Second to Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday is America’s favorite day of overindulgence. This “holiday” of gluttony includes van-sized televisions, 30-packs of cheap beer, and lots of foods cooked in oil and covered with cheese. What is this perfection equation missing, you ask? Heavy metal! Join other like-minded folks for a metal-themed cooking battle at the fifth annual Stupor Bowl Heavy Metal Chili Cookoff. The contest is limited to 20 contestants (they are still accepting submissions; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to enter), and is judged during halftime. All chilis must be at least four quarts, served in a crockpot, and given a heavy metal title (last year’s winner was “Nordic Flesh Feast”). If chili’s not your bowl, guests are welcome to bring something else to share. DJ Foodcourt provides the tunes for the event, but hopefully not during the game or the high-budget commercials.
Sun., Feb. 3, 1 p.m., 2013