The Varsity

This week I’m in Atlanta with my co-worker Dave for the Catalyst Conference. Our plane from Grand Rapids to Milwaukee was canceled due to weather, so we got a direct flight to Atlanta on another Airline. Midwest handled the cancellation with ease and we were soon on a Delta flight without any effort except for the extra security pat-downs.

We landed and got our luggage at the speed of light – seriously, I don’t know how they did that. It was amazing. Then checked into the hotel – which is hilarious in its own right. Then off to get something for dinner.

The Varsity
It claims to be the world’s largest drive-in. The one we went to was not really a drive-in as much as it was a drive-up-get-out-of-your-car-walk-inside. But I digress. They have Chili Dogs.

The chili is almost entirely meat, with a touch of sauce. The meat is so finely ground that it resembles Cream of Wheat or since we’re in the South, grits. The chocolate shake was similar in consistency to a Wendy’s Frosty, but after a few minutes with a spoon, drinkable. Chili-cheese fries are fries, served with a little cup of chili and a little cup of very runny cheese. I know what you’re thinking – “oh! I like it runny” – if indeed that’s what you’re thinking, then by all means, this is the cheese for you.

+1 all around!

I really didn’t eat much today – so now that I’ve pigged out and capped it all off with a fried peach pie – I’m going to bed.

… maybe it’s just me.

Brian Atkinson

Brian is an international and inspirational speaker, consultant, and voice artist. Brian has served as the Director of Digital Communications at American Bible Society, and the Director of Digital Media at The Bible Gateway (Gospel Communications International). He has worked as a communications director, technology manager, church-planter, radio announcer, welder, and ice cream man. He has a lot of t-shirts.

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3 comments on “The Varsity
  1. bethany says:

    yeah, I found their chili dogs lackluster. And their fries for that matter. I’m not big into the varsity. It’s only ok.

  2. Hey Brian,

    Make sure you guys come by and say hi! I’m in booth #20 (you should recall the big blue iStockphoto.com banner). :-)

  3. bcp says:

    Hey Brian,

    I was in Atlanta for an hour and 20 minutes yesterday. I looked for you and David, but didn’t see you anywhere. I quickly deduced your conference was not in an airport terminal.

    I’ve heard about the Catalyst conference, and often thought it would be great to attend. Hope you’re enjoying!