna Rice pilaf, Brussels sprouts, creamy soy

Southern Fried Catfish Cheddar grits, green beans, remoulade

Blackened Atlantic Salmon Cheddar grits, green beans, remoulade

Grilled Sea Scallops Rice pilaf, Brussels sprouts, lemon beurre blanc

- DESSERTS Key Lime Pie, 6.95 Graham cracker crust, zesty key lime filling, whipped cream.

Chocolate Mousse Cake, 6.95 Decadent chocolate cake layered wtih white & dark chocolate mousse

Displaying a very small sample of the full menu.

- Second Course Hot Buttered Lobster Brioche Roll or Seared Yellow Fin Tuna or Grilled Sea Scallops or Blackened Atlantic Salmon - Dessert Course Hot Fudge Cake w/ Butter Pecan Ice Cream Salted Rum Caramel Sauce

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Restaurant Week Prix Fixe Menu

Dinner | $35 - First Course Arugula Beet & Goat Cheese Salad or Butternut Squash Soup or Pimento Cheese Fritters - Second Course Trout or Bone-in 10oz NY Strip or Country Fried Pulled Pork - Dessert Banoffee pie or Chocolate Pecan Skillet

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The Mill Kitchen & Bar 590 Mimosa Blvd / 30075 (770) 817- 9345 | @themillkitchenandbar {Samples from Dinner Menu } Pimento Cheese Fritters, 9 House made pimento cheese, bacon marmalade, comeback sauce Blackened Brie, 12 Sliced Mercier Farms apples, candied pecans, house made Peppadew jelly, rustic bread

Charcuterie, 22 Heywood’s smoked duck breast, Soppressata salami, chicken liver pâté, Caly Road Bit O’Blue, pimento cheese, roasted pumpkin seeds, rustic bread, pecans, grain mustard, sweet and spicy pickles, Mercier Farms apples, crackers

Warm Bacon Spinach Salad, 9 Local spinach, goat cheese, bacon vinaigrette, pecans, sunny side up farm egg

Southern Caesar, 8 Local Romaine lettuce, parmesan, cornbread croutons, deviled eggs, herbed Caesar dressing

Scallops, 32 U10 scallops, lobster and asparagus Carolina Gold risotto, bacon marmalade, chipotle corn purée

Shrimp & Grits, 23 Gulf Coast white shrimp, Heywood’s Andouille sausage & Tasso ham, blistered heirloom cherry tomatoes, Vidalia onions, Tim & Alice’s “Red Mule” three cheese grits, low country sauce

Pecan Crusted Trout, 26 Pecan crusted Enchanted Springs GA Trout, sweet potato gnocchi, Swiss chard, soy brown butter sauce

Short Rib, 25 Braised certified Angus Beef short rib, Tim & Alice’s “Red Mule” Three Cheese Grits, Brussels sprouts, bacon vinaigrette, house BBQ sauce, tobacco onions

Seafood Pasta, 32 Tagliatelle pasta, lobster, jumbo crab, GA shrimp, peppers, sweet onions, tomatoes, cajun cream sauce

Mill Burger, 17 Double patty, pimento cheese, bacon marmalade, arugula, sweet & spicy pickles, local Brioche bun

PRIME Certified Angus Beef Steaks 8oz. Filet (45), 14oz. Ribeye (43), 12oz. New York Strip (41) All of our cuts are 100% Prime Certified Angus Beef and are sourced locally, based on availability. Pick your cut. Choose your style. Displaying a very small sample of the full menu.

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HOLA! Taqueria & Bar 107799 Alpharetta Hwy. #160/30076 (470) 395-6990 | @frescocantinagrille {APPETIZERS} Pollo Poblano Fundido, 10.95

Grilled chicken, poblano peppers, crema fresca, caramelized onions, chorizo, pico de gallo, spinach, chihuahua cheese, tortillas

Taqueria Trip Dip, 11.50 Queso dip, guacamole, salsa verde

{TACOS} Salmon Tacos, 12.95 Blackened salmon, jalapeno slaw, pico de gallo, poblano tartar sauce

Fried Avocado Tacos, 10.95 Fried avocado, tomato, pickled red onion, queso fresco, poblano tartar sauce

Carne Asada Tacos, 11.95 Grilled hangar steak, onions, cilantro, Guajillo salso

{ENSALADAS} Shrimp Salad, 12.95 Mixed greens, grilled shrimp, avocados, oranges, red radishes, cotija cheese, roasted corn vinaigrette

Baby Kale Salad, 8.50 Baby kale, romaine, roasted corn, toasted pumpkin seeds, avocado, beets, roasted corn vinaigrette

Grilled Chicken Tortilla Salad, 10.95 Mixed greens, tomatoes, black beans, avocados, corn relish, agave lime vinaigrette

{PLATOS} Molcajete, 24.95 Grilled Steak, Shrimp, Chicken, and Smoked Sausage. Charro Beans. Rice. Grilled Queso Fresco. Cactus. Cheese Quesadilla. Choice of Tortillas. Served in a Hot Lava Bowl.  

Enchiladas Suizas, 12.95 Chicken. Tomatillo Cream Sauce. Melted Cheese. Lettuce. Red Radishes. Jalapeño Corn. Black Beans.  

