SunTrust Park's in-stadium cuisine will have a decidedly regional feel to it, with Braves Country and homegrown ingredients taking center stage.
Delaware North Sportservice unveiled its offerings for the new home of the Braves on Thursday, headlined by a collection of foods from across the six states that make up the team's core fanbase.
It is also teaming with more than 40 Atlanta-area farms to incorporate their produce into dishes.
"The Braves envisioned and built a state-of-the-art ballpark so we wanted to design a food and beverage operation that was just as forward-thinking," Carlos Bernal, president of Delaware North Sportservice said. "The gameday experience has evolved and fans expect as much out of their food as they do their baseball team. This means incorporating food trends like locally sourced ingredients and partnerships with hometown brands and companies."
The Taste of Braves Country program includes dishes from throughout the Southeast, highlighted by:
• Georgia: Fox Bros. BBQ; Hugh Acheson 1st & 3rd Hot Dog and Sausage Shack, Chick-fil-A; Waffle House. • South Carolina: Pimento Cheese Patty Melt, served with caramelized onions and smoked paprika on rye. • North Carolina: Smoked whole hog BBQ sandwich, served on white bread with chopped southern slaw and vinegar BBQ sauce. • Tennessee: Nashville Hot Chicken, served with bread & butter pickles. • Mississippi: Blackened Catfish Po’ Boy Taco, served with slaw and Comeback Sauce. • Alabama: Fried Tomahawk Pork Chop, served on an extra-large potato roll with collard green slaw and white BBQ sauce.
Fans can find the Farm to Fan logo at concession stands that feature produce from locally-sourced outlets. Ingredients will vary throughout the season based on market availability.
Along with those initiatives, SunTrust Park will also have Atlanta staples throughout its concession stands, including H&F Burger, Gu's Dumplings, King of Pops, Mayfield Creamery Ice Cream and a Tomahawk Ice Cream Bar from local producer High Road Craft Creamery.
"Braves fans come from far and wide, and each one has a different and delicious food they enjoy while watching a baseball game," said Shawn Mattox, Delaware North's general manager at SunTrust Park. "We designed a menu that underscores the diversity of southern cooking and created dishes that we know all fans will enjoy while in Atlanta for a game."