Stock Up: Food and drink to enjoy while watching the Masters

Credit: Andrew Thomas Lee

Credit: Andrew Thomas Lee

Even if you’re not attending the Masters, which gets underway April 6, you still can enjoy some of the foods favored by fans at Augusta National Golf Club.

Pimento cheese sandwiches

These sandwiches are a must for watching the Masters, and the pimento cheese from the Buttery ATL flies off the shelves when big sports events are happening. This is for serious pimento cheese lovers, and is made with sharp cheddar cheese, cream cheese, fresh red peppers, Duke’s mayonnaise and a bit of cayenne and hot sauce. The cheese is shredded into large pieces, so each bite is like eating deliciously flavored cheese, not a loose mixture held together by mayonnaise. If egg salad is your thing, they have that, too, made with local eggs, Duke’s mayonnaise and their house-made bread, with butter pickles and mustard.

$14 per pint of pimento cheese. $9 per pint of egg salad. Available at

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Credit: Kyandria Smith

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Blueberry muffins

You could have a sausage biscuit to kick off your Masters viewing, but a favorite at the tournament is blueberry muffins. We think you’ll enjoy the ones made by Kyandria Smith of Atlanta-based Little Miss Muffin’s. Smith loves baking and, after six years of thinking about starting a business, she finally opened hers in 2019. She bakes muffins in nearly two dozen flavors, including banana pudding and apple walnut, but we ordered the vegan avocado blueberry and lemon blueberry. What we received were huge muffins — 3 inches wide and almost 4 inches tall — packed with fresh blueberries, sprinkled with crunchy turbinado sugar and topped with avocado or lemon glaze, to match the flavors inside. They also were topped with a colossal fresh blueberry. One of these muffins could have served two people, but we found our taste testers were reluctant to share, eating a whole muffin each.

$7 per muffin. Available at Sevananda, Floral Park Market and Fresh Smoothie Cafe in Jonesboro. Delivery available Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays for a minimum of four large cupcakes. Order at

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Iced tea, macaroni and cheese

Many people can’t enjoy the Masters without a glass of iced tea, and we like the perfectly brewed version from Mark Sequeira of Forever Homecoming. He opened the business in December 2019 and named it after the college tradition of Homecoming, because he wanted to capture the feeling of the happy times when alumni and students gather on campus. He has plans to expand, but currently offers four year-round flavors of bottled iced tea (with seasonal flavors available periodically), as well as macaroni and cheese. We ordered all four flavors of tea: traditional, peach, cinnamon apple and berry (with strawberries, blueberries and raspberries). We appreciated that the traditional is sweet, but not too sweet, and our taste testers enjoyed all the fruit flavors so much that they couldn’t pick a favorite. The teas are brewed to order, and will keep in the refrigerator for up to one week. While you’re ordering, try the creamy mac and cheese, made from Sequeira’s grandmother’s recipe. It’s available in individual and family sizes, and includes three cheeses mixed with the macaroni, and a blanket of cheese on top.

$30 per six-pack of 16-ounce bottles. $54 per 12-pack of 16-ounce bottles. $10 per individual serving of macaroni and cheese. $65 for family-size macaroni and cheese. Available at the DHA Farmers market or at Delivery available within 50 miles of downtown Atlanta.

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