Camarones a la Diabla, 14.95 Spicy Gulf Shrimp. Masa Cake. Guacamole. Salsa Verde. Sour Cream. Queso Fresco.  

Nachos de la Casa, 11.50 - 14.50 Homemade Tortilla Chips. Topped with Refried Beans. Pico de Gallo. Cheese. Jalapeños. Guacamole. Sour Cream. Choice of Protein.

Burrito Bowl, 9.50 - 14.50 Cilantro White Rice. Black Beans. Corn Relish. Lettuce. Pico de Gallo. Sour Cream. Queso Fresco. Choice of Protein.

Mexican Pizza - Big enough to share One Big Tortilla Chip. Refried Beans. Lettuce. Cheese. Avocado. Salsa Verde. Jalapeños. Bacon. Red Radish. Choice of Toppings

{POSTRES} Churros with Nutella, 6 Aztec Mousse Cake, 6

Restaurant Week Prix Fixe Menu

Lunch | $10 - Appetizer Cup of Chicken Tortilla Soup or House Salad - Main Course Served with Spanish Rice and Black Beans Enchilada Suizas or Fried Avocado Street Tacos or Chicken Taquitos

Dinner | $35 - Appetizer Cup of Chicken Tortilla Soup or House Salad or Half Guacamole - Main Course Camarones al Chipotle or Mahi Mahi Tacos or Rack of Lamb - Dessert Churros en Canasta or Aztec Chocolate Mousse Optional Drink Pairing | $10 Mango Chili Maragrita

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Lucky’s Burger and Brew 1144 Alpharetta St/30075 @luckysburgerandbrew {STARTERS} Fried Pickles, 6 Shrimp & Crab Dip, 9.5 Tempura Fried Artichoke Hearts, 7.5 Fried Pimento Cheese Bites, 6.5 Ernesto’s Nachos, 9 Pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream, jalapeño, lettuce, queso dip, cheddar

Lucky’s Wings, 12 (10 wings) or 18 (16 wings) {SALADS} Just East of Cobb, 8.5 Mixed greens, tomatoes, red onion, blue cheese, shredded swiss, cucumbers, guacamole, candied Applewood smoked bacon, chopped egg and spicy ranch BBQ dressing

The Greek, 8.5 Mixed greens, tomatoes, black olives, feta cheese, cucumbers, red onions, greek vinaigrette dressing

{BURGERS} Memphis Blood Hound, 11.5 Topped with pickled red onions, shredded cheddar, candied bacon, sweet & spicy mango BBQ sauce

Double Stacker, 11 Lucky’s all-time favorite 2 -4oz patties, with cheese melted in between

Retriever, 11 Topped with sautéed burgundy mushrooms and melted Swiss

Poodle Chaser, 11.5 Topped with melted brie, caramelized onions, Dijon mustard

Bluetick Hound, 11 Topped w/2 slices Applewood smoked bacon and blue cheese

{SANDWICHES} Alabama Yard Bird Sandwich, 10.5 Boneless chicken breast topped with pickled red onions, mozzarella, white BBQ sauce

French Poodle Chicken, 11.5 Buttermilk fried chicken breast topped with melted Brie, caramelized onions, Granny Smith apple slices and dijon mustard

Tio Ted’s Cuban, 12 Grilled mojo marinated chicken breast, thickly sliced smoked ham, melted Swiss, yellow mustard, fried pickles on grilled challah bun

Lucky’s Chicken Tenders, 10 Fried chicken tenders, honey mustard

{DESSERT} Brownie w/ Ice Cream, 6 Buttermilk Pie, 6 NY Style Cheesecake, 6 Displaying a very small sample of the full menu.

Restaurant Week Prix Fixe Menu | $15 - First Course Lucky’s Famous Fried Pickles served with ranch dressing - Second Course Georgia Dawg Pounder The ultimate cheese burger, fried pimento cheese ball atop our 7 oz. burger, spicy red pepper jelly, mayo

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Restaurant Week Prix Fixe Menu

Lunch | $20 - First Course Truffle Fries or Crab Fritters or Edamame Hummus - Second Course Shrimp and Grits or Ahi Poke or Coconut Curry Chicken

Dinner | $45 - First Course Crab Wonton or Chicken Satay Skewers or Edamame - Second Course Coastal Crab Cakes or Kiss of Death roll or Lobster Mac & Cheese - Third Course Sea bass or Sushi and Sashimi Combo or Pearls Skillet Chicken Tuna & Lump Crab Stack


ZEST Sushi | Small Plates | Spirits 957 Canton St/30075 | (678) 461-6788 | @zestoncantonstreet |

Zest Roll, 14

Chilean Sea Bass, 29

Snow crab salad, tuna, cream cheese, tobiko, avocado, in citrus ponzu sauce w/ cucumber wrap

Saffron rice, red pepper beurre blanc sauce, fire roasted corn salsa

Raw Raw, 18

Pearl’s Skillet Chicken, 21

Pickled daikon wrapped tuna, salmon, hamachi, tobiko, cucumber, jalapeno, mustard ponzu

Lightly battered, white wine garlic sauce, pancetta, sundried tomatoes, fresh spinach, mashed potatoes

