BBQ & Steak Vs. Seafood & Wine (Or A Cable Car Cocktail): Which City Do You Pick As The Winner?
It’s not exactly John Belushi standing up in the cafeteria and yelling those two famous words, but Kansas City and San Francisco are having a “food fight” of sorts for Super Bowl LIV.
It’s BBQ and steaks vs. seafood and wine (or a Cable Car Cocktail). With that in mind, if you’re neutral in which team your are rooting for in the game which city now do pick as the winner?
The heads of tourism bureaus Visit Kansas City and San Francisco Travel have placed a wager on the outcome of the Chiefs vs. 49ers game on Super Sunday.
If Kansas City wins, San Francisco booster Joe D’Alessandro will be seen embracing the iconic foods of the City of Fountains. If San Francisco wins, Visit Kansas City’s Jason Fulvi will do the same with the City by the Bay’s treats.
Either way, the loser wins. Both cities score big on what to eat and drink.
“After the San Francisco Giants won the World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014, and the Golden State Warriors took the NBA Championships in 2015, 2017 and 2018, you’d think we’d be used to these big games – but we’re not! We’re as excited as ever that the 49ers might finally win their sixth Super Bowl and we’re putting together a super delicious shipment for our friends at Visit KC,” said Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of San Francisco Travel.
In Kansas City, Boulevard has been the beer to drink since 1989 and is now distributed in 40-plus states, with a line of canned cocktails in production. In San Francisco, Anchor Steam has been the local brew since the California Gold Rush of 1849. The brewery spawned the distillery, Hotaling & Co.
For a stronger sip, the Horsefeather (whiskey, ginger beer, bitters and a squeeze of lime) is the local cocktail in Kansas City. The Martini, favorite of James Bond, was born in San Francisco of gin (some prefer vodka) and a whiff of vermouth, garnished with olives or onions.
With its proximity to world famous wine regions like Napa and Sonoma, San Francisco is definitely a wine-lover’s destination. Less well-known is the fact that Kansas City also has roots in the wine industry and makes a strong showing in modern viticulture, with “Wine Enthusiast” saying Kansas City “needs to be your next wine destination.”
Kansas City—renowned for barbecue—puts its protein in the smoker, whether it’s brisket, pork, chicken or even vegan-friendly jackfruit. San Francisco feasts on local seafood, especially sweet, rich Dungeness Crab.
Dining uptown? Order the Kansas City strip steak. On the West Coast, visit one of the 90 Michelin-starred restaurants in and around “the city.”
For a casual treat, order some burnt ends with your barbecue—they’re crunchy, juicy and fatty all at once. In San Francisco, visit the Mission District and order a Mission burrito, extra-large with extra rice.