Looking to freshen up your Super Bowl party with some new appetizers? How about taste testing some new brews before serving them to your guests? Westfield's Savory Spice Shop and CoolVines have a few ideas to help make Super Bowl XLVII exciting regardless of what happens on the field.
CoolVines kicks off the weekend with a tasting entitled 'Super Bowl Brews' from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight. What's on tap? CoolVines will be pouring the following ales and lagers:
Kapuziner Weissbier - 5 Liter mini keg, perfect for game day. Big whipped cream-like head, excellent flavors of clove, banana, and vanilla.
Victory Brewing Headwaters Pale Ale - 6 pack. Considering that beer is the product of four simple ingredients and the three other than water rely on water for their existence, this refreshing ale is a tribute to the life-giving cleanliness of water; bringing the hops, malt and yeast into harmony with great local water.
Staropramen Lager - 6 pack or 16.9 oz single bottle. Light in color but full in flavor, "The Star of Prague" has a smooth hoppy flavor and little bitterness; using locally grown hops, it has been made in the same brewery for over 125 years.
Cricket Hill American Ale - 6 pack. Easy drinking amber ale with a wonderful balance of caramel sweetness and hop flavor. The aroma has a slight note of citrus and rock candy. There is not an imported ale on the market that tastes this fresh.
"It doesn't have to just be about beer," according to the Central Avenue wine shop's website. "All the hardcore munching you'll be doing this Sunday deserves some hardcore wine to make your hot wings and nachos soar!"
On Saturday, Feb. 2, CoolVines will host 'Big Wines for the Big Game' from 2 to 5 p.m. Customers will receive 20 percent off on closed cases of the wines included in the tasting.
Winging it this weekend? Savory Spice Shop offers a fresh take on the party favorite.
- 1 Tbsp. dehydrated lime peel
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
- 2 Tbsp. honey powder
- 4 lbs. chicken wings, rinsed, dried and trimmed
- 4 x cloves garlic, minced
- 4 tsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 2 Tbsp. Mole Verde Spice
- 1 tsp. Kosher salt
Mix all ingredients except for chicken wings in a bowl. Reserve half of the marinade and set aside. Put the rest of the marinade, along with the chicken wings, in a zip top bag and seal tight, removing all air. Shake to coat. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight. Remove wings from marinade and scrape off excess solids.
Barbeque on grill rack on medium high heat, turning occasionally, for 20-30 minutes. Pour refrigerated marinade into a saucepan and simmer until slightly thickened. Transfer wings to a platter and spoon the warm lime sauce on top.
Avocado Chipotle Wings
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 x ripe avocado, cubed
- 1 x garlic clove
- 1 x chipotle in adobo*
- 1 Tbsp. Mole Verde Spice
- pinch of salt
*You can replace the one chipotle in adobo with 1 tsp ground chipotle.
Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Refrigerate until served.
As a dipping sauce for our Mojito Wings.
Yields: 1 cup