Around the Sound
Rooting for the Hawks is enough to make even the most hardcore Hawks fan work up a powerful appetite -- and Northwest companies are getting creative and cashing in on the region's collective hunger for gridiron glory (and food) by dishing out specialty, limited-time offers, ranging from blue-and-green chips to Skittles-laced sausage.
And while CenturyLink field truly has the corner on the Seahawks-themed food market (see: the SherManicoti, Brandon Brownies, and the now-infamous Beast Burger), there are plenty of other folks getting in on the action.
If you're ready to spring into Feast Mode this weekend, here's where:
Blue Max Meats: This little Puyallup deli wasn't a nationally-known spot until the local media caught wind of the owner's innovative idea: Beast Mode Sausage. The secret ingredient? Skittles, naturally. And while it may sound unusual, Blue Max customers say the sweet treat is actually right on point.
Trophy Cupcakes: To make their 12th Man dozens, Trophy Cupcakes also uses Marshawn Lynch's favorite candy for inspiration. Featuring blue and green cake, icing, and of course, Skittles, these colorful snacks are getting snapped up quickly.
Taco Time: Starting Friday and ending Sunday night, Taco Time is offering Seahawks-colored "Champion Chips." Yes, they're blue and green corn chips, and you'll get them free with any dine-in order on Sunday.
Dick's: Everyone's favorite drive-in has a lot to celebrate right now. In addition to their 60th birthday, they're also busy cheering for the Hawks! Pick up one of their Seahawks-themed 60th anniversary t-shirts and wear it to any Dick's drive-in on Super Bowl Sunday and you'll get a "a super special deal," according to the Dick's Facebook page -- though they haven't revealed what it is yet.
Kukuraza Gourmet Popcorn: Dubbed "Beast Corn," this blue-and-green colored kettle corn tastes like the regular thing, but looks a lot prettier next to a plate of hot wings and a tower of nachos.
SPORT Restaurant and Bar: Do your nerves about the Super Bowl drive you to drinking? SPORT Restaurant and Bar has you covered with a fun take on the frat-favorite drop-shot known as the "Touchdown." It's called the "Legion of Boom Bomber," and it's made with a shot of Stoli Razz, Midori, blue curacao, and sour mix, dropped into a half-full pounder of Red Bull. Oh, and a dollar of all specialty drink sales goes to charity.
Brave Horse Tavern: If you haven't decided where to watch the big game yet, consider heading to Brave Horse Tavern in South Lake Union, where they've rolled out all the stops with a themed menu of Jello shots, a Seahawks Slushy, and the option to go "Beast Mode" on your burger by adding double meat. You can see all their creative concoctions here.