Since the Patriots abstained from the Super Bowl this year, you'll probably end up watching the game with your other depressed friends on your analog RCA. Luckily for your sorrows, we talked to Union's chef, the co-owner of Mike and Patty's, and a mixologist at Grafton Street, to bring you a simple menu of fixable-at-home grub/cocktails that're so ridiculously delicious, you'll forget your therapist thinks you have "mother issues".
Primanti Bros-Style Pittsburgh Party Hoagie
Mike Fitzhenry is the co-owner of Mike and Patty's Sandwich Shop in Bay Village
This big-ass sub pays homage to Pittsburgh's famed Primanti sandwich shop by throwing two pounds of meat on a loaf of Italian bread, then adding Italian dressing, tomatoes, cole slaw, and French fries, letting you stick hard and fast to your diet, by avoiding those fattening side orders.
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Salsa-Baked Chorizo Goat Cheese
Stephen Sherman is the Chef de Cuisine at Union Bar and Grille in the South End
This cheese-chorizo-jalapeno combo is best mixed with a "good salsa", which shouldn't be confused with your pathetic attempt at a "sexy" late-night dance move.
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Drunken Apricot Beer Punch
Cara Mihaliak is a bartender at Grafton Street in Harvard Square.
Marinating the beer with dried apricots may "bring out the apricot flavors", but then the brandy and whiskey you throw in afterward tells them to sit back down and shut the hell up.
This is one bomb-ass recipe