The food scene in my hometown over the past few years has taken off! We now boast one of the best restaurants in the nation and a whole score of unique eateries and dishes that can only be found in my hometown of Huntsville, Alabama!
I was thrilled to be invited along with other bloggers to attend special restaurant week events this past weekend, which began at one of my favorites, Lawler’s BBQ!
Restaurant week kicks off tomorrow, August 14th, and runs through August 23rd.
Huntsville Restaurant Week is an annual, ten day celebration of the best in Huntsville/Madison county dining. Focusing on locally owned & operated eateries, Restaurant Week offers up great deals and even better memories.
Participating restaurants offer special deals for lunch and/or dinner.
Lunch specials include fixed-price selections at the price point of $5, $10 or $15 featuring a main course and appetizer or dessert.
Dinner specials include selections at $10, $20 or $30 and feature a main course, appetizer and dessert. Restaurants may choose to offer any combination of the above specials.
This year, there is even a whole new CATEGORY for restaurants to enter their work – Bonus Bites!
Bonus Bites includes those delectable items that don’t quite fit anywhere else. Think: breakfast and desserts. If a local business doesn’t offer a traditional lunch or dinner item that could fit in the above categores, we encourage them to enter the Bonus Bites category.
THERE ARE SO MANY restaurants taking part in Restaurant Week this year! From barbecue to fine dining, there is definitely something for everyone and this is the best opportunity you’ll have to try out those places you’ve always wanted to eat at.
List of participating restaurants and their specials:
1892 East, 720 Pratt Ave.
$30 Dinner: Crispy Gulf shrimp and grits. Roasted chicken breast, mash potatoes, local seasonal vegetables and a pan jus. Vanilla bean crème brulee with fresh berries.
Angel’s Island Coffee, 7538 Memorial Pkwy. S.
$5 Lunch: Choose from Angel’s Favorite Sandwich, our delicious Chicken Salad on Buttery Croissant, Turkey or Ham on your choice of sub roll or wrap or Vegetarian Sandwich. With chips.
Bonus Bite Category: Choose any breakfast sandwiches paired with a large cup of brewed coffee. ($5)
Asian Rim, 720 Gallatin St.
$10 Lunch: Crab Angels, Chicken Massaman Curry, Chicken Phad Thai or BBQ Pork Fried Rice
Badd Newz BBQ, 4701 Meridian Street
$10 Lunch/$10 Dinner: Loaded rib tip and polish sausage baked potato with beverage and slice of cake.
Baumhower’s Restaurant, 4250 Balmoral Drive
$5 Lunch: Chips and Homemade Salsa, your choice of one of Sideline Salad or Gumbo .
$10 Lunch: Chips and Homemade Salsa, your choice of Tailgate Burger, Nana’s Chicken “Salad” Salad, Chicken Pot Pie or Black & White Chicken Plate.
$10 Dinner: Chips and Homemade Salsa, your choice of Nana’s Chicken “Salad” Salad, All American Burger or Hot Bama Brown, plus Petite Blackberry Cobbler.
$20 Dinner: Chips and Homemade Salsa, your choice of Black and White Platter, Pot Roast Platter or Char-Grilled Gulf Shrimp Platter plus Petite Blackberry Cobbler.
Beauregard’s, 975 Airport Road SW, 1426 Paramount Drive.
$10 Lunch: Cheese Fries, choose any hot dog, includes any soft drink or tea, plus ice cream float.
Below the Radar Brewing Company, 220 Holmes Ave. N.E.
$10 Lunch: Side House Salad or Side Spinach Salad, BLT, Reuben or Cheeseburger.
Carrie’s Kitchen, 100 Jefferson St. Ste. 151
$10 Lunch: Carrie’s famous Classic Pimento Cheese, Green Chili Cheese or Wicked Cheese BLT on Bacon FredBread with a side of Kettle chips and a crisp pickle spear, plus Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters.
City Café Diner, 2003 Drake Ave.
