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Cohen: Big Game Snacking

By Josh Cohen
October 10, 2011

ORLANDO -- Whether you are in your own kitchen, at one of your favorite restaurants with family and friends or at a sporting event, selecting the “perfect” food during each meal can be the deciding factor on whether you enjoyed your day or not.

Sometimes it can take hours to settle on which cuisine you will consume for breakfast, lunch, dinner and any other meal in between.

Unlike vintage times when the head of the household declares a dinner such as pork chops with asparagus and corn on the cob, often today there is an elongated, mind-numbing, passionate and riveting debate amongst people to determine the best meal choice at that time.

At the office, the two hours prior to lunch hour tends to be one extended meeting regarding what and where to eat during break.

There’s always that one guy at work who all week has been hyping up burritos and tacos and won’t allow others to persuade him otherwise on what to eat. There’s always that one person that transforms a should-be simple conversation into a head-spinning analysis by listing 12 restaurants the group should consider eating at.

Often many of us are very attentive to nutrition. As a result, an initial agreement on what to eat is not an official confirmation. After a more careful examination, there are some that alter their decision out of concern that they wouldn’t be able to avoid calorie and carbohydrate building. You frequently hear from these individuals, “I will just go home and eat,” completely destroying a group lunch outing.

While most of our meals result in seemingly never-ending psychoanalysis, there is one occasion when it seems like you can’t go wrong. Whether it’s during football weekend or for other big games in other sports such as basketball or baseball, munching on America’s famous appetizers is guaranteed satisfaction.

Over the years, there have been some innovative finger food creations. In addition to the traditional favorites such as chicken wings, pigs in a blanket, nachos and cheese and spinach dip, there are now dozens and dozens of possible hors d'oeuvres.


Josh Cohen
You know you are going to have a fun time when you first walk into the party and can smell all of the game-time snackers cooking from the oven in the kitchen. All of the options that lay on the four-legged table between the couch and television is guaranteed to fulfill your cravings.

Rather than list a bunch of these nibblers, I decided to create a tournament to determine the best, most popular sports game gathering appetizer.

Vote on which cocktail snack you would likely prefer in each of the matchups below. After compiling the results from the First Round, the winning appetizers will advance until a champion is crowned.



VOTE IN EACH APPETIZER MATCHUP



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