A limited number of tickets are on sale for an opportunity to try Irish cuisine and stroll Roanoke Avenue on March 16.
Called the Shamrock Supper Stroll, the event is the idea of Eddie Williams, a partner with Rivertown Consignments at 935 Roanoke Avenue.
“Part of our business plan is getting more traffic and being part of the revitalization of the avenue,” he said Thursday. “We felt the whole casual dining experience seems to have become popular and it’s a good launching point to get traffic back on the avenue. With the weather perking up in March it seemed to be viable.”
Only 100 tickets will be sold for the event which will take diners through five businesses, two stops for appetizers, one for the entree and two more for desserts with beverage pairings.
(Tickets are $30 per person or $55 per couple and proceeds benefit the arts council and Main Street Roanoke Rapids. Tickets are available at the participating businesses or by calling 252-533-2838. There are three reservation times — 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.)
The first stop takes visitors to Rest E-Z at Shell Furniture located at 931 Roanoke Avenue. From there it’s a visit to Mill City Market at 933 Roanoke Avenue.
Rivertown Consignments will host the main course — corned beef and cabbage with soda bread.
Following the main course the Renaissance Spa and Salon at 1038 Roanoke Avenue will present a dessert and wine pairing.
Pepper and Doughtie Antiques will host the final stop of the evening at the Halifax County Arts Council at 1027 Roanoke Avenue with another dessert and dessert wine.
“It’s an exciting opportunity to do an event that puts feet on the street and people in businesses,” Main Street Development Director Christina Caudle said. “It’s an exciting opportunity to raise money to benefit businesses and promote the avenue. It’s an opportunity to get people on the street. We’re excited the arts council came onboard.”
Williams said he hopes the supper strolls will become a seasonal event perhaps in May, June and fall. “Our focus was to get businesses exposure and get people back down here.”