Firecracker Roll, 15

Lobster Mac & Cheese, 16

Spicy crab, shrimp salad, avocado w/ fresh tuna, hot sesame oil, eel sauce, sesame dressing, masago, scallion

Coconut Curry Chicken, 19 Chicken breast, coconut milk, lemon grass, red onion, tomato, basil, white rice, spring mix salad

Deluxe Tower, 109 12 oysters (chef’s choice), 4 crab claws, 6 jumbo shrimp, colossal lump crab meat, chilled Maine lobster meat

Cheddar, chives, bacon, panko

Steak Sandwich, 14/16 Slow broiled tender beef, caramelized onion, mixed greens, horseradish sauce, French bread & house fries

Seafood Salad, 18 Lettuce, lump crab, lobster, shrimp, avocado, tomato, red wine, vinaigrette Displaying a very small sample of the full menu.

Restaurant Week Prix Fixe Menu

Dinner | $45.00 - First Course Chicken Skewers or Fried Artichoke Hearts or Fried Calamari - Second Course Veal Schnitzel or Shrimp and Grits or Trout - Third Course Creme Brulee or GF Chocolate Brownie *Taxes & gratuity not included in menu price.

Brunch RM

NOCA Eatery & Bar 1170 Canton St/30075 | (770) 992-8866 | @noca_on_canton |

Chicken in Killer Pan Sauce

Seared Day Boat Scallops

Free range lightly battered chicken breast, pancetta, capers, sundried tomato, whipped potatoes, green beans

Wild mushroom risotto, roasted pepper beurre blanc

Seafood Tagliatelle Succulent shrimp, tender calamari, grouper, PEI mussels, basil, light tomato broth, parmesan

Sesame Seared Tuna Ahi tuna, mashed potatoes, julienned vegetables, sweet ginger soy sauce

Duck Confit Two confit legs, mushroom risotto, roasted Brussels sprouts, cranberry duck jus

Crab Cakes Grilled asparagus, mashed potatoes, mustard beurre blanc

Bone-in Braised Short Ribs Braised kale, grilled polenta cake, demi-glaze

Pistachio Encrusted Grouper Potato au gratin, sautĂŠed spinach, roasted tomatoes, pesto beurre blanc

American Burger Local grass-fed beef, onion rings, aged white cheddar, tomatoes, lettuce, served with salad or fries

Monterey Salad Iceberg, bacon, chicken, shrimp, avocado, grapes, tomatoes, green onions, blue cheese dressing

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By Danielle Bartling

The Meaning of


Over a period of five months, members of Roswell Community Church (RCC) mobilized to build a permanent church in northeast Roswell. Since its establishment in 2006, RCC has always offered a fresh take on traditional worship. In the same spirit of innovation, the new home of RCC was demoed and reconstructed, largely by the churchgoers, to reduce the final cost. Everyone rolled up their sleeves and made significant contributions throughout the process, from fundraising to fruition. At a fundamental level, the 250 members of RCC share an undeniable love for Roswell and a dedicated enthusiasm to their church community. Jaclyn McKinley has called Roswell her home since 1997, despite spending some time away at college. Jaclyn has been a member of Roswell Church for a year and a half. She and her family were among the many volunteers who helped in the construction. Her husband tore up old carpets during demolition and together they painted some of the new offices. Jaclyn also helped prepare the children’s classrooms by installing whiteboards and organizing learning materials. “My family knew right away that we wanted to be a part of the demolition and painting process because it is so fun to see a place transform from bones to a beautiful building,” Jaclyn said. “We love our church so much, so we wanted to serve and help as much as we were able to.” Jaclyn feels blessed to have been a part of the process. And she made a point to acknowledge the sheer amount of thoughtfulness put into the building’s layout. “You can tell that each detail was done with a purpose to make things run as best as they can,” Jaclyn said. The new church is centrally-located, accessible to most of Roswell and Alpharetta. The idea was to make as many people in the community feel welcome as possible, which is much easier to accomplish from a permanent home. With the helping hands of its members, the new-and-improved church includes a 400seat worship space, spacious lobby and gathering place, meeting rooms, a children’s Sunday school wing and a rock-climbing wall. Prior to construction, RCC worshipped at Hembree Springs Elementary School outside hours. Now, the church has plenty of room to gather, meet, plan, train and teach their members – both young and old. Roswell Community Church held their first service in the new space on November 11, 2018, with many more to come. Located in the Mansell Commons shopping center, this new building is in close proximity to many local businesses. “I hope we can get to know some of the people that work around there and have an opportunity to build relationships with them,” Jaclyn said. “I think that the new space will provide a lot of opportunities to host the community in a way that we may not have been able to when we were still using the school.”

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FEB 22

2019 Roswell Roots event by Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic & Cultural Affairs Department presents Tickets $8 ( | Friday, February 22, 2019 | 7-9:30pm Red Door Playhouse | 587 Atlanta Street/30075 Soul Food Cypher is an evening showcasing the craft and ingenuity of freestyle rap and testing the limits of spoken language. This anticipated event will specifically curate material which communicates a Roswell themed cypher. Soul Food Cypher challenges master emcees through live and on stage improvised segments that test their teamwork, mental agility and creativity. This form of entertainment combines freestyle rhyme and wordplay with a mix of audience participation and positivity to generate momentum for social consciousness and storytelling expression.

