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We Tried Superbowl Foods In Minneapolis And Our Tastebuds Died And Went To Heaven

Super Bowl food porn.

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It's that wonderful time of year (again) where we get to unapologetically stuff our faces in the name of football because...Super Bowl! Yep, the big game airs Sunday on NBC.

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Watch as Andrew and Steven go straight to where all the Super Bowl action is in Minneapolis, Minnesota for a very special edition of "Worth It."

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The plan was simple: Hit up three of the best local joints, and try out some dishes and appetizers that would be perfect for any Super Bowl festivity to see which one was more "worth it" for its price.

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First, the pair hit up a Mexican bistro called "Pajarito."

They like to take traditional flavors and ingredients, and add their own techniques to them.
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They like to take traditional flavors and ingredients, and add their own techniques to them.

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On the menu was a hot cheese dip, more commonly known as "queso fundido," topped with green chorizo, with some freshly-made tortillas.

Yum!
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Yum!

The dudes paired their delicious food with a Doña Chela beer, made by a Minnesota beer company that prides itself on supporting their local Latino communities.

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They were in for a treat.

Steven thought the queso fundido had the right texture, the right temperature, and the right flavor. It was perfect.

Okay, so this was technically not a dip, but it's close enough to qualify for game-day food.
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Okay, so this was technically not a dip, but it's close enough to qualify for game-day food.

The tortillas were also on point. Steven made an interesting observation: "Tortillas are awesome, because they're both plates and foods." LOL!

Yes, Steven. Yes they are. Fun fact he came up with: Did you know it's estimated that Americans eat an average of 2,400 calories during the game alone?
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Yes, Steven. Yes they are. Fun fact he came up with: Did you know it's estimated that Americans eat an average of 2,400 calories during the game alone?

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Next on their itinerary of delicious Super Bowl foods was Revival Fried Chicken.

The chef and owner explained, "We recreate the time and temperature and the processes of how fried chicken is cooked stovetop in a Southern home."
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The chef and owner explained, "We recreate the time and temperature and the processes of how fried chicken is cooked stovetop in a Southern home."

He warned the guys that there was no way around it. They were going to sweat when they bit into this perfectly golden-fried chicken cooked in a sauce made of chili powder and hot peppers blended with lard. Who-what?

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Andrew and Steven drank some booze with their food here, too. They had some sparkling wine called "Revival," just like the restaurant.

It was supposed to pair perfectly with their fried chicken.
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It was supposed to pair perfectly with their fried chicken.

As soon as Andrew bit into the chicken, there were instant tears!

"Is it from the spice? Is it from the joy? I don't know. It doesn't matter."
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"Is it from the spice? Is it from the joy? I don't know. It doesn't matter."

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Then there was the mac and cheese with the golden brown crust at the top that was to die for.

"This place and crusts, man. They really figured it out," Steven said.
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"This place and crusts, man. They really figured it out," Steven said.

Amazingly, Revival had an even hotter sauce that they call "poultrygeist," because it's made with ghost peppers. Sounds about right.

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Let's just say they both needed a minute (or two) after sampling some of that.

The last stop on their tour of tasty Super Bowl foods in Minneapolis was at the Chowgirls Killer Catering headquarters, a company that focuses on local and organic foods.

It started with the two owners doing everything themselves, and now they employ 150 people.
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It started with the two owners doing everything themselves, and now they employ 150 people.

The two owners laid out a freakin' feast fit for kings for the guys at the place they rented in Minneapolis. Lucky!

I mean, it even looked beautiful.
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I mean, it even looked beautiful.

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Game on! (Pun intended.) Andrew and Steven started off their feast with the sausage.

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Then they moved on to bacon-wrapped water chestnuts and dates in a tangy barbecue chili sauce.

Perfect game day food.
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Perfect game day food.

They also sampled some sweet and spicy pickled peppers stuffed with seasoned sweet potato.

Andrew thought it would be a great idea to pair it with the sausage. Because, why not?
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Andrew thought it would be a great idea to pair it with the sausage. Because, why not?

And they couldn't forget the cheese balls! One of them was made with a Bloody Mary seasoning. I'm dead.

Guess what Andrew thought would go great with the cheese? You guessed it. A piece of sausage. LOL!
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Guess what Andrew thought would go great with the cheese? You guessed it. A piece of sausage. LOL!

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They decided to change the pace by chowing down on a bit of salad, because they still had a couple of more things to try.

Steven said, "Every football party that I go to, the real hero is the person who brings the salad."
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Steven said, "Every football party that I go to, the real hero is the person who brings the salad."

Then it was time for the pork, sweet potatoes, and mashed potatoes, ya'll.

Now they were really in culinary heaven.
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Now they were really in culinary heaven.

At the end of the day, when it came to deciding which place was the most "worth it" for what it cost, it was hands down Revival Fried Chicken for Andrew.

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Steven went with Chowgirls Killer Catering.

"That's how you enjoy game day. You have it at your house. You can invite your friends over. Everybody pigs out on whatever they want to eat." Can't argue with that.
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"That's how you enjoy game day. You have it at your house. You can invite your friends over. Everybody pigs out on whatever they want to eat." Can't argue with that.

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