Common Ground

Situated in the heart of Downtown Alpharetta, all-day dining destination TBB 122 marries local ingredients with European influences

Charmed by an 1850’s abode that once occupied the restaurant’s verdant property, Michele Sedgwick, owner of Alpharetta’s TBB 122, had always dreamed of opening an eatery there. “I was immediately taken with this magical property and all of the trees, outdoor spaces and possibilities,” says Sedgwick. The home ended up falling into disrepair, and after many inquiries, Sedgwick purchased the land in 2019.

Also the brains behind Theo’s Brother’s Bakery in Crabapple, Sedgwick joined forces with her daughter, Peyton, to introduce a peaceful, all-day dining experience serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, with brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. From caffeinated sips and house-made pastries to delectable entrées, TBB 122 is ideal for all occasions. “The menu is a direct reflection of the common interests Michele and I share,” says executive chef JR Bearden. “From our first conversation, we discovered that we both possess a fervent passion for simple yet delicious preparations.” Channeling influences from Italy, France and Portugal, TBB 122’s culinary team is always “seeking new flavor profiles and building on classics with the best ingredients North Georgia has to offer,” says Bearden.

For breakfast and lunch, opt for the avocado toast, daily quiche or pressed pork sandwich on TBB ciabatta bread. The dinner menu boasts a selection of seasonal dishes like baked oysters, agnolotti made with short rib as well as a hearty half chicken. Pair your meal with one of their refreshing drinks, like the lavender-infused house cocktail dubbed “Mrs. Bensen,” an homage to the original homeowner.

Designed by Sedgwick in partnership with architect Lew Oliver, the interior of TBB 122 exudes a warmth that encourages you to sit and stay awhile. “[Oliver] was the perfect choice as he is an avid historian, but also very forward-thinking and similarly inspired by European design,” says Sedgwick. With exposed wooden beams overhead, the original fireplace stands tall in the dining room. Additionally, a large communal table as well as adequate bar seating act as perfect resting spots for coffee dates and work meetings. The indoor and outdoor spaces also play host to various events, like live music on the patio every Thursday night and wine dinners.

From the food and drinks to the comfortable, chic seating areas, Sedgwick strives to create the ultimate dining venture. “Above all, I want guests to have an authentic experience,” she says. “I want them to feel they are somewhere beyond Alpharetta—somewhere comfortable, welcome and inspired.”