Super Bowl Snacking Game Plan

Cider Braised ChickenOkay team, here’s the situation. You’ve got guests coming over to watch the Super Bowl and they’re hungry. They need nourishment to maintain their stamina. Your teammates are counting on you. What are you going to do?

Don’t panic. Follow our Super Bowl Snacking Game Plan and your guests will make it through. With a clean plate and a full stomach, everyone is a winner.

Pre-Game: Dip your chip

Artichoke & Asiago Dip

Kitchen Door Artichoke and Asiago Dip

As you’re preparing for the game, you don’t want to weigh your stomach down too soon. Filled with lots of yogurt and cheese, this Artichoke & Asiago dip from Kitchen Door Catering is the perfect way to ease into the snacking… I mean the game.

Smoked Mackerel Dip

Smoked Mackerel Dip

Dip with a Nova Scotian twist – this recipe for Smoked Mackerel and Caramelized Onion Dip from J. Willy Krauch is a tried and true party pleaser. Caution: Make sure you keep an eye on the bowl, people have been known to eat this by the spoonful.


Photo of three glasses with beer.

No Super Bowl Party is complete without a celebratory beer or two. Fortunately we have lots of  local beer to choose from to help keep the party mood as you cheer for your favourite team: Garrison Brewing Co., Propeller Brewing, Rare Bird, Boxing Rock, Salt Box Brewing and Meander River Brewing.

1st Quarter: Kick-Off


As things begin to kick-off (pun intended), serve up these Jost Lobster Sliders for your guests. While most game-day sliders are made with beef, lobster makes a great Nova Scotian substitute. It’s always lobster season in Nova Scotia, which means these sliders are always a touchdown.

Halftime: What’s in your bowl?

Photo of: Clearwater Clam Chowder

Now, you need something to keep your strength up for the half-time show. The clams, heavy cream and bacon in this filling Clearwater Clam Chowder will give you the energy you need to keep cheering your team on.

Cider Braised ChickenEveryone wins when you serve this Cider-Braised Chicken. A great recipe for entertaining – it can be made ahead of time and left to simmer away on the stove until you’re ready to tackle it.

4th Quarter: Sweet Victory

The game’s not over until the last play. If this nail-biter has your guests on edge, give them a little sugar to calm their nerves. These Apple Cinnamon Turnovers should do the trick.

Post-Game: Celebrate!

Saltbox Flight Beer

Whether your team is the victor or has to admit defeat, you need a place to gather with friends after the game. Here’s a list of local watering holes in your area.

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