Only a select few are lucky enough to make it to the Super Bowl every year. If it’s not you this year, don’t be jealous — temperatures are going to be frigid! But that doesn’t mean we all can’t celebrate — through food.
Two restaurants in New York City and one in Las Vegas are getting in on the game-day action with battling burgers, one themed for the Broncos and the other for the Seahawks.
“I did some research on local foods and tried to make a burger that exemplified each team,” said Chef Emilie Bousquet of GO Burger Bar & Grill. “If you happen to be in Denver or Seattle, you might have a taste of these foods. But if you’re not, I wanted people to get a taste of those cities from our burgers.”
The Rocky Mountain B-”high”-son Burger, inspired by the Denver Broncos, is a bison burger topped with wild arugula and Vidalia onions braised in Breckenridge vanilla porter, a local Colorado beer.
“The name for the Rocky Mountain B-”high”-son Burger was inspired by the region’s culinary influences, like John Denver’s song ‘Rocky Mountain High,’ and I opted for a bison burger because of the large buffalo population in Colorado,” Bousquet said.
The Seahawks version — the Nirvana — is a barbecued burger topped with garlic fries and Beecher’s flagship cheese.
“I integrated garlic fries, which are a Seattle staple. The city is also known for its obsession with artisanal products, much like Beecher’s cheese, which sells in their Pike Place Market,” Bousquet said.
The burgers are available as a blackboard special this weekend at GO Burger Bar & Grill and BLT Burger, both in New York City, and BLT Burger at The Mirage in Las Vegas.
Not to worry, though, if you can’t make it to the restaurants. Just cook up your own.