Downtown restaurants serve up food to satisfy any appetite
May 9, 2013 at 7 a.m.
All the art, music, downtown shopping and entertainment at a day of AlleyFest is sure to make anyone hungry.
Whether you're in the mood for sushi or a samitch, downtown Longview is the place to satisfy a craving.
When you're inside AlleyFest, here are a few great spots to keep an eye out for:
Owner Gerald Rodriguez established the upscale, classy martini bar years ago in Longview to provide East Texans with an alternative to the typical smoky bar scene.
Gerald's is smoke-free indoors like all Longview restaurants, but features an outdoor patio with plenty of seating.
Though martinis are a bar specialty, patrons can also purchase an assortment of alcoholic beverages from beer to mixed drinks. For those who are hungry, Gerald's features a bistro menu with plenty of entrees to satisfy any appetite.
Gerald is located at 106 E. Tyler St.
Matsu owner Alex Han leased space downtown in 2008 to provide a new Japanese restaurant - Osaka - with a complete sushi bar for East Texans.
Osaka features an extensive selection of fresh sushi as well as popular Japanese tempura, a hibachi-style grill and other Asian dishes. The restaurant also has a full-service bar featuring premium sake and wines.
The interior of the restaurant features a rustic look with lots of exposed old brick and ceilings nearly 20 feet high.
Osaka Japanese Restaurant is located at 115 E. Tyler St., Suite 101.
Since making its debut in 2010, Willy G's has quickly become a downtown hot spot.
The sports pub features the longest bartop in town at 60 feet and offers a fresh, unique food menu, including a variety of hamburgers, sandwiches and appetizers such as the fan favorite fish tacos.
Willy G's maintains a full-service bar that includes an array of popular world beers, many on tap.
Willy G's is located at 115 E. Tyler St.