It is Super Bowl weekend here in Houston. Yep, we are hosting it for the first time in more than a decade and we must say, Houston has done an OUTSTANDING job...
We have had so much fun going to events here in downtown (we are practically at ground zero for the bulk of the events and celebration). We've been a few times since we can just walk to it.
|Super Bowl LI NFL Experience|
The George R. Brown convention center is host to the NFL Experience, a ticketed event featuring Football in all it's glory, celebrities, interactive events, autographs, merchandise, etc. It's really neat to see in person, even if you aren't a huge football fan.
Discovery Green is an incredible downtown park which sits along the front of the Convention Center, and it hosts all the free Super Bowl events. There is a lot to see. For example, at night there are these incredible giant flowers (an art installation) that light up in a rainbow of colors. I have a video of them coming soon, they are awesome (we want some at the farm, LOL!). There are also free concerts, sports events, and even a nightly fireworks show.
|Wokker TX Ranger Brisket Curly Fries|
There are also food trucks galore, and this is just one example of the wonderful (albeit decadent) food we've had. This one comes courtesy of a food truck called "Wokker TX Ranger" (love the name). It's food cooked in a wok with a Texas flair of course.
The above dish is called "Brisket Curly Fries", loaded curly fries topped with chopped slow smoked brisket, cheddar and jack cheese, spicy sesame mayo, green onions and tamarind sauce. A-MA-ZING!
Not sure who you are rooting for, the Patriots or the Falcons, but the city of Houston is the real winner. When it's over tonight, they say that a million people will have attended.
We've had a blast being in the middle of such a celebration...
...but we'll admit, this is a really nice view too...
(I'll catch up on comments tonight)