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Rock N Taco Roswell: Foxey Lady!

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/29/19

“Here I come baby, I’m coming to get ya!”

Previous Buckhead staple, Rock N Taco is back and it’s bigger, better, and more immersive in its new downtown Roswell location. If you’re looking for a place that you can eat a taco while watching a Stone Temple Pilots video, we’ve found your spot. It truly is a rock n roll haven with tons of early to late 90’s rock, rock inspired cocktails like The Jimi Hendrix Experience and The Offspring, as well as fresh tacos, fajitas, and everything in between. Let’s take a Journey into Rock N Taco, adventure ahead!

From the moment you enter, rock is strong with this one! Starting with the signature cocktails, they have two that we tried: The Offspring and The Jimi Hendrix Experience. First, The Offspring was a bourbon cocktail that was mellow and smooth, creamy with the whisked egg white, and topped with bitters to give it a slight bite, give it to me, baby. Followed by a real treat, The Jimi Hendrix Experience is Yuzu vodka, Crème de Cassis, and orange liquor, filled with marinated berries topped with sparkling wine, which gives makes it slightly sweeter. Drop in some dry ice. It billows and bubbles giving it a psychedelic effect. It’s really a fun, foxy drink to watch being made and to drink. Foxey, lady!

Fajitas, tacos, triple dip trios, and even inspired desserts, Rock N Taco has some good eats in a rock n roll atmosphere. We’ll start with the by taco bout some tacos. Of these solo performances hands down the best taco was The Classic. It’s perfect: simple, crunchy, beefy, cheesy, and all-around delicious. Tip: Add guacamole! Carne Asada was also simply good with tender steak, onion, cilantro, and lime. Savory, classic, and rich. The Hulk had fried avocado that was perfectly fried, good amount of avocado and crunch from the breading. Perfectly paired with a ranch sauce that adds to the creaminess of the bite.

Headliners like Metallica would be proud of this: topped with a decent amount of cheese, the tender steak combined with crisp peppers and savory onion, it was a great bite when all mixed together. Our recommendation would be to stuff everything into a tortilla with tomatoes, onions, lettuce, and top with guacamole and the original salsa. It’s a stellar creamy, savory, concoction!

They call them Encores, but we call them Show Stoppers. The Fried Ice Cream was like eating cake and ice cream, the breading was so fluffy and thick then fried and topped with raspberry and chocolate sauce. The Churro was cinnamon goodness that they fried and sandwiched creamy vanilla ice cream. It’s hard to decide which was our favorite, but that thick fried breading of the fried ice cream is probably it. Can’t decide? Order both!

Not being too far from our hood, we may adopt them as our new taco spot for live music, 90’s rock, and of course, some more of those fajitas and fried ice cream.

FTE Pop-Up Christmas Bar The Angel Bar 2019

Date: Monday, December 23rd

Time: 4 pm

About: Bring the family and celebrate like the Griswold’s! From the Earth Brewing will be opening Monday 12/23 from 4pm-10pm for a special Pop-Up Christmas Bar, The Angel Bar! We will be serving up your favorite holiday cocktails and bites from the FTE kitchen and have consulted Clark Griswold to assist with the decorations! Tacky sweaters and holiday attire encouraged. This event is free to attend.

More Information:

https://derbiergarten.com/10th-annual-nikolaustag-party/

INAUGURAL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FESTIVAL AND PARADE DEBUTS IN ROSWELL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/29/19
Featuring a Lantern Parade, Tequila-Tasting Experience, Face Painting, Street Performers, a Lantern Parade and Much More!
Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On Saturday, November 2, 2019, Atlantans and visitors alike are invited to explore vibrant cultural traditions at the inaugural Dia de Los Muertos Festival and Parade in the historic city of Roswell, Georgia. Held on the grounds of City Hall from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., this exciting Day of the Dead celebration will pay homage to the Mexican holiday that honors those who have died with food, marigolds, dancing, music and more.
Free to attend for all ages, the fun-filled day will feature an array of activities and entertainment including a live mariachi band, street performers, a Mexican ballet group, complimentary face painting and so much more.  At dusk, festival goers can light up the night during a mesmerizing Lantern Parade led by a marching band along the marigold-filled streets in downtown Roswell.  Participants are welcome to bring their own lanterns or purchase a lantern kit at the festival for $5 to $25.
In addition to food vendors serving authentic Mexican cuisine, the festival will have a dynamic Tequila Tasting Experience boasting three of the top tequilas with mini shots prepared by a mixologist that will also be curating tequila cocktails for sampling, and a chef on-site creating tequila-inspired meals for tasting.  For $45, attendees ages 21 and up will receive a souvenir cup, nine tasting tokens and a raffle entry to win a Mattel Dia de Muertos Barbie Doll.  Tickets are available now at www.dayofthedeadatl.com.

