Atlanta - Burgers With Buck: Dragon Con bills itself as the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe. While all of that may be true, the staff at #BurgersWithBuck doesn't take exception, but does think that the description is missing one very important element...burgers. More specifically the Subconscious Burger, designed and constructed specifically for the 65,000 plus Dragon Con 2015 participants and people watchers who have descended upon Atlanta. The Hyatt Regency Atlanta is Dragon Con party central, and Executive Chef Martin Pfefferkorn is literally catering to the participants. Every year, he creates a special themed burger for the event, and with this year's Subconscious Burger, it seems he has even outdone himself. He describes it as "3,000 calories on a plate".
The submarine sandwich style bun and shape of the grass fed patties put the sub in Subconscious Burger. Then when you add the white cheddar cheese, bacon, BBQ sauce, garlic aioli, lettuce, onion, tomatoes, and crispy fried potatoes, you understand the rest of the name. As Pfefferkorn puts it, "If you eat this burger, you're probably going to be unconscious afterward."
It is a lot to handle, but roaming around the city in full costume can certainly work up an appetite, although it would be tough to consume while wearing a Storm Trooper helmet.
The Subconscious Burger will be served all weekend at Twenty-Two Storys restaurant/bar on the lobby level at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Heads up though...if it interests you, it is only available during Dragon Con 2015 so you better hurry. And even if you are not participating in the Dragon Con festivities, it is the perfect people watching burger, and who knows, if you can take the whole thing down, it may be you that people are watching. For more information on Twenty-Two Storys and the Subconscious Burger, go to their website http://atlantaregency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html.
Dragon Con Expected to Draw Crowd Of More Than 65,000 Over the past 29 years, it's become almost as legendary as the science fiction literature, film, and television that it celebrates. This weekend, Dragon Con is back in Atlanta -- and organizers expect it to bring more fans than ever before. Dragon Con is described as a "multi-media popular culture convention" which celebrates everything sci-fi and fantasy. This year's convention takes place September 4th through the 7th, with various events to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Marriott Marquis, Atlanta Hilton, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Westin Peachtree Plaza, and AmericasMart, Building 2 (registration will be located at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel). Scheduled guests include actors from the FOX hit series "Sleepy Hollow" -- and the Dragon Con parade (Atlanta's largest) will take place Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken spent the morning downtown, getting a look at this year's Dragon Con action.
Big Peach Sizzler and Cystic Fibrosis: Monday is Labor Day and that means it's time again for the Big Peach Sizzler 10K. The six point two mile run takes place Labor Day and will attract more than two thousand paricipants. The runners get to enjoy the race and some fun events afterwards. They also participate knowing that proceeds go directly to support the Cystic Fibrosis Community. FOX 5's Ron Gant caught up with a family doing their job to help sponsor the race, but also living with the genetic disease. For more click here.
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The 2015 Chick-fil-A Kickoff game: Auburn Tigers will face the Louisville Cardinals right here in Atlanta at the GA Dome for more information click here.