Staff Photos: Meghan Kotowski The Georgia Pine serves, from bottom clockwise, smoked trout deviled eggs, a duroc bone-in chop with mashed turnips and a rosemary demi-glace and Sapelo Island clams with homemade sausages, herbs, brown ale, a "nasty good sauce" and toasted bread.
Gwinnett Restaurant Week restaurant list
-- Adam's Restaurant in Buford (Steak/seafood)
-- Carrabba's in Duluth (Italian)
-- Cinco Mexican Cantina in Suwanee (Mexican)
-- Graft Restaurant in Grayson (American)
-- Hi-Life Kitchen in Norcross (American)
-- Kurt's Euro Bistro in Duluth (German/continental/steak)
-- Luciano's in Duluth (Italian)
-- Marlow's Tavern in Duluth (American)
-- Mojito's in Norcross (Cuban)
-- Park Cafe in Duluth (Bistro)
-- Sperata in Buford (Upscale American/Mediterranean)
-- Sugo Restaurant and Tapas (Greek/Italian)
-- The Melting Pot in Duluth (Fondue)
-- Three Blind Mice in Lilburn (American)
-- The Georgia Pine in Lawrenceville (American)
Foodies, you can begin your countdown to Gwinnett Restaurant Week, which kicks off July 22.
A Gwinnett tradition for the past several years, the event features 15 restaurants, each offering a three-course meal for $21.21, plus tax and gratuity.
"We are so excited that Gwinnett's restaurant scene is growing and changing," said Lisa Anders, executive director of Explore Gwinnett. "Gwinnett Restaurant Week is designed to show off some of the best offerings in Gwinnett. We encourage locals and visitors to use this promotion to discover something new."
This year, five new eateries are joining the event: Marlow's Tavern, Three Blind Mice, Graft Restaurant, Mojito's and The Georgia Pine.
There is a variety of cuisines this year and locally owned. Anders said that "the large majority of our restaurants are independently owned, and we worked very hard this year to incorporate some new establishments that many people haven't tried yet."
Most participating restaurants require reservations for Restaurant Week and it is suggested to make them early to confirm space. Reservations can be made online or by phone. Diners can view all of the menus at www.GwinnettRestaurantWeek.com.
This year social media savvy diners have the opportunity to win small prizes during Restaurant Week by checking in through the Yelp! app. This offer is valid only at participating restaurants, and the details can be found on the website.
The event ends July 25.