In the "Food Super Bowl," I am going to fire the first of many shots. When it comes to football I understand why the Patriots are favored. They've won 18 games in a row this season. They have Tom Brady, a phenomenal quarterback whose girlfriend is the stunning Gisele Bundchen, and they have the mad genius football coach of our time, Bill Belichick.
When it comes to food, however, it's not even a contest—not even a fair fight—when we compare the food of Boston and the food of New York.
How do I figure?
New York is the seminal food home of pastrami, pizza (in America), bagels, cheesecake, the prime dry-aged New York strip steak, and the kosher-style natural casing hot dog. You can never run out of superlatives describing the above, crazy delicious foods.
What has Boston bestowed upon us, foodwise? Brown bread, baked beans, Boston cream pie, and Parker House rolls. Pretty slim pickins', don't you think?
How far would you go out of your way for some baked beans or some brown bread? I'd only go a block or two at the most. Now if you expanded the geographic food purview of the Patriots to all of New England, that might be an interesting discussion, because then New England clam chowder, lobster rolls, and fried clams would enter into the fray.
But let's face it. The only reason they renamed them the New England Patriots is that they wanted to increase the team's fan base. It was basically a marketing scheme. So I figure it still comes down to Boston vs. New York in both food and football.
Am I wrong here? Do tell.
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