SOUL FOOD FIXINS’ The City of Roswell and Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic & Cultural Affairs Department change things up a little with Roswell Roots month-long celebration in February offering a Southern Soul Food Fixins’ Cook-Off. In previous years, this event has showcased pound cake and cornbread; but this year we will have a variety of delicious, traditionally southern options to taste. Guests are invited to taste various soul foods and vote for their favorite entry in each category. Food categories include meat-based side dish, vegetarian side dish, breads/cornmeal, and desserts. Each participant may register for two food categories for just $10. This is a family-friendly event.

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 | 12:30 - 3:30pm Bill Johnson Community Activity Building 10495 Woodstock Rd/30075

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It’s ‘just’ a traffic citation...

How do we know if we need an attorney? THE MOST COMMON QUESTION I AM ASKED BY THOSE CALLING MY OFFICE IS, “Do I need to hire an attorney?” I hear this question most often when a friend, family member or potential client has received a traffic citation. Most people assume that they can just pay the ticket and go on with their lives without any other repercussions. Unfortunately, traffic tickets are not always so simple. In the state of Georgia, most traffic violations are considered misdemeanor criminal charges. As such, they are punishable by up to 12 months in jail and a $1000 fine. Additionally, there can be collateral consequences such as license increased insurance premiums, license suspension and in some cases, jail time. If you accidentally forget to pay your citation before your court date you could face a bench warrant for your arrest as well as additional fines and suspensions. Without question, yes, you should consult with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who regularly handles traffic citation cases. Feel free to reach out to me at melanie@hiremlaw. com for all your traffic, DUI and criminal violation needs. Melanie Ellwanger is a Roswell DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney. She is a former prosecuting attorney and judicial candidate. She has been ranked as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine 2013-2019. Attorney Advertising. The information provided in this article is intended for informational purposes only. The information is not intended

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A recent graduate of Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, Max arrived on campus as a freshman at Louisiana State University majoring in political journalism. A few short weeks later he was found unresponsive after a night of what police have described as intense hazing at the fraternity he had pledged.

Roswell-based Max Gruver Foundation

Fly High Max 5K


@flyhighmax |

MAX GRUVER WAS A KIND AND GENEROUS YOUNG man who was deeply loved by his friends and family, loved sports with a passion, coached his little sister’s basketball team and published as a sports writer at He was so excited to begin preparing for his career in journalism at LSU, and had already made a new home in Louisiana.   A recent graduate of Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, Max arrived on campus as a freshman at Louisiana State University majoring in political journalism. A few short weeks later he was found unresponsive after a night of what police have described as intense hazing at the fraternity he had pledged. His Roswell family - permanently grieving - continues to fight for justice and to make sure this senseless tragedy never happens again to anyone else. #flyhighmax

death each year since 1961. In 2017, there were four. The Max Gruver Foundation and the funds it raises are directed to raise awareness of the dangers of hazing, to teach the importance of looking out for each other, and to step in when a situation appears to be getting out of control, believing that together we can STOP THE HAZING. In May 2018, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the "Max Gruver Act,” along with three other bills meant to curb hazing at universities. Under the Max Gruver Act, anyone involved in a hazing incident that leads to a person's death would face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Also in May of last year, The Max Gruver Foundation awarded Roswell student Jack Milani the first Max Gruver Scholarship which is given to a student who shares Max’s love for sports and journalism.

Max’s parents have said advocating Sign up to run, sponsor and/or on his behalf gives them a mission volunteer - we are running; and we are The Gruver Family and way to reconcile the death of honored to be one of the Bronze sponL-R: Stephen, Rae Ann, Max, Alex; Front: Lily Kate sors for the upcoming 5K event on their son. They started the Max Gruver Foundation as a nonprofit February 2. There is nothing more dear to combat hazing on college campuses. They first mailed out to our hearts here at RM than shining the light on the amazing 30,000 silicone wristbands that say "#FlyHighMax" and "Stop the families we have in Roswell, who even through tremendous Hazing."  In the United States there has been at least one hazing grief are determined to help others in meaningful ways. 70 | Restaurant Issue

Find registration information for the Fly High Max 5K at Fly High Max 5K February 2, 2019 RACE INFO Saturday, February 2, 2019 | 9am Course: Blessed Trinity High School Campus 11320 Woodstock Rd/ 30075 Race Day Packet pickup starts at 7:30 am $25 Race Registration through a direct link on the @flyhighmax Facebook page. Early packet pickup - February 1, 3-5pm at Johnny’s Pizza - 550 West Crossville Rd/30075 Chip Timed start & Finish Awards | Sponsorship levels: Bronze: $100 Flyer in bag and booth Silver: $300 Flyer in bag, booth and 5 race entries Gold: $500 Flyer in bag, booth, logo on banner, 7 race entries Platinum: $950 Flyer in bag, booth, logo on banner and shirt, 10 race entries Lead Race Sponsorship :$1200 Flyer in bag, booth, logo on banner + shirt, 15 race entries and more... For Sponsor information for “Stop the Hazing...Fly High Max” contact Kelley Jones: Issue #23 | @roswellmagazine

