The Pittsburgh Steelers will play in Sunday's Super Bowl and the folks who are regulars at Hops Fogelsville Hotel, located at 7921 Main St. in Fogelsville, couldn't be happier.
Steelers fans gather every football Sunday at the bar and restaurant, which was built as a hotel in the late 1700s to enjoy the games on 14 large-screen televisions to watch their favorite teams in addition to other games.
Super Bowl Sunday should be quite an event at Hops, but you shouldn't watch The Big Game without the proper food and drink at hand.
So, we checked out what Hops had to offer in terms of food and drink geared toward the football fanatic. Here's what we found:
The Dishes: Hot Wings with blue cheese and celery ($6.99) and a cup of chili ($3.79), plus a BBQ Bacon Cheddar Chicken Melt ($6.99) and onion rings ($1.99).
What's On The Plate: Twelve chicken wings, garnished with blue cheese dressing and celery stalks. A cup of chili, loaded with cheese and sweet red onions. A barbeque chicken sandwich on a kaiser roll garnished with lettuce and tomato. The sandwich comes with chips. The onion rings were an extra add-on.
How's It Taste: I enjoy hot and spicy food. My father calls me "asbestos mouth." The dozen wings were hot, meaty and satisfying-- although I would have like them "kicked up a notch," heat-wise. The chili wasn't spicy at all, but I enjoyed and savored its sweet tomato flavor, played against the red onions and cheese.
My companion's chicken sandwich was perfectly cooked with the breast much larger than the kaiser roll. My companion enjoyed the side order of onion rings, because they weren't overly fried or greasy.
Eat This Because: It's football food. There's nothing like hot wings, chili and a good chicken sandwich -- food you can pick up with your fingers -- to compliment your enjoyment of a football game.
The Tab: $26 before gratuity, including beverages.
Etc: The menu boasts assorted appetizers, soups, salads, burgers and pasta dishes, addition to chicken and veal entrees. A page of daily specials is found inside the menu. Bar patrons appeared to enjoy pizzas baked on premises. A large beer selection is available in bottles and on tap.