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Super Bowl parties ...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Claws for Concern, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    I realize many of you might be working on Sunday, but what are people attending or hosting parties on Sunday having to eat and drink?

    What are some things exclusive to Chicago or Indianapolis that someone should have at a party? What beers define each city?
  2. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I can't imagine there is a beer that defines Indianapolis. I can't imagine there's anything that defines Indianapolis.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    If there is, you probably shouldn't eat it.

    Last year for SB in Detroit, I ordered coney dogs, Better Made's, bought Vernors and had Awrey's brownies...
    I would think deep dish pizza or Chicago Dogs would be in order this year... Old Style !!!
  4. If they came out with Bandwagon Beer, that would DEFINATELY define Indianapolis. Really, who in the state of Indiana actually acknowledged they had a team before they started making the playoffs? Now, around here, they bleed blue from their veins?
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Old Style = Chicago, but that may be more of a Cubs thing.

    As far as food, it seems pizza is what the Second City is known for.

    Indy? Probably something pork, with corn on the side.
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I should defend my hometown Indianapolis, at least for food...pork tenderloins. Giant, flat swaths of pork on a bun with mustard and pickle. We don't expect all outsiders to understand.

    I understand a guy named Pittsburgher trashing Colts fans...I won't totally object, but I wouldn't say this town invented bandwagon-ing.
  7. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    love me some pork tenderloins. haven't had a good one since i graduated from college (in iowa) almost 12 years ago.
  8. dawgpounddiehard

    dawgpounddiehard Active Member

    I tend to find Super Bowl parties annoying.

    This has been my experience, results may vary:

    Guys are forced to bring significant others. So instead of a normal Week 1-17 Sunday, the women are there to cackle during the actual game. When commercials hit, they shut up to watch these lame 30-second spots, that, guess what, will be all over the TV over the next few weeks.

    Maybe I take my football too seriously (OK, I do), but this game has been blown WAY out of proportion and it seems as if the actual game is placed a far second in importance behind the halftime show, commercials and celebrity sightings.
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    True, Dawg. With any other football game, I'll be pausing it on the DVR from time to time, then catching up by zooming through commercials. This weekend, that will be get me shot.
  10. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    And when he says giant, that means a regular-sized hamburger bun, and a pork tenderloin flattened to the size of a manhole cover. If you happen to cover Purdue football on Pork Day (yes, they call it that), you can get some incredible tenderloin sandwiches there.

    Other things you will need to define the Indianapolis side:

    -- A "Welcome Race Fans" banner

    -- If you can't make pork tenderloins, catering by Steak 'n' Shake

    -- Mike-Sells potato chips

    -- fried biscuits with apple butter, Amish-style fried chicken, or any Amish-derived food. Bonus if you churn your own butter

    -- loads of popcorn

    -- beer options: it's probably to late to order something from Broad Ripple Brewery. Although if it's available in your area, I would recommend Three Floyds out of Munster, Ind., which I know is nearer to Chicago, but it's damn good beer.

    -- get a ceramic goose, and dress it up (note: I also see this in Chicago, but Indiana is where this trend started)

    -- back to food -- for Hoosier style, tell your guests the party is a "pitch in." That's what Hoosiers call a potluck dinner. In my mother-in-law's condo complex in Florida, retirees from Indiana were leading a potluck, and they had to repost their sign with a long explanation of what the hell a "pitch in" was.

    Also, here is a list of web sites for Indiana wines:

    Oliver is probably the best-known, but a lot of them are very good. I have a soft spot for Brown County Winery, mainly because on a visit there, the guy leading the tasting had obviously been sampling heavy all day. He pulled some strawberry-flavored wine, which I said I'm sure I would like, so he slammed it down himself.
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