The Gazette’s guide
to a “Super Bowl of Food”
By David Lee
Gazette File Photo
HIT THE SPOT. Starring as Ben Richards, Arnold Schwarzenegger
battles Buzzsaw in 1987’s The Running Man. The dispute
stemmed from a disagreement over what was superior: the
Big Harv or the Big Mac.
Ask anyone about what separates a good Super Bowl party from a
great one, and they’ll tell you: the friends, the drinks
and the food. However, friends change and as you age, drinks move
from milk to pop to malt liquor to beer. Food, though, is always
a constant, leaving you crying for bottles of Tums by the dozen.
Thus, at this year’s Super Bowl, we suggest you form your
own “Super Bowl of Food.” Wondering what to include
in your dish? We’ve done the research for you.
McDonald’s — It’s a happy coincidence that the
Super Bowl falls on Sunday every year. With the creation of the “McDeal” menu
in 2003, Sunday has yet another reason to be celebrated: it’s
the home of the ever-celebrated Quarter Pounder. Featuring a 1/4
pound of beef — pre-cooked weight, of course — the
QP satisfies a hankering for fake beef. For $1.69, you get at least
double that much value in heart blockage alone.
Chicken Wings — While many pizza places offer paltry chicken
wings, townies know where to find the real stuff. If you’re
looking for simply amazing chicken wings with a unique sauce and
plenty of meat, try Ring-A-Wing at 451-9464.
Pizza — The clear favourite for a large group is the venerable
pizza. However, be prepared to wait longer than a typical 30 to
45 minutes for delivery if placing your order around dinner time.
Hot Tip: Wherever you call, call around noon to order your pie.
Make sure you let them know what time you need the pizza and if
delivery will be required. If all goes well, you’ll get your
pizza right at kickoff. Townie Tip: Try Tony’s Pizza (439-6061)
on Wharncliffe Rd. for hunger-busting natural ingredient pizza.
Scores better than other local options like Pizza Pizza or Flying
Subs — For those in residence, you’re probably well
familiar with the glory of a nice sandwich. However, Super Bowl
time means you should consider the party sub. The famed “big
sandwich” or sandwich platters can fill the belly of the
most robust (read: fat) party attendee. The Subway at Sarnia and
Western Rds. can be reached at 438-2782.
Frozen foods — While fast food can do in a pinch, you’ll
do much better to head to a local grocery store and buy heap upon
heap of frozen delicacies. Mozzarella sticks are a good starter
and you will impress friends with your sheer decadence. Shrimp
rings, with plenty of seafood sauce, will also do.