04.04.17 | Kevin W
Pimento Cheese -- The most unique sandwich to the tournament comes in at only a $1.50, but odds are your going to have to make your own. Do to so at home you'll need:
3 cups shredded white cheddar cheese
2 cups shredded yellow sharp cheddar cheese
4 oz crumbled blue cheese
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 (4 - oz) jar sliced pimentos, drained
1 cup light mayo
2 tbs Dijon mustard
1 loaf of white bread
Once you have all the ingredients you'll want to start by combining cheeses, pimentos, mayo and mustard in a food processor and process until smooth. Then cover and chill. Spread on bread slices. This recipe makes four sandwiches.
Egg Salad -- This lenten classic is another Augusta staple, though it always plays second fiddle to the pimento cheese. For this sandwich you'll need:
6 hard-boiled eggs, diced
1/2 cup diced celery
2 1/2 cups Tbsp mayonnaise
1 Tbsp vinegar
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/8 tsp pepper
Boil the eggs, peel, and combine all the ingredients and chill.
The drinks are pretty standard at Augusta. The soft drinks are Coke products being so close to Atlanta, but they are not branded. The domestic light beer at $4.00 is said to be Bud Light. The American Craft Beer is Blue Moon, and each is served with a orange slice at $5.00. Lastly, the import beer at $5.00 is xxxxx, though I researched it heavily I was not able to find any mention of the brand. The club cuts off beer sales at 4:00 to keep the patrons inline, not that this tournament attracts that type of crowd. The drinks are honestly kinda bland compared to the legendary sandwiches, though there is though one specialty item.
The Stand 12 -- Pink lemonade topped with blue Powerade and finished with Sprite. The drink has a cotton candy vibe, and a taste thats refreshing but hard to describe according to patrons.
Augusta itself is not the setting that you would expect to find a club like Augusta National, but it does have a few gems.
The Riverwalk -- A long stretch of brick-paved walkways along the Savannah River and the border of Georgia and South Carolina.
After getting deals on the "selections" at the tournament splurge a little on tacos at the Rooster's Beak or fresh farm to table food at Frog Hollow.