A Breakdown of What’s Available to Chomp on at the All-New Braves Stadium!
Having a ticket stub to prove you attended the first full season at the all-new Atlanta Braves SunTrust Park certainly provides invaluable sports memorabilia, but leaving with a content stomach could be just as unforgettable. To complement the experience of witnessing home runs, singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” in the seventh inning, hoping to catch a fly ball, and overall gawking at the Park’s 1,114,400-square-foot splendor, global food service provider Delaware North Sportservice has made a valiant effort to embrace Atlanta’s dining scene with a plethora of Southern-inspired items to choose from.
The strategy has been well-received by Braves fans and gourmands alike. Brilliantly acknowledging the local favorites, Delaware North has ushered in some of the best eateries Georgia’s capitol has to offer, including the world-renowned burgers of Chef Linton Hopkins’ H&F; lip-smackin’ barbecue from the Fox Bros.; Gu’s Dumplings’ Asian fare at Intentional Wok; Hugh Acheson’s 1st & 3rd Hot Dog and Sausage Shack; and, of course, the classics—Chick-Fil-A and Waffle House—to name a few. And no worries, sweet teeth are also recognized, thanks to King of Pops, Mayfield Creamery Ice Cream, and High Road Craft Creamery’s signature Tomahawk Ice Cream Bar serving as delectable clutch hitters.
Then there is the “Taste of Braves Country” program where surrounding states of Georgia collectively making up “Braves Country” get some representation. This means participating concession stands offering mouthwatering selections, such as the Nashville Hot Chicken to represent Tennessee; Taco Factory’s Blackened Catfish Po’ Boy Taco honoring Mississippi; Alabama getting some love with the enormous Fried Tomahawk Pork Chop, complete with collard green slaw and white BBQ sauce served on an enormous potato roll; and South Carolina loyalists certainly not balking on the Pimento Cheese Patty Melt.
The dietary conscious also get some taste bud love. Look for the “Farm to Fan” logo, an initiative featuring produce from a cooperative of more than 40 local farms and vendors; gluten-free food items, including beer; and Field Of Greens’ stand offering an extensive menu of vegetarian options, to list a few.
Other notable specialties to strongly consider include the hand-cut fries at Potato Cutter, the Kevin Rathbun Steak Sandwich, and The Slice’s imposing “Burgerizza”—two, 8-inch pepperoni pizzas serving as the “bun” of 24 ounces of ground beef, a quarter-pound of hickory smoked bacon and six aged cheddar slices.
When looking at the score sheets, Delaware North and the SunTrust Park have hit a grand slam when it comes to providing baseball fans with an unforgettable eating experience.
For more information, visit Atlanta.Braves.mlb.com/atl/ballpark/suntrust-park.