Some updates on Aventine restaurant at 401 W. Third St.: A Facebook page is now up and is stocked with updates on what’s ahead for Kevin Dillmon’s restaurant less than a block off Fifth Avenue near The Foundry Growler Station. What to know:
- Opening: “We should be open for business shortly before Thanksgiving….giving us something extra-special to be thankful for this year.”
- Hours: “We will serve dinner Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. If all goes as planned, a lunch menu will be launched in Spring 2020.” The website shows hours of 5-9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
- Menu: “By now, you’ve probably seen or at least heard about our Marra Forni rotating brick oven (see photo, right). There’s been a lot of talk about pizza, and one of our goals is certainly to deliver a pizza experience second to none….but the mission doesn’t stop there. From Tucker Farms produce to Berry College beef, from fresh seafood dishes to pasta that’s actually made in-house, from hand-crafted desserts to hand-crafted cocktails and craft beers, our ultimate desire is to provide a food/beverage/service experience that exceeds expectations and leaves you eager to return for more.” Keep checking the menu on the website for more.
- Jobs: “We are currently still accepting applications, if you are interested in joining us. Online applications can be found on our website at www.aventinerome.com. Paper applications are available at Honeymoon Bakery.
- Proper pronounciation: ” ‘Is it pronounced Aven-TINE with a long “I” or Aven-TEEN?’ Our answer: We pronounce it Aven-TEEN but honestly, we don’t care how you say it, as long as you come see us.”
Next ‘community cookout’ moves to Nov. 16: Rome City Brewing and Hoptimist RCBC’s November community cookout is now on “the 16th so we can support Downtown Rome, GA‘s Downtown Holiday Open House. We’ll be stocking up our chili bar for build-your-own chili bowls and have a slew of sides and desserts for the choosing. $12 for you to fill your plate and come back for seconds.” It begins at noon and continues throughout the day. Rome City Brewing is at 333 Broad St. with the brewery on the main level and the Tap Room one floor up.