Fall is in full swing. Enjoy the vibrant colors and cooler weather with a weekend for two in Sandy Springs.
Dinner- Kaiser’s Chophouse
With its modern, chic interior and inviting atmosphere, Kaiser’s Chophouse makes the perfect setting for a romantic dinner. We propose the Prime Porterhouse made for two, accompanied by the Whipped Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus. The Porterhouse is dry-aged and combines the rich flavor of a New York Strip with the tenderness of Filet Mignon. Pair this mouthwatering meal with a glass of Merlot from Kaiser's sommelier-curated wine list. To top off the meal, indulge in Kaiser’s Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée.
Relaxation- Morgan Falls Overlook Park
After dinner, take a leisurely stroll at Morgan Falls Overlook Park. Then, cozy up on a bench swings and relish in the timeless splendor of the Chattahoochee River in the moonlight.
Breakfast- Café Vendome
Enjoy a hot beverage and a handmade pastry at Café Vendome. This artisanal French Bakery & Café serves pastries and baguettes made fresh throughout the day. Gluten-free options are also available.
Activity- Hiking at Big Trees
An easy hike with bountiful, beautiful views; John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve is a circular hike made up of two loops (Big Trees Loop & Backcountry Loop) and one trail (Powers Branch Trail). Along the way, the scenic views of streams from the Chattahoochee, the large granite boulders, and the colorful fall foliage are breathtaking. Remember to bring a camera to capture your memories!
Lunch- Southern Bistro
Southern Bistro is a true southern staple serving lowcountry-inspired food. Husband and Wife, Colman and Nancy Goodrich, co-manage this hospitable neighborhood café. You can’t go wrong with any of the items on the menu, but our go-to starter is always the pimento cheese. And it’s 5 O’clock somewhere, right? So why not order a Bistro Smoked Martini. The cocktail includes your choice of gin or vodka and the addition of Mesquite, Hickory or Applewood smoke flavor.
Activity- Hewlett Lodge
Hewlett Lodge was built during the 1930s as a summer home for Georgia Superior Court Justice Samuel Hewlett. The home was constructed using timber from the Okefenokee Swamp in South Georgia and Stone from Stone Mountain, east of Atlanta. Today, Hewlett Lodge is the National Park Service headquarters for the Chattahoochee River National Recreational Center, as well as the park's Welcome Center. Stop in before heading out for a hike along the trails at Island Ford.
Dinner- il Giallo Osteria & Bar
In the mood for an unforgettable dining experience? At il Giallo Osteria & Bar, you can savor dishes featuring pasta made from scratch right in front of you. This little piece of Italy was featured on Food Networks, “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” for Chef Jamie Adams' Agnolotti, a delectable ravioli filled with roasted duck, fontina, brown butter, sage and pecans. Pair it with a delicious cocktail or glass of wine, and be sure to end the evening with the house-made tiramisu.
Sunday Late Morning
Brunch- Tupelo Honey
At Tupelo Honey, you can savor southern staples with a signature twist. Try the Tupelo Shrimp & Grits, which feature an earthy goat cheese topped with a stunning peperonata mixture and tantalizing chorizo sausage. Can't decide between savory and sweet? Add an order of the Banana Pudding Layered Pancakes and enjoy both.
And what is brunch without a cocktail? They offer a Mega-Mimosa, which is 10 oz. of Sparkling Brut Prosecco and refreshing orange juice.
Shopping- Gramma B’s
Perfect for the couple who enjoys gardening, Gramma B’s is a classic garden and gift shop. The store offers unique floral arrangements and garden supplies, plus accessories like bird feeders, baskets, pillows, and more.
One last treat- CalyRoad Creamery
A taste of the country in the city, CalyRoad Creamery is Sandy Springs' Artisanal cheese shop. Owner Robin Schick and team craft the cheese in house, and offer weekly wine and cheese tastings. Unsure of what you want? Turn to their welcoming, knowledgeable staff for assistance on everything from wine pairings to provisions.
A little fresh air, a little shopping and a whole lot of food will surely make for an unforgettable weekend for two in Sandy Springs.