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Feast Your Eyes On All The Meaty Fare Being Served Up For Super Bowl LI At NRG Stadium

Spoiler alert: there’s going to be a lot of barbecue

Football, bacon and burgers are a perfect marriage.
Ellie Sharp/EHOU

When the hordes of sports fans descend on NRG Stadium for Super Bowl LI, they’re coming hungry – cheering and jeering takes energy, you know. What’s in store behind the culinary counters on game day? So much smoked meat, and much, much more.

Look for special collaborations from Ronnie Killen (burnt end sandwich, brisket sandwich, Stak fries), Chris Shepherd (44 Farms jalapeno cheese dog with jalapeno bacon jam) and Grady Spears (steak sandwich) plus a unique offering developed by student chefs at Westside High School to showcase Houston’s diversity called The Bayou City Banh Mi 51.

Competition moves off the field, metaphorically speaking, with two dishes inspired by this year’s teams: the Beantown Griller representing the New England Patriots includes slow cooked tri tip pot roast, caramelized onions and Cabot cheddar while the ATL Fried Chicken Stak features waffle fries, buttermilk fried chicken and peach marmalade BBQ sauce.

Super Bowl LI is still a few weeks away, but in the meantime, feast your eyes on the delectable dishes that will be on offer during the big game courtesy of Eater photographer Ellie Sharp.