March 20, 2018 at 6:22 am

5 Must Have Foods & Drinks for a Sporting Match

Let’s say you’re having friends over to watch Joshua vs Parker in HD on March 31st. What will you need to prepare for the big event? Plenty of drinks and snacks, of course! Here’s what you’ll need to keep your guests well-fed while their eyes are glued to the boxing match, or whatever sporting event you’re watching:

1. Chips and dip

Everybody loves chips and dip. Nachos, potato chips, Fritos, Doritos, those fancy gourmet blue corn chips; it doesn’t matter what kind of chip you get as long as it can hold a dollop of dip without breaking. Don’t forget to include some vegetables like celery, carrots, and cucumber sticks for the vegan and gluten-free crowd.

What kind of dip? Classic dips include ranch dressing, nacho cheese, or onion dip. Our favorite is guacamole or anything with avocado. You can also get creative with hummus, chili con queso, artichokes, or pico de gallo.

2. Chicken wings

Chicken wings are fantastic. They’re small, they’re delicious, and they’re a quick and easy way to get some sauce in your mouth right now. Check out Tasty’s repertoire of chicken wing recipes for some awesome game day inspiration.

3. Jalapeno poppers

Now here’s a food that you really can’t eat unless you’re watching a sporting event of some kind. Seriously, who would eat a deep-fried jalapeno pepper stuffed with cheese and meat at any other occasion? But if you must, try the authentic Mexican version: a chile relleno stuffed with pork, coated in egg batter and corn flour, and fried to a golden brown.

4. Sandwiches

Everyone knows that sports food has to be eaten with one hand (that way you can keep the other hand free to wear a gigantic foam “#1” hand or just make obscene gestures at the TV. And the quickest way to make one-handed food is to slap whatever you’re eating between two slices of bread and call it a sandwich.

Sandwiches are incredibly easy to make. You can make multiple sandwiches at a time by making one really long sandwich and then cutting it into smaller slices. But if you’re really pressed for time, you can order a party sub from a food delivery service like Seamless. Make sure to put your order in ahead of time to beat that game day rush.

5. Beer

You’re going to need something to wash all of that food down, and we recommend beer. Beer is good because it’s cheap, it’s cold (if you refrigerate it), and it’s alcoholic, which means your guests will probably enjoy the match more after drinking a lot of it. Get several big cases of beer, or a giant keg, or several small kegs, depending on how many guests you’re having, and if any of them know how to open a keg.

Sure you could get different kinds of alcoholic beverages, but you’re if you’re planning on watching grown men hit each other on TV, beer is probably your best bet. Go for something recognizable like Budweiser or Coors; nobody actually likes craft brewed IPAs. Everyone says they do, but they don’t.

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