Spring fever

Tue, 02/20/2007 - 3:34pm
By: The Citizen

By F.C. Foodie
Dining Critic

With weather forecasters predicting temperatures in the 70s later this week, many residents’ thoughts are turning towards warmer days.

As the weather warms, we’ll once again be able to enjoy the open spaces and dine outside. Fayette County is lucky to have several restaurants with lovely outdoor dining areas.

There’s not a better cure for the winter blahs, than dining outside with friends as spring quickly approaches. Here are some choices for the upcoming warm, late February and March days:

•Pascal’s Bistro’s in Peachtree City. When Pascal’s opened in the old Agnes and Muriel’s space a few years ago, it was one of the first restaurants that featured authentic European cuisine. To many, it’s one of the best restaurants in the county, and has a really fun patio to enjoy the warmer weather.

• Mellow Mushroom in Peachtree City. This outpost of the Atlanta pizza chain offers really good pies and calzones. When the weather turns sunny, it’s a great place to enjoy a slice and a cold beverage.

• City Cafe and Bakery in Fayetteville. Another little piece of Europe in our county. The baked goods are to die for, and I love their innovative menu. City Cafe also offers a beautifully landscaped patio to enjoy your meal. Enjoy a trip to Europe without leaving the county!

• La Parillia in Fayetteville. One of the better of the many Mexican eateries that dot the landscape. Although its location in the Fayette Pavilion is not the most scenic in the area, the outdoor space offers a nice location for chips and salsa and quesadillas.

• Starbucks in Fayetteville and Peachtree City. Both locales offer great patios and the Peachtree City location is the place to see and be seen at the Avenue. There’s not a better location to enjoy a steaming cup of Sumatra coffee, a scone and the Sunday New York Times.
As the temperatures heat up, enjoy dining alfresco and take in the outdoor scenery in our county.

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