NFL City's Foods
Me and my friends are going to start cooking foods from the opposing NFL team's city this year when we get together for games. What foods are your NFL city best known for?
New Orleans, red beans and rice, gumbo, poboys and various boiled seafood, shrimp, crabs crawfish, bread pudding, bananas foster.
Drinks: Sazerac, Abita Beer, Dixie beer if you can find it
We tailgate for the Tampa Bay Bucs games and I have a lot of fun every year coming up with meals that fit the theme of the team or the city, like brauts for Greenbay, chicken wings for Atlanta, seared tuna, BBQ for Carolina, etc.
For Tampa, my vote would be for Cuban food. You could roast pork and make cuban sandwiches. Seafood like fried grouper sandwiches would also be a good choice.
For drinks, I'd go with rum based drinks or Sangria. I don't care for it, but Capt. Morgan would be in keeping with the pirate theme.
Buffalo - Beef on Weck - shaved roast beef in au jus on a hard roll covered in coarse salt and caraway - topped with horseradish -
footlong chili dogs, onion rings, and loganberry to drink
Chicken Wings , of course - traditional preparation, Franks Hot sauce and butter, served with celery and carrot sticks, and blue cheese
Cincinnati - as a former resident I feel obligated to bring up Cincinnati chili. There are other places to learn exactly what it is, but a classic way of serving it would be to use it as a topper to a hot dog along with cheese. Christian Moerlein would be an appropriate beer to accompany since it's brewed in Cincinnati.