SAN FRANCISCO -- Super Sunday is the second biggest eating day of the year. Football fans eat more than 1 billion hot wings and 8 million pounds of guacamole each year, studies show.
Since San Francisco is hosting Super Bowl 50, CBS 6 reporter Jake Burns wanted to know what experts in the Bay Area's culinary offerings would have on their Super Bowl party menu.
Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel show Bizarre Foods and James Bear award-winning chef, is in San Francisco to host "Taste of the NFL," an annual silent auction and dinner party that has raised more than $24 million for food banks and non-profits across the country.
"Northern California, and especially San Francisco, has so many really diverse cultural influences," said Zimmern. "You got to remember, the mission burrito was created here. One of the oldest Chinatowns in existence is here, so an incredible Asian tradition. There is so much great food in this town it’s absolutely incredible.”
The celebrity chef also took a moment to give the Richmond food scene a shout out too.
"For a small town... [Richmond] is a incredibly diverse food scene. It's really cool," Zimmern said.
He called Peter Chang China Cafe, in Short Pump, one of his favorite restaurants in the world. Zimmern featured the restaurant on his television show.
Zimmern's San Francisco themed Super Bowl 50 menu would include dungeness crab louie sandwiches, seafood cioppino, and wine country cheeses. Of course for those of us with less culinary talent, the chicken wings and guac will do just fine.