During live filmings in Metroplex Theater of Fine Arts' enormous dining room, the actors of Saturday Nite Live in Atlanta put a local spin on sketch comedy. The show invites guests to sit back and snack on a four-course Italian meal and, if they choose, jump on stage to join in on the comedic antics. The two-hour tapings intersperse comedic performances with the delivery of meal courses, filling plates with chicken encrusted with roma tomatoes and mozzarella, spaghetti and meatballs, or vegetarian and gluten-free entrees. Additionally, a souvenir DVD—replete with a backstage feature revealing the secrets behind the curtain's tightly sealed lips—lends clients a permanent record of the production.
B. Beattys chefs follow the time-honored family recipes that were handed down from their parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. They begin each morning with breakfast, rolling up their sleeves and firing up grills before whipping up fluffy omelets and crispy chicken and waffles. Come lunchtime, they turn their attention to customized sandwiches, layering toasted rolls and sourdough bread with slow-roasted pork, fried turkey, and bacon. When dinner rolls around, they load plates with hearty servings of catfish, rib-eye steaks, and pork chops. The accommodating chefs invite guests to personalize many menu items, encouraging diners to choose seasonings for their meats and take a moment to come up with a nickname and backstory for each one of their french fries.
Servers flit about the casual dining room, where sunlight streams in through towering windows. Diners sit at booths and tabletops, sipping on smoothies and shakes.
Located just a mile away from the Georgia Dome, Phillips Arena, and World Congress Center, Super 7 Pizza Shoppe solves the problem of where to get tasty pre-game or pre-concert food, fast. Freshly baked pizzas, all-beef hot dogs, wings, and turkey franks are just a few of the choices, whether customers want to dine-in or grab food on-the-go. The pizza shoppe also sells a light assortment of groceries for added convenience.
• For $5, you get $10 worth of American fare during lunch. • For $7, you get $15 worth of American fare during dinner. The menu at Burger Bar & Lounge offers a spectrum of burger sizes to sate appetites weighing in at up to 16 ounces, plus an array of specialty burgers, pizzas, and sandwiches. Burgers begin at a modest 2.5 ounces ($3.79), growing to the monstrous 16-ounce burger ($8.79), and are made with organic meats that have never been frozen or teased. Specialty burgers crafted from a gardenful of veggies or a Thanksgiving tableful of turkey offer savory alternatives to beef ($5.25–$6.49), while a side of sweet-potato fries ($3) provides a dulcet substitute for its salty french cousins. Ten different flavors of wings—including lemon pepper, teriyaki, and curry—season tongues ($6.95–$32.95), and a variety of shakes cool them down with a thick flow of flavored ice cream ($4.50). Beer and cocktails are also available to cleanse palates between bites.
Modern lights hang from the ceiling like glowing red fezzes, giving a sunlit glow to the pizzeria’s mint green walls. Amid these elegant trappings, hand-tossed pizzas arrives tableside with sumptuous add-ons such as sausage, green peppers, and fresh-cut pineapple. Diners may also order a stuffed Philly cheesesteak at Auburn’s bar, where mixologists pour wine by the glass and blend a wide array of specialty cocktails.
Whether the craving is pizza or stromboli, wings or a burger, Mama Mia Pizza, Subs, & Wings has it. The pizzeria’s extensive menu expands upon its titular trio by featuring international entrees such as baked lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, and the Greek spinach and cheese pie known as spanakopita. Dine at one of the indoor or outdoor tables, or call in a delivery order to chat with the driver about the flashy new delivery sign recently installed on your car.