$5 Lunch: Choice of spinach pie appetizer, cup of soup or tossed side salad. Fresh Garden Vegetables a la Primavera.
$10 Lunch: Choice of spinach pie appetizer, cup of soup or tossed side salad. Fried Whiting.
$15 Lunch: Choice of spinach pie appetizer, cup of soup or tossed side salad. Sautéed Shrimp and Scallops Santorini.
$10 Dinner: Choice of spinach pie appetizer, cup of soup or tossed side salad. Roast Fresh Brisket of Beef, choice of potato and vegetable. Scoop of ice cream, fruit salad, Jell-O or rice pudding.
$20 Dinner: Choice of spinach pie appetizer, cup of soup or tossed side salad. Grilled Loin Lamb Chops and stuffed tomato soufflé, served with mint jelly, choice of potato and vegetable of the day. Scoop of ice cream, fruit salad, Jell-O or rice pudding.
$30 Dinner: Choice of spinach pie appetizer, cup of soup or tossed side salad. Broiled Lobster tails Stuffed with Crabmeat and Top Sirloin Steak Combo, served with loaded baked potato and one vegetable. Scoop of ice cream, fruit salad, Jell-O or rice pudding.
Bonus bites Category: Traditional Greek Dessert Baklava ($5). Hungry Big Breakfast ($10).
Church Street Wine Shoppe, 501 Church St.
Bonus bites Category: Cafe Gourmand, coffee with three miniature desserts ($10).
Commerce Kitchen, 300 Franklin St. S.E.
$15 Lunch: Goat Cheese Salad, Prime Skirt Steak Street Tacos, Bourbon Milk Chocolate Pecan Pie.
$30 Dinner: Fried Green Tomatoes, Shrimp & Grits, Bourbon Milk Chocolate Pecan Pie.
Cottage Crepes food truck, 7920 S. Memorial Pkwy.
$10 Lunch: “Swisshroom” Steak. Whipped Dream & Berries
Cotton Row, 100 Southside Square
$15 Lunch: Celery Root Clam Chowder, Grilled Chicken and Potato Paillard.
Cotton Row, 100 Southside Square
$15 Lunch: Celery Root Clam Chowder. Grilled Chicken and Potato Paillard. Tahitian Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee.
Drakes, 4800 Whitesburg Drive, Ste. 14
$10 Lunch/$10 Dinner: Salad and burger with fries or tots.
$20 Lunch/$20 Dinner: Sushi, salad and burger with fries or tots, Cookie ala Mode.
Fire & Spice, 500 Lanier Road Madison
$15 lunch/$15 dinner: Three “Not So Gringo Tacos.” Chips and handmade salsa. Slice of pecan pie.
Food Fighters Bustaraunt food truck, 108 Meridian St.
$5 Lunch: Single slider or taco. Dessert of the day.
$10 Lunch: Side of fries/chips. Order of tacos, sliders or loaded nachos.
$15 Lunch/$10 Dinner: Specialty fries. Order of sliders, nachos, or tacos. Dessert of the day.
Granville’s Gourmet Ribs & Barbeque, 200 Oakwood Ave. N.E. Ste. U
$5 Lunch: Regular pork sandwich. Banana pudding
$10 Lunch: Large pork plate with side. Banana pudding.
$15 Lunch: Large rib plate. Banana pudding.
Grille 29, 445 Providence Main Street, Ste. 101
$15 Lunch: Gazpacho, Cast Iron Shrimp & Grits.
$30 Dinner: Roasted Peach Salad, Braised Short Ribs, Grille 29 Cheesecake of the Day.
Happy Tummy, Lowe Mill, 2211 Seminole Drive
$10 Lunch: BLT with your choice of chips and homemade desserts.
Hildegard’s Biergarten, 1010 Heathland Drive
$15 Lunch: Sausage Platter with Polish and bratwurst with sauerkraut and mashed potato. Apple strudel with vanilla ice cream.
$30 Dinner: Sampler of German Cold Cuts with Swiss and Bread. Home Made Cabbage Roll. Mashed potato and gravy. Apple strudel with vanilla ice cream.
