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A culinary adventure awaits Huntsville foodies

HUNTSVILLE — Huntsville has a full plate and is ready to dive into Culinary Month.

Presented by the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau, the event has grown into a celebration of Huntsville’s diverse food and beverage offerings since 2012.

Huntsville Restaurant Week, the “main course” served up by Culinary Month, extends for 10 tasty days starting Friday.

The week is like a 10-day banquet in which every day is a chance to explore tastes from around the world or from right here at home. It is a time to try new flavors and relish in  go-to favorites; splurge on something rich and decadent and lift a glass to craft beer and fruity concoctions.

But really, Huntsville Restaurant Week is just a great time to eat, drink and be merry!

“Just as we have world-class museums, outdoor recreation, arts, and more, Huntsville also has a world-class dining scene,” said Judy Ryals, president/CEO of the Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Our local restaurants are a part of our identity as a premier travel destination, and Culinary Month is just as much a celebration for our restaurants as it is for visitors and locals.

“We’ve witnessed the incredible tenacity and hard work our restauranteurs have shown over the past few years, and this campaign is one way of expressing our appreciation for them.”

This year’s event features an Epicurean Adventure map through Madison County to help diners and drinkers eat and drink their way through the area’s community of bakers, grillers, tastemakers, chefs, food truckers, brewers and mixologists.

Customers are asked to take pictures to post on social media along the way, documenting their food adventure.

“Each year, the variety within our dining scene grows, and it is exciting to celebrate,” said Pam Williams, who spearheads Culinary Month for the visitors bureau. “Being home to Redstone, Marshall, and global companies attracts new residents from all over, and their native flavors come with them.

“We encourage everyone to take advantage of ‘Culinary Month’ by attending special events throughout August; dine-in, delivery, or take-out – there are many opportunities to support local this year.”

Use the official Restaurant Week hashtag, #DineHsv, in social media posts and upload your best “foodie” photos for a chance to win prizes.

Also, Rocket City Delivered is waiving its standard delivery fee for participating restaurants using the code HRW2023.

This is also an official qualifying event for the World Food Championships where one local chef and team will have the opportunity to compete on the largest food stage in the world.

Diners will find Culinary Month offers more than a diverse selection of food. There are cooking demonstrations and instruction, and one-night-only events from industry trendsetters.

Culinary Month weekly events:

  • Wednesdays – Burritt on the Mountain Cocktails at the View
  • Thursdays – U.S. Space & Rocket Center Biergarten
  • Thursdays – Greene Street Market and “$5 after 5” at Huntsville Museum of Art
  • Fridays & Saturdays – Huntsville Brews Cruise
  • Saturdays – Village of Providence Market
  • Sundays – The Market at MidCity

Culinary Month date-specific events:

  • Today – Downtown Trolly Tasting  Dine & Dash
  • Thursday – North Huntsville Food Truck Mania
  • Aug. 18 – Downtown Huntsville Food Truck & Trailer Rally and Burritt on the Mountain: Cooking Homemade Pickles

Click here for full details on Culinary Month and Huntsville Restaurant Week.

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