Roswell Food and Beverage Festival 2019

Date: Sunday, October 27th

Time: 2 pm (1 pm VIP)

About: You are cordially invited to a culinary experience and cutting-edge event where attendees, Roswell chefs, and spirit experts gather for a spectacular food and beverage adventure. Our indulgent all-inclusive tasting will take place in the Connexion Shopping Center Parking Lot (where From the Earth Brewing Co. is located) on Sunday, October 27th from 2-5 pm (VIP 1 pm). Guests will feast on a delicious journey tasting bites and beverages from Roswell’s finest restaurants, breweries, cafes and local joints. The Roswell F&B Festival has been created to further highlight one of Roswell’s core industries and tourism products throughout the City: our amazing food and beverage offerings. Spearheaded by Tim Stevens, owner of From the Earth Brewing Co., the Roswell F&B Festival Committee is made up of representatives from the community’s breweries, restaurants, wine markets, City of Roswell Special Events Committee, and Convention & Visitors Bureau. Recognizing that a true single-day food event has not occurred in quite some time, the committee has organized a 4-hr event, with an additional hour of VIP access. Tickets are $75 for general admission and $125 for VIP and can be found here. General admission includes 2 pm entry, unlimited food and drink tastings, and a killer F&B experience, while VIP includes early entry, VIP lounge by 13 Hub Lane, reserved wine selection, limited release beers from FTE like the Kentucky Cosmonaut, a whiskey barrel aged Imperial Stout, as well as a Berliner Weiss, and more. Roswell F&B Festival’s prime focus will be on local chefs and independently-owned restaurants. Participating restaurants will offer samples of a variety of menu offerings throughout the day. Beer, wine and cocktails will also be served throughout the event, and participants can expect to learn more about appropriate wine pairings and craft beer in general. However, most notably, the festival is different than a traditional “Taste of” event, in that it will feature interactive demonstrations throughout its duration. Attendees can expect to see demonstrations that include ceramic smokers, open fire cooking, mixology, and whole animal breakdown, to name a few. The event will also include a butcher demonstration, Wine 101 seminar, cocktails and beer from Roswell’s local bartenders and breweries. Restaurants include From the Earth Brewing Company, The Mill Kitchen & Bar, Ceviche, Vin 25, Bistro VG, Foundation, The Grub Gastro Pub, Citizen Soul, and many more, while also featuring a collaboration beer by From the Earth Brewing Company, Variant, and Gate City for everyone to taste!

More Information:

https://www.roswellfandb.com/

2019 Roswell Mimosa Festival

Date: Saturday, May 18th

Time: 1 pm

About: The 1st annual Roswell Mimosa Fest will be held on Saturday, May 18th from 1 to 5pm. We will have plenty of mimosas, various flavors of OJ for different mimosa options, Bloody Mary’s, Brunch Punch, as well as a selection of beer and wine. There will be live music, an air conditioned DJ tent, plenty of fun and games, and food will be available for purchase. Tickets are now on sale for $45; they increase to $50 after May 9th and $60 at the gate. Sales tax and ticket fees will be added.

More Information:

https://www.bigtickets.com/events/atlantabeerfestivals/roswell-mimosa-fest/

1ST ANNUAL ROSWELL MIMOSA FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/1/19

Saturday, May 18th 1 to 5 pm

Bulloch Hall & Mimosa Hall

The 1st annual Roswell Mimosa Fest will be held on Saturday, May 18th from 1 to 5pm. We will have plenty of mimosas, various flavors of OJ for different mimosa options, Bloody Mary’s, Brunch Punch, as well as a selection of beer and wine. There will be live music, an air conditioned DJ tent, plenty of fun and games, and food will be available for purchase. Tickets are now on sale for $45; they increase to $50 after May 9th and $60 at the gate. Sales tax and ticket fees will be added. More details and the link to tickets can be found at our event website:  https://www.atlantawinefestivals.com/roswell-mimosa/