Cheer your team on close to home at Miller’s Ale House or Brimstone Restaurant and Tavern
Rambling Wreck from Georgia Tech? Loyal Bulldog? Falcons fanatic? No matter what football team you’re pulling for this season, the Idea Specialists™ at luxury Belmont at Park Bridge apartment homes in Alpharetta, Georgia, have some tailgating tips for you!
Family & Friends, Food & Fun
Tailgating with family and friends is first and foremost about the fellowship and fun of sharing in the excitement of game day–not to be confused with enjoying ESPN’S popular College GameDay, which is also big fun! Whether you gather together on campus, in a stadium parking lot, or in your comfortable den or the Belmont at Park Bridge clubhouse, food and drink are key players to have on the field.
Maybe you can count on your brother-in-law Hugh to always show up with his famous chicken wings and special sauce, or maybe you’d rather let the Publix at Alpharetta Commons do the heavy lifting when it comes to grilled meats and party platters. Either way, that Atlanta drink classic, a Jack and Coke, is a must-have, especially when you’re outside Mercedes-Benz Stadium getting ready to cheer on the Dirty Birds. Some of us might think the correct way to prepare this sweet-and-slightly-spicy beverage is to pour the two primary ingredients into a plastic cup full of ice and stir with the handle of a shaker stick. The folks over at Mix that Drink want us to know, though, that there is an actual recipe for what they term a “long drink”: 2 oz. Jack Daniels and 10 oz. Coca-Cola served over ice (and preferably in a rocks glass).
Depending on the time set for kickoff, you might want to have a mimosa with your brunch foods or some beer and bottled water with your afternoon burgers and baked beans. Either way, it’s back to Publix, which has an extensive selection of regular and craft beers, sparkling and still waters, and pre-made mimosas in bottles! Perfect for when you’re planning to set up in Legion Lot across the street from the parking entrance to the University of Georgia’s student center, right?
And speaking of setting up for brunch, who better to turn to than the inimitable Southern Living for recipes that will have your guests cheering for the way you’ve upped your hospitality game. They’ve put together a list of “45 Super Tasty Tailgate Treats To Make Ahead For Game Day” that the Belmont at Park Bridge Idea Specialists™ have bookmarked, and you should, too! From Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels to Muddy Buddy Mix to Pepper-Pepper Cheese Dip, there something for everybody to enjoy.
Score With Comfort & Convenience
Cute top for her from Gameday Couture? Check. Comfy T-shirt from Vintage Sports for him? Double-check. A Morehouse Maroon Tigers bib for the baby? Check, check, check!
With everybody dressed and ready to go, the next thing to do if you’re going to tailgate near the stadium is make sure you have comfortable seats, a good cooler, and enough table space for everything you’re sharing with your personal teammates. One favorite of the Idea Specialists™ from an HGTV list of “tailgating essentials” is a Giantex Folding Grill Table; you can get something similar online for not much more than $100.
Pub & Grub
There are lots of fun sports bars convenient to Belmont at Park Bridge in Alpharetta, Georgia. If you don’t already have a favorite, Yelp is one way to check out where you might want to spend a Saturday afternoon or Sunday evening. Lyft is another good online resource. Of course Miller’s Ale House on Davis Drive makes both Top 10 lists, as does Brimstone Restaurant & Tavern off Mansell Road. And, like the Belmont community, Brimstone is pet-friendly—you can enjoy watching the game on the patio with your furry friend!