Unfortunately spring hasn’t sprung so we’re still waiting to celebrate the change of seasons with some fresh fruit and veggies and a glass of sangria (talk to us in a few weeks). But winter is coming. And so is baseball season and the last round of March Madness. And in order to prepare for these exciting April events, we’re breaking down not only what you should be celebrating but also the appropriate foods to celebrate with. Because you’ll need something to chew on during those anxiety-ridden moments other than your nails!
Final Four: The final games of March Madness will be this Saturday, April 6th before the NCAA National Championship game on Monday, April 8th. And regardless of who you have in your bracket, making sure that your snacks are on point for your watch party is a must. Below are our picks for the best food from each team’s home state and how you can re-create them for game day snacking!
Game of Thrones Premiere: The eighth and final season of GOT premieres on Sunday, April 14th and we have zero chill (pun intended). As we prepare to watch the living and the dead battle it out, there’s nothing better than taking a food-filled trip down memory lane with dishes that highlight all of the craziest moments from this iconic show. Because who doesn’t want to kill, bake and serve Walder Frey’s sons to him like Arya?!
- Mini “Frey” Pie
- “Theon’s Favorite Toy” in a Blanket
- “Little Chicken Fingers”
- “Jon Snow’s Resurrection” Sliders
- “Kingsguard” Crostini
- BBQ “Dragon Wings”
- “Sansa’s Lemon Cakes”
- “Red Wedding” Velvet Cupcakes
Baseball: Baseball season has already started, with both New York teams having their home opener games within the last two weeks. And though most people think hot dogs and peanuts when they think of baseball, the options have gotten much more diverse in the last few years. So if you’re catching the game IRL, these are our go-to foods at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field.
- Lobel’s Steak Sandwich
- Bareburger’s Avocado Bites
- Big Mozz’s Mozz Sticks
- Mighty Quinn’s MQRib Sandwich
- Fuku Fried Chicken Sandwich
- Emmy Squared Colony pizza
- Shake Shack’s ShackBurger
- Mister Softee Waffle Cone
Want to replicate these items at home? Here are the best recipes to make you feel like you’re at the ballgame… even when you’re sitting on your couch.