5 Must-Try Atlanta-based Concessions at Turner Field

Turner Field Sunset

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Take me out to a ball game! This is the last season the Atlanta Braves will be playing ball at Turner Field before moving to Cobb County. So, don’t miss out on these delicious hometown favorites.

 

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Waffle House, Section 128

A mainstay of Southern breakfast (and late night) cuisine, The Waffle House offers its famous hash browns and waffles with melted butter, hot syrup and even chocolate chips.

H&F Burger, Sections 104, 150, 151

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You can now enjoy the famous double-decker cheeseburger from Holman & Finch (also available at the restaurant’s original location in Buckhead and now at Ponce City Market) while watching your favorite player slide into home base. But, it’s still just as tasty.

SweetWater Brewing Co., Fan Plaza

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Grab a beer on your way to your seat and wet your whistle with this microbrewery’s seasonal brews. You can also tour SweetWater Brewery on non-game days. $10 gets you a shiny souvenir pint glass and lots of beer tastings.

Kevin Rathbun Steak, Section 205

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Buy me some peanuts, Cracker Jacks . .and steak sandwiches? Yes! You can enjoy a juicy, sliced sirloin sandwich while watching the baseball game. It comes on a toasted roll with creamy horseradish sauce. Can you say home run?!

Chick-fil-A, Section 202, 228

Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich

Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich

Chick-fil-A and Georgia go together like a hand and baseball glove. This largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the United States offers some its most popular menu options, like the ever-popular Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich, at the stadium. Learn more about the Atlanta-based company on the Chick-fil-A Home Office Backstage Tour.

jennifer-hill-booker-1436890751-thumb-230-230-438-151-820-444-90Jennifer is Georgia’s official Culinary Explorer and the author of “Your Resident Gourmet,” full of innovative recipes, cooking trends and fun kitchen gadgets. Click here for more content from Jennifer.

Baseball in Georgia

digitalcollections.library.gsu.eduThe crack of the bat means it’s officially the season to buy your game tickets and get your peanuts and Cracker Jacks at baseball stadiums across Georgia.

The state’s rich baseball history stretches all the way back to the early 1900s when professional teams like the Albany Babies, Savannah Indians, Atlanta Black Crackers and Macon Peaches attracted crowds.

007 - Atlanta - Fulton County - sports - Atlanta Braves - 04.03.06Some of Major League Baseball’s most productive and best loved (and reviled) players were born in Georgia, including Moises Alou (Atlanta), Bill Buckner (Decatur), Ty Cobb (Narrows), J. D. Drew (Valdosta), Buster Posey (Leesburg) and Jackie Robinson (Cairo). To see a full list of all Major League Baseball players born in Georgia visit baseball-almanac.com.

Current Atlanta Braves players raised in Georgia include Tim Hudson (born in Columbus), Jason Heyward (attended Henry County High School in McDonough) and Brian McCann (born in Athens, graduate of Duluth High School).

Georgia is currently home to six minor and major league professional baseball teams: Atlanta Braves, Augusta GreenJackets, Columbus Catfish, Gwinnett Braves, Rome Braves and Savannah Sand Gnats.

No matter what baseball team you root for in any division or at any level, you’re probably cheering for someone from Georgia. From managers to players, Major League Baseball and its farm system is rich with Georgia history.

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Fun Fact: Ty Cobb, nicknamed “The Georgia Peach,” was one of the first five players elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. He received just over 98% of the votes.

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull is a digital marketing professional based in Atlanta who first visited Georgia in 1994 and decided that when she graduated from college she would make Georgia her home. Since 2007 that dream has been a reality. She is the founder and executive director of Occupy My Family.