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
PEEL & EAT SHRIMP
CHEF’S CHOICE CHICKEN ENTREE
FRESH SEAFOOD ENTREE
CHEF’S CHOICE BEEF ENTREE
BEER CHEESE SOUP
GARDEN GREEN AND PASTA SALADS
BREAKFAST BREADS AND BAGELS
IMPORTED & DOMESTIC CHEESES
COFFEE AND JUICES
CAKES, PIES, COOKIES AND BROWNIES
Did I just say “YUM”?