Ain't no wager like a kitchen wager

Thanks to a head's up from Food and Wine's Mouthing Off, I now have a real reason (besides wings, natch) to care about Superbowl XLVI. Turns out the best chefs from New England are facing off against New York's crème de la crème with the most high-stakes game-day bet ever conceived. No money, just pure hide-your-head-in-the-sand humiliation. Here's the line-up:


The Team: New England Patriots

Representatives: Jamie Bissonnette from Toro and Coppa will join forces with Sweet Cheeks' Tiffani Faison, Matt Jennings from Providence's La Laiterie and Farmstead and Gabriel Frasca of Straight Wharf and Provisions.

The Team: The New York Giants

Representatives: Harold Dietrle of Perilla and Kin Shop, Lee Anne Wong of Vynl and Michael Ferraro of Delicatessen.

The Stakes: For seven consecutive days, the representatives of the LOSING TEAM must:

-Wear the opposing team's jersey in their restaurant .The jersey cannot be removed during work hours for any reason.

-Wear a Statue of Liberty hat (Boston) or a lobster hat (NYC) in their restaurant. The hat cannot be removed during work hours for any reason.

-Feature pastrami on rye (Boston) or New England clam chowder (NYC) prominently on their menu with the following wording: "In honor of the greatest football team on earth the Patriots/Giants, [Restaurant name(s)] is proudly featuring [name of dish]."

-Tweet a picture of themselves in their hats & jerseys eating the featured dish in their restaurant all seven days.

The WINNING TEAM will hand deliver the jerseys and hats to the losing teams and taste the featured menu item.


No pressure, Brady.

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