Gridiron Grill Fest to celebrate Super Bowl

Erinn Williams

Super Bowl XLVII, wings, all the grilled food you can eat and a jumbo projector showing the game are just a few of the things that Eagle Dining Services is bringing to students with the Gridiron Grill Fest.

The Gridiron Grill Fest kickoff will start on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Main Dining Commons.

The Main Dining Commons will be serving tailgating food as students watch Super Bowl XLVII and cheer their favorite teams on to victory.

“We are providing a friendly environment with a wide variety of high-quality food that you won’t have at a tailgate at home. You and your friends can come here and watch the game on the jumbo screen without having to worry about preparing food,” Matthew Hurman, GSU Auxiliary Services marketing agent and event coordinator, said.

The menu includes everything you would expect at a tailgate, Eagle Dining Services will also provide some more unique options like Philly cheese steaks and smoked turkey legs. There will also be vegetarian options.

“I think the Dining Commons is definitely doing a great thing by showing the Super Bowl. It’s a popular event that people will flock to,” Angel Salcedo, junior middle-grades education major, said.

At this football-themed event Eagle Dining Services will have an edible football stadium and food featured from the hometowns of the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos.

The big game will also be displayed on a jumbo screen projector for every avid National Football League fan to see when it starts at 6:30 p.m.

There will be a hot wing-eating contest where students will consume five different wings that get spicier and spicier as they go.

It will start at 5 p.m. during the event and the first 15 people to sign-up will compete for the chance to win 50 dining dollars.

“I think the wing-eating contest fits the theme. People love to eat and people love to have competitions. They have definitely stepped up their game and are working hard to make amazing things happen,” Salcedo said

“I think it will be a great way for students to bond through their love for food and sports alike. What better way is there to get to know people than by eating and enjoying a game,” Allegra Johnson, sophomore international studies major, said.

Students who have a dining plan have unlimited access to the event. With EagleExpress it is $8.50 to get in and $11 plus tax for cash, credit or debit.