Football and Food, America’s Favorite Combo

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As someone who isn’t the biggest fan of football (sorry Dad) but has a lot of football-lovin’ friends, I try and focus on the football food. If I’m going to a friend’s house to watch, I always bring dip, and if we’re going to a bar or restaurant, I always peruse the menu beforehand. If you’re like me, here are some top food and football choices for this weekend:

  • ChurchKey– Try the Sunday Tailgate Menu, which features brisket chili, half smokes with house-made soft pretzels, and a awesome/disgusting sounding sandwich, “The Luther” made with fried chicken and applewood bacon served between a maple chicken jus glazed donut. Yum/ew. The menu will be available every Sunday game day from 12pm to 8pm.
  • Evening Star Cafe – At the bar, you can try their special game day menu with items such as “Cornbrats” (corn dogs stuffed with brats), meatball grinders, and fried mac and cheese. They will also be tapping a new cask ale every Sunday at 1pm. Coming up, they will be tapping Green Flash Imperial IPA, Stone Arrogant Bastard and NorCal California-Style Bitter. The menu is available at the bar every Sunday during football games from 3:30pm until close.
  • EatBar – If you’re a Monday Night Football type of person, head here for weekly football specials. You can try venison chili or venison nachos each for $5, and pair it with a craft brew for just $4 a glass. The football special is served on Mondays from 4:30pm until the end of the game.
  • Rustico – And if you want your football special to last the whole week long, head here for buffalo wings, meatball sliders, and Greek-style wings. The bar menu is available Monday through Friday from 5:30pm until close.

So for all you football-lite fans out there, there are options. Most of them involve sliders. And there’s nothing wrong with that at all.

Ashley Messick

Ashley is a born and bred Washingtonian who left for college but came running back to the District as fast as her little legs could carry her. By day she is a Capitol Hill brat, but by night she is a lean, mean, eating machine. It’s her goal in life to steal Anthony Bourdain’s job…by whatever means necessary. Contact her at Ashley (at) welovedc (dot) com or follow her on Twitter.

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