Dining: Truett’s Chick-fil-A celebrates first year next week with specials (see Tuesday). Cook Out opens in Calhoun. Potluck community cookout for SEC Championship game at Rome City Brewing on Saturday.

Dining: Truett’s Chick-fil-A celebrates first year next week with specials (see Tuesday). Cook Out opens in Calhoun. Potluck community cookout for SEC Championship game at Rome City Brewing on Saturday.

That’s been a fast first year for Truett’s Chick-fil-A on Shorter Avenue, which was built on the site of the former Dwarf House. It opened the morning of Dec. 13, 2018, and hasn’t slowed down since. The Riverside Parkway “container” location — which offered much of Chick-fil-A’s menu during the construction period — also remains open as does the location at Mount Berry Mall.

Truett’s is celebrating next week with promotions on most days. Tuesday might be the most interesting — the 20th vehicle in the drive-through line gets their order for free. For more, please click Facebook.


‪Cook Out’s latest restaurant opens in Calhoun. The second in a series of Cook Out locations in Northwest Georgia has opened, this one at 610 East Ga. 53 in Calhoun. The first store was on Martha Berry in Rome.

Up next: Taco Bell is Resaca. The Calhoun location on Ga. 53 is helping with hiring for the new restaurant at U.S. 41/I-75 interchange.


Rome City Brewing Co.’s community cookout tackling SEC Championship — and potluck-a-thon contest as well — this Saturday. The brewery’s Tap Room above 333 Broad St. hosts a community cookout each month and this latest edition comes with a side order of Georgia vs. LSU for the SEC crown. Tickets are $12 per person. Guests are invited to bring a “family famous potluck dish” to complete. There is no entry fee; the winner receives a gict card to Speakcheesy’s Hoptimist on Broad and Rome City Brewing Co.

Speakcheesy‘s Hoptimist will be providing: Hot wings, build your own nachos, beer cheese and Buffalo spinach dip, finger foods.

Rules of the contest: One dish per entrant; entrant will receive a free wristband to our football spread; message Rome City Brewing Co‘s Facebook page to enter; drop dishes off by 1 p.m. Saturday; must buy a SEC spread wristband or submit a dish to vote; results will be tallied at 4 p.m.; and kids eat free with wristband or entree purchase.


 

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