Abbe Lewis, Jacqueline Sainsbury - January 27th, 2014
Less than a week now until the top-seeded NFL teams take to MetLife Stadium for the Super Bowl. New York City is doing its best to distract enthusiasts from weather conditions not generally associated with the Super Bowl—freezing temperatures, biting winds, snow, sleet... Times Square has been converted into Super Bowl Boulevard. Concerts and events are being held across the five boroughs, such as Langham Place's Party with the Pros, where NFL greats Andre Reed, David Nelson, and Nick Mangold will be on deck at the hotel's Measure Lounge to kick off the big game weekend. However, The Roosevelt Hotel knows that come Monday morning, one side or other will be in need of commiseration and liquid consolation, so Vander Bar will be throwing the taps open and offering percentage discounts in the amount of how many points their team lost by at the Mourning Party. Bonus discounts to customers donning the appropriate team attire.
Meanwhile, it's a throwdown between Seahawks- and Broncos-backed chefs. Check out the recipes below to see how chefs are backing their teams with food. Velveeta shortage, shmelveeta shortage.
- Jalapeño Popper Margarita, a bolstering start to the big game from the Living Room bar at W Times Square in New York City
- Zone Blitz, created by mixologist Pablo Villareal of Jazz at The Kitano Hotel in New York City, in honor of the Denver Broncos
- Gridiron Margarita, from Seattle Seahawks–inspired mixologist Pablo Villareal of Jazz at The Kitano Hotel in New York City
- Deviled egg croquettes—a sauced-up classic from David Craine of BLT Bar & Grill in New York City
- The Nirvana Burger, a Seattle–style gut-filler from chef Emilie Bousquet Walsh of Go Burger Bar & Grill in New York City, was inspired by the Seattle Seahawks.
- Rocky Mountain B"high"son Burgers are a clear nod to the Denver Broncos from chef Emilie Bousquet Walsh of Go Burger Bar & Grill in New York City