B is For Baseball/#photography

Okay, well not just for baseball; but that is kind of the theme for my post today. It was an accidental theme due to our adventure last evening; nonetheless, it is the focal point of the evening.

So, without further ado, let me introduce you to my special guest on today’s post-the letter ‘B’!

B is indeed for baseball, for Battery, for Braves, beer, burgers, bunting, bikes, and bring it on ! 

My last week was mentally gruelling although I am fast forgetting why, due in part to our visit to one of Atlanta’s newest sports arenas- SunTrust Park’s Battery.

 

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Now, it takes a lot to get me pumped over public venues, and I might well have my enthusiasm curbed if ever we find ourselves swimming among the sea of fans at one of the events here; but, as far as the location, the buildout and the resataurants, I am duly impressed. They are still growing and many unopened venues promise much more shopping, food and spirits coming soon.

Meanwhile, I will take you on a brief tour of the main strip down the center of the Battery. There are also restaurants, bars, shops and ticket venues on the main road as well as four major parking lots with several levels. We hit it just right with four free hours of weekday parking if you arrive before four pm. After that the free time decreases.

A walk down the main strip takes you by Wahlburger’s. I am slow to jump on any bandwagon that is overly hyped; but I have to tell you honestly that this was the best diner style burger I have had in years. I kid you not…the meat was seared and crispy on the outside but perfectly medium inside and they were double so a lot thinner than a big ole medium burger. Add a splash of wahl sauce, shredded lettuce, tomato, kosher style pickles, two perfectly crispy bacon strips and -dare I say it-good ‘ole American-or as they say on the menu- gov’ment-cheese. The fresh bun toasted to a golden brown held it all in place. Kind of. But I ate every last sniff of it. Oh, and there was a cup of Yukon Gold fries too. What? Did I take photos? Oh paleeeease….

 

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Thank you, #Wahlburger’s all!
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Such a welcoming casual atmosphere
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Had my Chopsecutioner half drunk before I thought to snap a photo!
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Spiked Cherry Coke. Yummmm..
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This was the double Wahlburger, my new best friend. Helped me forget the week.

 

‘Waht’ (😉) could we do after such a meal but walk? So we made our way up the strip a second time. Other venues include an Italian pizzeria, a wine bar, NY bagel grille, Fried Chicken restauarant, Yard House-where we ended up-Terrapin Craft brewhouse with barbecue diner, El Felix Mexican, an Oyster Bar, Todd English Tavern, Sports and Social-a grown ups playground-and various others. For a complete list, check the link above. Oh, I have a few more photos for ya. Oh…that beer? It is by Terrapin Brewhouse and is purportedly brewed over baseball bat chips…I wasn’t sure how I felt about that but had to give it a try. It is a pretty lightweight beer but has a decent flavor, very mild and not hoppy at all, really. Just a little 5% kick though. I’m wishing we could serve a few of these at the bar, Dan.

 

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Welcome to SunTrust Park
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Who doesn’t love a Harley Davidson shop?
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This fountain was beautiful, changing every few seconds
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Under the glow of Baseball
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My friend Al would love this place!
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Ahhh…my good friend the Terrapin Tortuga!
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Obviously reporting the main events.
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Just had to get this shot with the neon baseball.
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Inside Sports and Social.
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What a view. Never saw an indoor monitor this large. 30 feet tall!
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The men’s room. No, I did not take this one, though I have done worse on a dare. Or accident. 😂
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The Chick-Fil-A mascot inside the stadium
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As it got darker, the night life awakened
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Imagine this area in the middle of playoffs!
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Yard House. Largest beer selection on tap
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My choice for after dinner was a Jameson Mule. Giddayup.

 

And while my post didn’t make it in time for Norm’s Thursday Doors, this would have been my entry. Oh well, there’s always next week. Meanwhile, you guys get out there and enjoy some sunshine if ya’ got it!

 

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File this under my “#I love Atlanta” diary entries. 😀💕

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14 thoughts on “B is For Baseball/#photography

  1. That burger looks soooo good. I’ve been feeling under the weather this weekend, and the Mrs is trying to get me to eat sensible, but I want burger and onions and whal sauce, now.

    This looks like a live place. I can imagine when the game is on. I hope you visit during a game, it’s not something I could do very often, but once in a while, it’s fun to be in that kind of crowd.

    Great pictures, and thanks for the link.

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    1. Aww…I’m sorry you are under the weather Dan. I’m sure a Wahlburger would be just the thing to make you feel Better. If I had to choose a sporting event where crowds wouldn’t bother me so much it would def be baseball. We’ll have to look into that. I do love a live baseball game

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      1. I think so. I will always treasure the one pro baseball game I ever went to. When we lived in Little Rock things were tough because my Mom was ill and depressed. My Dad got free tickets to see the Travelers at their stadium and they were having a bad season. But this game was amazing. They played with heart and soul and won! We had so much fun. I will always treasure that memory. I was about 14 at the time. Of course I love going to LSU baseball games when the opportunity presents itself.

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  2. Good grief! Is there any end to this place? It’s like a private city. You certainly covered a lot of ground checking everything out. Great pix, but I would’ve loved to see one of you getting that hamburger into your mouth! Lol.
    •••Ginger•••

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      1. Nah, they were gawking at the hot chick, not the hamburger! Now, if that was ME, they’d be comparing buns, and mine would’ve lost that contest! Lol.
        •••Ginger•••

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  3. OMG, I would have to take a Tiny House and park it there so I could eat ALL THE THINGS! Every few years, I try a hamburger, but I’m always disappointed. They’re never as good as my grandma used to make. But that one, that one right there, that one looks goooooooood! Thanks for sharing your tour. ~wipes drool off chin~

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