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by Dave Cathey Published: January 30, 2013
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SUPER BOWL EATs

San Francisco Treats

All right, let's get this out of the way. Yes, Rice-a-Roni is from San Francisco. Yes, it's a combination of rice and broken vermicelli with a pouch of some high-sodium flavoring. Yes, it's one of my wife's favorite things to eat. No, I won't be having any for the Super Bowl, but whom am I to tell you no.

But I will tell you, San Francisco is one of our most celebrated food towns. For the Super Bowl, I recommend a combination of two of the city's best known recipes: the Crab Louie salad and Green Goddess dressing. Out in the Bay Area, if folks aren't eating a Crab Louie during the game, it might be a big bowl of Cioppino with the aforementioned sourdough bread. Or they might make a giant casserole of Chicken Tetrazzini, which also hails from the city by the bay.

For libations, there is a good chance they will be sipping Martinis, which has a cloudy history — surprise, surprise — but The Occidental Hotel in San Francisco has a claim on the origin based on a cocktail it served in the 1860s called The Martinez.

by Dave Cathey
Food Editor
The Oklahoman's food editor, Dave Cathey, keeps his eye on culinary arts and serves up news and reviews from Oklahoma’s booming food scene.
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