Beautiful fall weather lends itself to outdoor living…and one of my favorite ways to enjoy our wonderful climate here in the south is open-air dining. When the al fresco-dining mood strikes, we are fortunate to be able to choose from a variety of dining styles locally, in city of Peachtree Corners. From open-air casual, to cozy courtyard, to an old-fashioned picnic, Peachtree Corners has every option!
Open Air Casual
You can’t go wrong when you head out for what I call open air casual. Loads of restaurants in PTC offer this type of dining…it’s informal, could be table service or could be walk-up. It’s fun and easy and laid back. Here are some suggestions for the easy-going outdoor meal:
One restaurant (that I know of!) in Peachtree Corners offers rooftop dining: Taqueria Tsunami. This restaurant overlooks the bustling Town Center Green and must have a fabulous view! However, lately when I’ve been by, the rooftop dining appears to be closed. Hopefully they will re-open that area soon. But in the meantime, they do also offer open air dining along the main floor, outside, and that is a wonderful thing!
Restaurants with covered patio dining offer a perfect solution for late fall — and into the winter months, when the winds pick up and the chill is all around! These restaurants generally illuminate their patios with twinkly lights in the evenings and have heaters which they willingly crank up for those of us who love to be “outdoors”!
Don’t forget — picnics qualify as outdoor dining! Grab a blanket or tablecloth and some beverages…assemble your own meal, or pop in to TJ’s, Sprouts, Ingles, or Publix for some fabulous prepared options! Picturesque spots include Jones Bridge Park, Simpsonwood Park, and the Peachtree Corners Town Green.
Take advantage of our beautiful surroundings!
Spending time outdoors is good for our minds and bodies — we all know that. I’m sure outdoor dining counts! It is relaxing and enjoyable and you may just run into friends and neighbors while you are out. Results = good for the soul!
We each have preferences for restaurants, and certain occasions call for certain styles of dining. Peachtree Corners’ restaurants offer such a wide variety of ambiance, and new places are always opening . . . I’m sure I left out some terrific spots for open-air dining in Peachtree Corners . . . Where are your favorite places to dine outdoors? Please leave a comment below!
Peachtree Corners’ newest development, the Town Green — located in the popular Town Center, offers a variety of events over the summer months. From movies to concerts to livestream sports broadcasts on the giant screen, to early-morning yoga, there is surely something for everyone to enjoy!
PTC Town Center
The 21-acre Town Center is the new heartbeat of PTC community, with over 15 restaurants (Fire and Stone Italian Pizza Kitchen, Marlowe’s Tavern, Salata…), retail shops (Hollywood Feed, Boardroom Salon, Hand and Stone…), office space, and now, 75 new townhomes that overlook a 2+ acre Town Green park. The park is a central gathering place for many in our community, and hosts live outdoor concerts and seasonal events. The city’s landmark bridge located at the main entrance to the Town Center guides pedestrians over Peachtree Parkway and connects with the Corners Connector, the city’s pedestrian and bicycle trail system, and The Forum Shopping Center where many retail shops and more wonderful restaurants await.
PTC Town Green
The Town Green, designed as space for outdoor activities, includes so many wonderful features: an active water play space, open air pavilion, café tables, fire pit, 22′ digital display screen, open lawn, playable art, a fitness trail, and a 2,500 square-foot veterans’ monument featuring sculptures of military service people.
Every Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. through Sep 28
All events are tentative. Check city website a week prior to event for confirmation.
Summer Concert Series
The third annual Summer Concert Series features bands from across the nation at the Town Green in the Town Center at 7:00 PM. Admission is FREE (with reservations, see below) to enjoy live music with bands from all over the country. Concerts are the last Saturday of the month, through September. Fans can bring food or visit one of the many restaurants located within the Town Center for carryout.