Hildegard’s German Cuisine, 2357 Whitesburg Drive, Ste. C
$15 Lunch: Black Forest Schnitzel, Skillet Fried Potato and sweet and sour red cabbage. Black Forest Cake.
$30 Dinner: Sausage Kabob. A Sample Platter with Chicken Schnitzel, Jaeger Schnitzel, bratwurst, Skillet Fried Potato and sweet and sour red cabbage. Home Made German Chocolate Cake.
Hopper’s Bar and Grill, 5903 University Drive
$5 Lunch: Country lunch buffet Tuesday through Friday during restaurant week with full salad bar, soup de jour and six vegetables.
Humphrey’s Bar & Grill, 109 Washington St.
$15 Lunch: Small order Smoked Chicken Wings Small and any Specialty Pizza.
Ice Works food Truck, check facebook.com/IceworksHSV for locations
Bonus Bites Category: Two medium orders of shaved ice ($5).
J. Gumbo’s, 6241 University Drive
$10 Lunch: Jean Lafitte. Bumblebee Stew, Voodoo Chicken, slice of Gambino’s French bread. Substitute any Big Bowl entrée. Bread Pudding or Brownie Salted Caramel with a Pretzel Crust.
$20 Dinner: Choose any Bayou Appetizer. Choose any two Big Bowl Entrees. Bread Pudding or Brownie Salted Caramel with a Pretzel Crust.
Lawler’s Barbecue, 11818 Hwy 231 431 N. Meridianville, 1079 Balch Road Madison, 5004-A Whitesburg Drive, 1047 Jeff Road NW #10 Madison, 11310 Memorial Pkwy. S.W., 544 Hughes Road, Madison
$10 Lunch/$10 Dinner: Pork barbecue plate with two sides and roll. Pecan pie or Hershey’s chocolate cream pie. Sweet tea.
$15 Lunch: Two stuffed baked potatoes. Large drink.
Maggie Meyers Irish Pub, 1009 Henderson Road
$10 Lunch: Cup of Guinness Stew. Surf and Turf Slider Combo.
Mason Dixon Bakery & Bistro, 2358 Whitesburg Drive
$15 Lunch: Classic Sliders and Home fries. Side house salad or cup of soup. Choice of Chicken Scaloppini, Pork N Grits and Seared Salmon.
Mezza Luna, 2724 Carl T Jones Dr. S.E.
$15 Lunch: Options include Homemade Chips & Caramelized Onion Dip. Wood Fired Eggplant Parmesan. Half Mezza Luna Salad. Half Caesar. Creamy Chicken Alfredo, Lasagna, Spaghetti Bolognese. Cheese Pizza. Pepperoni Pizza. Santa Margarita Pizza. Grilled Chicken Pesto Pizza. Fennel Sausage Pizza.
$30 Dinner: Options include Homemade Chips & Caramelized Onion Dip. Wood Fired Eggplant Parmesan. Half Mezza Luna Salad. Half Caesar. Macaroni & Cheese. Spaghetti Bolognese. Spicy Capellini. Fresh Mussels. Cheese Pizza. Pepperoni Pizza. Santa Margarita Pizza. Grilled Chicken Pesto Pizza. Fennel Sausage Pizza. Doughnuts with Vanilla Gelato, Chocolate & Butterscotch. Crème Brulee. Chocolate Budino. Raspberry Silk Cake.
MVP Spirits and Grill, 11220 Memorial Pkwy. S.W.
$10 Lunch: MVP Bacon Cheddar Burger with your choice of french fries or mixed home fries. Funnel Cake.
$15 Lunch: House Salad. Stuffed Grilled Cheese. Funnel Cake.
$20 Dinner: Caesar Salad. Sirloin Steak. Funnel Cake.
$30 Dinner: MVP Dips. Steak and Chicken Fajitas for two. Funnel Cake.
New Market BBQ, 5601 Winchester Road
$5 Lunch: Regular Sized Pulled Pork Sandwich plus small side. Dessert.