Proceeds from the event go to the Max Gruver Foundation. Max lived his life full of laughter and bringing a smile to those around him.The Max Gruver Foundation is fighting to raise awareness of the dangers of hazing, to teach the importance of looking out for each other, and to step in when a situation appears to be getting out of control. Together we can STOP THE HAZING. You can also download and print a registration form at

Virtual Race Option Can't make it out to the event site on race day but still want to participate? Here's how it works: Register for the Virtual division. Start Training. The day before the race you'll recieve instructions & a link to submit your race time. Submit your race time by end of race day. The day after the race results (Virtual Runner division) will be posted online. Monday after the race you'll recieve an email with a link to the results & any pictures and your T-shirts & medals will be shipped to you!


New Faces

Andy, I’d like to introduce you to Roswell.

And Roswell, this is Andy Williams. Visit Roswell selects Andy Williams to be Executive Director, officically replacing retired executive director Dotty Etris on January 1, 2019. Join us in welcoming Andy and his family to Roswell. By Regina Barkley


VISIT ROSWELL (Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau) incorporates targeted advertising and marketing programs with aggressive sales and public relations efforts to ensure an image of Roswell as a destination and provides leadership for the tourism & hospitality industry here. Starting 2019 off with a brand new leader, the organization continues to focus on maximizing the economic impact gained from tourism.

Each year, visitors to Roswell make an impact on the lives of small business owners and their employees by staying overnight in our hotels, dining in our restaurants, shopping in our galleries and boutiques, reading our local magazines and enjoying our breweries, bars and live music venues. We welcome every single one of them with our signature modern spirit and southern soul, sure to let them know we’d love to see them again. Before he formally became executive director on Jan. 1, we sat down with Andy Williams to find out who he is. As much affection as we have for (now retired) executive director Dotty Etris, we were a little skeptical to meet this person who will be taking her place, without our permission (lol). After about thirty seconds, it was clear to us the executive search team had made an excellent pick. The rapport between he and Dotty was authentic, trustworthy and conveyed a shared enthusiasm for what’s next; so much so that we couldn’t help but be swept up in their joint Roswell ‘pitch’ ourselves. With so many great things on the horizon for Roswell, we found it fascinating to be able to observe the smooth changing of the guard first-hand. It appears to us this move is more of a ‘passing of the baton’ than a brand new start, as it feels as if Andy and his wife Ryan have been part of this community for years already.

Andy Williams and his wife Ryan attend the Greater North Fulton Chamber’s Gala at Hotel at Avalon, Jan. 12. 72 | Restaurant Issue

That’s a testament to Roswell hospitality - unique in its own right - but also to Andy and Ryan’s authentic presentations and likability. They fit right in and are already calling Roswell home, while they house hunt for a place to plant their roots. Ryan and Andy have two children, ages two years and three months, and are quite a team. We have already seen them out enjoying a date night at Monkey 68, Table & Main and Deep Roots Wine Market.

Background & Qualifications After graduating Georgia Southern University with a degree in Tourism and Commercial Recreation, Andy went to work as the Project Coordinator for the Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau. It was here he cut his teeth on hospitality marketing and tourism with a variety of a modern tourism professional’s responsibilities, including serving as the 'Camera Ready' liaison for the county to provide assistance in scouting film locations with production companies - resulting in the production of three major films. During his four (+) years with MCVB, his gift for leadership was evident early on, as he served as President of Morgan County Rotary Club from 2009 to 2010. Next, Andy served as Director of Sales for the Convention & Visitors Bureau of Dunwoody, coordinating and implementing the business development efforts of the CVBD with a goal of increasing occupancy in the city's five hotels, resulting in an estimated $12.9 million economic impact within the city limits. It was then he was recognized as an industry leader in the faith-based sector publication Rejuvenate Magazine’s “40 Under 40” feature in the August/September 2012 issue and was also was awarded MPI - GA Chapter's Rising Star of the Year in 2013. He expanded his tourism knowledge moving over to serve as Director of Sales & Business Development for Destination South Meetings & Events, a recognized leader within the Greater Atlanta hospitality community which provides innovative and transformative event experiences for clients worldwide. He spent four years with DSME growing and strengthening relationships with Atlanta-area hotel professionals and their strategic partners, and he widened his breadth of tourism leadership understanding by closely managing sales and budget processes. During his time with DSME, Andy was heavily involved with MPI - GA chapter, recognized as “Chapter Leader of the Year,” “Supplier Leader of the Year,” and served as chapter president. In 2018, Andy was recognized as one of “25 Young Event Pros to Watch in 2018” in the July issue of Special Events Magazine.

ANDY WILLIAMS, Executive Director, Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau

The young Williams family is planting their roots in Roswell.

