Mario Batali Has a Pretty Ambitious Super Bowl Menu

Winning menu.
Winning menu. Photo: Andrew Toth/

“We do pregame chips and salsa and crudite with Greek yogurt dip. Then we do the first-half food for the Ravens: crab cakes and Old Bay tartar sauce. Halftime food from New York City of Papaya dogs with sauerkraut. The second-half food is for the Niners: Trader Vic’s-style spareribs and Rice-A-Roni. Dessert is from both teams. Its-It [ice cream sandwiches] and Charm City cupcakes.” —The chef also made a sofa out of salumi, complete with fried-ravioli pillows. [ESPN]