January 31, 2014
Sports fans, A-list stars and foodies unite: It is THE sport’s event that cannot be missed without a celebration. It is also football history in the making – the first time ever New York and New Jersey are co-hosting the big game. Being the most watched program in America, it brings families and friends together along with great food and drinks. So no excuses not to party!
While the top football teams battle on the gridiron, you could host a Super Bowl party at home. Be sure to prepare your party with a touchdown-worthy feast and devour favorite foods like buffalo wings, chips, dip, salsa, chili, pizza and beer without any guilt. Get your team of fans hyped for cheering in their jerseys. It’s not a formal affair as it is time to go nuts supporting your team! Don’t forget to rate your favorite commercial!
Not only can you stay at home and create an awesome gathering, New York City is preparing for some of the most exciting activities and festivities surrounding the Super Bowl. From live entertainment to meeting former and current NFL players: NYC is buzzing this week!
Check out the free, kid-friendly event, Super Bowl Boulevard, along Broadway from 34th to 47th Streets taking place January 29th to February 1st and open from 12pm-10pm. You will be able to take pictures with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, get player autographs, listen to live music and slide down an immense 60-foot-toboggan, all in the heart of Times Square!
For the passionate foodies out there, a range of lounges, bars and restaurants have special Super Bowl events going on as well:
The 50 Yard Lounge (One Penn Plaza, 250 W 34th Street. 800-591-9198, Jan 29-Feb 2) – With heated roof decks, tented plazas and restaurants and featuring cooking demos with stars of the kitchen and the field, such as Chef Marc Forgione and Chris Carter. You can pre-purchase tickets which include all your food & beverage.
On Saturday, February 1st, you can eat for a good cause at “Taste of the NFL” (Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, Pier 12, 72 Bowne St, Red Hook, 952-835-7621) as Chefs from every NFL city whip up local favorites with current and former team members, like Donny Anderson. A percentage of proceeds go to food banks in each NFL city.
The NFL’s first Super Bowl themed pop-up steak house, Forty Ate, is filled with football artifacts, such as a collection of 47 Super Bowl rings on display as well as chances to meet and greet with players. This is located at the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel from January 27th to February 2nd. You can make a reservation by calling (212)450-2014.
The largest screen in town, measuring 16 feet by 28 feet, is at the Resorts World Casino, New York City Bar 360 (110-00 Rockaway Blvd. Jamaica, Queens, 888-888-8801) where WFAN sportscaster Marc Malusis will be doing a special edition of his SNF360 show on game day, giving guests an opportunity to chat with him and win prizes.
Super Bowl facts everyone should know:
-1967 – The first Super Bowl game was played and the first Vince Lombardi trophy was made by Tiffany & Co.
-1975 – Pittsburgh Steelers win the first of 6 Super Bowls (and still have the most titles to date)
-1984 – Apple’s MAC commercial inspired the Super Bowl commercial craze
-1990 – San Francisco 49ers beat the Denver Broncos 55-10 which is the largest score gap ever recorded!
-2014 – Prices for a ticket for Super Bowl XLVIII range from $500 to $2,600…. HISTORY IN THE MAKING!