Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend The Masters in Augusta, GA with my wife; however, I will not be discussing who won, Tiger’s rule infraction or the 14 year old golf prodigy Guan Tianlang.
Why? Because the last/only time I picked up a golf club was to sword fight with friends…….15 years ago. Jedi style.
I know some of you golf fans are yelling through your computers “What a waste!!!!”
Let me stoke the fire a little bit more. We watched Tiger at the end of the 13th and beginning of the 14th hole. As we were walking to the 15th a patron stopped and asked, “Did Tiger bogey that hole?” My response?
“You’re asking the wrong guy”.
He walked away with a puzzled look on his face.
But this is New South Food not New South Golf.
So….let’s talk about the food at The Masters.
Anybody who’s a golf fan would already know this but it was a pleasant surprise for us!
We had the following on the 2nd hole concession:
- 2 16oz Beers $6
- 2 Packages Cheese Crackers $2
- 1 Bottled Water $1.50
- 1 bag M&Ms $1
- 1 Club Sandwich $2.50
- 2 Pimento Sandwiches $3
- 1 Bag of Chips $1
Grand Total: $17
I overheard some people claiming that although they enjoyed the prices, the Augusta National Golf Club who hosts The Masters, were really missing out on the opportunity to charge more. I disagree.
Keeping the prices low allows the patrons to spend money on the real cash king…souvenirs.
Not wanting to wait in line I asked my wife if we could just buy some merchandise online as presents. Once again my ignorance of all things golf and The Masters shines again. You can only get Masters merchandise once a year during the tournament and only at the shops inside the golf club.
Photo Credit: http://www.augusta.com/masters/story/news/patrons-stock-souvenirs
But let’s get back to the food.
The Masters Pimento Cheese
No I don’t have the super-secret recipe. Apparently there’s some controversy over the Masters Pimento Cheese recipe. So this was not the “original” that everyone raves about but it was still very good.
I decided to create my own version which is a combination of several recipes I found online and then added some arugula and thick cut bacon to my sandwich to really jazz it up.
Is it healthy? Heck no! Is it southern and delicious? You bet!
Disclaimer: The images in this post were from a google search for Masters Pimento Cheese.