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JC Restaurant Week in full swing

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Sugo in Johns Creek is kicking off Restaurant Week with a special 3-course meal and Mayor Mike Bodker cuts the ribbon for festivities to begin. From left are Dinova’s Heather Thompson, Sugo’s Nancy Castellucci¸ Bodker, beverage manager Samantha Schloesser, Mikki Warburton, Federico Castellucci and JCA Economic Development Director Bethany Hountz.
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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – If you are ever going to eat out in Johns Creek, now is the time. That is the message Johns Creek Advantage’s Bethany Hountz is getting out.
This is the time more than 20 city restaurants participate in special menus that highlight the gastronomic diversity that is at the core of Johns Creek’s hospitality community.
“Restaurant Week gives everybody in Johns Creek a great reason to come dine in the Creek,” said Mayor Mike Bodker. “For a week, you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner at a different place and not hit them all.”
Federico and Nancy Castellucci, owners of Sugo, a warm, cozy restaurant specializing in Mediterranean cuisine, are big supporters of Restaurant Week. With four family restaurants scattered all over metro Atlanta (Cooks & Soldiers – Midtown; Iberian Pig – Decatur; Double Zero – Emory Village) they see value in creating a hospitality district.
“We love being in Johns Creek, and we love Restaurant Week,” said Nancy Castellucci. “It gives all of our guests the opportunity to see what the community has to offer. So many people come in and say, ‘Oh, we didn’t know you were here.’”
Restaurant Week gives the hospitality community a “forum” for exposing the variety of dining experiences in Johns Creek.
“We came here in 1996, and seeing all the development over the last 10 years is amazing. I just saw Mavericks [Johns Creek Herald, Feb. 23], and I can’t wait to try it. Every day is a new feast.”
Sugo offers a three-course meal at $29 with a variety of choices to allow diners to sample one another’s plates if they so choose.
Federico Castellucci said 2017 is a special year for his family. It is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the family’s first restaurant in New York. His father followed the tradition by opening the G.I. Italian Club, a pizzeria.
Sugo is home to its nationally known meatballs (Ranked among the Top 10 by Food Network.) Now his children are in the hospitality business.
“What I like about Restaurant Week is it magnifies all the restaurants in Johns Creek. We have a number of good restaurants in the city of all kinds – French, Chinese, Italian. It creates a synergy when you have so many good restaurants,” he said.
Castellucci said he was glad to see a good sushi place opening now.
“We need to be a food destination. It helps all the restaurants when people know they will find good food anywhere they go here,” he said.
For complete information go to johnscreekadvantage.org/events.

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