Staff Picks: Best Sports Bar Food
The Boston Red Sox have won the 2013 World Series, so we figured that this would be a good time to compile our employees together and have them choose their favorite sports bars that they’d order bar food from if, you know, the Cubs or the Rangers or the Phillies or the Twins were competing for a World Series trophy.
Chris B, Boston Driver Manager – There is no better way to watch the Red Sox play in the World Series than to be at Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar sitting in front of the “Monster video wall” while munching on a fried dough burger. Imagine a nice, juicy burger cooked to perfection and topped with applewood smoked bacon, melted cheddar cheese and onions that were braised in beer. That alone is enough to leave you drooling on your mouse and keyboard. Now, imagine that heavenly goodness placed in between two pieces of your favorite carnival desert…. FRIED DOUGH! Talk about a Home Run! You now have an iconic burger that combines two all-time American classics into one mouthwatering masterpiece.
Brian I, Chicago Sales Representative – My favorite neighborhood bar hands down is Kroll’s in the Southloop. From the wings to the tator tots, there are so many favorites on the menu. I have spent many weekends drinking Bloody Marys and eating wings while watching my favorite sports teams there.
The Dallas Team - Since our beloved Texas Rangers failed to make the playoffs, we have been drowning our sorrows in the greasy goodness of WingStop's wings (a variety of which are pictured above) and fries. Whether they are Lemon Pepper, Original Hot, Hawaiian or Atomic flavored, the traditional and boneless wings fill our hunger and remind us of the hope of next October.
Matt Anders, Copywriter – The best bar food in Philly, in my humble opinion, goes to Village Whiskey. This amazing restaurant from Chef Jose Garces serves Duckfat French Fries (pictured on the left - YUM!), Shortrib and Cheddar French Fries, Deviled Eggs, Tater Tots, Homemade Cheese Puffs, and more. Not only are these menu items delicious, they’re also not the most common bar foods you’ll see. If you’re sick of Potato Skins, Fried Pickles, and Nachos, I highly recommend trying Village Whiskey if you’re truly looking for something different. Chef Garces is a miracle worker.
Sarah W, Twin Cities Dispatcher - When I think of “Sports Bar Food” I often think burgers and wings. Yet anywhere can make a batch of wings or throw a patty on a grill. If I venture into the burger section of a menu, I try to find a restaurant’s specialty, or rather their burger that they put on the menu because you can’t get it just anywhere. As I searched through some of the restaurants our location works with, I noticed Poor Richard’s Common House. I have driven by this business dozens of times and have always wanted to eat there. When I browsed the burger section of the menu, I found something called the “Four Pepper” burger. I like a lot of spice in the majority of the things I eat, and living in Minnesota, spice is not something that is easily found when eating out - yet this burger satisfies my craving for spice! I’m also a big believer that every meal should contain some sort of vegetable, but not to worry with this pick: this burger comes loaded with roasted jalapenos, sweet banana peppers, jalapeno jack cheese and lastly - what really sold me on this particular burger - the sriracha mayo! All of this is served on a toasted sesame bun alongside your choice of their house fries, buttermilk mashed potatoes, kettle chips, or sweet potato fries.