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Dan Uggla and Other Atlanta Braves Wait Tables for Charity, Dish about Their Favorite Restaurants

Second baseman Dan Uggla behind the bar
Second baseman Dan Uggla behind the bar

[Photos by Brittany Wages]

Monday night, STK Atlanta hosted a fundraiser for Dan Uggla's Diamonds in the Rough Foundation. The Atlanta Braves second baseman and a few of his teammates, Martin Prado, Kris Medlen, Freddie Freeman, Tyler Pastornicky, Michael Bourn, and Eric Hinske, as well as former Braves pitcher Charlie Leibrandt, waited tables at the restaurant during the charity dinner. They also auctioned off signed jerseys, helmets, and more at the event, which guests paid $250 a person to attend. In between pouring glasses of cabernet and whisking away empty plates, the players dished on some of their favorite places to eat when they're off the field.

Steakhouses Chops and Fogo de Chao were among most of the players' top choices. Though they all love steak, not one of them knew about Kevin Rathbun's steak sandwich shop in the ballpark. "I know about McCann's Burgers, but that's about it," Uggla said.

Bones and STK are also some of the second baseman's go-to restaurants. Shortstop Tyler Pastornicky prefers Ocean Prime and any sushi, especially from Buckhead's Yu-ka, while Freddie Freeman loves Chipotle and adamantly swears that it isn't fast food, which he never eats. Martin Prado says he eats at Twist and Pricci often, but that he hasn't found a Latin restaurant in the city that he really likes— instead, he treks up 85 to exit 106 and dines at a little place there. He couldn't remember the name of it, so any intel is, as always, appreciated. Send it here.
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