On February 3rd, the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are kicking off just in time for dinner, at 6:30pm. The only questions bigger than “Which Bay are you backing?” is “Where are we watching it?” or “What are we cooking?” We’ve got sibling coaches manning opposing, bay city teams from two coasts, neither of which has ever lost a Super Bowl game. Original Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis plays his final game, the 49ers are the designated home team, and it’s going down in Louisiana.
So, in case all the planning and game stats are becoming a little overwhelming, here is a breakdown of the important stuff, lest we mix up which Harbaugh is which or confuse our Chincoteague Oysters with the Humboldt Bays.
Baltimore Ravens Coach: John Harbaugh
Colors: White Jerseys
Player To Watch: Ray Lewis (No. 52)
City Food: Lake Trout
Game Day Recipe: Firecracker Crab Cakes
SF 49ers Coach: Jim Harbaugh
Colors: Red Jerseys
Player To Watch: Vernon Davis (No. 85)
City Food: San Francisco Burrito
Game Day Recipe: Sourdough Bread Salad
Best of all is the great game unifier: New Orleans! No need to pick sides here. Whether it’s Beignets, Po-Boys or chicory spiked Coffee, NOLA is a major culinary capital with a seemingly endless list of traditional dishes.
And then there are, of course, the football-food classics.
Don’t miss the game day celebration at Ginny’s Supper Club, February 3rd, starting at 5:00pm!