SOS: Super Bowl Edition
When I think about San Francisco sports teams I always need to take a minute. Because I hear football, I think Giants. But that’s the SF baseball team that came from New York that shares the same name with a current New York football team. But it’s really the Forty-Niners.
Go Niners! Although in all honesty I have always wanted to be a Raiders fan. The problem is that I’ve never been good at following sports.
Anyway, I periodically use Sundays to publish the press releases I’ve been sent over the course of the following week. And this week I have two that are of profound relevance to today, even if you don’t celebrate the Super Bowl as a national holiday. Perhaps I should say especially if you don’t celebrate the Super Bowl as a national holiday.
Curious? Do you live within a ten mile radius of the Troy Atrium?
DINOSAUR BAR-B-QUE INTRODUCES DELIVERY AND OFFERS SUPER BOWL SUNDAY SPECIALS
(Troy, N.Y.) Just in time for the big game, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is introducing delivery services as well as offering two Super Bowl Sunday specials. Both meals are available for delivery or pick-up from the Troy location.
Dinosaur’s delivery service launched this week all specials (including the Super Bowl Sunday specials) and regular meal orders are available from 12 noon – 9 p.m. for customers in a 10 mile radius. There is a $15 minimum order and a 10% delivery charge (for the driver). To place an order, simply call (518) 308-0400.
To kick off the delivery program and to celebrate America’s largest unofficial eating holiday, Dinosaur is offering two Super Bowl specials (for both delivery or pick-up):
The Pig & Wings Tailgate Special (feeds 20 guests) includes special cut ribs with jumbo smoked chicken wings. Three homemade sides and cornbread are included. Possible sides include Bar-B-Que Beans, fresh cut fries, mac & cheese, maple whipped sweet potatoes, collard and mustard greens, chopped salad and/or Harlem potato salad. The Pig & Wings Tailgate Special is available for $229.00.
The Touchdown Special (feeds 8 to 12 guests) includes special cut ribs with bone in chicken (1/2 white, ½ dark). Two homemade sides and cornbread are included. Possible sides include Bar-B-Que Beans, fresh cut fries, mac & cheese, maple whipped sweet potatoes, collard and mustard greens, chopped salad and/or Harlem potato salad. The Touchdown Special is available for $12.95 per person
Each order comes with disposable pans, paper plates and serving utensils. Call 518-308-0400 or email email@example.com to place an order.
About Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Founder John Stage began Dinosaur Bar-B-Que with two partners as a mobile concession unit doing motorcycle shows, fairs, and festivals throughout the Northeast. After establishing a quick service lunch/dinner bar-b-que joint in Syracuse in 1988, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que opened its doors in Rochester, Harlem and Troy, NY. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que opened its first out-of-state location in Newark, NJ, followed by a Stamford, CT location, both in 2012. In addition to lip-smacking restaurant and catering experiences, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’s offers a full line of products including specialty sauces and rubs, apparel, merchandise, books and gift cards. For additional information, visit www.dinosaurbarbque.com.
TROY WINE BAR TO HOST ANTI-SUPERBOWL PARTY
Non-Football Fans Huddle for TV-free Night in Troy
TROY, N.Y. (Feb. 1, 2013) – For those who don’t know and don’t care which teams are playing in the Super Bowl, a Troy wine bar is offering a TV-free alternative.
This Sunday, Feb. 3, from noon till 9 p.m. The Charles F. Lucas Confectionery & Wine Bar will host its first ever “Anti-Super Bowl Party.” The game-day offerings will include a half-time art show, a super menu of cheese, dips, meats and championship-caliber wines, carefully chosen from their foodie-ball playbook.
“I worked in professional sports for a decade. It took me that long to realize that a game has no direct impact on my life,” said Vic Christopher, who owns the Confectionery with his wife Heather LaVine, also a former sports executive. “Wine and cheese get me more excited than watching some guy throw a ball around the grass.”
The “Half-time Art Show” will feature metal sculptures comprised of reclamation materials, by metal sculptor Michelle M. Vara, of Ballard Road Art Studio Gallery, Wilton N.Y. www.michellevara.com
Vara will unveil a newly completed piece made from a tiny television, titled Laissez-fair #344. She has nicknamed it “couch potato.”
Sunday’s food highlights:
Loose Cannon IPA, Heavy Seas (Baltimore, MD) 7.25 percent- $6
Fragrant IPA, with notes of grapefruit, herbs and pine
Lagunitas Maximus, Lagunitas Brewing Co. (Petaluma, CA) 7.5 percent – $6
Double IPA, pumped up with fresh hops and malt
Riesling - Red Tail Ridge (Finger Lakes, NY) – $6
Red Zinfandel – Pacific Standard (CA) – $6
Red Hawk – Cowgirl Creamery (Point Reyes, CA) Raw Cow - $5
A stinky, but oh so triple creamy cheese. Paired with apple cider jelly.
“We spend too much time looking at a screen and not enough time looking at each other,” said co-owner LaVine. ”At the Confectionery we encourage conversation between friends old and new.”
After a career in sports marketing, the husband and wife team said they’re exhausted by the onslaught of marketing and media hype.
“Forget the game,” said Christopher. “Just watch the commercials the next day on hulu, if you want to.”