Mercedes-Benz Stadium gets “dirty” for Monster Jam Mercedes-Benz Stadium is looking a little “dirty” right now – and it has nothing to do with the “Dirty Birds” which call the Atlanta stadium home.
On Wednesday, crews began covering the stadium floor with thousands of tons of Georgia red clay, preparing it for the return of Monster Jam this weekend. The famed monster truck series rolls in on Saturday and Sunday, bringing some of the sport’s most iconic trucks, including Grave Digger (driven by Charlie Pauken), Monster Energy (driven by Todd LeDuc), and El Toro Loco (driven by Becky McDonough).
Gates open at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23rd, with show time at 7:00 p.m. Gates open at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday the 24th, and show time is at 3:00 p.m. The stadium will host “Pit Parties” both days before the gates officially open, giving fans who purchase passes a chance to meet drivers and see the trucks up close. Early Access Passes are also available for purchase, giving fans an extra hour on Saturday to visit with the drivers and trucks. Regular admission tickets for Monster Jam start at just $20.
Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken never turns down a chance to play in the dirt – especially when enormous trucks are involved! So he spent the morning at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, as drivers prepared for the weekend’s events.
Burgers With Buck Hugo's Oyster Bar: As the name implies, Hugo’s Oyster Bar in Roswell is a great place to go for fresh seafood. They have also become known for their classic New Orleans Po’ Boys, steaks, salads, and desserts . . . the notoriety of which is well deserved.
More than likely if you are going to Hugo’s, you are going there for one of the above mentioned specialties. But remember, this is #BurgersWithBuck. In other words, you’re probably not paying a visit to this fixture on Alpharetta Street, just south of Holcomb Bridge with a burger in mind. After today, that may change.
The ½ Pound C-B-S Burger, named for the blend of chuck, brisket and short rib that make up the substantial pattie, is a menu staple at Hugo’s. It is popular and delicious. However, in honor of #BWB’s visit to Hugo’s this week, Jon Schwenk has created a special burger creation that he has named Hugo’s Blackened Cajun Burger.
It goes a little something like this. Take that same huge ½ pound pattie, add white cheddar cheese, grilled andouille sausage, roasted tomato (with thymes, olive oil, salt, and pepper), grilled onions, fried bread and butter pickles for sweetness, and Thousand Island dressing with a little creole mustard added for some extra zip.
It’s big and flavorful and available for a limited time, so BWB recommends that you go check it out for yourself.
For more information on Hugo’s Oyster Bar, including the menu, hours of operation, and specials, go to their website, http://hugosoysterbar.com/ . And, as always, if you have a favorite burger that you would like to see featured on, 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.
Biscuit Time with Chadwick Boyd: Lifestyle Expert and Host of "Reel Food" Chadwick Boyd stops by with a lesson on how to make Greek Yogurt Biscuits. For more information on today's recipe click here. For more on Chadwick Boyd and Charla Hall's Biscuit Class at Ponce City Market, click here.