Summer Sippin’ Roswell, a two-month beverage competition that typically occurs from June through July, will take place this year from August 1 through September 30. Our organization created this event in 2016 as an industry support program, and in the event’s fifth year, more than 50 restaurants are competing to have their drink crowned ‘ Best Sip in Roswell’ 2020.
“With new safety standards and carryout options, Summer Sippin’ is a great way for our community to safely celebrate the end of summer and support our local food and beverage industry, which has felt the tremendous impact of COVID-19,” said Steve Stroud, executive director of Roswell Inc.
To ensure the health and wellbeing of both our businesses and patrons, all participating restaurants will implement the following 5 ‘Sip Safely Standards’, which are in direct alignment with guidance provided by the State of Georgia, City of Roswell and CDC:
- Clean Restaurants
Tabletops will be cleaned between diners, and entire facilities will be thoroughly and regularly cleaned, focusing on high-traffic areas.
- Wearing Masks
Employees will follow face-covering guidance per state and local ordinances.
- Frequent Hand Washing
Employees are trained on the importance and expectation of increased frequency of handwashing.
- Physical Distancing
Restaurants will comply with capacity and physical-distancing requirements in accordance with state and local guidelines.
- Carryout & Delivery
Where possible, restaurants will offer carryout, curbside or delivery options.
Furthermore, the majority of participating restaurants will offer a carryout drink option in addition to serving their cocktail in-house, allowing patrons to participate in whichever way they choose. Carryout drink options include mocktails that can be “spiked” at home, DIY cocktail kits and hand-crafted cocktail mixes.
During the two-month event, patrons are encouraged to order sips from participating restaurants, and then rate each sip they try on the Summer Sippin’ app or at SummerSippin.com. At the end of the event, based on the drink ratings, one alcoholic and one non-alcoholic drink will each win the title of ‘Best Sip in Roswell’ 2020. Patrons can also share their sippin’ experiences during the event using the hashtags #SipSafelyRoswell and #SummerSippin2020.
Participating restaurants for 2020 include:1920 Tavern, Adele’s on Canton, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, Bayou’Q, Big Oak Tavern, Brookwood Grill, Bruster’s Ice Cream, Café Lucia, Canton Street Beer Market, Ceviche Taqueria, Chipper’s Pub, Crazy Love Coffee House, Deep Roots Wine Market, Fellows Cafe, Fickle Pickle, Flying Biscuit Café, Foundation Social Eatery, Fresco Cantina Grille, From the Earth Brewing Company, Gate City Brewing, Gracious Plenty, HOLA! Taqueria & Bar, Houck’s Grille, Huh Natural & Real Food, Ipp’s on Canton Street, Johnny’s Pizza, Kale Me Crazy, Local on North – Roswell, Loyal Tavern, Lucky’s Burger and Brew, Marlow’s Tavern, Monterrey Roswell, Noca Eatery & Bar, Osteria Mattone, Peach & the Porkchop, Pinkies Up Beer and Wine, Pure Taqueria Roswell, Rock N’ Taco, Roswell Provisions, Scooter’s Coffee, Shanghai, Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill, Sublime Tree, Table & Main, Taqueria Tsunami, The Mill Kitchen & Bar, The Whiskey Project, Variant Brewing Company, VAS Kouzina, VG bistro + bar, Vin 25, and Zest Restaurant.
The full list of participating restaurants, drinks, descriptions and photos can be found at SummerSippin.com and on the Summer Sippin’ App, which is available in both Google Play and Apple App stores.