Gwinnett kicks off Restaurant Week on Monday

Beginning Monday, Gwinnett County kicks off their 6th annual Restaurant Week -- 19 local eateries are offering three-course meals for $21.21 on special menus. The event lasts through Thursday evening.

6th annual Restaurant Week List

Here’s a list of this year’s participating restaurants:

• Aqua Terra Bistro, Buford (American/Bistro)

• Adam’s Restaurant, Buford (Steak/Seafood)

• Athens Kouzzina, Lawrenceville (Greek)

• Bahama Breeze, Duluth (Caribbean)

• Bukharaa Indian Restaurant, Suwanee (Indian)

• Carrabba’s Sugarloaf, Duluth (Italian)

• Dominick’s (Historic Lawrenceville)

• Hi-Life Kitchen, Norcross (American)

• Imane Moroccan Restaurant, Duluth (Moroccan)

• Kurt’s Euro Bistro, Duluth (German/Continental/Steak)

• Local Republic, Lawrenceville (American)

• Luciano’s, Duluth (Italian)

• Park Café, Duluth (Bistro)

• Purple Rain Restaurant and Tapas, Duluth (International)

• Sperata, Buford, (Upscale American/Mediterranean)

• Sugo Restaurant and Tapas, Johns Creek,(Greek/Italian)

• Thai Diner and Sushi, Lawrenceville (Thai)

• The Clove, Suwanee, (Indian)

• The Melting Pot, Duluth (Fondue)

Diners have a chance to experience a variety of cuisines for much lower prices than the usual menu. The array of dishes spans across the world with everything from American to Caribbean to Thai. There is something for every palate.

"We really tried to mix it up this year," said Lisa Anders, Deputy Director of the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau. "We don't want 20 restaurants that are American menus. Our diners wanted more places with local owners and more ethnic food."

Serious foodies can win prizes two different ways: become a Fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/visitgwinnett for opportunities to win $75 worth of gift certificates from restaurants participating during the week or participate in the Dining Passport. Those who visit multiple restaurants during the four-day event have a chance to win two tickets to see Reba McEntire's concert at the Arena at Gwinnett Center Nov. 12. The winners will randomly be drawn.

Anders lends words of advice for new participates: "One -- A restaurant that you think is good and popular probably is. Always make reservations. Two -- Take care of your servers. Base your tip on the service, not the price, because you are getting a great value."

Carrabba's and Aqua Terra do not accept reservations.

For a full list of restaurant menus, visit www.gcvb.org/restaurantweek.