If you’re a fan of pro football, you probably know that the food at pro stadiums has come a long way since the days of prefab burgers and warm soda. At Heinz Field, home of my beloved Pittsburgh Steelers (here we go, Steelers!), the culinary pièce de résistance is the fabled Primanti Brothers sandwich, piled high not only with the meat of your choice (choose beef, turkey, pork, or all three) but with coleslaw and fries. It’s a three-napkin affair minimum.
Across the league in Chicago, meantime, the fan favorite is the Midway Monster, which combines corned beef with a hot dog, bacon, and onions enveloped in a fresh baguette bun — a meal made for Mike Ditka — whereas Carolina Panther devotés delight in their barbecue pulled pork nachos.
So which venue has the most memorable eats? That’s for you to find out — and for you to say if you win the job of Official Food Tester for the 2019 season. The contest, sponsored by Pickswise, provides you with tickets to as many NFL games as you care to attend, a budget for stadium meals, and a $500 stipend to offset some of the expenses the winner will incur for transportation and lodging. Since the contest requires that the winner attend at least three games, there’s a strong likelihood that even the savviest bargain hunter will end up dipping into pocket.
But if your lifelong dream is to be a food critic, here’s your opportunity.
To enter, reply to tweet below, including a photo of yourself at a game, eating food, or both — the more creative the better. In the tweet include “@PickswiseNFL with the #NFLFoodTester” and [email protected]
What's your favourite football food???
Let's hear it!
— PickswiseNFL (@PickswiseNFL) August 30, 2019
Don’t delay. As of this writing, 20 hours remained before entries close.
And remember: NFL Nation is turning its hungry eyes to you!
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