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Game On! From Super Bowls of Chili to End-Zone Lovin’ Cookies, Plan an Easy Game-Day Menu for Friends

Jan 30, 2017 01:40PM ● By Becca Newell
By Lisa J. Gotto // Event Planning & Styling By Becca Newell // Photography: Tony Lewis, Jr.
So the biggest football game of the year is finally here! Hopefully your team is in it to win it! But no matter the teams, the event is always a great opportunity to gather friends and make a party of it. May we suggest keeping it simple with grab-and-go options and by planning your menu with the help of some of our finest local caterers and grocers?

This approach means not only more time with friends, but less mess to clean after that last point is scored. But if you absolutely need to get your D-I-Y on, try the recipes you’ll find online here.

Our Menu

Cider Shooters
Chicken Wings
Stuffed Potato Skins
Veggie Bundles
Soft Mini Pretzels
Pulled BBQ Pork Sliders
Veggie Chili
Boutique Cookies
Craft Beer

Kicking Things Off

Welcome guests and get everyone off on a good foot with a warm-you-up-on-the-inside treat. We chose apple cider with just a dash of bourbon and foamy head of whipped cream.

1st Down

The first things everyone looks for on the buffet table are the appetizer options. Impress guests with traditional treats like wings and skins, but have at least one item on hand that’s healthy and hearty like individual hummus cups teamed up with fresh veggie sticks.

The Hand-Off

Ever the gracious host, you know a pork slider or two makes for satisfying bites and serves up super easy, even in a crowd.

To Spike or Not to Spike?

While this is definitely an infraction as far as the football goes, you will want to save a generous amount of the plain cider you used for your shooters to serve later on its own with these taste-as-great-as-they-look glazed shortbread cookies.

In the Huddle

Now it just wouldn’t be football without a whistle-wetting round of beers, and our locally brewed selections include everything from an orange Hefeweizen to a jalapeño IPA. Cheers, y’all!

Extra Point

Add a zesty bowl of vegetarian chili for guests and score big points with meatless options for your garden-only guests.

Special thanks to Whole Foods MarketMain & MarketJulie St. MarieBroadneck Grill & CantinaFishpaws MarketplaceJailbreak Brewing Company, and Clough’D 9 Cookies & Sweets for providing our menu items.

Not watching the game at home this year? Find just the right local venue for your big night out here.