Visiting athletes have to be wary of repping their team too hard, like when the Niners' T.O. celebrated a TD on the Cowboys' midfield star, and they really made that fool pay, with a blindside tackle...and then a 25 million dollar contract. For an outta-town ex-NFLer soothing the burn with food and booze, hit Wet Willie's.
A notorious Miami watering hole, Willie's just landed in ATL next to the Lindbergh MARTA station, with a row of frozen daiquiri spinners lined up like a boozy laundromat behind the bar, 12 flatscreens and four mega projectors, glossy wood tables, and a mural with various action shots of co-owner Carlos Emmons -- a former Steelers, Eagles, and Giants linebacker/noted beacon of humility. Prime yourself for drinking with chicken & andouille sausage gumbo, oven-roasted spicy tequila wings, "Savannah's" shrimp & cheese grits (w/ creamy bacon/bell pepper gravy and Sherry), pizzas topped with stuff like bacon & shrimp, Angus burgers, or sammies like the salmon BLT or Wet Willie's Philly cheese steak, which comes complete with a Whiz-covered finger in your ear when you least expect it. A serious range of daiquiris includes the Shock Treatment (lemonade/blue curacao/190-proof grain alcohol) and the similarly hooched, cherry-flavored Call A Cab, plus combos like the Shock Treatment/Sex on the Beach/Attitude Improvement (grain alc, Bacardi Select, orange flavoring) Easter Egg, which will leave you forgotten under a bush to be discovered by children.
Less-ice-based libations include Jell-O shots, bottled beers, wine by the glass, plus highball cocktails; they've also got an online shop with Willie's-branded merch like tees, sweatshirts, and visors, because as T.O. will tell you, if it looks like a hat, and smells like a hat, by golly, it is a hat. Unless it's a visor.