Business can be much like boxing, mainly in that at this point, Larry Merchant is kinda bad for both. Put him down, HBO, then come eat at Ringside Franks & Shakes.
Opened by the Fellini's/La Fonda team in what used to be Three on the Tree, Ringside is ATL's newest house of locally sourced hot dogs, which you can ravenously enjoy amongst candy red tables/chairs, a thick wooden counter beneath brick-embedded dome lights, and an illuminated awning featuring the Ringside logo stretched to ape that of Everlast, although it'll be your bathroom that's the House of Pain.
Hit that wood counter to pick your tubesteak from choices like beer bratwurst, spicy chicken sausage, or 100% natural beef, all guaranteed to contain zero fillers, artificial flavors/colors, corn syrup, irradiation, animal byproducts, or MSG, likely because we have a hard enough time filling up Philips.
Along with the expected toppings, you can augment the deliciousness with onions, shredded cheddar, jalapeno pimiento cheese, and more, while also adding sides like hand-cut fries, housemade chili, Zapp's chips, and pickle spears, which’s what the Sandlot kids did in the original script, when Britney was still cast as The Beast.
Because it's illegal to have the word "shakes" in your business name without offering cold, creamy thickness, grab a hand-spun chocolate or vanilla joint, or quench yourself with an IBC root beer or Mexican Coke, which Ortiz must've been on if he really thought he'd emerge the Victor.