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Liberty Cheesesteaks Founder Once Swapped Steaks for Beer

Plus, Sugar Bowl attendees have some thrilling themed food options

Would you pay for this with a beer?
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STADIUM SUSTENANCE—Listen up sports fans, The Mercedes-Benz Superdome has a little something special going on for the 2018 Allstate Sugar Bowl — actually, four something specials, reports Food stalls throughout the stadium will be slinging these special items: a Clemson Pimiento Grilled Cheese (exactly what it sounds like); a Clemson Chicken Peach Pizza (mmm pizza); Bama Country Fried Steak (with gravy and fries); and a Bama BBQ Pizza, with pulled pork, cheddar cheese, onions and peppers topped with barbecue sauce. [NOLA.COM]

CHEESESTEAK CHEDDAR—Gambit has an interesting little tidbit about Mike Casey, a Philly native and founder of Liberty Cheesesteaks. During his college years, Casey would fly from Philly to Tulane with an “ice chest full of steaks,” making cheesesteaks for friends in exchange for beer. [GAMBIT]

PEAS FOR LUCK—Need a killer black-eyed pea recipe for your lucky New Years dinner? talked to Chefs Donald Link and Alex Harrell for their take on the dish — from the traditional to the slightly less-so. [NOLA.COM]

ITS TAMALE TIME—Gambit has word that the first-ever New Orleans Tamale Festival is happening January 6th, 2018 at Poor Boys Bar. Six vendors — including NOLA legend Holly Tamale — will be slinging their take on the dish, from red chili pork tamales to dessert tamales and plenty in between. [GAMBIT]