Whether you love football or not, most of us end up having a great time during Super Bowl. It could be the air of competition,the commercials, or maybe even the halftime show! Seeing Beyoncé sing and dance with Cold Play is always nice, after all. But in reality, it’s all about the food and drinks. How can you have a bad time when all you have to do is sit with an “adult beverage” in one hand and wings in the other? Super Bowl Sunday is the one time of the year where you can cheat on your New Year’s diet and not be crucified for it by your personal trainer (or your conscience). If you’re attending a Super Bowl throwdown, then you have it easy, but if you’re hosting your own party, it may be tough getting it all together with your busy schedule. However, these two services can take the pressure off being in the kitchen and serving drinks during the game.
We worked with Eat in Chef, a new NYC-based personal chef startup, last month for our Master the Kitchen series, but now we’d like to introduce you to Thirstie, an on-demand wine, beer, and spirits marketplace that literally puts your favorite drinks at your fingertips. We partnered with both of them to provide you with an effortless way to pull off your Super Bowl Sunday, because what better way to host a party than only having to place an order online?
Below are some of our favorite food options from Eat In Chef’s Super Bowl menus, along with suggested beverage pairings from Thirstie.
Cornmeal-crusted fish tacos w/ adobo cream – These fish tacos pack a perfectly-crafted combination of flavors and textures into each bite. The crisp, cornmeal-crusted whitefish complements the adobo cream that Chef Eli makes by combining chipotle peppers in adobo sauce with cream and yogurt. The tacos are then finished with a spicy red cabbage slaw.
Carolina pulled pork sliders – Panthers fans (and Broncos fans, too!) will love these Carolina-style pulled pork sliders. Pork butt is seasoned with a smoky spice rub, then grilled, then roasted until juicy and tender. When combined in a slider with a sweet and spicy mustard barbecue sauce and a bread-and-butter pickle, you get a taste of good old Southern cooking.
Sliders & fries – Since you’re probably not partying in the parking lot of Levi’s Stadium this Sunday, bring the Super Bowl tailgate to your living room instead! Whether you’re rooting for the Panthers or Broncos, we’re sure you’ll be a fan of these classic cheeseburger sliders with lettuce, tomato, and cheddar served over a bed of fries.
Macaroni & cheese stuffed popovers – How do you make macaroni-and-cheese even better? Stuff it into a popover! And by switching out macaroni for orzo pasta, Chef Krystyna is able to pack even more cheesy goodness into every bite!
1/4 cup gin
1/4 cup pomegranate juice, chilled
1 tablespoon agave syrup or simple syrup
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
8 pomegranate seeds
2 lime slices
Combine first 4 ingredients; divide evenly between 2 chilled glasses; divide seeds between glasses. Garnish with lime slices.
Sweet & sticky baby-back ribs w/ balsamic vinegar glaze – These tender baby-back ribs are slathered with a sweet, sticky, and tangy balsamic vinegar glaze that’ll keep you coming back for more. Make sure you have plenty of napkins nearby! We promise these are worth the mess.
Buffalo chicken chili – Chef Howard combines and refines two gameday classics in his buffalo chicken chili. The chili is made from herb-roasted chicken, tomatoes, onions, carrots, kidney beans, and a homemade buffalo sauce. And to further bring out the buffalo chicken flavors, he tops the chili with celery and Stilton blue cheese.
Jerked chicken wings w/ honey bourbon sauce –Bold and complex flavors are sure to make these wings a Super Bowl party favorite. You’ll get a kick from the jerk spices, but the sweetness of the honey bourbon sauce keeps the heat in check.
Nachos – These aren’t your everyday nachos. Chef Morresia loads her nachos with black beans, guacamole, spicy salsa, scallions, black olives, sour cream, roasted corn, cilantro, jalapenos, and cheddar. With so many toppings, there’s something for everyone!
Pour the Campari and vermouth into a rocks or highball glass filled with ice. Add a splash of club soda and garnish with an orange twist.
We can’t help make back any money you may lose over the game, but we can make it less of a task for you while hosting. Give yourself enough time and try out both services today! Always remember to eat good and drink responsibility.
About Eat In Chef
Eat In Chef is a NYC-based personal chef startup building lasting relationships and memories for its chefs and food-lovers alike. Whether for a casual dinner after a long day at work, date night, or wanting a nutritional makeover, Eat In Chef gives food-lovers full access to professional chefs from any electronic device, for any occasion. Their hand-selected chefs will receive your request, pick up fresh ingredients, and cook an unforgettable meal in your kitchen.
Thirstie is an on-demand wine, beer, and spirits marketplace that makes getting booze as easy as ordering food. Search for your favorite brands – or discover new ones – from the comfort of your couch and have them delivered to your doorstep within the hour. Simply choose your bottles, select a delivery time, and track your order in real time.
Thirstie‘s digital magazine, The Craft, serves as the knowledgeable bartender to our audience, informing them of everything they should know, see and do related to drinking culture and lifestyle. Thirstie ties that discovery by our audience to on-demand delivery in 20 markets in the US and Canada, allowing our consumers to try the products and recipes they are reading about.
For more info about Thirtstie, visit their website at Thirstie.com. They’re currently offering $10 off your first order by using the code GENTS10.
*Recipes provided by Eat In Chef for Gents Among Men
**Cocktails and drink pairings provided by Thirstie for Gents Among Men