Since you can't root for the Bears this weekend, we suggest picking a team according to your gastronomic preferences. Here, we round up local Super Bowl eats inspired by the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks (the choice is yours).
Jordan's restaurant is gearing up for game day with two special burgers in honor of the opposing teams. The Seahawks' burger will be served with a grass-fed beef patty, onion jam made with L'Ecole merlot from Washington State, and Beecher’s cheese straight from Seattle. And in an ode to the New England states, MJ’s beef-blend patty will be slathered with barbecue sauce made with Boston’s Sam Adams Triple Block beer and topped with Cabot cheddar cheese from Vermont. 505 N. Michigan Ave., 312-321-8823
Show Tom Brady's team some love while you chow down on a traditional lobster roll stuffed with fresh Maine lobster meat lightly tossed in mayo and served in a buttery bun. 21 E. Hubbard St., 312-527-2722
Head to State and Lake for succulent seafood from each city: a pot of Maine mussels with house-smoked bacon, burnt orange, and a slice of bread for dipping, or the seared Skuna Bay wild salmon (distributed by Seattle Fish Company) accompanied by black lentils, celery root, and a grapefruit vinaigrette. 201 N. State St., 312-239-9400