Things to do, places to go, bugs to crush

Faithful reader eethomaswfnc alerted me to this:

That bucket list strikes me as woefully incomplete.  Please do The Fontaine Center a favor by adding a few choice suggestions of your own in the comments.

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37 responses to “Things to do, places to go, bugs to crush

  1. 3rdandGrantham

    Geez, now I know why America so is fat…almost half those activities involves eating (although I applaud the vegan food suggestion).

    Speaking of food, I have my turkey resting nicely in a large pot of buttermilk brine, and my BGE is already to go tomorrow. For those of you not brining, I’d highly recommend doing so as it’s not too late, as it makes a world of difference in taste.

    Oh, I’ve been using the late Celtic Wolf’s cornbread recipe for years, and you simply haven’t had good cornbread until you’ve cooked some some in a cast iron dutch oven or skillet, also in a BGE or similar outdoor oven.

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    • Mine is in a traditional salt brine with some orange and lemon peel. I did a clean burn on my BGE to get ready for tomorrow.

      I want to know more about this buttermilk brine however.

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      • 3rdandGrantham

        It’s fairly simple – you’re simply substituting sugar for buttermilk. Thus, instead of roughly a cup of salt and sugar per gallon of water, you start with a gallon of buttermilk and add a cup of dissolved kosher salt to it. I typically dissolve a cup of salt in roughly a quart of boiling water, cool it down, then add to the buttermilk. I then brine my turkey for 24-36 hours, and remove from the brine early Thanksgiving morning.

        I’ve found that the buttermilk gives it a sweet taste which, combined with the saltiness of the brine and cooking over lump charcoal, produces an outstanding taste. With all that said, the absolute most important thing to do regardless of how you cook your turkey is to rest a gallon size bag of ice over the beast (while turkey sitting at room temp) for 20 minutes before cooking.

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        • Faulkner

          Great tips. What is your time and temp on big been egg? When brining does there need to be ice or in ice while resting overnight? I’m smoking one with peach wood and frying one. I have my hands full.

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          • 3rdandGrantham

            Egg usually is around 325 or so. When brining, you place the turkey in the cold water/salt solution and in the fridge overnight. I mentioned ice in regard to keeping the breast meat cold just before cooking the turkey. This helps for the entire bird to be done at the same time. After all, breast meat has less fat and cooks faster than the rest of the turkey, which is why it often turns out dry. But if you rest the bird at room temp for 20-25 min before cooking while keeping the breast meat cold with a bag of ice on top of it, it will help for everything to cook evenly.

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    • Russ

      I brine mine in peanut oil around 400°.

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  2. FarmerDawg

    *hipster bucket list, isn’t there some sort of sports museum in Atlanta? I am also led to believe they have an indoor pond with fish. What is a vegan and do they taste good?

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    • Russ

      Vegans eat the food your food eats. You can usually find them at cross-fit events. Just hang around for a few minutes and they’ll tell you all about it.

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      • Mad Mike

        That reminds me of a bad joke. A vegan, a crossfitter, and an atheist walk into a bar…I know that because they told everyone within five minutes of getting there.

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  3. Silver Britches

    Go to the Clermont.

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  4. Gaskilldawg

    Viva La Vegan serves excellent food, but visitors will have a hard time finding it and seating is limited. Oakland City is not on the tourist bucket list. Cafe Sunflower is a fancier vegan place, easier for visitors to find and is closer places visitors like to visit.

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  5. gospeldawg

    The author is either the most easily entertained human, or is ignorant of the term.

    Pee in the gas tank of that stupid kit car.
    Break in to the stadium announcer booth, announce a surprise popup Dragoncon on 10th street, watch all 500 nerd fans flock.
    Get a choice spot for my lawn chair and watch the meteor that craters North Avenue.
    Selfie with Reggie Ball

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    • Russ

      Cut cord to fan and poke hole in blow up bee.
      Visit a tech tailgate and take their liquor.
      Outnumber their “fans” 2-1 in the stadium.
      Oh, and eat at the Greasy V. The only good thing to come from the tech area.

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  6. Gaskilldawg

    Another comment. I am surprised it did not recommend visiting Ponce City Market. Much more interesting than Atlantic Station.

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  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    If I’m South of Ponce I’m a Fox Brothers man myself.
    Hop City on Marietta Street. The selection will have you fainting like Robin Williams in Moscow on the Hudson.

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  8. stoopnagle

    I’m getting up early, driving to Capital City, then I’m going to load up on a big Irish Breakfast at Ri Ra then walk down to Mark Richt Field and watch the Dawgs run it right at tech’s itty bitty DL for three hours. After which I’m going to find a TV to watch The Iron Bowl.

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  9. Mick Jagger

    The Varsity!

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  10. ZeroPOINTzero

    I don’t mean to be snarky but that was the worst list I could imagine starting with Flirting Biscuit and their hardtack biscuits. Insult to meh.

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    • Bulldawg Bill

      zPz, I’m with you! The list is all carbs!!! For their signature food item(biscuits) to be so horrible just defies the imagination. And just what IS the best way to cook a vegan????

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  11. Head to fraternity row to watch a Fech Man tickle pile.
    Walk across the North Ave. overpass and observe nerds attempt to spit on cars as they speed by on the Connector.
    Browse the Star Wars section at the Fech bookstore and watch not chic geeks fight over the Black Friday deals.
    Observe the fine ladies of Techwood market their wares on the street.
    Remind Jeoff who runs this state pregame at the 5th St. Waffle House.

    Did I do this right?

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  12. Muttley

    As the Dawgs take a knee in the fourth, rise and point to Mercedes Benz
    Chant “U-G-A”/ “Nerds! Nerds!” on the way out
    Celebrate for 24 hours
    Focus on the purple kitties

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  13. 69Dawg

    Cheetah, if it’s still open. Without the family of course.

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  14. DB

    Hal’s for dinner. Try to get a bar seat.

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  15. Doug

    Get barbecue at Daddy D’z. Or Fox Brothers. Or Heirloom Market. You know what, just go eat at all three.

    And if you’re flying in from out of town, take a minute to chill at One Flew South at Hartsfield-Jackson Terminal E, whose menu and cocktail list shames those of 90% of the non-airport restaurants out there.

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  16. Remember the Quincy

    “Heading to Atlanta to cheer on the Dawgs?” followed by a suggestion to watch the game at a restaurant. Those two things contradict each other.

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  17. Morris Day

    Go down to Little 5 and get your fingers dusty flipping through the vinyl racks at Wax ‘N Facts.

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  18. Coweta Dawg

    Drink excessively, lose shirt, paint torso Red & Black.
    Channel best Homer Simpson, sit in GT student section, frequently use airhorn, and scream NERDS with increasing intensity for 3+ hours as the score becomes more and more lopsided.
    After every UGA score, make eye contact with nearest Tech fan and loudly proclaim “I Have Spoken!”
    Video #2 & 3 for posterity and for use in the inevitable criminal charge(s) and civil suit(s) that follow.

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  19. Lamont Sanford

    Ugh. Flying biscuit has no real sausage. No thanks. Nice to see 3rdandGrantham still knows it all. I’d be lost without those insights.

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  20. W Cobb Dawg

    Eat a Bell street Burrito (on Peachtree) in snake-like fashion.

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