ATLANTA - Masters First Timers with Buck Lanford: It doesn't matter how many times you have watched the Masters on television.
4K, 8K, 12K, it's irrelevant how many K's you have, because you can't truly appreciate the beauty of these hallowed grounds at the Augusta National Golf Club until you walk them with your own feet and see them with your own eyes.
Attending the Masters for the first time is almost as awe inspiring as seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time. You've seen pictures, you've seen video, and you think you know what to expect, but until you've stood at the south rim overlooking one of the wonders of the world...you can't really appreciate it's beauty and expanse. And until you've walked the course at this wonder of the golfing world, you can't really appreciate the vivid colors and undulations.
"TV doesn't do it justice!" is a common theme among first time Masters patrons. "I can't believe how hilly it is!" is another.
But it's more than just the elevation changes, the dogwoods, the Georgia pines, the azaleas, and the perfectly manicured fairways and greens. It's a rare combination of beauty, ambiance, and history.
If you are an annual Masters patron, or if you have had the chance to attend many times, you are one of the fortunate ones. I count myself among you as I have had the privilege to cover the Masters Tournament for Fox 5 Atlanta for 15 years. My one word of advice for you is to never, ever take this place for granted.
Meanwhile, if you are a first timer at the Masters, I have one word of advice for you as well...wear comfortable shoes.
Burgers With Buck Dantanna's : Part sports bar and part five star-star restaurant, Dantanna's combines the best of both worlds. It's a great place to watch the game, and an equally great place to impress your date.
They are known locally for their aged steaks and fresh seafood, but it was a certain burger that caught the attention of the #BurgersWithBuck staff. While the Jimmy "The Greek" lamb burger and the Bison burger are intriguing options, when you work the morning shift, a burger called 'The Eye-Opener' is eye catching.
You guessed it, 'The Eye-Opener is a breakfast themed burger made with Creekstone Farms Black Angus beef, cheddar cheese, thick sliced (brown sugar-peppercorn) bacon, and a sunny side up egg. The good news is that you can get 'The Eye-Opener' at any of their three locations...in Buckhead next to Lenox Square, downtown at the CNN Center, and at Dantanna's Tavern in Sandy Springs.
For more information on Dantanna's including menu and locations go to their website, http://dantannas.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 hashtag #BurgersWithBuck and/or #BWB.
Actress, Lisa Ray McCoy: (From Player's Club, VH1's Singles Ladies) is in town for stage play by Je'Caryous Johnson titled "Married but Single." The show is in Atlanta playing at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre starting Friday, April 8th - Saturday, April 9th. For more information click here.
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