Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Winning Ways to Field a Memorable Football Feast

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Emily Connolly or Morgan Lanier
Melissa Libby & Associates

Atlanta’s Best Restaurants Score with Fantastic Catering Options

ATLANTA (Aug. 23, 2016) – Football season is here, and several Atlanta restaurants are taking the field with everything you need to host the perfect pigskin party. Whether you’re looking to take home the pennant in tailgating or host a memorable gridiron get-together, these culinary all-stars have the catering menus and packages to help you score a touchdown.

Give your football party an Italian flair courtesy of Bellina Alimentari at Ponce City Market. Catering options like the antipasti bar, panini platter and primi, secondi and dolci courses are sure to score points with your discerning guests. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance; allow 72 hours notice for parties of 30 or more. 404-330-9933; bellina-alimentari.com.
Treat your friends to a selection of delicious catering menus like the gourmet meat and cheese sandwich platter courtesy of Ray’s in the City. It comes complete with domestic house-cut deli meats and artisanal cheeses served with house-made pickles, vine-ripened tomatoes, Bibb lettuce and assorted breads. Two side displays (choose from whole fruit, artisan field greens salad, red bliss potato salad, Southern-style macaroni salad and housemade kettle chips) and one dessert display (graham cracker lemon squares, house-baked cookies, a seasonal fruit platter or chocolate fudge brownies) are included. Serves 12 for $80; $6.75 per additional person. 404-524-9224; raysrestaurants.com.  

Smokebelly BBQ, Atlanta’s top destination for chef-crafted barbecue, offers three mouthwatering catering options:  “The Baron of BBQ” ($14 per person) with pulled pork and two sides of your choosing; “The Duke of Smoke” ($17 per person) with choice of two meats and three sides; and “The King of ‘Cue” ($19 per person) with choice of three meats and three sides. All three come with house barbecue sauce and sandwich buns. 404-848-9100; smokebellybbq.com.

Spell out your love for your favorite team with custom letter-shaped doughnuts (select flavors only) from Sublime Doughnuts. Orders require 24 hours’ advance notice. 404-897-1801; sublimedoughnuts.com.

What goes with Georgia pigskin better than Southern-style barbecue from Kevin Gillespie? Terminus City is serving up an unbelievable whole hog barbecue cooked on-site by chef Andreas Muller with four sides, dessert and paper products. All orders require two weeks’ lead time. Visit the Facebook page for more information, and place orders by emailing terminuscity@gunshowatl.com or calling 404-380-1886.

Let Tin Lizzy's Cantina turn your big-game bash into a spicy FlexMex fiesta with the stacked taco bar, which includes two soft flour tortillas per person, choice of protein and lettuce, rice, black beans, pico de gallo, jack cheese, grilled onions and peppers, sauce, guacamole and chips and salsa fresca for $11 per person. You also can’t go wrong with the ever-popular chicken finger platter ($4 per person), cantina salads, margarita mix (sorry, tequila not included) and other festive favorites. Deliveries require a $100 minimum order; delivery fee applies outside 10-mile radius. Prices exclude taxes and gratuity, and 24-hour notice is appreciated. For more information, email catering@tinlizzyscantina.com. 404-668-8757; tinlizzyscantina.com.

Sack those stale chips and dull dips for crowd-pleasing catering from Willy's Mexicana Grill. Guests will cheer for Willy’s build-your-own taco, fajita or nacho bars—not to mention cheese dip, guacamole, salsa, chips, burritos and more. Ten-person minimum on catering orders. For a full list of Tex-Mex flavors, view the menu at willys.com/catering-menu. Order online or call 404-422-7107; willys.com.


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