$10 Lunch: Hickory Pit Smoked BBQ “Sketti” plus two sides and roll. Dessert.
$15 Lunch: Half ear roasted corn. Hickory Pit Smoked Pulled Pork and one other meat selection. Two sides. Dessert.
$10 Dinner: Half ear roasted corn. Hickory Pit Smoked BBQ “Sketti” plus two sides and roll. Dessert.
$20 Dinner: BBQ “Sketti” Family Special. Two half ears roasted corn. Two pint sides of your choice. Two rolls. Two desserts.
$30 Dinner: Family Pack Combo Special. Serves four.
New Orleans Lunch Box, 4000 Holmes Ave.
$10 Lunch: “Nawlins” Sampler Platter, Red Beans and Rice with a side of Gumbo, Jambalaya, and Andouille Sausage, Bread Pudding.
$15 Lunch: Large Smoked Brisket, two sides, garlic bread, Peach Cobbler or “Nawlins” Bread Pudding.
Nick’s Ristorante, 10300 Bailey Cove Road, #1
$30 Dinner: Appetizer of Chicken and Mushroom Vol Au Vent with Sage and Pecorino. Entree of Grilled Thick Cut Pork Chop with a Bourbon Apple, Onion, and Cranberry Sauté. Choice of soup or menu salad Offerings with Italian bread.
Pane E Vino Pizzeria, 300 Church St.
$10 Lunch: Caesar salad. Margherita Pizza. Cannoli.
$20 Dinner: Greek salad. The Provencal Pizza.
Peppered Pig food truck, 11595 Memorial Pkwy. S.W.
$10 Lunch: Mushroom & Swiss Burger with fresh cut seasoned fries.
Phuket Thai Restaurant. 475 Providence Main St., Ste. 102
$10 Lunch: Crispy Spring Rolls and Coconut Soup Crispy Thai Fried Chicken or Fried Noodle with Chicken and Broccoli in Thai Gravy.
Pizzelle’s Confections, Lowe Mill, 2211 Seminole Drive
Bonus Bite Category: Two of our house-made candy bars, one affogato with a specialty ice cream or one specialty drink ($5). Two affogatos with a specialty ice cream or two affogatos with one of our regular ice creams and one candy bar ($10). Two specialty drinks and a box of six truffle, one Large Marge and a box of four truffles or one scoop of specialty ice cream, two specialty drinks, and three truffles ($15).
Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Embassy Suites, 800 Monroe St.
$30 Dinner: Choice of salad: Steak House Salad. Entree choice of Sliced Flat Iron Steak or Salmon Fillet. Mashed potatoes. Miniature Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce.
Sady’s Bistro, 500 Providence Main St. N.W. Ste. 2, 14 Main Street, Suite B Madison
$10 Lunch: Fresh cucumber, tomato and leafy cilantro salad. Juicy Chicken with creamy mushroom base or fresh spinach, egg and Swiss cheese crepe. Your choice of ice cream on vanilla or chocolate cones.
Sage Grill at Westin Huntsville, 365 The Bridge St.
$15 Lunch: Your choice Smoked Italian Sandwich or Cajun Crawfish Orleans. Death by Chocolate or Peach Tatin.
$30 Dinner: Choose one from Watermelon, Basil and Yogurt Soup or Ginger Poached Shrimp with Citrus and Jicama Salad. Choose from Beer Brined Roasted Chicken with black beans and kale or Char-Grilled Grouper with Summer Tomato Beurre Blanc, Shiitake Mushroom Lemon-Thyme Basmati Rice and grilled asparagus. Death by Chocolate or Peach Tatin.
Sam & Greg’s Pizzeria Gelateria, 119 North Side Square, 364 Hughes Road Madison
$10 Lunch: Small Cheese Pizza, plus one topping of your choice. Small gelato.
Seasons Restaurant by Marriott, 5 Tranquility Base
$10 Dinner: House Salad. Chicken Quesadilla. Tropical Bread Pudding with Spiced Rum Sauce.
