Omnivore - Best Bets: Where to watch the Super Bowl in Atlanta (and why)
Where to go big for the Big Game
Wings, on wings, on wings, big screen TVs, endless discussions of deflated balls... If sitting at home with a seven layer dip doesn't strike your fancy, here are some Best Bets for alternative plans on Super Bowl Sunday, some include the game and some do not.
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Join Ration and Dram for the release of Bleeding Heart, the small production amber ale inspired by southern red velvet cake, brewed with cocoa and vanilla. Local brewery Second Self joins this Edgewood hot spot for a five course Super Bowl dinner with a menu driven by game day eats. Funnel cake and heavenly sounding "Hush doggies" are on the menu. Dinner is a mere $40 including beer pairings. Dinner kicks off at 6 p.m. and ends around half time, although guests are invited to stay until the end of the game, which will be playing with sound. To reserve your spot, please call 678-974-8380 130 Arizona Ave. www.rationanddram.com.
Huddle with your besties with hot stuff and sticks for Gameday Girls' Night Out at Midtown's the Melting Pot. The menu begins not with balls but with sticks to dip items in cheese fondue with a touchdown of steak, shrimp, chicken, and fish accompanied by homemade dipping sauces and an array of fresh vegetables. For the extra point, choose any one of the chocolate fondue desserts served with a variety of fresh fruits and cake for dipping. Wear your favorite sports jersey, and your chocolate fondue is endless. 754 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-389-0099 www.meltingpot.com/mid-town-atlanta
Head to the Goat Farm not for goat, not for pigskin, but for Lamb Jam II, a four course Lamb Dinner with with local beer pairings from Orpheus Brewing, wine pairing from award winning Idle Cellars, and Saki and Japanese Cocktails. Brought to you by design studio Sofia XIV, Eat Me Speak Me Collaborator, Mister Mind, and <a href=""http://clatl.com/omnivore/archives/2014/09/15/eat-me-rock-me-pop-up-this-week-at-the-sound-table">the Sound Table's Karl Injex, cocktails begin at 7 p.m., Dinner starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased here. 1200 Foster St. N.W.
If you are really, and we mean really craving those wings, head to Bone Lick BBQ beginning at 4 p.m. for all you can eat wings and a pitcher of beer for $35. There will also be assembled platters of sliders, wings, ribs, brisket, and peanuts at great deals. First 20 guests get free pig skins, aka pork rinds. The game will be on but skeeball with friends might be even more fun. 1133 Huff Road N.W. 404-343-6574 www.bonelickbarbecue.com
Many restaurants close for the Super Bowl. Do you just want to eat and watch the game? Head to DBA Barbecue for smoked wings, 13 tbs, free parking, and 18 local beers on tap. Wings will be half priced all day at Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern. Watch on their big screen with $15 pitchers of Sweetwater. Beginning at 6 p.m., Midtown's Cypress Street Pint and Plate will offer $10 house pitchers, half-off appetizers, $12 buckets of PBR, and $6 burgers with TVs scattered inside and out.