Whether you are getting up early to head to the Georgia Dome or are preparing the house for 20 or so of your closest friends, you can make tailgating as simple or as difficult as you want. From hamburgers to hot dogs, appetizers and even desserts, any number of places in the metro area will gladly do all the grunt work for you as you prepare for the big game.
Talk of the Town Catering
30 Woodstock St.
Roswell, GA 30075
There are caterers in Atlanta, and then there is Talk of the Town. If your tailgate is going to revolve around great food, consider Talk of the Town. The company boasts its own in-house BBQ catering business, so you can go that route, or choose traditional upscale fare. This company will do all the work for you, leaving you to relax and enjoy the pregame festivities.
Atlanta Tailgates and Events
If you want to tailgate in style at the Georgia Dome, Atlanta Tailgates and Events provides two different packages to choose from. If you opt for the VIP package, expect only the best. I’m talking about two air-conditioned/heated portable restrooms, a karaoke machine, 150-quart coolers, bags of ice and a great time. Since it’s luxury, it doesn’t come cheap. Your cost will be at least $1,080 plus mileage. The good news is, if you split the cost up, it becomes an afforadle option for all involved.
The Butcher’s Market
14205 Highway 92, Suite 103
Woodstock, GA 30188
Conveniently located on Highway 92 in Woodstock, The Butcher’s Market specializes in tailgating for sporting events. Whether you will be setting up shop at the Georgia Dome or getting the grill going on your own patio, this place is a throwback to the days of classic butcher shops. Try any of the package tailgating deals for a ton of great meat, and don’t forget all the delicious sides.
A lot of companies will promise you good food for your tailgate, but Cohen Services actually delivers. And it literally delivers right to your location in the Atlanta area. Chef Steve Cohen can take care of your group and give you peace of mind that everything will be perfect. Cohen caters events for all sized groups so give this full-service caterer a call and start planning your next tailgate, maybe for the playoffs.
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If you live in the Atlanta area, there is a Publix near you. Publix makes a point of stocking up each weekend on tailgating fare. It also has organic and natural products put conveniently into tailgate “party packs” to take to you pregame party. “Our customers have requested additional products throughout the market and all-natural and organic products have been increasing in demand and supply for a number of years,” Publix spokesperson Barbara Reid said. From the meat market to the bakery, Publix will make sure you have a bunch of happy football fans at your next tailgate.
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Rick Limpert is a freelance writer/photographer in Atlanta and he loves covering anything Falcons-related. His work can be found at Examiner.com.