Good Day Atlanta November 11, 2016

- First-Ever "Citizen Open" Ping Pong Tournament Bounces Into Town:  Grab your racket and get your gameface on -- a table tennis tournament is coming to Atlanta and the stakes are high.

 

The first-ever Citizen Open ping pong tournament takes place Saturday, November 19 at Ponce City Market.  The event is being hosted by Citizen Supply, an artisan marketplace at Ponce City Market, and Subeau, a design and build team.  The tournament will feature one-hundred players, and will begin at 9 a.m., with semi-finals and finals set for 7 p.m. that night.  The winner will receive a hand-crafted Subeau ping pong table, valued at more than $6,000.  Another table will be raffled off during the event.

 

Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken never turns down a chance to play some table tennis, and spent the morning at Ponce City Market getting a preview of the big event!

 

WEB LINK:  http://www.citizenopen.co/#welcome

 

Pet of day from Best Friends Animal Society.  For more information click here.

 

Supermoon:   NASA scientists discuss the upcoming supermoon with Good Day Atlanta anchor Constance Jones.  The moon will make its closest pass to Earth in its orbit it appears bigger and brighter on Monday November 14, making it a supermoon.   It will be the closest moon to Earth since 1948.   For more information click here.

 

Burgers With Buck:  If Venkman's, in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward, was simply a live music venue...it would be a really cool place.

 

And if Venkman's, in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward, was simply a great restaurant serving southern comfort food classics with a creative twist...it would be a really cool place.

 

Instead Venkman's, in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward, combines the best of both worlds with just a hint of Ghostbusters, and the result is a really, really cool place.

 

You see Venkman's is what happens when talented local musicians Nicholas Niespodziani and Peter Olson of the Yacht Rock Revue, and long time Atlanta chef Nick Melvin put their heads together.

 

However, critiquing music and menus is not what #BurgersWithBuck is all about.  We at #BWB, are all about celebrating great burgers in and around metropolitan Atlanta, and the burger at Venkman's is worthy of celebration.

 

Let's start with the name.  They call it...wait for it.  Wait for it.  The Burger. 

 

A simple name, yes, but a very complex sandwich made with quality ingredients and a lot of TLC.

 

Much like Venkman's was built from the ground up, Chef Nick builds #TheBurger from the bun up.  Beginning with a sweet potato bun with a very subtle just a touch of sweetness.  The next level is a little Doux South Dill Mustard.  On top of that is a custom ground patty consisting of brisket, chuck and short rib.  Next is sharp white cheddar cheese followed by pickled slaw.  Then they add a homemade pickle sauce mixed with fresh cabbage, red onion, and parsley, and to top it all off, a little homemade spiced tomato jam.

 

It's a burger so good, it doesn't really even need a catchy name, but if they decided to call it the #BuckBurger, the #BWB staff would not object.

 

For more information on Venkman's including the menu and show schedule, go to their website http://venkmans.com/.

 

And as always, if you have a favorite burger that you would like to see featured, tell me about it on https://www.facebook.com/BuckFOX5 or https://twitter.com/BuckFOX5, and don't forget to use the hash tag #BurgersWithBuck and/or #BWB.

 

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