Easy Grub for Game Day

The Bears tragically missed out on the big game this weekend, so go ahead and Pack yourself with this stockpile of snackery from noted Chi chefs.

Super Bowl Sliders John McLean, Burger Bar The former Levy Restaurants chef knows a thing or two about sports grub, as evidenced by these mini-wiches packed with ground hog, Black Forest ham, and bacon, likely the only three-way porking you'll get after eating them. Go hog wild on the recipe

Joe's Blue Cheese Spread Joe Scott, DMK This dippable blue cheese concoction from the burger baron next-levels the cheesiness with walnuts and Port, which should even things out when you inevitably get star-bored watching the Black Eyed Peas during halftime. Find out how to spread the love, right here

Bacon-Wrapped Dates Jared Van Camp, Old Town Social Cook up these bite-size snacks from OTS' top chef that combine the power of crispy bacon with dates filled w/ cheese 'n nuts, unlike your dates, which are...also filled with cheese and nuts, but sweating too. Who says the Super Bowl is a bad time to have a date?