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Where to Find Super Bowl Snacks in Fairfield

Whether your team is playing or not, everyone looks forward to Super Bowl-style eating. Here are the best places to get game day grub, as well as some easy recipes you can whip up yourself at home.

On Feb. 3, Super Bowl Sunday XLVII will commence. Some people look forward to the game, the funny commercials and the halftime show (Destiny’s Child reunion!). But others are solely there for the wings, the nachos and the pizza—and rightfully so.

There’s something about Super Bowl food that gives the day an almost Thanksgiving-like aura. Both events boast a big, communal meal—except on Super Bowl Sunday, it’s usually deep fried and covered in Buffalo sauce.

In Fairfield, there are plenty of local places that offer catering, and many restaurants that have special Super Bowl menus:

  • Plan ahead and order up dozens of wings from Archie Moore's to serve at your Super Bowl party.
  • Don't like wings? Place an order for some pizza pies from Fairfield's many pizza places, most of which deliver (but you'll want to get your order in early).
  • Head to Stop & Shop to pick up a few subs or deli platters, or check out what Fairfield's delis have to offer for Super Bowl Sunday.
  • Visit Fairfield Cheese Company for some good ol' meat and cheese platters!
  • Don't forget dessert -- here's a list of Fairfield's bakeries. You'll be sure to find some football-themed cookies and cupcakes in the next few weeks.

If you’d rather whip something up yourself, try these easy recipes:

Wendy’s Super Easy Super Bowl Guacamole

Ingredients:

  •    1 bag of ripe avocados (4) from Trader Joe’s
  •    1 container of fresh salsa from Trader Joe’s (spiciness dependent on your      taste)
  •    1 – 3 large cloves of garlic, pressed or finely chopped
  •    1 teaspoon ground cumin
  •    1 bag of tortilla chips 

Directions:

  1. Peel and pit avocados.
  2. Mash the avocados in a non-metal bowl (if one or more of them seems a wee bit under-ripe, chop instead of mashing).
  3. Drain the fresh salsa well (I usually use the lid to squish the salsa down and pour the liquid into the sink) and add it to the mashed avocados.
  4. Add the pressed or chopped garlic and the cumin.
  5. Mix well, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs (adapted from Rachael Ray) - serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds ground white meat chicken
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed or finely chopped
  • 1 cup cilantro or parsley, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 cup hot sauce (such as Frank’s or Cholula)
  • 3 scallions, green and white parts thinly sliced
  • Store-bought, good quality blue cheese dressing for dipping
  • 1 bag pre-cut celery sticks
  • 1 bag pre-cut carrot sticks

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken with the onion, garlic and cilantro or parsley, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Shape the chicken mixture into balls—you should have 32 meatballs in total.
  4. Arrange the meatballs on a wire rack on a foil-covered sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil.
  5. Bake until the meatballs are cooked through and golden brown, about 10-12 minutes.
  6. While the meatballs are baking, melt the butter in a large, flat bottom pan over medium heat.
  7. Add the hot sauce and whisk to combine.
  8. In the pan, toss the baked meatballs in the hot sauce to coat (you may do this in batches) and transfer to a serving platter.
  9. Place the blue cheese dressing in a small serving bowl and garnish with chopped scallions.
  10. Serve the meatballs with toothpicks alongside the blue cheese dressing, celery and carrot sticks.

TELL US: What are some of your favorite recipes for Super Bowl snacks? Share in the comments below.

DJ Keegan January 20, 2013 at 02:50 PM
Why not go to A&S on Black Rock Turnpike. There you can get wings, ribs, stuffed breads, platters, pastas and "Big Sandwiches". Sandwiches run 2 feet- 6 feet. Must be ordered at least 48 hours in advance - the bread is made fresh in New York!!!
Rosemarie Corr January 20, 2013 at 04:28 PM
A&S has the best food in town! Just be prepared to wait your turn in line. Yesterday when I got there I was #83, and they were just waiting on #61! That tells you how great they are!!
Laura Downey, ACS, CCP January 24, 2013 at 05:10 PM
We have awesome cheese & meat platters at Fairfield Cheese Company. Also some great spreads and dips. Cheddar Horseradish spread anyone?

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