Downtown Restaurant Week Returns

There are many culinary events in the city that celebrate the best food Atlanta has to offer. However, there is only one that truly represents the restaurants, chefs and their dishes inside the Atlanta perimeter. That is of course Downtown Restaurant Week, which is set to begin in just a few short weeks. As always, attendees can look forward to lots of food, fun and few surprises they didn't expect. Don't hesitant to dig in and get your tickets early! Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week invites locals and commuters alike to "stay and play" in Downtown Atlanta this summer. During the week of July 27 th to August 4 th , visitors can enjoy delectable dishes from Restaurant Week's more than 38 participating locations, and also experience a myriad of concerts, sporting events and exhibits in the heart of Atlanta.

Below is a list of just some of Downtown Atlanta's many happenings during the week of July 27 th through August 4 th : Week-long Events * American Originals: Norman Rockwell & Coca-Cola - World of Coca-Cola; 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. * Weebles Coast to Coast - Children's Museum of Atlanta; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. * Imagination Nights - Georgia Aquarium; 6 - 9 p.m. (excluding July 28) July 27 th * Park Market - Centennial Olympic Park; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. * Young West Tantrum - Georgia World Congress Center; 12 p.m. * "The Croods" Screening - Fox Theatre; 2 p.m. * Atlanta Braves vs. Cardinals - Turner Field; 3 p.m. * "Sing-a-long-a" Grease Movie - Fox Theatre; 7:30 p.m. July 28 th * Atlanta Braves vs. Cardinals - Turner Field; 1:30 p.m. * Drum Corps International Southeastern Championship - Georgia Dome; 1:30 p.m. * "Lawrence of Arabia" Screening - Fox Theatre; 4p.m. July 29 th * Atlanta Braves vs. Rockies - Turner Field; 7:10 p.m. July 30 th * Music at Noon - Centennial Olympic Park; 12 - 1 p.m. * Trampled By Turtles - Tabernacle; 8 p.m. * Atlanta Braves vs. Rockies - Turner Field; 7:10 p.m. July 31 st * Food Truck Wednesdays - Underground Atlanta; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. * Wednesday Wind Down - Centennial Olympic Park 5:30 - 8 p.m. * Atlanta Braves vs. Rockies - Turner Field; 7:10 p.m. * Pentatonix - Tabernacle; 8 p.m. August 1 st * First Thursday Downtown Arts Walk - Rialto Center for the Arts; 5 - 8 p.m. * Summer Live Entertainment - Trader Vic's Atlanta Hilton; 5:30 p.m. * Atlanta Braves vs. Rockies - Turner Field; 7:10 p.m. * 50/50/1 ft. Ludacris - Tabernacle; 7:30 p.m. * Somewhere Over the Rainbow...Someone Dies!!! - Agatha's; 7:30 p.m. August 3 rd * Kenny Chesney's No Shoes Nation Tour on Zac Brown's Southern Ground - Georgia Dome; 5 p.m. "The Atlanta community is thrilled about this summer's event lineup surrounding Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week," said Lynn Williamson, marketing and creative director of Central Atlanta Progress, Inc.

"From outdoor concerts to hometown sporting events and everything in between, locals and neighborhood guests can stay and play to experience Atlanta's thriving city center." About Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week Known as Atlanta's original restaurant week, Downtown Restaurant Week has paved the way for similar events in Buckhead, Midtown and other neighborhoods surrounding the city. To view participating restaurants, menus and event information, please visit www.atlantadowntown.com/fun/restaurant-week . To contribute and follow conversations and updates on social media surrounding Downtown Restaurant Week, please use #DRW2013. For more information about the author, Danielle Jennings, please visit my Google+ profile page.