Sure there's snow, but there are options where to watch tonight's BCS National Title Game
Most Smyrna-Vinings eateries are closed, but some are not for tonight's Auburn-Oregon championship match up.
National championship Monday night is generally reserved for men’s college hoops, but their football brethren bulls forth in to take the winner-take-all spotlight this second Monday eve of the New Year.
And for area service industry personnel looking to pocket a sound financial score working tonight’s BCS National Championship Game, well, better luck next year.
The snowy wintry storm that hit the metro Atlanta area Sunday-Monday and dumped three-to-six inches of powder and then ice ensured most all area restaurant and bar workers would not benefit financially from tonight’s national title game between Auburn and Oregon.
Most restaurants were closed Monday and a dinnertime phone call indicated that many local eateries that normally catered to football followers and casual sports fans were not open.
Among those that did not answer late phone callas around 6 p.m. Monday included Atkins Park Tavern, Hooter’s, Laseter’s Tavern, Marlow’s Tavern, Padiac’s, Social Vinings, Tilted Kilt, Varner’s Tavern and The Vintage Tavern.
Still some were open and ready to serve including McCray’s West Village Tavern, which opened at 4 p.m. and Jocks N Jills, which is serving a limited menu tonight. A phone call to Meehan’s Public House resulted in a friendly fella speaking loudly into the receiver over a boisterous background commotion, “it’s been a big crowd all day.’’
At Bella’s Pizzeria, staff was short but the patrons were growing by mid-afternoon as owner Bruce was busily shuttling back-and-forth between the kitchen and bar.
When an employee by the name of ‘Mike’ showed up at 3 p.m., an appreciative crowd of about 30 or so people began spontaneously chanting his name much to his embarrassment. For on this championship game Monday, it was game-on for all those with little-to-no responsibility on a rare Smyrna-Vinings snow day-fun day.