A recent radio story got me thinking about Gwinnett County Airport. The story mentioned a restaurant at the airport and as a flying nut I knew I had to try it some time. Gwinnett County is a small airport. Although it has several bizjets, not much traffic takes off or lands there. At PDK, in comparison, Friday night is a great time to watch the moguls jet home. Gwinnett is more like the airports of old---a little sleepy, peaceful, soothing.
I sat on the patio, which is a great way to enjoy a summer evening, not to mention watch the airplanes. A speaker plays the tower frequency so you can keep track of traffic around the airport. When I arrived, a jump plane was parked in front of the restaurant. (I could tell it was a jump plane because the right door was missing.) After a few minutes the parachutists marched across the patio and into their plane, smoke canisters attached to their heels. One of the kids eating dinner exclaimed "Are you guys nuts?@%#@!" This is a very kid friendly place.
I went for the strip steak special. This is airport food, nothing fancy, but it was very enjoyable. Overall, a very nice experience.