Has it been a year already since the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers? Well, once again, the Chiefs have made it to the Super Bowl with a match up against Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers this time. Who will you be rooting for? Or maybe you are just staying up to see The Weekend perform the half-time show!
The sport is getting more popular in the UK and we know there is a strong American Football community in Milton Keynes, so here’s a game plan for what to eat and drink this Sunday evening and into the early hours of Monday morning – if you can stay awake!
Super Bowl LI Itinerary
Warm-up with wings from Wingers
Try some american food from Wingers in Milton Keynes.
We tried Wingers a couple of weeks ago and boy were we impressed with their food. Wings are the go-to food for American Football fans whilst watching the game so you have to try some wings this Sunday. Lots of choice on flavours, from Tennessee BBQ to Buffalo New York Hot.
The burgers and loaded fries are amazing too. You will not be disappointed with one of their chicken burgers either. Whether you like your sauce hot or sweet, or a combination of both, Wingers have you covered.
You must get one of their shakes. Pop it in the fridge because you’ll be needing that later on in the night (you’ll thank us later). We recommend the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or a White Chocolate Kinder Bueno – so tasty! Check out the other 7 flavours on their website.
Wingers open from noon on Sunday so make sure you get your order in for collection or delivery before the big game build up starts. They will obviously be busy so give plenty of time for your order to be prepared. Options for delivery and collection. Click here to view the menu and place an order
Super Bowl 1st Half – Thirst Down – courtesy of Blackened Sun Brewing Company
Keeping the American theme going, we thought we would mention some locally produced West Coast Pale Ale from the guys down at Blackened Sun Brewing Company, based in Stacey Bushes. You can pick up reusable 750ml bottles of Defector or a choice of other great tasting craft beers to compliment your game viewing.
Blackened Sun’s bottle shop will be open on Friday from 5-9pm, Saturday 12-4pm and then Sunday from 12-4pm so you have plenty of time to stock up before the big game.
Super Bowl Halftime Show – Doughnuts
The Super Bowl Halftime Show is a big deal and something worth staying awake for so make sure you snack on some sweet stuff to keep you going. Speaking of which, what’s the most iconic baked thing that is sweet and that the American’s love? Yes, that’s right, doughnuts.
We are going to suggest getting some doughnuts from your local bakery. The nearest one to us is Woodstock’s Artisan Bakery in Stony Stratford. They have jam doughnuts and finger doughnuts on offer, but you’ll have to be quick to get your hands on some as they do tend to sell out quickly. Head down there on Saturday morning (open from 7:30am until 4pm) to buy some before they sell out and then you can enjoy scoffing them whilst watching The Weekend perform.
Super Bowl 2nd Half – Trying to stay awake!
Well done if you get to this part of Monday morning, we congratulate you. To combat tiredness, coffee is a must and a selection of pick me ups. Maybe the leftovers from Wingers or some more of those doughnuts from Woodstock’s will help, but to make sure you don’t miss the 2nd half action, remember we suggested to put your shake from Wingers in the fridge.. now is the perfect time to enjoy and stay focused!
Coffee is another obvious choice. Why not pop into your local independent coffee shop and see if they have any coffee bags on sale.
We hope this guide will help to support some of the local independents mentioned above. Enjoy the Super Bowl if you are planning on watching it. If not, enjoy your weekend and at least you now know where to order some good food, beers and doughnuts in the future from local independent businesses in Milton Keynes.
Have a great weekend y’all and support local.
Stu & Becca