$20 Dinner: Caesar Salad/ Braised Beef Short Ribs with Roasted Vegetables and Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes. Chocolate Lovin’ Spoon Cake.
$30 Dinner: Hand-Battered Fried Okra and Creamy Peppercorn Ranch Dipping Sauce. Ribeye with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. New York Cheesecake.
Shea’s Express, 415 Church St., Ste. E
$15 Lunch: Creamy Goat Cheese Soup, herb couscous over arugula and kale greens topped with chilled, sliced duck with a Bing cherry reduction and extra virgin olive oil dressing.
$30 Dinner: Sesame Crusted Tuna, Sliced Rare with a Carrot and Jicama Slaw over Baby Butter Bibb with a Sweet Chili Vinaigrette. Pecan-wood Smoked Ribeye Roast. Served with a Savory Orange Crème, Grilled Cauliflower, and Wilted Spinach. Coconut Lime Curd Bar with Blackberry Ice Cream
Sugarhead BBQ food truck, check facebook.com/sugarheadbbq for locations
$15 Lunch: Two Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches or two Pulled Pork Sandwiches with a bag of chips.
Taziki’s, 4855 Whitesburg Drive S., 105 Brookridge Drive Madison
$15 Lunch: Hummus Appetizer. Taziki Feast Plate. Includes a Greek salad and your choice of rice or potatoes. Chocolate cake.
$30 Dinner: Hummus Appetizer. Grilled Chicken dinner for four to go. Includes Greek salad, baked pita, rice or potatoes, and grilled chicken with Taziki’s dip. One serving baklava. One serving of chocolate cake.
The Boot Pizzeria, 11505 S Memorial Pkwy
$10 Lunch: Bruschetta. Lasagna.
$20 Dinner: Caprese Salad. “The Boot” Calzone.
The Bottle, 101 Washington St.
$30 Dinner: Chilton County Peach Salad. Teriyaki Glazed Salmon, Kimchee, Wakame, and Black Rice. Chocolate Raspberry Mousse.
The Eaves Restaurant, 501 Church Street
$15 Lunch: Cup of soup of the day. Choice of any sandwich on menu.
$30 Dinner: Warm goat cheese salad. Chicken Jerusalem with jumbo lump crab served with smoked Basmati rice and chefs choice vegetable. Vanilla and lavender panna cotta.
The Office Break Room & Bar, 121 North Side Square
$30 Dinner: Dinner for two. Your choice of any two entrees, any two half salads and two soft drinks from the regular menu.
The Original Public House, 3310 Memorial Pkwy. S.W.
$10 Lunch: Pretzel Crusted Chicken Sandwich, Irish Hot Dog or TOPH Grilled Cheese. One side item. Homemade Carrot Cake or Black and Tan Brownie, each with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
$20 Dinner: Reuben Bites or Fiery Shrimp & Tomato Bruschetta. Bangers and Mash, Fish and Chips and Pretzel Crusted Chicken Sandwich. Homemade Carrot Cake or Black and Tan Brownie, each with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
West End Grill, 6610 Old Madison Pike, #109
$10 Lunch: A cup of soup or a dinner or Caesar salad. Grilled ribeye steak sandwich with french fries or “3 Little Pigs” sandwich with fries.
$20 Dinner: Your choice of soup or salad. Choice of blackened redfish filet served on a bed of rice pilaf with steamed broccoli, coffee-rubbed NY Strip with two sides or Shrimp and Scallops tossed in an Alfredo sauce over bowtie pasta. Choice of any dessert.
Whistle Stop Sweet Shop, 104 Main St. Madison
Bonus Bite Category: One pound of fudge ($10). Half-pound of fudge ($5).
Wintzell’s Oyster House, 5100 Sanderson St. N.W.
$10 Lunch: Seafood Gumbo. Fish Tacos.
$30 Dinner: Seafood Gumbo. Redfish Bienville. Bread pudding.
Come get a taste of what my hometown has to offer and let me know which spots you try for the first time or which ones are already old favorites in the comments below!