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Concessions get an upgrade

At Chef's Daily Pasta in Philips Arena (Curtis Compton, ccompton@ajc.com)

At Chef's Daily Pasta in Philips Arena (Curtis Compton, ccompton@ajc.com)

The AJC’s crack lifestyles reporter Melissa Ruggieri kicks off her look at concessions around the city with this sentence:

“Lousy food and entertainment venues have been synonymous probably since the Colosseum in Rome held its first gladiatorial contest.”

So true. Yet apparently things are getting better.

Read Ruggieri’s report, and if you have any great tips on where to eat for the next Thrashers Hawks game, let us know below.

7 comments Add your comment

40YRS

June 17th, 2011
2:24 pm

That Thrashers remark is cold man!

Matt

June 17th, 2011
7:05 pm

The ASG can burn in hell for selling the Thrashers and I’ll not be setting foot in Philips Arena until they are no longer the owners of the arena or the Hawks.

Scarab

June 18th, 2011
2:39 pm

Too bad the new BLRG restaurants at Philips aren’t open during the Dream games. They should be though.

Baltisraul

June 20th, 2011
8:28 am

If you are planning on seeing a Thrasher’s game this upcomming season try the Moose Jaw burger or Medicine Hat hot dog. They say the Northwesr Territory stew is good also!!! I am told the the ASG has contracted to do the arena concessions and the teams PR. “Pick your Thrashers seats day” has been cancelled till further notice.

Baltisraul

June 20th, 2011
8:29 am

Scarab…..what are Dream games???

Glynise

June 21st, 2011
8:56 am

GO CHEF MONTY!!

N-GA

June 21st, 2011
4:02 pm

Atlanta gets a world-class aquarium with low-class food. The food court at the aquarium serves the worst hamburgers and hot dogs anywhere. The condiments include catsup, mustard, and mayo. No onions, pickles, relish, etc. At the prices they charge, you should get anything and everything to put on your food. All the food is cold and all bread products were bought at the day-old bread store. The hot dogs are Hebrew National brand. If the company ever did a mystery shopper test, they would pull their product in shame. If Bernie Marcus ever ate there, he would fire the food service manager. BTW, the design for the flow of customers through the food court must have been done by an Al Qaida terrorist.