Thursday, September 15, 2011
I'd never been to Atlanta before, and that's where I've been for the past few days. My wife wanted to get away from Ohio for awhile and we ended up here.
We were signed up for the CNN tour our first day here. I was able to find some treats to feed my addiction in the Braves clubhouse store on the first floor:
I've always been a fan of MLB fitteds in different colorways, so grabbing these two was a no-brainer, especially off the clearance rack. Score!
Found the New Era Flagship store on Luckie Street and they had an amazing selection of fitteds - NHL, MiLB, the standard MLB ones you find at the mall, and their alternates...but when I saw this one, I had to cop it, even at full price, an Atlanta Black Crackers Negro League fitted:
The only other Negro League New Era I've seen is a Hilldale Giants, which was broken down by fellow blogger Howfresheats.
*old man alert* Don't know if I'm just being uptight, but should the staff have been playing explicit versions of songs while customers were in the store?
I was bombarded with "b*****s s**k my d**k" and "to all my n****s, my m*********n n****s" ad nauseum for the whole time I was in the store. Would you have been surprised?
Went to the Braves/Marlins game later that evening:
I'm so used to eating Subway when I go to a Reds game, but we weren't sure if we could bring food into Turner Field. This hit the spot, though:
Braves won 7-1, McCann and Uggla had a great game.
Next day, went around Little 5 Points district:
Found some 12-inches I didn't have and Stetsasonic's first LP:
Whooohoooo! Pizza! Again!
2 pepperoni slices, one traditional, one Sicilian, both delicious:
As you might be able to tell, I've got a soft spot for pizza (insert big belly joke here).
Later that evening, wanted to check out something other than Applebee's or Wendy's for dinner so I hit up this spot:
Fried whiting, mac and cheese, collard greens, cornbread...on some now you see me, now you don't:
And yes, I'm fully aware of the irony of washing this meal down with a diet Coke.
On the way back to Cincy, I had to stop here for lunch, as we don't have these in Ohio:
All in all, a nice break before getting back to the blue collar grind.