You could drive around looking for a place to eat until a restaurant sign draws you in. But we've got a better idea. Occassionally, Roswell Patch will pick a great restaurant either in town or nearby that is worth checking out.
Here's this week's choice:
Opened during the end of 2011, Slate: Table & Tap is the creation of the owners of former Canton Street restaurant, Indigo. The restaurant serves an All-American menu. They are located at 1132 Canton Street, Roswell. The hours are Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m - 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. Contact them at 770-641-6641.
With a menu chock full of pub food favorites, there's pretty much something for everyone at Slate. The concept blends a rustic, but gourmet all-American menu with an on-trend simplistically styled atmosphere.
Start your meal with something "for the table" to share. Appetizers like Smoked Chicken and Cheddar Stuffed Jalapenos** with Ranch dressing or Garlic Chive Potato Cakes with bacon horseradish sour cream are fine options if you're in need of warm comfort food.
Hot Pots are entrees brought to the table in cast iron skillets. They come in options like the Texican 6-Pepper Black Bean Chili with Chopped Steak and Chorizo served with jalapeno cheddar cornbread and the Ginger Barbequed Kobe Beef Brisket Skillet with mashed potatoes and green beans.
The Slate Mac and Cheese - also known as S.M.A.C. - and the Fry-Bread pizza are quickly gaining popularity as a full meal themselves; Baked Goat Cheese with Tomato and Basil** fry-bread, anyone?
Lighter fare includes Garden Greens like the romaine wedge salad and sandwiches such as Slate's Lamb Reuben with Sauerkraut, Russian dressing and Swiss.
Like many of the restaurants and shops on Canton Street, Slate is located in a converted old home.
One part restaurant, one part bar, Slate has surprisingly divided its space well in hopes of equally appealing to bar-hoppers, couples and groups of friends out on the town. A small bar at the front of the restaurant offers patrons several drafts to choose from, while a cozy attic provides for an intimate evening for significant others and small groups of friends.
Larger group? No problem. Brick patios in front and back of the restaurant allow for expanded seating during al fresco dining months especially, although an enclosed area of the patio is also set with heaters for comfortable dining during the winter.
The claim to fame
Though it's been less than six months on the scene, food critics and diners are already choosing favorites. Among them: the popular lamb rueben.
**Recommended by Roswel Patch Editor Christine Foster.