Ford Fry, Linton Hopkins join Braves' ballpark Battery dining lineup

Credit: Bob Townsend

Credit: Bob Townsend

The Atlanta Braves new Cobb County ballpark may be controversial, but the names slated to join the restaurant lineup are all-star.

Ford Fry, Linton Hopkins, the Fox Bros. and Antico Pizza will part of the new Battery Atlanta , a mixed-use development located adjacent to the new Braves SunTrust Park that includes a concert venue, hotel, shops and restaurants.

Here's the build-up from the Battery Atlanta website:

The Battery Atlanta will be home to a host of unique dining options that will satisfy any palate. Two of those establishments will be helmed by a couple of award-winning Atlanta food icons – Ford Fry and Linton Hopkins.

Hopkins’ celebrated Holeman & Finch burger is already a staple amongst Braves fans, with two locations inside Turner Field. At The Battery Atlanta, Hopkins will open a steak house concept outside the ballpark. The Atlanta native opened Restaurant Eugene in Buckhead in 2004, and now owns Holeman & Finch, H&F Bread Co., as well as restaurants in Ponce City Market and at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.

Fry will bring a second location of his Superica “Mex-Tex” restaurant to The Battery Atlanta. One of eight Fry restaurants from Inman Park to Alpharetta, Superica brings the Austin vibe to Atlanta with no-nonsense eats and Fry’s laid-back, south Texas style.

In addition, The Battery Atlanta will offer other local dining favorites. Antico – known for having Atlanta’s best pizza at its Westside location – will bring its Neapolitan pizzas to Braves fans and visitors. Adjacent to SunTrust Park will be the Tomahawk Tap Room, featuring the world-famous Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q. Named the best barbecue in Atlanta by a host of publications, Fox Bros. will bring its special blend of Texas heat and southern spice to The Battery Atlanta. Plus Cru Food and Wine Bar will add a second Atlanta location demystifying the world of wine in an elegant, casually hip environment.

Antico Pizza has popular spots in Atlanta and at Avalon in Alpharetta and Cru Food and Wine Bar has a location in Avalon, while chef Ford Fry recently announced he's expanding his restaurant empire to Charleston and Houston and has seen the recent openings of Bar Margot and Marcel (check out our review here) , and is about to open Bettlecat in Inman Park . Chef Linton Hopkins also recently opened H&F Burger and Hop's Chicken in Ponce City Market .