Inaugural Jasper Eats event approaching

By NICOLE SMITH
Posted 8/6/17

Daily Mountain Eagle

An event next week will feature downtown Jasper’s dining scene as part of Alabama Restaurant Week.

Jasper Eats will run from Thursday, Aug. 10, through Saturday, Aug. 12, and feature restaurant specials, events and …

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Inaugural Jasper Eats event approaching

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Daily Mountain Eagle

An event next week will feature downtown Jasper’s dining scene as part of Alabama Restaurant Week.

Jasper Eats will run from Thursday, Aug. 10, through Saturday, Aug. 12, and feature restaurant specials, events and more.

Michelle's Bakery, Ladybug's Bakery & Deli, Danny's Downtown Barbecue, Gracie's BBQ and Lavish Coffee Bar will have lunch specials on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and dinner and drink specials will be offered at Los Reyes Grill, Warehouse 319, Black Rock Bistro and Johnny Brusco's on Thursday through Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. Menus will be available on the participating restaurants’ Facebook pages.

On Thursday, the Walker County Arts Alliance will host A Tasting of the Arts at Young Jewelers as part of the festivities, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Kate Gurganus will be the featured artist. Lavish Coffee Bar will also host its Summer Nights series beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, featuring live music and Son’s Smokehouse truck. Trivia Night at Warehouse 319 will also be Thursday at 7 p.m.

Sno-Ball Effect’s Louisiana Shaved Ice will be served at Black Rock Bistro at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Walker County Farmer’s Market will be selling fresh fruits, vegetables and handmade items on Friday at 5 p.m. between 3rd and 4th Avenues along 19th Street, and a cooking demonstration will be done at 5:30 that evening by Darren Hix, who will use ingredients from the farmer’s market. He will be cooking at the intersection of 19th Street and 3rd Avenue.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, visitors can play cornhole at 6 p.m. at Warehouse 319, and kids can enjoy dough throwing on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at Johnny Brusco’s.

Celtic band Jasper Coal will perform Friday at 8 p.m. at the downtown square, sponsored by the Warren Laird family and Jasper Main Street. Band Stuart & Perry will perform Jim Croce classics at the downtown square at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Other events may be added on the Jasper Main Street Facebook page.

Jasper Main Street Executive Director Mike Putman said their promotions committee came up with the idea for Jasper Eats.

“Clearly, we want people in the community to participate in Alabama Restaurant Week, but this is also to give other people from outside Jasper and Walker County a chance to come in and see our retail, our downtown, our food,” Putman said. “If this is a success downtown this year, I would like to incorporate other Jasper restaurants. I would like to see it expanded into other parts of Jasper, not just downtown.”