Sunday, February 2, 2014

The 50 Yard Lounge

For the first time since 1962 years the NFL championship game has come to the New York/New Jersey area. New York is a huge football city due to its large volume of transplants from other states. One way New York has celebrated the coming of the Super Bowl was with the 50 Yard Lounge, which ran from January 29th - February 2nd at 1 Penn Plaza. The events boasted appearances from legendary retired NFL players like Doug Flutie, Cris Carter, and Matt Light, just to name a few. Live performances and DJs filled sounds through 15,000 square feet of heated tent located on the street and on roof decks.

 One thing we take more serious than football in New York City is our food, and The 50 Yard Lounge did not disappoint. A gang of high profile New York City chefs including Michael White, Marc Fiagone, Bill Telepan were serving up special dishes for football and food fanatics alike. Also a few live cooking demonstrations from chef and retired NFL players. I got to check out the 50 Yard Lounge on Saturday which where theme menu was Classic American. All broken up into four quarters. Each quarter a group of chef's would serve up of good eats starting with breakfast in the morning all the way midnight burger bash. Here's a recap from Saturday's festivities.

Chef David Santos of Louro: Portuguese Breakfast Poutine

Esposito Sausage: Breakfast sausage & chicken maple sausage served with warm maple syrup

Katz's Deli: Pastrami sandwiches

Pat Lafrieda: Filet Mignon sandwich
Delicatessen: Pan Roasted Chicken thigh sandwich with olive oil pesto, sweet pepper aioli and burrate cheese

 Pat Lafrieda and NFL legend Matt Light doing a live butchering demonstration. 


The 50 Yard Lounge

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