News for Restaurants in Atlanta
In October, the engines of the old 57th Fighter Squadron Restaurant roared back to life like a renovated B-17 bomber, ripping a new page right out of WWII nostalgia. The place is named in honor of the old 57th Pursuit Group that was organized in 1940 and activated in January 1941 at old Mitchell Field, LI, NY. The original restaurant, closed for some years, re-created the specter of a French farmhouse of the era with WWII memorabilia throughout the grounds. The food and wine both were then less interesting than the circumstances, as patrons could sit at tables and watch planes take off and land at the nearby general aviation airport. Appearing partially bombed out, the building with randomly arranged dining spaces is a visual "I'll Be Seeing You," and the sound system runs through endless replays of vintage tunes. Today, the menu is American with Southern touches, focused on steaks, seafood, roasted chicken and short ribs at dinner--all served in he-man portions. Sunday brunch is a buffet, after which (3 p.m.) a bar menu is available until 8 p.m. This is a great place to bring kids and let them in on the history of an almost-vanished era. In charge of the kitchen at the revived 57th is chef Mo Darger, tapped for the position from Utah. Dancing and music will come after the first of the year. The 57th Fighter Squadron Restaurant, 3829 Clairmont Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30341, 770-234-0057.
Village Tavern in Alpharetta has added a new private dining room to its service space. Seating up to 80 guests and featuring draped curtains to separate the area from the main dining space, the new facility offers a fireplace and a combination of tables as well as small and large booths. This area may be used for a wide range of events, from family and corporate holiday parties and birthday celebrations to business lunches, wedding rehearsal dinners and more. The entire wide-ranging menu is available, or patrons may create a special customized menu. Village Tavern, 11555 Rainwater Dr., Alpharetta, GA 30004, 770-777-6490.
The Astor Holiday Rink debuted on December 2 for The St. Regis Atlanta hotel's inaugural holiday season. The ice skating rink will be open from noon-8 p.m. daily throughout the month of December. Skating sessions will start every hour, on the hour, and will be priced at $30 per hour for adults and $15 per hour for children under the age of 16. Guests and visitors are encouraged to make arrangements in advance as space is limited. The rink will complement the hotel's other holiday offerings, including holiday tea and "Tea with Santa." The Christmas tree will hold one-of-a-kind ornaments by Atlanta's noted glass artist, Hans Fräbel. The restaurant, Paces 88, will offer special menus for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. Reservations for ice skating may be made by calling 404-563-7950. The St. Regis Atlanta, 88 W. Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305, 404-563-7900.
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