June’s concert will feature the ultimate Eagles tribute, On the Border. Treating fans to an authentic concert experience while journeying through The Eagles songbook, the band covers favorites such as “Desperado” and “Lyin’ Eyes” as well as rockin’ hits such as “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Heartache Tonight” with such accuracy, that listeners may permanently confuse “On the Border” with the real Eagles!
Opening for On the Border will be Atlanta’s own Carly Burruss. Carly’s whimsical, tongue-in-cheek disposition combined with her lilting sound make her the country music singer/songwriter who stands out from the rest.
Concert Tickets: To ensure everyone’s safety Summer Concert Series will require tickets this year. Visit the Town Center Events page here for a link to reserve tickets. Tickets will be available about a week before each of the concerts and there is a 6-ticket limit per household. You will be given wristbands the day of the concert, according to the number of tickets you have reserved, when you show your tickets. Participants will be able to get their wristbands and set up their spot after 2:00 PM on the day of the show. All areas will be first come first serve on the day of the event. Attendees may set up lawn chairs throughout the event area.
All tickets must be redeemed by 7:30 PM. Any tickets that have not been redeemed by that time will become available to those waiting on a first come first serve basis.
Guests are asked to social distance and wear masks as often as possible while attending the event. Space is very limited and expected to fill up quickly. Once all reservations are filled, the event will be at capacity and no additional guests can be accommodated.
Night Music Series
No reservations are required to attend this music series, which features live local bands. June’s Night Music concert features The Sawgrass Blues Band. As described on their website, they are “homegrown, Roswellian, blues-loving machines, specially selected for smoothness and taste. Acoustic, eclectic, bluesy, electric, — toe-tapping, foot-stomping rock, rhythm, & blues!”
Flicks on the Green
Join your PTC neighbors on the Town Green for Flicks on the Green a FREE movie series featuring iconic movies on their anniversary, on the 22′ digital display! Mark your calendar for the first Saturday of each month through October 2. Movies will be begin at 7pm; bring a blanket and stretch out on the lawn and experience movies under the stars. Bring a picnic or grab food from your favorite Town Green restaurants.
Sports on the Screen
Come tailgate with fellow fans on the Town Green in July! A Braves baseball game and two Atlanta United soccer games will be live cast on the big screen (22′ digital display) at the Town Green. Sports fans are encouraged to bring their own coolers or purchase food and drink from one of the many restaurants in the Town Center.
*Times and games could change last minute due to network availability
Yoga on the Green
Stretch and strengthen wit your neighbors at Yoga on the Green every Tuesday at 8:30 am, April 27 through September 28. Everyone from beginners to experienced yogis are welcome to this FREE class taught by David Penn from Sun Dragon Yoga.
What to Bring — Water (no glass containers), a small towel or two, and a mat if you have one. Please note the ground can be wet for these early morning classes so a towel under your mat can be helpful.
What to Wear — Wear comfortable clothes that allow a range of motion. Consider a close-fitting shirt, or a shirt that can be tucked in. Come in whatever shoes you would like, as practice will be done barefoot.
12 Tesla DCFC stations 350kw (parking deck, lower level)
6 Level 2 charging stations (parking deck, two on each level)
To access charging, when entering Town Center from Hwy 141, head straight through the traffic circle and turn right, in front of Cinebistro. You’ll find chargers on the lower level there, and more on every level.
Some tips to keep in mind when attending PTC Town Green events
Items Allowed: Chairs & Blankets, Coolers
Items Not Allowed: Tents, Grills, Glass Bottles
All events are tentative; Please check city website one week prior to event for confirmation.
Park and Walk — Parking is available at the Town Center parking deck, and additional parking is provided at 3720 Davinci Court. You’ll park there, cross PTC Circle, and access the Town Green via a pathway. Look for signage.
I hope all our locals will come out this summer and enjoy this beautiful space we have here at the Town Center in Peachtree Corners. I hope that we will have the chance to welcome lots of visitors, too! I’d love it if you would leave a comment to share your favorite summer outdoor community event!