I could not care less about football. There, I said it. I kind of enjoy going to live sporting events on occasion, but for the most part, I absolutely hate watching them on TV. Sometimes I’ll watch a little hockey, but that’s it. I once tried to watch the Super Bowl and only made it to half time. I usually spend Super Bowl parties playing with any dogs and babies that might be there, and stuffing my face/imbibing.
This year the SF Giants take on the Baltimore Ravens, and seeing as I live in full-on Giants’ turf, it’s kind of a big deal around these parts. I still don’t care, but I do enjoy any excuse to eat pizza and beer. I have yet to find a local place where I’ll risk contamination to try the wings, but there is a plenitude of gluten-free pizza available. Oh, and beer.
A while back, I started compiling a list of the gluten-free pizza I’ve had in Santa Cruz.
Hands down, my two favorites are Woodstock’s and Engfer’s. I love Engfer’s, which is right down my street, but Woodstock’s offers delivery as well, making it perhaps a better choice for your Super Bowl party.
I’m guessing you’ll want to wash it down with a cold beer. My suggestion would be Daura or Omission, both of which I’ve found locally at Whole Foods. I’d say my runner up after those would be the beers from New Planet. Here’s my feelings on some of the others. NPR got in on the action this week as well, just in time for the big game.