These are Tom Brady, Eli Manning, and other pro athletes' favorite dishes
Everyone loves to talk about Marshawn Lynch's Skittle addiction, but he's not the only football pro with a food fixation. In a new survey by Urbanspoon out today, 10 pro athletes reveal their go-to orders at restaurants around the country... and it turns out they're just as into burrito bowls as you are.
Urbanspoon scored seven football players and three basketball players for the survey, including Tom Brady and Eli Manning. Here's what the guys picked as their favorite dishes.
Tom Brady: Classic Bolognese from La Morra in Brookline, MA
Anquan Boldin: Anything by Chef Edward, the co-owner of Smelly's Creole & Soulfood Catering in Oakland, CA
Charlie Villanueva: Fettuccine Alfredo with chicken and shrimp from the land of jumbo plates, The Cheesecake Factory
Taj Gibson: King crab legs from Joe's Stone Crab in Miami Beach
Eli Manning: Pork chop, mashed potatoes, gravy, butter beans, and a house salad (no tomatoes) from Ajax Diner in Oxford, MS
Jared Allen: "The Sasquatch", a burger with two grilled cheeses as the bun, from The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen in Fort Collins, CO
Clint Gresham: A burrito bowl (carnitas or barbacoa, man??) from Chipotle
Kevin Garnett: A New York strip, lobster, Caesar salad, and Coke from Ruth's Chris Steakhouse specifically in Boston, for whatever reason
Drew Brees: Charbroiled oysters at Drago's Seafood Restaurant in New Orleans
Brandin Cooks: His own home-cooked stuff, made with groceries from Rouses Supermarket, also in NOLA
While most of these are pretty standard meals, we have to give Jared Allen props for owning up to his Sasquatch love, and Garnett for refusing to choose between steak and lobster. Enjoy the eats, guys, but please don't get food poisoning. We can't afford to lose our fantasy league to freakin' Brent.
Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and likes Clint Gresham's style. Follow her to Chipotle at @kristin_hunt.