Society 2.0: Football and Feasts

by Laura

Twitter is ablaze with plans for Super Bowl Sunday and DC Restaurant Week. 

By Laura Wainman

The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens will face off in New Orleans on Sunday for Super Bowl XLVII. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

It’s safe to say that no sporting event brings together as many different people as the Super Bowl. Whether you are in it for the food, the commercials, the half time show or — gasp– the football, we know you’ll be tuning in to see what action ‘Nawlings is cooking up this year, so we decided to preemptively see what you’re discussing on Twitter. Unsurprisingly, it ran the gambit from what you are expecting from Beyonce to what you’ll be putting in your mouth and even some crazy tales of brides planning Ravens-themed receptions and how an anteater predicted the Niners will be victorious on Sunday:

“35% of #SuperBowl Watchers Find the Ads Better Than The Game…” via Scott Rasmussen @RasmussenPoll

“Word on the street Beyonce’s #superbowl Setlist includes- End of time, single ladies, crazy in love and a destinys child reunion! So excited” via Pat Long @omgitspatlong

“We honor the sacred #SuperBowl feast with a special edition of#Foodporn featuring @Mariobatali, @chefsymon, and more” via Vanity Fair @VanityFair

“Why the San Francisco #49ers will win the #Superbowl on Sunday. Because an anteater said so!” via Ramiro Torres @ramirotorres

“Photos of every Baltimore-San Francisco #SuperBowl bet we could find. Any we missed?:” via Baltimore Business @BaltBizOnline

“In honor of the #SuperBowl, this die-hard Ravens fan and bride-to-be has changed her Saturday Wedding Reception…” via Liz Fields @byLizFields

Twice a year food becomes the talk of the town as the District readies itself for Restaurant Week; the week in which a couple hundred local restaurants prepare three-course fixed menus for lunch ($20.13) and dinner ($35.13). The good times start rolling on Monday the fourth, and continue through the 10th so check out the list of participants and make your reservations, but not before you find out what your friends in Twitterland have to say about where you should be eating next week:

“Holy moly indeed! RT @foughtyism: DC #RestaurantWeek is next week! Check it out, 234 restaurants participating: … #DMVRW” via RAMW @RAMWdc

“We’ve got a very SAXy selection for #DCRestaurantWeek. Tweet at us with the dish you can’t wait to try!  #DMVRW” via SAXwdc @SAXwdc

“In other food-related developments this evening, made reservations at @AgoraDC for #DCrestaurantWeek. Looking to be wowed. No pressure.” via blueindc @blueindc

“Excited for my three #DMVRW dates: Filomena’s, #FoundingFarmers and #Graffiato.” via Jennifer Heilman @J_Heilman


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