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LSU vs. Clemson in Chick-fil-A Bowl
Things to Do in Atlanta, Georgia
From the LSU Atlanta Alumni Association:
We are not doing a parking lot tailgate-too cold and iffy - but we do have an Official Tailgate Bar at Park Bar and there will be a welcome party and Trivia Contest at Park Bar on Sunday night Dec. 30. Door prizes, contest prizes (Community Coffee and Tigermania gear, bar tabs, etc) and lots of fun. The Evil Twins and Mike A. Tiger (me) will emcee the event.
Also, Park Bar is donating a portion of their proceeds for Sunday and Monday through New Year's eve to our LSU Atlanta Scholarship Endowment Fund so they are a true supporter.
Only other local promo is for a kickass southern buffet at Pittypat's Porch on Andrew Young Blvd. (right on the parade route) and fans get a $4 discount if they show our fan guide printed or on their smart phone. Their bar is really cool (Gone With the Wind motif) and they will have $3 beer, $4 Bloody Marys and $5 hurricanes.
The Les Miles Show â€“ Chick-fil-A Bowl Edition presented by Capital One Bank - will take place at Stats in downtown Atlanta on Sunday, Dec. 30 from 8 to 9 p.m. ET.
Stats is billed as Atlanta's premier sports restaurant with 70 high-definition televisions and something for every sports fan. Located at 300 Marietta Street NW, Stats is just one block from the CNN Center and the Georgia Dome.
The Les Miles Show will be held on the second level of Stats, next to the rooftop deck. Admission is free of charge and doors for the radio show will open at 6:30 p.m., however Stats will be open for business all day. Seating for the radio show will be a on a first come basis and food and drinks will be available for purchase before, during, and after the show.
Mike the Tiger and the LSU cheerleaders will be on hand for the show. In addition, LSU will distribute the 2012 LSU Football Chick-fil-A Bowl poster to everyone in attendance.
We attended the Chick-fil-a kickoff game in 2010 in Atlanta (LSU vs UNC). There are several things we did which are within walking distance of the stadium:
World of Coca Cola (only $16 per person or less - awesome tour & sample over 60 types of coke), Olympic Plaza @ night (site of 1996 Olympic games, Johnny Rocket restaurant (throw back to the 60's). The Aquarium is across from the World of Coke but we did not have time to visit. The best site to use: http://www.atlanta.net/50fun/. I would highly recommend getting tickets prior to going since the lines will be long to all attractions close to the stadium.
I went to Atlanta once on vacation. Four things to do:
1) World's biggest aquarium
2) CNN tour
3) Coca-Cola corporate headquarters tour with free samples at plant with ticket
4) Centennial Park (which was built for the Olympics)
Take a trip to the lounge "The Sun Dial" at the top of the Westin Hotel just a few blocks from The Dome.
Those looking for an awesome hamburger place to eat go to the Vortex in Atlanta. Best hamburger I've ever had, and it's where Man vs Food went in 2010. Good beer selection too.
There is a great restaurant/bar in Buckhead:
HAL'S ON OLD IVEY
Hal is originally from New Orleans. It is an upscale restaurant with great, and I mean great food . there is always a band in the bar which plays great music. It is always packed. Pricewise it's about what you would pay at Ruth's Chris and well worth it.
Leading up to the Chik-Fil-A Bowl please encourage Tiger fans going to Atlanta to share their bowl experience socially with Tiger fans that could not make it via the PartyTapper iPhone app. PartyTapper is a platform that centralizes the social media activity from a party or event real-time. Tiger fans just simply login with their current Facebook or Twitter credentials and share the good time they are having. All of the social media activity can also be sent to their respective Facebook or Twitter account simultaneously to prevent double posting. There is an event entitled "2012 Chik-Fil-A Bowl" that begins on the 28th so that weekend touring and tailgating experiences can be shared.
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