Are you ready for some football? Hell yeah!
Here are some restaurants to watch the big game this Sunday!
As many of you know, I am a rabid sports fan and it’s almost football time! From doing the time-robbing fantasy leagues, to simply rooting for a favorite team, here are some spots to do some serious tailgating in Atlanta especially during the Falcons vs. Saints game at 1 p.m., September 1. Whatever it's STATS right down the street from the Georgia Dome, to the new Smokebelly BBQ in Buckhead, get your eating and sipping on while yelling at the top of your lungs to kick off the NFL’s first week this Sunday.
These descriptions came directly from the source, so see which destination works best for you. They all sound pretty damn enticing.
Recently opened Smokebelly BBQ invites Falcons fans to watch the game on the patio or at the bar to enjoy signature dishes and brew selections. Beer connoisseurs will enjoy the variety of beer options, including more than 40 craft beer selections like the Carolina Sky Blue, Evil Twin Hipster Ale, Lagunitas IPA and Allagash White. Pair it off with Smokebelly’s already famous barbecue plates. For more information, visit smokebellybbq.com or call 404-848-9100.
Atkins Park – Virginia-Highland
To celebrate the Saints vs. Falcons, Atkins Park in Virginia-Highland is hosting a tailgate event including food specials off the Big Green Egg, beer features from Goose Island, raffles and more, benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Guests can catch the game on the new 120-inch big screen in the family-friendly dining room. Head outside after the game for a cornhole tournament hosted by Cornhole ATL. Registration is $30 per team, and all of the proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. For more information or to make a reservation, visit atkinspark.com or call 404-876-7249.
Beloved Atlanta chef Shaun Doty is flapping his Falcon-loving wings to cater tailgate parties with Bantam + Biddy’s famous Southern-inspired, farm-to-table main dishes and side items. Falcons fans can enjoy the famous fried chicken tenders with wasabi honey sauce, or a variety of sliders including options like white truffle chicken salad, BLT and roast beef and horseradish. Great side options include homemade creamy macaroni and cheese, and Anson Mills Sea Island red peas and rice. For more information including pricing and locations, please visit bantamandbiddy.com.
Hearth Pizza Tavern
Football games mean pizza, and Sandy Springs’ Hearth Pizza Tavern is offering its to-go specials for the big game, including this swell deal: Purchase four large pizzas with one or more toppings and receive one complimentary pizza with one topping. Additional to-go options include “Missy’s Intense Hearthbread” and the Parmesan truffle fries. For more information, visithearthpizzatavern.com or call 404-252-5378.
Craving pretzels and beer-cheese dip? Head over to HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern in Midtown to catch the big game, and enjoy tasty bites at the spacious bar or on the patio. In addition to pub fare, a comprehensive craft beer list includes a mix of American and imported high-gravity beers – draft and bottled. Complimentary valet parking is available. For more information, visitcommunitashospitality.com/hobnob or call 404-968-2288.
Roll into fall tailgating with colorful and refined Asian cuisine by ordering catering from RA Sushi. Fresh selections include to-go sushi platters like the maki maki with the spicy yellowtail, Philadelphia and California rolls, or the Tsukiji combo including a variety of nigiri and sushi rolls. Pricing varies per platter and more details are available at www.rasushi.com/atlanta.
There’s no better place to catch the game downtown than STATS, Atlanta’s famous sports bar located just minutes from the Georgia Dome. STATS caters to groups ready to cheer on their team, so reserve one of the main dining room party tables or seven high-top “beer” tables including a personal beer tap. STATS also provides a unique viewing experience with 70 high-definition televisions, plus supreme audio quality. For more information, visit statsatl.com or call 404-885-1472.
Staying in for the game? For those hosting their own viewing party, Kevin Gillespie’s new concept Terminus City is offering its signature, down-home cuisine for to-go catering options. Select items include whole-hog barbecue and country-fried steak along with sides like fried okra, Brunswick stew, shaker-style slaw, squash casserole and creamed corn. Orders are required in advance. Visit the Facebook page or call 404-380-1886 for more information.
Willy’s Mexicana Grill
No matter who the big cheese is in your group, practically everyone gobbles up queso dip. Enjoy Willy’s Mexicana Grill's catering options to create your own unique spread of Tex-Mex favorites including a build-your-own taco, fajitas or nachos bar, plus fresh guacamole, salsas and, of course, queso. For more information and restaurant locations, visit willys.com.