While I’m a rabid football fan, my Super Sunday revolves around not only watching the game, but also reveling in some great chow.
I love San Francisco, one of the most beautiful American cities I’ve had the pleasure of visiting. Baltimore is a terrific spot too—often compared to a larger Buffalo. Both places have signature foods—Sourdough bread, Rice-A-Roni and Cioppino in Niner Country.
Baltimore foodies love their crab cakes and pit beef. Actually both cities are rightfully known for their fishy features: Blue crabs on the east coast, Dungeness on the west.
So fire up the grill and concoct some cocktails as we get ready for some football. Let’s work up a large boy appetite with some Super Bowl food facts:
• Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest day of food consumption behind Thanksgiving.
• 1,200 calories: Amount the average Super Bowl watcher will consume while snacking.
• Football fans are expected to eat an estimated 69.6 million pounds of avocados during this year’s Super Bowl (mostly in guacamole).
• The most popular take-out and delivery items on Super Bowl Sunday are pizza, chicken wings, and sandwiches.
• It is estimated that Americans will eat 90 million pounds of chicken wings, which breaks down to 450 million individual wings!
• 14,500 tons of chips and 4,000 tons of popcorn are eaten on Super Bowl Sunday.
• Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest winter grilling day of the year.
• According to 7-Eleven stores, there is a 20% increase in the sale of antacids on the day after Super Bowl.
The survey found most people intend to buy food and beverages to celebrate the game: nearly three-quarters (74.0%) of those watching the game will buy wings, pizza, chips, soda and more for themselves and/or their guests.
Source: Yummly Nibbles & Bits