Post By: Caroline Solomon, Atlanta Eats Intern
Whether you’re new to the City or you’ve been in Atlanta for years, the Peachtree Road Race is one of our oldest traditions. On every 4th of July, roughly 60,000 runners come together for the world’s largest 10k. But we know not everyone is a runner and that’s OK – you can still show your support by watching the event and cheering on the participants. The run begins at Lenox Square and travels through Midtown to the finish, which is located right outside of Piedmont Park. 10k is a long distance (a little over 6 miles), covering lots of streets, which means more restaurants. With so many options, how do you pick the best place to watch the race? Let’s cross the finish line for the best places to watch the Peachtree Road Race.
Start celebrating July 4th early by watching the Peachtree Road Race at Cook Hall Atlanta. Be merry with $5 bloody Mary’s and mimosas. Accompanied by live music and performances, the drinks are just the beginning. After the race, Cook Hall is spicing up their normal menu and offering an all-American themed lunch with hotdogs and hamburgers. Then, wash down your meal with a (or some–no one is judging–) boozy slushies made with Tito’s Vodka.
Beginning at 7 am, Tavernpointe will be hosting a Peachtree Road Race viewing. With the perfect location to see the race, at the corner of Spring St. and Peachtree St. in Midtown, viewers can sit back and enjoy the race, without even breaking a sweat. A delicious brunch buffet will be offered serving an array of southern choices, including buttermilk fried chicken, grits, and biscuits.
The Flying Biscuit (Midtown)
The Flying Biscuit Midtown is just around the corner from the finish line, so diners can enjoy a full breakfast and experience of the race without actually running in the race. With delightful options including, biscuit chicken pot pie, shrimp and grits, organic oatmeal pancakes, and heavenly French toast, you are bound to satisfy any brunch craving.
10th and Piedmont
At 10th and Piedmont, diners can enjoy bottomless mimosas while the cheer on the runners as they sprint to end. Starting early, delectable brunch will be served featuring the restaurant’s four types of chicken and waffles; 10p Signature Chicken & Waffle, Atl Blt Chicken & Waffle, Southern Praline and Peaches Chicken & Waffle, and Heavenly Sweet Citrus Chicken & Waffle.