Regional Foods:  Central Connecticut’s Steamed Burgers

Regional Foods: Central Connecticut’s Steamed Burgers

Ask any sports fan, no, ask any American, what their favorite food is, and the answer will often be “hamburger.” Ask these same people how they like their burger, and you will likely not hear the same answer twice. The hamburger is a most versatile food, with infinite ways to cook, accessorize and serve. If you venture to a few small towns in central Connecticut, you will find them prepared in a most unusual manner: they are steamed.

Chase Field – Cheez-It Bowl

Chase Field – Cheez-It Bowl

The Cheez-it Bowl is celebrating their 30th year of providing post-season college football to the state of Arizona – the bowl originally started back in 1989, about 100 miles south on Interstate 10, in Tucson. Over its three decades of existence, the bowl game has had many names, including the Copper Bowl, the Insight.com Bowl, the Insight Bowl, the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, and most recently, the Cactus Bowl. Besides the name change, the game has also been played in three different cities: Tucson, Tempe, and Phoenix. The game is currently hosted by the Fiesta Bowl organization, which partners with the Big 12 and Pac-12 conferences.

Camping World Stadium – Citrus Bowl

Camping World Stadium – Citrus Bowl

While many may look to the typical “New Year’s Six” bowl games for college football greatness, the Citrus Bowl has been one of the other top bowl games during the season that commonly brings two of the top programs together for a titanic clash. Coupled with a long history in the Central Florida community, the Citrus Bowl offers something for everyone in the family, and is arguably one of the best ways to spend New Year’s.

Alamodome – Alamo Bowl

Alamodome – Alamo Bowl

The most recent version of the Valero Alamo Bowl marked the 26th edition of the game in its current run. Annually featuring the best teams from the Pac-12 and Big XII that aren’t part of the New Year’s six, the contest saw the Washington State Cougars upend the Iowa State Cyclones.