Super Bowl 53 Food Matchup! New England Clam Chowder Vs. LA’s Iconic Chicken And Waffles! Here’s How Much We Eat And Drink!

Time For A Tasty Super Bowl Matchup!

Congratulations to the Los Angeles Rams, for coming home to LA a few years ago, and taking us right to Super Bowl LIII!

Congratulations are also due to the New England Patriots, for heading to the big game once again – you have to give them credit for winning the big games!

You all know that for me, the big game means more than a football game – it’s a day to celebrate with Super Bowl-sized food like this!

This Stadium Is A Foodie’s Touchdown!

Yes, this “burger stadium” is just what I plan to make for this year’s big game – and since both teams come from great food cities, I will also make these two dishes as well – here is this year’s food matchup between New England and Los Angeles!

New England’s Legendary Clam Chowder!

New England has lobster of course, but the most comforting food of all is this one!

I LOVE this style of clam chowder: New England style is white-bass, full of big plump clams, chunks of potato, celery, lots of cream and of course, BACON!

There are so many ways to make this standout chowder, but I enjoy it thick and rich and full of clams and bacon…what could top this?

Well, how about a Hollywood legend:

Roscoe’s Chicken And Waffles!

Yes, nothing bets chicken and waffles on Super bowl Sunday – or any day for that matter, thanks to Roscoe!

Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles is a legendary Hollywood restaurant – so iconic that President Obama visited in 2012 – here he is telling Jay Leno all about it on “The Tonight Show”:

A Celebrity Hangout!

Hey, we’re talking LA – so any food here MUST appeal to STARS! For that reason, when I began planning my Super Bowl menu, I asked myself:

“What Would Snoop Do?”

And as you can see, Snoop goes for Roscoe’s, so I will too!

The Los Angeles Times refers to Roscoe’s as “such an L.A. institution that people don’t even question the strange combo anymore.”

And why is that? Because of this!

Yes, on Super Sunday, recreate their signature dish: a plate of incredibly crispy and juicy fried chicken, and a giant fluffy waffle with maple syrup and whipped butter at the ready – it’s delicious!

There are 7 Roscoe’s outlets in the greater Los Angeles area, check out their menu here:

I always want to arrange my snacks in a Super Bowl-appropriate manner, like this:

Yes, let’s build our own football field of food!

As Led Zeppelin once sang about the Super Bowl – the teams might change but:

“the snacks remain the same…”

Twinkie food fight

Now THIS is a Super Bowl stadium I would buy a ticket for! Yes, when the world’s biggest sporting event is on TV, you have no option but to do your part to live up to the hype – and that means only one thing!

The Super Bowl Of Food Consumption!

I plan to make a LOT of fun Super Bowl food once again this year – it’s an American tradition that goes back to the beginning of football, right?

If you want to wow your Super Bowl party guests, why not offer up your own food stadium, with all the meat, cheese, chips and more that you can handle!

What better way to celebrate the Super Bowl than to tease you with pictures of amazing food stadiums to help us swallow the following Super Bowl Food stats! First, look at these snack stadiums:

Super Bowl stadium food

Of course, you can never go wrong when you unveil a snack stadium that looks like this – all of these great pics raise a question: how much food IS eaten on Super Sunday?

Here Are Your Super Bowl Snack Food Stats!

The Super Bowl is ranked as the number two food consumption event of the year, second only to Thanksgiving! (Source: American Institute of Food Distribution)

Get Ready To Consume 1,200 Calories!

Yes, thanks to for the terrific Twinkie stadium, which should remind us all that the average number of calories consumed during the Super Bowl is 1,200! It’s the second largest day for U.S. food consumption, behind only Thanksgiving!

71.4 million pounds!

Yes, that’s the estimated total pounds of Hass avocados that will be consumed for the game this year, according to the Hass Avocado Board. That’s enough to cover the Super Bowl Stadium end zone to end zone in more than 27.5 feet of avocados – that’s a lot of guac!

I love the way the guacamole looks like the playing field here!

unique guacamole recipes

90 Millions Pounds Of Wings, Please!

Hope you have enough ranch dressing and paper towels to handle this one:

1.25 Billion Wings!

Yep, that’s the number of Chicken Wings that football fans are expected to eat on Super Bowl Sunday, according to the U.S. National Chicken Council, and why would they lie to us?

potato chip consumption

Don’t Forget The Chips!

Ys, potato chips are an American tradition, and we make sure to stuff our gullets during the game!

An astounding 14,500 tons of chips and 4,000 tons of popcorn are eaten on Super Bowl Sunday.

The Calorie Control Council says we’ll eat:

— 11.2 million pounds of potato chips.
— 8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips.
— 4.3 million pounds of pretzels.
— 3.8 million pounds of popcorn.
— 2.5 million pounds of nuts during their Super Bowl parties.

One last statistic to share and it involves THIS:

hamburgers and hotdogs cooking on flaming grill shot with selective focus

Cheer On #32!

Yes, we all support #32: that’s the percentage of U.S. grill owners who will be firing up on Game Day!

According to Weber, the Super Bowl ranks as one of the top 10 most popular holidays to grill. And when you do grill, turn it into something amazing like this!

Yes, nothing better on Super Bowl Sunday than a grill full of burgers and sliders, including my favorite: A burger topped with Provolone, french fries, thick bacon and tartar sauce!

You can click here for some of my favorite slider recipes:

Of course, none of this food can go down without a little help!

Is There A Beverage?

Well, what do YOU think?

During the Super Bowl, there will be 325 million GALLONS of beer consumed. That is A LOT of beer…you might need a bit of help carrying it to your table…

Serving Up A Bacon Mug!

And when in doubt, just pour yourself a frosty brew in this mug and have a nice snack at the same time!

Let me know what you consume on the big day!

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14 replies

  1. Oh My…. I have never seen any food Football/Super-Bowl fields quite like these before. Amazing! 😉

  2. Wow…love the bacon mug…clam chowder would be my food of choice an American friend makes one and it is awesome…Great post , John sooooo much food 😀

  3. Oh, my hat – a bacon mug, I love the bacon but what will be inside, not the beer I take it, but yummy delicious other satisfying comfort food.

  4. Hey John, how about a bacon car? (It just came to me.) Handy built-in snacking for long road trips, and by the time you get to Vegas, it’s a convertible. Fun fact: It’s actually illegal to put tomato in clam chowder in Massachusetts. (I believe this was actually the point of contention leading to the War of 1812.) This Super Bowl… all pizza (meatball and pepperoni). And maybe some hot dogs. And kung pao chicken. And fried clams. And a nacho plate. OK, some celery sticks too. (Gotta eat healthy.) Anybody have a Wellesley Fudge Cake out there?

  5. Wow to the bacon mug. Now I’ve seen everything.

  6. I well remember those food super-bowls from before, John. It seems to come around faster every year! No doubt that’s just my age. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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