This is it. We've entered the final countdown. You've practiced all year for the knock-down, drag-out, take-no-prisoners game on Sunday. Every scoop, every chug, every bite has led you to this moment - your moment - to bask in the glory of pigskin (both on your plate and on television).
Still got a case of the pregame jitters? Iron Chef Michael Symon has some last-minute strategy to offer for the guacamole gridiron. The goal: sending you into your Super Bowl soiree with your game face on, and seeing you emerge victorious as MVPP (that's Most Valuable Party Planner to you).
"After double-dipping just a few times, researchers found 50 to 100 times more bacteria in the dip - and that was just from one mouth," says Sanjay Gupta.
We're gonna be waaaaaayyyyy over here with our own no-sharesies bowl of guacamole, thank you very much.
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What makes a drive-thru such an easy target for pranks? People love posting videos of their drive-thru mischief online, and we’ve collected some of the best. These videos just may give you a new appreciation for fast food drive-thru employees.
Sonic song – This musician sings for his supper at a Sonic drive-in. Giorgio Fareira freestyled his $34 order. The video has more than half a million hits on YouTube, and it’s not bad publicity for his band, The Interstate Life.
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Ray Isle (@islewine on Twitter) is Food & Wine's executive wine editor. We trust his every cork pop and decant – and the man can sniff out a bargain to boot. Take it away, Ray.
Not to beat a dead horse, or a major national sporting event, but a few more Super Bowl beer recommendations seem necessary in order to avoid tragedy this weekend. I mean, what if, for instance, you went to the store Saturday night and they were out of your favorite brand? Rather than going berserk and hurling yourself into the chip display, perhaps one of the following might be an option.
And in order to make life even easier, these suggestions - primarily American craft beers and imports, i.e. breweries that aren’t apt to spend $3 million on a 30-second ad during the game - are matched up to some of the most popular Super Bowl snacks.
There actually is some sense to this, though I’m fully aware that anyone whose team is winning is going to be too maniacally psyched to care what they’re eating, and anyone whose team is losing, well, in that case it’s all going to taste like dust and ashes anyway.