57th Fighter Group Restaurant

20 Mar

This morning, while eating my tasty cinnamon toast, for some reason I started thinking about the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant.

My friends and I used to have Sunday Brunch there quite often.

All of the sudden, my cinnamon toast didn’t seem quite as tasty.

I don’t know if it’s still as wonderful as it was then (it’s been years since I moved to NYC and haven’t been back to the restaurant in (sadly) ages), but Sunday Brunch there at the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant used to be an hours-long affair, with All-You-Can-Drink champagne and All-You-Can-Eat buffets.

There were long tables of hot stations, cold stations, carving stations, salad stations.

There were long tables filled with different desserts.

There was a Made-To-Order omelet station.

All-You-Can-Eat crab legs.

ALL YOU CAN EAT CRAB LEGS!

And, did I mention All-You-Can-Drink champagne?

Needless to say, we’d be in heaven, and there for several hours.

All of this is located on a runway at the Dekalb-Peachtree Airport, in Atlanta, Georgia. You could put on headphones at the table and listen to Air Traffic Control/Pilot communication, while watching the planes land and take off.

The exterior and entry way were decked out to look like a fighter squadron camp unit from World War II.

Inside they’d play period music like “In The Mood” and “Chattanooga Choo Choo“, and there was an outdoor patio where you could brunch in nice weather.

You could go up in a small plane

Sometimes they’d have air shows, and vintage and/or famous planes

Here’s their Sunday Brunch menu, copied from their website:

Grand Sunday Champagne Brunch

10:00 am – 2:30 pm

CARVED STEAMSHIP ROUND

OMELETS MADE TO ORDER

BELGIAN WAFFLES MADE TO ORDER

SAUSAGE AND SMOKED BACON

EGGS BENEDICT

PEEL & EAT SHRIMP

SMOKED SALMON

CHEF’S CHOICE CHICKEN ENTREE

FRESH SEAFOOD ENTREE

CHEF’S CHOICE BEEF ENTREE

BEER CHEESE SOUP

GARDEN GREEN AND PASTA SALADS

FRESH VEGETABLES

FRESH FRUIT

BREAKFAST BREADS AND BAGELS

IMPORTED & DOMESTIC CHEESES

CAPPUCCINO

COFFEE AND JUICES

BANNANAS FOSTER

CAKES, PIES, COOKIES AND BROWNIES

 

Did I just say “YUM”?

xoxo,

SAllan

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3 Responses to “57th Fighter Group Restaurant”

  1. Johnny D March 21, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    All-you-can-drink Champagne? Who drove home?

    • SAllan March 21, 2011 at 11:00 am #

      Oh, we’d always have a Designated Driver – not me of course! 🙂

      • Johnny D March 21, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

        😉

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