"Andy has the technical skill set, creativity, and energy to move us forward in our effort to bring more visitors to Roswell," said Ken Davis, chair of the Visit Roswell Search Committee and president of the North Georgia Region for Renasant Bank. "Coupled with his career experience in destination marketing, we are excited to have him lead our team." "Roswell is a destination made up of a growing number of amazing assets in terms of tourism – a community with a great story to tell," Williams said. "I look forward to building upon the foundations that have been established by Dotty. With new hotels scheduled for construction in Roswell and the mix of existing venues, I believe there is an excellent opportunity to grow the economic impact of Visit Roswell." ANDY WILLIAMS

Date Night at Monkey 68

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The Arts By Scott Hitch Board of Directors, Roswell Arts Fund

Would Roswell benefit

if it had a state of art, multi-use performing arts venue?


Johns Creek Performing Arts Center

In downtown Greenville, South Carolina, the Peace Center for the Performing Arts has transformed a neglected six acre parcel on the wrong end of Main Street into a sparkling jewel. The Peace Center has stimulated the development of thriving hotel and retail establishments, creating a walkable and livable destination from a once-blighted and under-used area. Cities age. Sometimes they become blighted. Just like the furniture and decor in your home, cities can benefit from periodic repair, refreshing, and implementing bold revitalization plans.The Arts are a source of vibrancy and rebirth for weary cities. A new performing arts venue can enliven tired locations and help carry cities on the rise to the next level. Here in Atlanta, the Woodruff Arts Center, a central place for the arts, was built to honor arts patrons who died in the 1962 Orly plane crash. Visionary leaders knew what the arts could do for the community. Since 1968, Woodruff has played a key role in making Atlanta a global center for culture, tourism, and inspiration. Aurora Theatre opened modestly in 1996 in a converted hardware store. The City of Lawrenceville banked on the positive economic impact the arts have on a community, and, along with private leaders, expanded it in 2007 by transforming a 100-year-old church into a multi-million-dollar theatre. Aurora has become the cornerstone of revitalization in Lawrenceville. This year, a $26 million-dollar expansion was announced that could make this venue as famous as the Kennedy Center. Sandy Springs, Mableton, Sugar Hill, Springfield, Thomasville, Hapeville. Each of these cities in our region have made a new performing arts venue the backbone of their renovation efforts. The arts attract a well-educated work force, a critical benefit and key incentive for new and relocating businesses. Studies report that a Performing Arts venue increases the number of knowledge class employees and, consequently,

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Sandy Springs City Springs Performing Arts Center

generates employment income. For example, the San Antonio Symphony generated $222 million in annual employment income. The final and most critical factor driving Amazon’s decision on where to build their new headquarters was access to talented knowledge class employees. Using the arts as an economic development tool has found success across our country in rural and urban areas: Pittsburgh, Grand Rapids, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Denver, Chattanooga, Columbus - a list far too long for this column to complete. Would Roswell benefit if it had a state of art, multi-use performing arts venue? The answer is, unequivocally, YES! On behalf of the City of Roswell, Roswell Arts Fund has completed a Performance Space Feasibility Study. The final results of the study will formally be reported in January 2019, and indicate a clear need for such a space, and an audience yearning for the opportunity to engage with the performing arts in new and exciting ways here in Roswell. Imagine a performing arts venue in Roswell with the potential to complement our robust restaurant scene, increase tourism, embody our local pride, strengthen our brand, and activate our Modern Spirit. Southern Soul. According to the Americans for the Arts Economic Prosperity Calculator, and based on predicted operational and attendee expenditures, a new performing Arts Venue in Roswell could produce 108 new FTE jobs, $2.2 million household income, local government revenue of $144,000, and state government revenue of $200,000. Cities across the country, small and large, in need of redo or update, realize that a vibrant arts scene creates social capital, spurs local economies, and strengthens an entire community. We think Roswell should be one of those enlightened cities. Let us know your thoughts.

Restaurant pictured: SALT FACTORY PUB


Angie Webb was lucky enough to take all of the photographs used by Roswell Inc for the promotion of Roswell Restaurant Week. She was able to interact with chefs and try a bite or three, too! Here - as seen on her blog at - she gives us her opinion of the best choices for date nights. We felt tis would be a great feature leading into Valentine's Day! Enjoy! View all the photos for Roswell Restaurant Week at


IF YOU FOLLOW ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA, you’ve no doubt seen all the food photography in Roswell that I’ve been doing for Roswell Restaurant Week. This year, I photographed 50 restaurants in preparation for the event, which has now become metro Atlanta’s largest restaurant week! I get asked all the time, “I want to come to Roswell for Restaurant Week, where should I go?” I’m writing a series of blog posts highlighting some of my top picks for restaurants in Roswell. I thought the first category I’d tackle would be date night spots!

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Column and photos by Angie Webb These are places you might want to consider getting a reservation for during the event week, so I’m putting this blog out there early so you can snag a spot January 24-February 2nd. If you’ve never been to The Well as we like to call it here, I encourage you to make the trek up 400 to see what we’ve got going on up here. And if you’re looking to impress your partner for the evening, here are my top date night restaurant picks in Roswell:



First Person: Angie's Picks

The Grub Gastropub



grub seems unassuming and first glance, but this place is way more than a neighborhood pub. The food is inventive and outstanding, the ambiance is warm and cozy (perfect for snuggly up with your sweetie), and there’s often live music and other fun events going on to keep you entertained between courses.

