It's Huntsville Restaurant Week, and restaurants all throughout Huntsville are taking part in this special event! Huntsville Restaurant Week takes place August 10-19, 2018 and has a line up of special events to take part in each evening. Restaurant week is a great time to try out different restaurants in the Rocket City and see what they have to offer!

This year's schedule of events is:

  • August 8, Homegrown Huntsville's Dine & Dash
  • August 9 & 16, US Space & Rocket Center's Biergarten
  • August 10-19, Huntsville Restaurant Week Social Media Contest #DineHSV
  • August 10-12, Honest Coffee Roasters' Scavenger Hunt
  • August 11, Blue Pants Brewery's Fruit and Oak Festival
  • August 13, Rocket Chef at Merrimack Hall
  • August 15, Wine Down…

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Rock House Eatery is nestled in a quaint little area in Guntersville, Alabama. This unassuming rock building delivers the sights, sounds, and flavors of the south. Although the restaurant was started less than 10 years ago it feels as if it has been there for hundreds of years.

Rock House bills itself as a “Southern gourmet” restaurant, and one look at the menu with its fried green tomatoes and double cut pork chop explains the the term. But it’s not all fried foods at The Rock House they have seafood, pasta, and even pizzas! The restaurant operates on the ideas of consistency, value, and use of sustainable resources. Elevating itself beyond just another restaurant Rock House also infuses liquor, which means you can add a little extra flavor to your…

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Oddly enough, Thai restaurants are few and far between so it Is always nice to find a restaurant that specializes in Thai food and not a “fusion” that incorporates Thai qualities. The cuisine of Thailand is spicy, deceptively simple, and light. Luckily, Decatur has a Thai restaurant that is as close to Thai food as you can get without hopping on an airplane.

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Green Leaf has modestly priced meals with a wide variety of flavors and spices from which to choose. Their list of curries are unique and varied from mild for the uninitiated to extremely spicy for the experienced. Green Leaf also has an impressive sushi selection that from Nigri Sushi to Sashimi. If you are a sushi lover Green Leaf is definitely the place for you.


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Dallas based Global sports entertainment company TopGolf now has a location in Huntsville, at the site of the old Madison Square Mall. Hit balls at a climate-controlled driving range, catch the big game, and enjoy food and drink at the new Rocket City outpost of the London-born chain, which operates 44 venues in the United States and United Kingdom (including another in Birmingham).

There are 72 hitting bays, event and meeting spaces available, full service restaurant and bars, free WiFi, hundreds of HDTVs, and a firepit (always a magnet for me). TopGolf offers competitive league and training programs for kids and adults.

TopGolf U Classes are available for groups of up to six. They’re taught by certified instructors and available as single classes…

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Peggy Ann Bakery is one Huntsville’s best kept confectionery secrets.  Peggy Ann Bakery opened in 1953 and has been using quality ingredients to create all kinds of sweet treats for the last sixty five years!

Peggy Ann Bakery provides Rocket City with one of the largest selections of cookies, cakes, cupcakes, bars, brownies, Danishes, petit fors, and more.  Peggy Ann Bakery is sure to have a bakery item perfect for your special occasion. The bakery offers cakes suited for every occasion. Cakes can be decorated for your holiday, sports team, or children’s birthday theme.  It is recommended to order cakes a week ahead of time to be sure you get on their schedule for your day.   Smaller orders of cookies or Danishes require less advance notice.


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The holiday season has ended, and almost everyone is trying to live up to the resolution to be healthier in 2018.  Eating healthy can be challenging if you live a busy life and choose to dine out at restaurants. Rocket City is lucky to have many healthy dining options one crowd favorite is Taziki’s Café.

Taziki’s Café servers Greek inspired food with a Southern Flare. They pride themselves in using simple and wholesome ingredients to make everything from scratch.  The menu is created with a Mediterranean diet in mind and focuses on using fresh produce, as well as herbs and spices to create healthy flavorful food.

The menu offers a wide selection of gyros, deli sandwiches, salads, tacos, rollups and more.  In addition to offering a variety of…

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When most people think of food trucks, they think of fast unhealthy food.  It’s usually tacos, burgers, fries, and all things fried.  Rocket City is lucky to have a wide variety of food trucks and even a few that provide healthier options.  One of the local favorites providing healthy cuisine is the Manic Organic Food Truck.

Manic Organic Food Truck   

Manic Organic prides itself in providing Rocket City with a full menu of options of healthy food prepared with organic ingredients. All food from the ketchup to the bread is prepared from scratch with food items that have no GMOs, no pesticides, hormones, additives, and no extra unhealthy junk.  This means that you are getting clean food that tastes great. The true flavors of the food aren’t covered by additives and you are…

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The Christmas celebrations are done and now everyone is gearing up to celebrate the New Year. After large meals of turkey or ham with all the fixings, many people are ready for lighter fare. Edgar’s Bakery located at 472 Providence Main Street, Suite 100 in the Village of Providence in Huntsville has the perfect breakfast, lunch, and/or dessert.  

The location in the Village of Providence is the picture-perfect place to slow down, meet a friend to catch up with after a busy holiday. Their menu includes a wide selection: salads, soups, quiches as well as a full line of artisan breads, cupcakes, cookies, and cakes.  You will be sure to find a tasty treat to enjoy while in the bakery.  If you are still looking for a gift for someone that you haven’t…

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Downtown Madison makes for a fun afternoon near the Rocket City. Main Street, a  perfectly compact and quaint little strip alongside the train tracks, is anchored by Old Black Bear Brewing Company, and has a lineup of shops familiar to a small town lover: a cafe and a restaurant, a salon, a boutique, keepsake and antique shops, a sweets shop, and a fitness studio, among other tenants like an attorney’s office and artist studio. It’s a diverse group of businesses. Between retail therapy and a bite to eat, it can make for a fun afternoon close to Huntsville, all tucked away in the middle of Madison in under a tenth of a mile’s walk, if that.


Main Street Cafe has a menu that looks a little fancier than their name might suggest, some good outdoor…

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Previously I wrote for Rocket City Local about the by now regionally renowned beer brewing scene in Huntsville. There’s also a handful in Madison!

I myself haven’t hung out in Madison in years, having moved back home to the Huntsville area from New Orleans a couple of years ago. My wife Bridget moved here from Boston to work on Redstone Arsenal, and like the perfect social butterfly that she is, wasted no time getting to know the communal spaces to be enjoyed and Alabama ales to be quaffed. She’s been here five years, and has been to places in Rocket City I didn’t know existed.

Old Black Bear and Rocket Republic are the two big ones,” she told me last week when I asked her about the Madison beermakers. Maybe I age myself saying stuff like this, but…

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