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Mayors of NYC and Boston Make Super Bet on Super Bowl

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Clockwise from upper left: Photo of Creamsicle from the Lemon Ice King of Corona by joshbousel on flickr; Jamaican beef patties from Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery; Clam Chowder from Legal Sea Foods; artificially steaming coffee from Dunkin' Donuts

2008_01_superbowlxlii.jpgMayor Bloomberg and Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston are putting it all on the line for Sunday's Super Bowl. After winning the awful bet from Green Bay, Bloomberg has a lot more riding on the line when the Giants face off against the Patriots this weekend. As is the custom when the playoffs roll around, the mayors of the teams participating decided on a friendly food wager. The stakes, or should we say steaks, are upped in this bet as the Vince Lombardy Trophy are on the line.

Here's a look at what Menino and Bloomberg are betting. From Boston and Menino:

  • 100 cups of New England Clam Chowder from Legal Sea Foods
  • 42 pounds of coffee from Dunkin' Donuts (in honor of Super Bowl XLII)
  • 12 dozen Boston Cream Pies and 12 Dozen Parker House Rolls (in honor of Tom Brady's #12) from Boston's Omni Parker House Hotel
  • 100 Old Tyme hot dogs and 100 Alfresco chicken sausages from Kayem
  • 20 pizzas from Sal's
  • 5 cases of Brigham's Boston You're My Home Ice Cream
  • 5 cases of Cherry on the Top Frozen Yogurt Bars from Elan
  • 100 servings of Stonyfield Farm Organic Yogurt

From New York and Bloomberg:

  • 42 pastrami and corned beef sandwiches from Carnegie Deli
  • 42 "Big Blue Cheese Eli Mann-Eater Burgers" from Gallagher's Steak House
  • One case of beef cocktail patties and one case of chicken cocktail patties from Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill in the Bronx
  • A selection of five pizzas from Goodfella's Pizzeria on Staten Island
  • 42 pounds of rugelach, 42 pounds of assorted layer cakes and 42 black and white cookies from Junior's
  • One 2.5 gallon tub of lemon ice and one 2.5 gallon tub of ice of the flavor of Boston's choice from the Lemon Ice King of Corona
  • 100 servings of Manhattan clam chowder and one bushel of Blue Point Oysters from the Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant
  • 20 pounds of "Super Steak" from Peter Luger Restaurant and six bottles of Peter Luger steak sauce.

We certainly know which city's putting up the best goods in this bet.

Our friends at Bostonist tell us that the Boston Cream Pie at the Omni Parker Hotel is great, but if you take a look at the rest of the items Boston has to offer, except maybe the Clam Chowder, New York's offerings clearly take the cake. Dunkin' Donuts? Puuuhleeze! We can buy that chain coffee anywhere. And New Yorkers certainly don't want your hot dogs or pizza, we've already got the best of that.

Once again, Mayor Bloomberg shows that New York has what it takes to beat any city in food betting. Now, if only the Giants can make sure that Boston delivers all that food!

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