by: Shae Rozzi Updated:
ATLANTA - The Georgia Dome is getting a makeover for the NFC Championship this weekend, including a special game-day menu.
“It’s a huge process,” Georgia Dome Executive Chef Charles Walker told Channel 2’s Shae Rozzi.
He explained to her what it’s like to come up with a menu to feed around 70,000 fans.
“We take a lot of feedback from our fans,” he said.
He and his staff introduce new menu items at each game. This Sunday, they’ll be featuring food that represents the two teams and the ultimate prize, a ticket to this year’s Super Bowl game in New Orleans.
“On the Atlanta side, we’ll be featuring peach-glazed ribs, along with the black and red sandwich. It’s a brand new sandwich for this game. It’s a fried chicken breast that’s blackened with a red hot sauce,” Walker said.
He’ll be cooking up shrimp and fish tacos with Rice-A-Roni to represent San Francisco’s 49ers. Po' boy sandwiches and Bourbon Street burgers will represent New Orleans.
“It’s about the fan experience,” Walker said.
He also showed Rozzi some signature cocktail drinks that are served as a classy combo meal.
The Sliderita is a margarita that has two slider burgers on a kabob sticking out of the drink. Sliders can also be served with Bloody Mary drinks, while the margarita is also featured with two jumbo shrimp.
Rozzi was there as crews painted team, NFL and NFC Championship logos on the field at the Dome.
Rozzi also visited the Georgia Aquarium, where the public relations staff was editing video of scuba divers that will air during the game. The divers held up signs that read “Get Loud” and “Rise Up.”
The aquarium is also posting pictures and other videos to promote the game. Fans who travel to Atlanta for the game are expected to spend time at other city attractions, including the Georgia Aquarium while they’re here.
“As an Atlanta attraction, we are beyond thrilled to support our Falcons,” said Jessica Fontana, a spokeswoman with the Georgia Aquarium.
“It’s great to show off our city,” she said.