Just like a star quarterback, bacon knows exactly how to steal the spotlight. Let it shine at its sweet and salty best by coating it in a simple glaze of brown sugar, maple syrup, and cayenne. If grilling is not an option, you can bake these at 375°F on a baking sheet fitted with a rack.
Deep Fried Buffalo Chicken Skewers
Pork Schnitzel Meatballs
If you really wanted to get into the spirit of things and go all out in support of Denver, you could serve some Rocky Mountain oysters at your bash. We'll take a pass, however, and opt for these deep-fried meatballs of a different sort instead.
The Best French Bread Pizza
With a crust that's neither too soggy or too crisp and an oozy crown of tomato, herbs, and cheese, our recipe ups French bread pizza's game and makes it into a dish that you'd be proud to serve any time.
Homemade Pizza Rolls
We could list a number of reasons why these pizza rolls are better than the ones the come in a box, but really, it boils down to just one thing: the puffy, bubbly deep-fried crust.
Deep Fried Pickles with Old Bay and Buttermilk
Deep fried pickles are best when they're still super hot from the fryer—all of their juice comes gushing out as you bite into it in a deluge of tart, briny awesomeness. Ours are also seasoned with Old Bay for maximum flavor.
Smoky Fried Chickpeas
Chickpeas dusted with smoked paprika are an addictive nibble and a Spanish tapas staple. The peas crisp first in lemon- and thyme-scented olive oil, getting all nice and crunchy on the outside while retaining a bit of creaminess within.
Great Deviled Eggs
We like to overstuff our deviled eggs and top them with hot sauce and spicy red pepper, turning them into an appropriately exorbitant game day snack.
Chesapeake Crab Crackers
Our crab salad is inspired by the many variations found throughout the Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay area. Use it as a topping on crackers for an easy appetizer.
Chicken-Fried Steak Nuggets with Beer and Bourbon Gravy
A crisp and tender chicken-fried steak can be a heavy and filling meal. Chopping your beef into bite-sized pieces instead makes for an easy-to-eat, beer-friendly snack to share amongst friends.
Bourbon Old Fashioned Glazed Pecans
America's native spirit meets its native nut in this munchable riff on the Old Fashioned cocktail.
Arrogant Bastard Ale Onion Rings
Can't get enough of the celebration suds? These onion rings are coated in a batter made with Stone Brewing Co.'s big and boozy Arrogant Bastard Ale, ensuring that you get a beer-y taste with every bite.
Pan con Tomate (Spanish-style Toast with Tomato)
Pan con tomate, or bread with tomatoes, is an incredibly simple-to-prepare Spanish tapas dish that takes little more than, yes, bread and tomatoes.
These wieners are slow-cooked in bourbon for six hours—long enough to make your kitchen smell (pleasantly) like a distillery. They're a serious upgrade from the dirty water dogs you're likely to find at the stadium.
Gluten-Free Pigs in a Blanket
Cocktail wieners are a perfectly sized and shaped ingredient on which to mold delicate gluten-free dough. If you really wanted to make these diet and allergen friendly, you could even swap out the ingredients for dairy or meat alternatives.
Devils on Horseback
Devils on Horseback are nothing more than bacon-wrapped prunes—delicious, yes; scary, no. The fruit gets an extra kick from simmering in a bath of coffee, Kahlua, and Ancho chile, resulting in a delectable blend of sweet, spice, and salt.
Cheddar and Beer Battered Shrimp
Using the Southern classic of shrimp and grits as inspiration, we've transformed plain old fried shrimp into a crispy and succulent treat.
Connie's Beer Cheese Spread
Beer cheese is pretty much what it sounds like—beer and cheese whirled together into a spread with some garlic and hot stuff. It's simple and satisfying, but make it the day before to let all the flavors mingle.