The New York Times
February 8, 2011
By Glenn Collins
Sports Bar Menus Change, but Not Too Much
And now — as the high season of the sports bar segues from wild-card frenzy past the Super Bowl and romps through March Madness to baseball’s March 31 opening day — a whole new universe awaits the nation’s worshipers of sports and electromagnetic radiation.
The food is from-scratch, fresh and even locavore. Behold, then, the Springer Mountain free-range chicken from north Georgia proudly referenced on the menu of Dantanna’s Surf and Turf in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta — along with Creekstone and Allen Brothers beef and Niman Ranch pork. Note the butternut squash bisque at the Hype Lounge, and that roasted brussels sprouts side at the Ainsworth, both in Manhattan. Then meditate on Emeril Lagasse’s steak BAM’Wich at his Lagasse’s Stadium in Las Vegas: grilled sirloin on herb focaccia dressed with blue-cheese slaw and balsamic-braised onions, served with truffle-Parmesan steak fries.
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