Enjoy a Variety of Outdoor Venues with Tasty Bites and Specials

Sandy Springs, Ga. (May 19, 2016) – There is no need to wait for the first day of summer to enjoy meals under the sun or stars when warmer weather is the only invitation diners need to head outdoors. The city of Sandy Springs, bordering Atlanta to the north, has plenty of outdoor dining options that will please anyone’s appetite for al fresco dining. For the best in beautiful views, live music and impressive menus, these options offer a taste of the great outdoors in Sandy Springs throughout spring, summer and fall.

5 Seasons Brewing – For the best local craft brew
Beer lovers unite at 5 Seasons Brewing at The Prado. The brewery currently has eight featured beers, from Hefeweizen and IPA to Tripel and Coffee Milk Stout. 5 Seasons’ patio is the perfect dog-friendly afternoon or evening gathering place with a menu of little plates, salads, grilled pizzas and unique dishes like sweet tea brined southern fried organic chicken and Georgia rabbit enchiladas.

Food 101 – For the best open air bar
Serving modern Southern cuisine with farm-to-table freshness, Food 101 features a rustic covered patio for indulging in some comfort food. The restaurant’s bar also becomes an open-air venue with sliding doors to bring the fresh air and sunshine indoors. Farm-to-table menu favorites include Springer Mt. Farms Fried Chicken, Labelle Farms Duck Ramen, Georges Bank Scallop and more.

Nancy G’s Café – For the best Doggie Dining
For casual and cozy neighborhood dining, Nancy G’s welcomes the whole family, including dogs with their “Doggie Dining” menu, on the patio. Spend an afternoon outdoors with the café’s menu of fresh salads, sandwiches and “fork and knife” entrees. The homemade banana pudding is also a must-try.

Ray’s on the River – For the best view overlooking the Chattahoochee River
Recently named to OpenTable’s “100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America,” Ray’s on the River is not-to-be-missed for celebrated outdoor dining. The scenic patio overlooking the Chattahoochee River is perfect for enjoying delectable gourmet bites from the extensive menu. The award-winning Sunday brunch menu features more than 80 items, including a carving station with prime rib, an omelet station and homemade desserts.

Savor bar & kitchen – For the best after work outdoor happy hour
Located at The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, Savor bar & kitchen specializes in dishes influenced by the Bayou, Gulf Coast and Low Country. Diners at the restaurant’s partially shaded patio can sit at rustic tables or lounge on modern couches overlooking the lake. Happy Hour is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and the dinner menu delights with crawfish beignets, pecan crusted flounder and much more.

Teela Taqueria – For the best urban scene
Enjoy tacos with a twist at Teela Taqueria at the City Walk. The restaurant’s vibrant atmosphere is complete with a patio that seats 40 and offers a trendy and fun-filled environment for sipping margaritas. Pair one with unique tacos recipes, including Southern BLT, Thai, Greek Gyro and more.

Three Sheets – For the best rooftop patio with music
With chic yet classic décor, Three Sheets adds luxury to a night out with its rooftop patio, and assortment of signature cocktails and gourmet small plates. The venue showcases its house DJ every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, and beginning June 3, Three Sheets will host Guitars Under the Stars with live acoustic sets from the area’s rising musical acts.

Under the Cork Tree – For the best wine and tapas
Opened in January at The Prado, Under the Cork Tree is a modern spot for Mediterranean tapas and entrees. The global wine list is a must-try on the restaurant’s outdoor, partially covered patio with couches and heat lamps, a great space for day or night. Drink specials are available throughout the week, including half-priced bottles of wine every Monday.

To learn more about Sandy Springs and its patio dining, visit www.visitsandysprings.org.

# # #

About Sandy Springs, Ga.
Bordered by the city of Atlanta on the south and the Chattahoochee River to the north, Sandy Springs is Georgia’s sixth largest city, and combines the best of urban and rural environments. Celebrated dining, one-of-a-kind boutiques and antique finds, and cultural experiences are all surrounded by more than 950 acres of parks and natural areas, including 22 miles of Chattahoochee River shoreline for kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing and more. Visitors from near and far come to experience Sandy Spring’s acclaimed culinary scene, which features award-winning chefs and showcases cuisines from around the world. Throughout the year, local events highlight and celebrate the unique community, from festivals to holiday markets. Sandy Springs makes for a relaxing getaway with easy access to several major highways and interstates, and the MARTA rail.

Sandy Springs Hospitality & Tourism is the Destination Marketing Organization for the city of Sandy Springs, Georgia, acting as the guide to all that the Metro-Atlanta city has to offer. For more information, please visit www.VisitSandySprings.org.

Media Contact:
Jessica Ennis, Pineapple PR