Super Bowl Party Central

January 26, 2015No comments

For the Perfect Storm of Food and Fans

cherry russet cabinets in large center island with bar seatingCenter Island in Dayton Cherry Russet Cabinets

Football aside, Super Bowl Sunday will be the occasion of a record-breaking number of home parties, with food consumption second only to Thanksgiving.

While 12 hours of programming will be devoted to the game over the weekend, action on the field will only fill 11 minutes, stretched out over four hours between kickoff and final whistle. Even with instant replays and mind-blowing commercials, that leaves a lot of time for visits to the buffet.

At CliqStudios, we do our part by designing kitchens and bars that bring cooks, football fans and those who come to watch half-time together in a TV-friendly environment.

entertainment bar with espresso cabinets and granite countertop
Man-cave bar built of black birch cabinets with large wine rack

Center Stage: the Kitchen Island

There is no better place to serve your guests than a large, square kitchen island. It defines the cook’s space in the friendliest of ways.  This is an occasions when you will appreciate the designer who insisted you include pull-out recycling and trash bins in your cabinet layout!

espresso cabinets in kitchen center islandThis espresso center island is the perfect casual entertainment center. Note counter on the left for a cook’s tv!

Super Bowl Eats

Party food will range from the mundane to the spectacular. Traditionalists will offer the basics (Super Bowl Facts by News One points out The National Chicken Council predicts consumption of 1.25 billion wings and Dominos expects to dish out 11 million slices of pizza.) However, veggies are the most popular food, beating out wings more than four to one.) The kitchen wizards among us will create amazing constructions out of everything from sausages to caviar.

#1 Sideshow: the Bar

The bar will definitely be an important side attraction. We have pictured some of our favorite custom bars in this article, but while you wait for your renovation, a door laid over sawhorses will do. For a finishing touch, top it with a sheet dyed in team colors.

Don’t Forget a Screen for the Cook

When planning your kitchen layout, you might want to save a piece of wall or counter for a TV for the cook. When the family room erupts in screams and laughter, it’s just not fair to have the host or hostess miss all but the last frame of a great commercial.

*Results of a Wall Street Journal study show football is in play for an average of 11 minutes during an NFL game.

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