Home-run eats: Atlanta Braves open third season at SunTrust Park with expanded menu

The Battery is a mixed-use neighborhood adjacent to SunTrust Park and is filled with shops — including Rock/Creek, which started in Chattanooga, and restaurants, such as Garden & Gun, and C. Ellet's Steakhouse. Burn, a new cigar/cocktail bar, will be opening soon.

ATLANTA - When the boys - and girls - of summer pack the ballpark, most are there because of their love of baseball. But fans of the Atlanta Braves are equally cheering for the food.

SunTrust Park, and its adjacent retail-restaurant-residential neighborhood, The Battery, blow peanuts and Cracker Jacks out of the ballpark. Instead, folks are grazing through the concession stands in search of chicken and waffles; The Blooper - an explosive sandwich of chicken tenders, a hamburger patty and smoked sausage topped with melted cheese and jalapenos on a bun; the Best Steak Sandwich in the World; and even wine sold by the bottle.

If you go

The Braves offer 15,000 seats priced at $20 or under (36 percent of SunTrust Park’s capacity) and several ticket packages that can be found at www.braves.com/specials.