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Chicago chefs, bartenders plan your Super Bowl party so you don't have to

There’s one night a year when football and food collide harder than most regular-season weekends combined. Super Bowl Sunday doesn’t care about your resolutions to diet and drink less. Excess is the name of the game, and we’re happy to oblige. Whether you’re hosting or packing for a potluck, it’s...

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