Table & Main Long held the mecca of restaurants on Canton Street, I’d be totally remiss if I left Table & Main off my list. Not only is the restaurant a cozy romantic Roswell classic, but the food never disappoints. Their bourbon cocktails are delish even if you’re not a bourbon drinker, and their burger and fried chicken have both won awards. Basically, you can’t go wrong.

Osteria Mattone If you can’t snag a table at Table & Main, try the owners' other spot on Canton Street: Osteria Mattone. Wood fired pizzas, fresh baked pastas, and an impeccable wine selection (half-priced bottles on Wednesdays, ya’ll) make this place a perfect date night spot.

The Whiskey Project If you’re a cocktail lover, this is THE spot in Roswell. The Whiskey Project serves the kind of cocktails that unless you’re a mixologist yourself, you have no idea what’s in them, but they’re delicious anyway! This place feels like you’re in a lounge in Brooklyn, and the food matches the elevated style. Snag a seat at the bar and you’ll feel like you’ve stolen away to the city for the evening, right here in Roswell.

Osteria Mattone

Zest Sushi & Small Plates I am an unapologetic lover of small plates, so Zest is my kind of place. Known for sushi, but serving up all kinds of other Asian-American fusion goodies, this spot is perfect for sharing a big and a cocktail with your date. I highly recommend the lobster mac and cheese…need I say more?

1920 Tavern Tucked smack dab in the middle of Canton Street, 1920 is a perfect launching point for your journey through historic downtown Roswell. The food is an eclectic mix of Southern-inspired faire served up in an atmosphere that might have you thinking you’ve landed yourself in a brasserie in Paris. As a bonus my fave bartender in Roswell is now head of 1920’s beverage program, so I can promise you, cocktails will be unique and on point!

NOCA Eatery & Bar Nestled at the other end of Canton Street, NOCA serves and eclectic mix of date-night-worthy-faire in a spot that’s just off the beaten path enough to be a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of Canton Street. 76 | Restaurant Issue

First Person: Angie's Picks

Vin25 A super intimate atmosphere, an enviable variety of wine from every corner of the world, and inventive food to boot? Yep, that’s Vin25 and it’s far and away one of my favorite spots on Canton Street. You HAVE to take a date with you because the two dessert options for Restaurant Week are so equally good, you have to get one of each to feel like your life is complete…trust me.

Houck’s Grille I know not everyone likes getting super gussied up for a dinner date, so if you’re looking for a place that walks the line between casual and upscale, Houck’s is the perfect place for you. A sports bar atmosphere complete with live music and TV’s at every turn, combined with the gourmet food you’d expect from a high end gastropub make Houck’s the best of both worlds.

Chipper's Club

Salt Factory Salt Factory is exactly the kind of place I want to go on date night. Cozy warm booths nestled among warm red brick and leather, classic cocktails coming from the industrial bar, and gourmet style pub food that hits the spot perfectly on cheat day! I highly recommend their steak frites (Hanger Steak on the Roswell Restaurant Week menu).

Chipper’s Club This is a brand new spot to the Roswell Restaurant scene, and I’m super excited about it. Chef Mike brings traditional southern faire with a New Orleans twist into modern cuisine and the results are delicious. And yes, there are beignets!

BistroVG If you want to feel like you’ve stepped out of the suburbs and into Southern California, or perhaps somewhere in Coastal France, Bistro VG is your ticket! The wood fired oven known for cranking out delicious flatbreads and their famous brown butter tarts keeps things cozy while you warm up to a plate of their famous poutine.

Bistro VG

HOLA! Taqueria & Bar If margaritas are more your style, HOLA! is the place for you. HOLA! serves up elevated Mexican faire in a contemporary atmosphere. HOLA! is also one of the restaurants offering an optional drink pairing as a part of their Restaurant Week menu, so give their Mango Chili Margarita a try while you’re at it!

Di Paolo Italian Kitchen If you want something truly special and unique, give Di Paolo a try. Located in East Roswell, this place is truly exceptional. Serving up the kind of food that would make an Italian grandmother proud in a quiet, romantic setting, this spot is sure to check all the date night boxes. Issue #23 | @roswellmagazine

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The Drake Closet is one of the many initiatives of The Drake House to help raise funds to help the homeless single mothers and their children in our community. >>>>


Outing at TopGolf for the Young Professionals Advisory Council

THE DRAKE HOUSE PROVIDES A LIFELINE of supportive housing and enrichment programs for homeless single mothers and their children in north metro Atlanta. Their vision is to be an integral part of the community facilitating financial security and housing stability. As their journey began in 2006, with the help of North Fulton Community Charities, the agency has served more than 430 families and 800 children. The organization’s success and growth stems largely from its devoted yet talented staff, volunteers and donors, many of whom have been a part since its inception. With the continued growth of the organization, so too became the need for more support. A Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) was formed from the same leadership program the Drake House was born and created to speak to the millennial generation, which is known for its philanthropic tendancies. The council of twenty young locals was chosen from a diverse selection of individuals across varied industries to help bring awareness more broadly out into the community.

