Ah, the Super Bowl. A day when even the most sports-averse American will sit down to eat chips and dip, spicy chili, and slow-cooked meat. When the wine snobs put down their aerators and drink cold, crisp American beer. And while I’m more excited to see the new commercials than I am the actual game, there’s something festive about the Super Bowl that gets me all amped up, even if the team I root for (on the rare occasion that I watch them) isn’t on the field. I love the communal aspect, that millions of people come together with their friends, family, and all sorts of food spread out on all sorts of coffee tables to watch
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Seeing as you’d be hard pressed to find a more food-obsessed workplace outside of America’s Test Kitchen, I’d have been remiss to let Super Bowl Sunday come and go without asking my co-workers what they’re making to watch the modern gladiators battle it out on the gridiron. The answers I got back inspired me to throw this drawing together—incidentally, I had the privilege of depicting a turkey holding a bottle of tequila. The answers people gave me ranged from classics like seven layer dip and Cook’s Country’s Chunky Guacamole (recipe free through February 9, 2013) to more inventive offerings, like bánh mì sandwiches and the local delicacy of “shame with a side of sadness” (other Patriots fans out there will relate to that one).
Because whether you’re rooting for the San Francisco 49ers or the Baltimore Ravens, everyone wants to eat a winning dish come game time.
Tell me in the comments: What are you making for Super Bowl Sunday?