Soup is such an underrated game day food, but with this tortellini soup recipe I am hoping to change your mind. It will warm you up on a cold day and leave you satisfied.
I saw a tweet from Darren Rovell on Saturday indicating that people order more takeout during football games.
Given that I run a sports and food website, this hardly came as a surprise to me, but I wanted to dig a little deeper into the numbers that were quoted from GrubHub.
According to their website, GrubHub is an online and mobile food ordering company allowing diners to order directly from approximately 25,000 restaurants in more than 500 cities across the United States and London.
As Rovell’s tweet states, their data indicates that chicken wing orders see the biggest spike on game day, followed by Chinese food and pizza. The Chinese food is somewhat surprising.
In a press release from late October, GrubHub also noted that Seattle saw the biggest spike in takeout ordering on game day, up 16%. Miami, Chicago, New England, Philadelphia and Green Bay all saw an increase of 15% during the period that was analyzed. Overall ordering during game time spikes approximately 10% across the country.
The press release also indicated that Mexican food staples like guacamole, tacos and burritos saw the biggest drop off on game day.
Aramark Sports & Entertainment and the Rogers Centre rolled out two new nacho dishes for the 2013 Bills In Toronto showdown between the Buffalo Bills and the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
The two dishes will face off in a nacho showdown where fans will get to vote for their favorite.
The Bills nachos feature kettle chips, Buffalo wing sauce, pulled chicken, ranch sauce, crumbled bleu cheese, chopped green onions, julienned carrots and celery.
The Falcons nachos are made with tri-coloured corn chips, smoked beef brisket, southern peach BBQ sauce, roasted corn salsa, sour cream drizzle and chopped green onions.
Based on the descriptions, I would put my vote in for the Falcons nacho.
If you are at the game and happen to try one of these, let us know what you think in the comments below.
Following a big win on Monday Night Football over the New England Patriots, former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton celebrated with a trip to Waffle House. Well it shouldn’t surprised anyone that after defeating the number one team in college football on Saturday, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn told reporters that he also will be celebrating the victory with his traditional trip to Waffle House. Why not?
This week I am making a recipe inspired by my ballpark recipe series. One of my favorites was the Juicy Lucy Burger from Target Field in Minnesota. This stuffed bacon bleu cheese burger recipe uses the same technique, but takes things to another level.
The Miami Heat will not be home for Thanksgiving this year, but that isn’t stopping them from celebrating the holiday. The Heat are on the road for a game in Cleveland on Wednesday and then in Toronto on Friday to take on the Raptors. Given that Lebron James is from Akron, Ohio, a short ride from Cleveland, the King will be hosting the entire team for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday.
According to a story by ESPN, James will be serving all the essentials at his holiday meal like turkey, yams and macaroni and cheese.
The story also states that James will be splitting the cooking duties with his wife and that Shane Battier is responsible for the beer selection.
I have a pretty good idea what they will be drinking on Thursday.
Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat is known as a bit of a renaissance man in the NBA and so it shouldn’t shock anyone that the big man can cook.
Take a look at these cheesesteaks he cooked up for his family a couple weeks back. Very impressive.
The Grey Cup will be played tonight in Regina, Saskatchewan at temperatures which are reported to be as low as -25 Celsius. According to Greg Ellingson of the Hamilton Tiger Cats and Ricky Foley of the Saskatchewan Roughriders the key to staying warm at the Grey Cup will be Hot Pockets.
Watch and learn…
Tonight the Hamilton Tiger Cats and Saskatchewan Roughriders will battle in the 101st Grey Cup at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan. Canadians all across the country will be watching this game and digging into some delicious game day party food.
If you are looking for some Grey Cup party food ideas be sure to search our Recipes database for inspiration.
We also want to see what you are eating. Leave us a comment below or send us a picture of your party food on Twitter.
The SVP & Russillo show, featuring Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo, were broadcasting in Baton Rouge on Friday ahead of the big college football game this weekend between LSU and Texas A&M. Local restaurant, Ruffino’s, rolled out the red carpet for the ESPN personalities on Thursday night. Unfortunately for SVP, he was stuck in the Atlanta airport eating a burrito bowl while Russillo and ESPN college football writer, Travis Haney, were digging into shrimp corndogs.