Sun-Times + NewCity + Tribune: We Super Bowl!

Apparently, there’s a big event coming up this Sunday where lots of people eat and watch expensive commercials, and catch a little football in between. Bill Daley suggests Vietnamese chicken wings, the Sun-Times is touting a sour cream-apple pie and sangria, and Mike Nagrant thinks you should skip the game altogether and instead recommends a slew of en-bowled treats from all over the city.

Super Bowl Sunday is not the only holiday coming up; Donna Pierce has some fried oyster-based ideas for Fat Tuesday, and Denise O’Neal rounds up some Chinese New Year options. We will inevitably be hearing more about these eating holidays, but these articles are the first salvos.

As for the rest, in ten words apiece:

• Monica Eng visits Michael Ruhlman, food writer extraordinaire, in Cleveland [Tribune]

• Like cocoa? You should really be drinking quality hot chocolate [Sun-Times]

• Sandy Thorn Clark suggests where to get some around town [Sun-Times]

• George Washington Carver: not just peanuts and sweet potatoes [Tribune]

• Lisa Donovan investigates the high surface-to-volume ratio Edge Brownie Pan [Sun-Times]

• Dust off your old stereotypes about crock-pot cooking; it’s fashionable now [Sun-Times]

• Welcome to Green Grocer Chicago, new West Town organic market [Sun-Times]

• Some good basic tips on chicken purchasing and preparation [Tribune]

• Or you can just buy the pre-made frozen variety, lazyass! [Tribune]

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Sun-Times + NewCity + Tribune: We Super Bowl!