More Food Options for Eagles Fans

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The Philadelphia Eagles and ARAMARK, Lincoln Financial Field’s food and beverage vendor, are gearing up for the team’s home opener Sunday.

There will be two new signature sandwiches for fans to devour.

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7 Questions With J.J. Redick, the NBA’s Ultimate Foodie

By Andrew FrougNov. 1/09 - Raptors vs Magic

J.J. Redick’s Twitter profile says it all: “Basketball player for the Orlando Magic. Former Duke basketball player. Lover of food.” In an offseason recovering from abdominal surgery, Redick hasn’t just been working out and going to physical therapy; he’s been visiting some of the most celebrated restaurants in the country and tweeting pictures and descriptions as he eats tacos at La Esquina in New York City and pork jowl and crème fraîche at Uchi in Austin, Texas.

In answering questions for us at SportsandFood.com, the man with the smoothest jumper in basketball tells us how he developed his love of food, which NBA player he’s eaten with the most, and how to enjoy the Redick food experience at Chipotle and all over Orlando.

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Tom Brady, Patriots Loaded Up on Meatballs, Pasta Before Torching Dolphins

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Where did Tom Brady and his teammates eat the night before their season-opener against the Dolphins? They dined at Cafe Martorano, a favorite hangout for celebs and athletes in the Miami area (they have two locations and one in Vegas).

This was the third time the Patriots dined at Cafe Martorano and filled up on Italian cuisine prior to playing the Dolphins, according to the restaurant. “Tom Brady loves Martorano’s Homemade Meatballs,” said Natasha Neely, the publicist for Cafe Martorano.

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There’s No Crying in Baseball but There Are Cupcakes, Lots of Them

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Let me preface this post by saying that I am not 300lbs. Not even close. And I’m not saying there’s really anything wrong with those numbers on the scale, but I’m about to make myself sound larger than life like all the Backstreet Boys put together. I’m also probably going to sound like an MLB groupie, but bear with me. Next time you’re at one of these ballparks, you’ll thank me.

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Ravens Fans, Vote for Your New Favorite Sandwich at M&T Bank Stadium

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The Ravens and ARAMARK are getting fans involved in choosing their new signature sandwich at M&T Bank Stadium.

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Food Network’s Beef Brisket Sandwiches Coming to Select NFL Stadiums

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If you’ve been to your local MLB or NFL stadium in the past few years, you might have noticed some Food Network branding. The growing media empire is trying to extend its brand to select stadiums throughout the country. And with the new NFL season on the horizon, the Food Network has again teamed up [...]

2011 US Open Dining Preview

It’s a hard job but someone has to do it. S&F recently attended the 2011 US Open dining preview to sample the great grub that will be served in the next two weeks (as long as Hurricane Irene doesn’t screw things up).

S&F’s Maria Sandoval caught up with Chefs Tony Mantuano, Jim Abbey and the one and only Masaharu Morimoto. The Iron Chef even serenades Maria!

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It’s Official: J.J. Redick is S&F’s Official Unofficial Mascot

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Magic sharpshooter J.J. Redick is one of our favorite athletes to follow on Twitter. Why? Partly because of this exclusive interview he did with the esteemed Michael Katz, when he (jokingly? mockingly?) told S&F that he eats a “Rice Krispies Treat, right after the starting lineup, literally as the ball is being tipped.”

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Chowing Down at Detroit’s Lafayette Coney Island

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We made our way to Detroit for the first time over the weekend. And we hooked up with friend and former colleague Matt Watson, who showed us around town for an afternoon. First stop: Coney Dogs for lunch. What are Coney Dogs? Basically chili dogs. They are a Detroit institution and synonymous with The D. [...]

Photo: ESPN’s New Cafeteria

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Check out this photo of ESPN’s new cafeteria. According to someone at the WWL, it “looks like a ski lodge and the lights change color throughout the day.” Pretty slick.

Surviving All You Can Eat, All You Can Drink on a Wrigley Rooftop

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When I booked a trip out to Chicago, I wanted to be sure to check out something few other baseball towns can offer: the game from rooftops outside the stadium.

Photos: Seattle Seafair 2011

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For everyone who hasn’t been in Seattle during the summer, what’s Seafair? It’s an annual summer celebration of hydros, Blue Angels and more. It’s also Seattle’s Mardi Gras on water. We spent the last couple day’s on our friend’s boat on Lake Washington. Check out some of our photos. Warning: fathers of college-age daughters may [...]