Special to the Journal
Roosters Restaurant and Oyster Bar in Edison has been a staple in the community for three decades. With local favorites like fried shrimp, manchester quail, hearty breakfasts and a bountiful lunch buffet, the local restaurant has been feeding farmers and families of southwest Georgia for years. Recently the restaurant has offered a few new exciting features to their tasty menu and weekly events.
“Of course we wanted to maintain our reputation for offering some of the best food in southwest Georgia, but we also wanted to provide our customers with something new,” stated Joey Brown, the restaurant’s owner. “We decided that offering authentic Mexican food on Thursday nights and providing live entertainment on Saturday nights would be something that the folks in southwest Georgia would enjoy.”
Four weeks ago a local Mexican family began cooking up fresh, authentic Mexican dishes on Thursday nights in the restaurant’s kitchen. The new items, available along with the regular menu, have become an instant hit. “The Mexican dishes are great. I have tried a few of them and love them all. I believe the enchiladas are my favorite,” stated local patron Ashley Myers. Enchiladas, fajitas, and steak tacos are just a few of the items that have become popular with fans of the restaurant.
The bar at Roosters has been a gathering place for a game of pool, to watch a Nascar race and to cheer on a favorite team. Brown decided that he wanted to provide customers with something new and felt that live entertainment in addition to Friday Happy Hour would be the perfect fit. “There are so many talented people in southwest Georgia and we want people to be able to show off their talents and for the folks in our community to be able to enjoy live performances.” So far the turnout has been great and Brown plans to make every Saturday night at Roosters a live music night. The entertainment typically runs from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.
On August 21st the restaurant will be having an open mic night. People or groups wanting to show off their talents are encouraged to contact the restaurant by August 14th to sign up to perform. Those interested can contact the restaurant at 229.835.3095 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Comedians, guitar and piano players and singers are welcome. Folks with strange and unusual talents are encouraged to sign up too.
With all the new changes going on in our restaurant Brown definitely wanted to make sure that he didn’t lose focus on what has made Roosters so popular in the community for years. The regular menu is tastier than ever and customers keep coming back for some of their most popular items.
“I think the burgers are some of the best I have had. You can tell that the meat is fresh and the portions are just right,” stated loyal customer, Marion Lane. “Of course you can’t get much better than the daily lunch buffet.” The buffet offers daily specials like fried chicken, homemade desserts and fresh vegetables. A very popular salad bar is also available.
The dinner menu offers everything from sandwiches to steaks to fresh seafood. Customers can enjoy new items like fresh salmon and sweet potato fries. Wonderful side dishes are available too like tasty brunswick stew, corn nuggets and homemade cole slaw.
“We definitely have some great dishes and some loyal customers that have enjoyed our menu for years,” stated Brown. “Some customers you will see here when the doors open for breakfast, when they are back at lunch for our buffet and then when they want to relax with a nice dinner at the end of the day. We have some the of best patrons around.”
The restaurant is open Monday through Friday during the day from 7:00 AM to 2:00 P.M. Wednesday through Saturday night Roosters is open from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Breakfast is served on Saturdays from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM and the bar is open Thursday night through Saturday night from 5:00 PM to 11:45 PM.