Editor’s Note: This blog has been updated to accurately reflect information for 2017.
Webster defines gluttony as, “excess in eating; extravagant indulgence in the appetite for food.” I say, “Pufffft!” Huntsville Restaurant Week (HRW) returns in August! HRW is a chance to try some of Huntsville/Madison County’s diverse dining scene. From Korean fusion to Tex-Mex, Italian to Cajun, Thai and sushi to Persian, Caribbean and good ole’ Alabama BBQ, the Rocket City’s got it all!
The 6th annual Huntsville/Madison County Restaurant Week will be August 11-20. During the 10 tasty days of deals, participating eateries will be offering fixed-price specials that are sure to tempt you—at their locations, no tickets required and reservations only if it is place where you usually need reservations.
Make a note: the categories have changed a little this year. Lunches are two-courses at $10 and $15 and dinners are three-courses at $10, $20, $30 and $40. Each place decides how many of the categories they will serve. For our favorite places that do not serve a full lunch or dinner, they will be offering specials in the Bonus Bites category. Bonus Bites are anything but lunch or dinner—think unbelievable chocolate assortments, tantalizing desserts, and wake-me-up breakfasts! What’s more than a bonus? Some places are offering specials in addition to the set categories. (Yeah, they are culinary overachievers and my taste buds say thank you).
And (drumroll please) new for 2017, most of our craft breweries are getting involved! Six of your favorite local breweries are brewing up a special beer just for the 10 days of Huntsville Restaurant Week.
In addition to the delectable specials, there are many food-related events leading up to and during HRW. Those include the official kick-off event Rocket Chef on August 7—always a great event for two local causes, Cyn Shea’s & Church Street Wine Shoppe’s Wine & Dine Dinner on August 19 and Nick’s Whiskey, Wine and Cigar Lunch on August 20. All are listed at www.huntsville.org/restaurantweek for more information.
August 9 – Homegrown Huntsville’s Dine & Dash
August 10 & 17 – U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Biergarten
August 11 – Grille 29 Five Course Cocktail Pairing Dinner
August 11-20 – Huntsville Restaurant Week Social Media Contest
August 18 – Cyn Shea’s Dinner & a Movie
Helpful hints for making the most of Huntsville Restaurant Week:
Start making your strategic dining plan now! Visit www.huntsville.org/restaurantweek now and often.
Do you have a favorite food truck? Check our website to see if they are participating. Many are!
Don’t forget! Everywhere you go, use the hashtag #DineHsv. You will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate at participating restaurants. Throughout the 10 days, we’ll be randomly drawing winners. For our Snapchat users, don’t forget to check out the special geofilters in downtown Huntsville and other various locations.
I hope this has your mouth watering and your tummy grumbling. Enjoy Huntsville Restaurant Week to the fullest! You can strap on your running shoes later.
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Pamela Brooks Williams is one of the rare Huntsville natives. She is passionate about her city and sharing its highlights with anyone she can snag even for a minute. The reverse of that is her desire to travel—if she hasn’t been, she wants to go. Actually those go hand in hand—wherever she goes, she spreads the gospel of Huntsville! Pam is the blessed mom of 3 very talented, intelligent, busy and beautiful teenagers/preteens (and 2 canine babies). In her spare time, she enjoys . . . wait! Refer to the previous sentences.