Saturday, July 18, 2009

Neighborhood Hot Spots: Historic Roswell

Where do I start? what a cool way to spend a day hanging out with your girl? funky little boutiques, antiques, art galleries and one-of-a kind restaraunts make this little sliver off Holcolmb Bridge and Canton Street tops in my book. While you're there don't forget to check out these quirky little spots that will have you rubbing your stomach for more:

The Fickle Pickle Café (the red velvet cupcakes make me swoon)1085 Canton Street
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 650-9838
Mon., 11 am - 3 pm;
Tues. - Sat, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., 5 pm - 9 pm.
Quaint, eclectic café in an 1890s Victorian house. Serving gourmet sandwiches, salads, wood-grilled hamburgers and our famous fried Cajun pickles. Patio dining, carry-out and catering Special events facility. $$

Greenwood's Restaurant (the fried chicken will make you forget your grandma's)1087 Green Street
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 992-5383
Wed - Thurs., 11:30 am - 9 pm;
Fri. - Sat., 11:30 am - 10 pm;
Sun., 11:30 am - 9 pm
Founded in 1986. A wonderful dining experience with American home-style cooking. Uses only fresh ingredients, supporting sustainable agricultural practices. All vegetables are meat and dairy free. Top off your home-cooked meal with fresh-baked pie and homemade ice cream. $$-$$

The Swallow at the Hollow (bbq, the best sweet tea and some of the best grassroots country in the area)

1072 Green Street
Roswell, GA 30075
(678) 352-1975
Wed. - Thurs, 11 am - 2:30 pm and 5 - 9 pm;
Fri., 11 am - 2:30 pm and 5-10 pm;
Sat., 11 am - 10 pm; Sun., 11 am - 9 pm
Barbeque restaurant and Country music venue, featuring delicious home-cooked specialties from hickory smoked meats, sausages, macaroni and cheese and fresh breads to yummy chocolate chip banana pudding. Fun! $-$$

Artisan Foods, Bakery and Cafe (new to the area and everything is fresh and delicious!)1169 Canton Street
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 998-1169; Fax (770) 998-1171
Tues. – Sat., 7 am – 4 pm, serving breakfast and lunch
These graduates of the Art Institute of Atlanta and have now opened their own place to showcase their culinary talents. Artisan Foods fills the former Mittie's Tea Room space on Canton Road in Roswell. the food is fresh delicious and artful..they work really hard to give you their best

Diesel Pizza and Pub (yes this is the sister rest to the one of the same name in Va Highland)994 Alpharetta Street
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 641-1080

The Roswell Teahouse (adorable!)
108 Magnolia Street
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 643-5813
Fax: (770) 592-8868
Tues. - Sat, 11:30 am - 4 pm
A teahouse with healthy flair. Choice of 60 different loose-leaf teas and a wide selection of cast-iron teapots and accessories. Lunch and afternoon tea. Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. $$

Clays' Cafe (what a cute spot)
982 Canton Street
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 998-1573
Cute little coffee shop tucked away in Roswell..yummy cakes and and sandwhiches. The patio is great in the summer wi-fi

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