Every night Jay and I watch Guy Fieri’s, “Guy’s Big Bite” on Food Network before we go to bed. Probably not the best idea — because we are always hungry! But we both love Guy and that’s why I was so thrilled to get this list from him for throwing the perfect football party! He’s the expert in both football and food!
I’m not a football fan — but I am a food fan and football parties are the most fun of all! Here’s Guy’s list for a fantastic fiesta that will save you time so you can enjoy the game.
5 Tips for an Unbeatable Game-Watching Party
by Guy Fieri
1. Choose the Right Foods – Choose foods that can be prepped beforehand so that it keeps coming throughout the game. Homemade pizzas are always a hit! Ask your local pizzeria for balls of raw pizza dough and you can create your own varieties: vegetable, plain, meat, or even something sweet, like a s’mores pizza with chocolate and marshmallows.
2. Flow – Prevent traffic jams by putting drinks in the garage. Fill three coolers with different categories of beverages: waters, non-alcoholics, and beers.
3. Variety – My oven-baked chicken wings are a game watching staple. To please all palates, I set them out with a variety of sauces to mix and match: teriyaki, tequila-lime, or plain. A nacho bar is also a great alternative with tortilla chips and a ton of different condiments. Some personal favorites include: ground beef or steak, onions, tomatoes, beans, warm cheese sauce and of course salsa. My line of salsas come in four different flavors (Original, Salsa Verde, Chipotle, and Four Pepper) and is a great addition to any nacho bar.
4. Add Some Class – With the high energy that comes with watching a big game, it’s nice to add some civilization into the celebration. I always put out a bowl of warm water, lemon wedges and thick paper towels for guests to clean their hands after eating all the finger lickin’ foods.
5. Sharing is Caring – Disposable containers are great to keep on hand so I can send my buddies home with doggie bags. I always tend to make more than enough food and game day is all about sharing!
In 2006, Guy Fieri premiered his first show, Guy’s Big Bite on Food Network. Today, this “Culinary Rock Star” also hosts top-rated show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, as well as the special series Tailgate Warriors and guest judges on Next Food Network Star. Guy also collaborates with Rachael Ray in the star studded competition series, Rachael Vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-off, which premieres January 1, 2012 on Food Network. On March 14th, 2010, Guy made his debut as a game show host on the new NBC primetime series, Minute To Win It. The show became an instant success. Guy also owns Johnny Garlic’s and Tex Wasabi’s in California.