The need for affordable housing and programming for the families who reside in the Drake House and the Drake Village is large. And to date, YPAC members have created focus committees, hosted outings for the teens and are planning its first full scale event in March. On March 9th 2019, YPAC will be hosting the inaugural “Tappin’ Out Homelessness” fundraiser at Truck & Tap in Alpharetta with proceeds, $1 per pour (wine included), going to The Drake House all day long. In addition, the event will offer live music, raffles, great food and a wine pull for guests 21+. If you are a young professional interested in becoming involved with the YPAC, please email Robyn Rotunda at rrotunda@ YPAC Objective: to help the Drake House remain on track with their goals, mentor children/teens, educate young adults in the North Fulton surrounding area and to volunteer. Our Motto: VOLUNTEER. DONATE. ENGAGE.

Valentine’s Day

Heads, I’m yours. Tails, You’re mine.

February 14 (not just another date) Hi guys. Do pick up some flowers for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, but do it with more style, class, and general savvy than any man your partner has ever encountered before. In other words,

How to Win Valentine’s Day: 1. Don’t tell the florist how to do his job. He is the expert. 2. Anything other than red roses will show you put some thought into it. 3. Bright colors don’t speak “romance.” Aim for neutrals and NO baby’s breath. 4. The big reveal: Hold them behind your back with one hand. Girls dig that. 5. Buy local flowers for your eco-conscious girlfriend and you’ll really impress! 6. Take off the plastic and wrap and give fresh cut flowers. Issue #23 | @roswellmagazine

Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 9:30am - Noon

Adopt A Senior Valentine Sponsored by St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church’s Student Ministry, and Neighbor Love, the Adopt-a-Senior Valentine Event is a great way to brighten a local senior’s day! The teens will be assembling gift bags and delivering them to the residents of Roswell Nursing Home during a Valentine’s party on Saturday, February 9 from 9:30am - Noon. Donations of any amount are appreciated to make the gift bags possible. All donations are tax deductible. Visit to RSVP, volunteer, donate or help out with this event! 79

Local on North is offering this yummy looking sweet thing during Restaurant Week - Cream Brûlée (classic vanilla)

Save some room for it! 3 delicious desserts from local restaurants

pictured: (restaurant single skillet version) Lee County GA Pecan Chocolate Chip Skillet The Mill Kitchen & Bar


3 large eggs • 1/2 cup sugar • 1/2 cup AP flour • 1/2 cup melted Irish butter • 1/2 teaspoon of Diamond Crystal kosher salt • 1 teaspoon of dark Madagascar vanilla extract • 1/2 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice • 1 cup of light corn syrup • 3 cups of Large Lee County, GA pecans • 1/2 cup of 60% chocolate pistoles • 1 -9 inch pie crust • 80 | Restaurant Issue

The Mill Kitchen & Bar

Lee County GA Pecan Chocolate Chip Pie ( Recipe is for one 9" Pie )

Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs and add liquid ingredients. Add rest of ingredients. Mix well and fold into Pie crust. Bake for 40 minutes. Pull from oven and let rest 30 minutes before serving.

Foundation Social Eatery

FSE's Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Lemon Olive Oil Cake Ingredients • 2 cups all-purpose flour •½ teaspoon baking powder • ½ teaspoon baking soda • ½ teaspoon salt • 3 eggs • 2 ¼ cup sugar + extra for pan • zest of 2 lemons • 1 ½ cup extra virgin olive oil • 1 ½ cup milk

Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 350 2. Spray 9” springform pan with cooking spray. Coat sides and bottom with sugar. 3. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. 4. Whip eggs on medium speed in stand mixer using the whisk attachment until foamy. 5. Add sugar and lemon zest and whip on medium-high until pale yellow, about 3-4 minutes. 6. Still on medium-high, add olive oil in slow continuous stream. Mix for 1 minute more, until olive oil is well incorporated. 7. On low speed, add half of the flour mixture until combined. Scrape bowl 8. Add milk and mix. Add remaining flour until incorporated. 9. Pour into springform pan. Sprinkle top with sugar 10. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until tester inserted into middle of cake comes out with just a few crumbs attached. 11. Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove springform ring and cool completely.

The Grub Gastropub pictured: stock image

Bourbon Street Bread Pudding Ingredients • 1 Dozen glazed donuts • 6 Large eggs • 1 Pint heavy cream • 1 Cup sugar • Powdered sugar • 1 Tablespoon vanilla flavoring • Bailey’s Irish Cream

Instructions 1. Mix donuts, eggs, cream, sugar and vanilla flavoring together 2. Spray 12 x 12 pan and pour in contents 3. Cover with Sugar 4. Bake 60 minutes at 375° 5. Mix Bailey’s Irish Cream with powdered sugar until it has a loose icing consistency. 6. Pour over warm pudding and enjoy!

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moDeRn SPiRit. Southern Soul.

The Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes ANDY WILLIAMS, our new Executive Director. Stop by the Visitors Center to meet him. 617 Atlanta Street, Roswell, GA 30075 84 | Restaurant Issue

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Roswell Magazine is an elegant lifestyle magazine independently produced in Roswell, Georgia featuring exclusive, curated content by passion...

Roswell Magazine - Issue #23 - RESTAURANTS  

Roswell Magazine is an elegant lifestyle magazine independently produced in Roswell, Georgia featuring exclusive, curated content by passion...