It’s that time of year when we gather together to watch commercials. Yes, it’s time for the Super Bowl and with it come Super Bowl Parties with all the greasy junk food you can eat! So whether this is your first or hundredth Super Bowl party, here are some tips for picking food to serve at your party.
2. Chips & Dip. What’s a party without these two? Whether you go with Pita & Hummus or French Onion & Potato Chips, you can’t lose! I’m thinking of some Baked Pita Chips from local Mediterranean Bakery and a dip combining artichoke hearts and roasted red peppers. This recipe gets me close to what I want but I think I’ll replace the feta & mayo combo for cream cheese and sour cream. Need an onion dip? I found two from Alton Brown and Ina Garten, here and here. I am honestly having trouble between the two. Now, I’m not much for hummus but if my homebrewing friend shares his recipe with me, I will gladly make it.
3. Beer. An acceptable exception to the one hand rule is a beer in your second hand. Now you can serve cocktails if you like but for football beer is where it’s at. I hope to be able to serve my Saison Dupont Clone from my new recipe book, CloneBrews 2nd Edition. Of course, I don’t expect you to go out and brew a batch for your party. All I ask is that you stay away from the Millers and Buds. You can find a great selection just about any where in RVA from small wine shops like Once Upon A Vine South and River City Cellars to large chains like Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and Kroger.
4. Your Friends! Yes, they should be first on the list but it would have been a very short article. Friends are what make parties great; everything else is just a bonus. Whether you are there for the commercials or are a die-hard fan rooting your team on, have a great and safe Super Bowl Sunday!
Silver Dining has been a home chef since the first time his mom asked him to start dinner before she got home. He believes cooking should be fun and draws immense pleasure in seeing the satisfied faces of his guests. Find more inspiration on his personal blog “Chef Tell’s Kitchen.”Stay up to date on Richmond brews and more beer news on his Richmond Beermeister Blog.