Terrible towels, cheeseheads and pub grub

I’m taking sides.

I don’t know which side yet, but watching the Super Bowl without a team is no fun. With the Broncos out — way out — I don’t care in a serious fashion.

But I still need a team.

So, it’s either the Green Bay Packers or the Pittsfield Squealers. Hmmm. Which shall I choose?

Fans deserve some fun on this, the last day of pro football for many vacant months to come. Here are some spots that are celebrating:

Hereford Steak and Sushi House will be going all out for the game.

Bartender Shawna Cullen predicts they most likely will have more Steelers fans than Packers fans, but she plans to concoct color-matched shooters for either persuasion. Beers will be $1.50 and cocktails are two for one during the game.

From the kitchen, appetizers are half price and an 8-ounce ribeye is $10.

During the game, the restaurant will give away swag whenever there’s a touchdown. Large-screen TVs are visible throughout the dining room and bar.

After the show is over, Project Groove will perform live jazz.

Hooter’s will give away a 42-inch LCD flat-screen Sharp TV on Super Bowl Sunday.

You must be there to enter and win, so, while you’re waiting, sip on a Big Daddy-size Coors or Miller Light for $3.50.

It’s coming up Bud at Old Chicago’s. Their liquor distributor will have people on hand to give away Budweiser hats, shirts and other paraphernalia.

Manager Cori Elam is putting together a Super Bowl menu that will include 50-cent wings and pizza-and-wing combos. Bud and Coors light beers will be $4 for 25 ounces.

If you plan to plant your posterior for four hours and don’t want to strain your neck, Old Chicago’s might offer the best viewing opportunity, with 23 TV sets.

Johnnie’s Tavern in Fruita will do it potluck style. The regulars know the Super Bowl routine at Johnnie’s, but everybody is welcome.

Owner J.D. Brach, who also is a caterer, is smoking several of his beef barbecue specialties and all others are invited to bring side dishes for the smorgasbord.

The prediction calls for more Packers fans than Steelers fans.

Naggy McGee’s menu on Feb. 6 will be stacked with ballgame favorites: hot wings, chili dogs and nachos. Wash it down with a root beer or a $4 bloody Mary.

I haven’t been able to find any local liquor outlet that sells beer made in Pittsburgh. The most well-known, Iron City, is not sold here.

The brewery usually trucks in massive amounts of its brew to Super Bowl venues, but that will never happen here.

Milwaukee, on the other hand, still boasts the hipster cheap Pabst Blue Ribbon. A 12-pack of PBR at Andy’s Liquor Mart will set you back $8.99.

If you’re a Steelers fan and you really want to torture your opponents/guests, serve them a Milwaukee’s Best, $6.99 for a 12-pack at Andy’s.

GREEK TRAGEDY: The new City Market on 24 Road sells spanakopita in the deli.

I was excited to see it, until I looked at the price: $4.29 each. Really? Nearly five bucks for a little spinach pastry made with cream cheese, not even Feta cheese.

DINING OUT: Americans lead the world in restaurant spending. About 44 percent of food dollars are spent outside the home, according to The Associated Press.

That percentage started to rise dramatically in the 1970s when more women joined the workforce.

Send tips or ideas to Tess.Furey@ gjsentinel.com.


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