For the San Fran Fan
Seafood, Chinese food, burritos—there's a whole lot of food that'll help you celebrate the city.
San Francisco-Style Seafood Stew
Maybe seafood stew isn't the first thing that comes to your mind when you think ~game day~ but if you're cheering on the 49ers this year, then you should be making this cioppino. It's packed with tons of flavor from the white wine, crushed red pepper, and thyme but also from the entire school of shrimp, clams, mussels, and white fish that populates this dish. Once you've made Super Bowl stew, you'll never turn back!
Recipe: Try our San Francisco-Style Seafood Stew
Take Two on Tetrazzini
Did you know that this creamy pasta dish was invented in the Bay Area? Not only that, but with its cheesy, carb-y, buttery glory, it's the ideal meal to devour during game time. Whip up a batch of Rach's baked version in support of the 49ers (or just because it's delicious).
Recipe: Try Rachael Ray's Take Two on Tetrazzini
Chinese Dumplings with Pork Scallion Filling
San Francisco's Chinatown is one of the oldest and largest in the country—with some of the best Chinese restaurants to boot. Instead of serving the same ol' apps you have every game day, switch it up with this Chinese-inspired recipe stuffed with ginger, garlic, green onions, and soy sauce.
Recipe: Try our Chinese Dumplings with Pork Scallion Filling
Chicken Burrito Dip
Some people claim burritos were invented in San Francisco. The verdict's still out, but just run with it for game day—if only so you have an excuse to chow down on this burrito dip.
Recipe: Try our Chicken Burrito Dip
For the Kansas City Crew
All the meats you could want served in all the forms you can dream up
Barbecue Beef Subs
Kansas City is mad famous for its barbecue, so if you're cheering for the Chiefs, be sure you've got some 'cue on the menu. These subs are perfect for game day—saucy, carb-y, and meaty in every delicious bite. Plus, they've got a cup of ketchup in the mix, which is a favorite condiment of Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes. (He puts it on his steak.)
Recipe: Try our Barbecue Beef Subs
Strip Steak with Roasted Tomatoes & Blue Cheese
Back in the day, the Kansas City Stockyards were a bustling spot for meatpacking and cattle dealing—second in size only to Chicago's stockyards. Now, the city is home to several high-end steakhouses. Pay tribute to the Cowtown's meaty history by serving a tender cut on game day. Serve it with red and yellow cherry tomatoes to really drive home your Chiefs pride.
Recipe: Try our Strip Steak with Roasted Tomatoes & Blue Cheese
Rachael's BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos
Yeah, more barbecue, but this time, we're focusing on the vehicle for the 'cue—the taco. If you haven't visited KC, odds are good you don't know about its taco scene, which is particularly strong on the Kansas City, Kansas, side. There are tons of small Mexican restaurants selling incredible street tacos down Southwest Boulevard and Central and Kansas avenues. What better way to celebrate that lesser-known aspect of the city than with pork tacos, which also just happen to be a great game day food?
Recipe: Try Rachael's BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos
For the Non-Committal Fan
Lucky for you, the Chiefs and 49ers share the same general color scheme. Cheer for everyone with these red-and-gold dishes that pack crowd-pleasing flavor.
Nacho Cheesy Potato Skins
The love child of two tried-and-true game-day apps—nachos and potato skins—will have you cheering for more (and for both teams thanks to the red and yellow/gold colors). We recommend topping with pico, ranch, and jalapeños, but points will also be awarded to bacon, blue cheese, Sriracha, and whatever other combo your heart desires.
Recipe: Try our Nacho Cheesy Potato Skins
Queso Dip Mac 'n' Cheese
Two things you really can't go wrong with: queso dip and mac 'n' cheese. Combine them in one dish and you've got a side so good your partygoers might commit some fouls to get the last of it.
Recipe: Try our Queso Dip Mac 'n' Cheese
Pepperoni & Hot Pepper Pizza
Thanks, Chiefs and 49ers, for making it to the Bowl, because that gives us an excuse to eat copious amounts of perhaps the most famous red-and-yellow food—pizza! This one has pepperoncini and red Fresno chiles on top to really drive the color palette home.
Recipe: Try our Pepperoni & Hot Pepper Pizza
You gotta have popcorn at a gathering. It's the rule! Give yours a festive spin with red chili powder. There's Parmesan and brown sugar in there, too, for a bit of sweet-and-savory action to complement the spiciness.
Recipe: Try our Chili-Cheese Popcorn
Pimm's Winter Punch
If you're hosting a big party, make a huge batch of this cocktail. You'll love the on-theme shades, and your guests will love the mix of ginger, apples, pears, and brandy.
Recipe: Try our Pimm's Winter Punch