Bring out the best in both teams by serving regional dishes that are sure to get your guests fired up for the next inning.
Sweet Heat Hot DogsBaseball fans, are you ready? The World Series is here! This year, the San Francisco Giants are taking on the Kansas City Royals. It's sure to be a series of exciting games, so why not host a party to cheer your team on to victory? Serve regional favorites or classic baseball digs. You can't go wrong with America's favorite ballpark food: hot dogs!
Kansas City Barbecued ChickenKansas City is well known for its stellar barbecue. Thick, tomato-rich Kansas City sauces are sweeter than those from other barbecue regions. While commercial renditions can overdo the sugar, the homemade version used in this recipe balances sweet with spice.
Chipotle Bean BurritosSan Francisco is credited for rolling the first "Mission style" burritos in the 1980s, and the city has been doing it right ever since. The hefty, tortilla-wrapped creations are meant to be eaten with your hands, so they are the perfect meal to enjoy while cheering on the Giants.
Cowboy NachosNachos are another ballpark favorite, and they just so happen to be a favorite of nearly every sports fans in Kansas City. Load these nachos with braised brisket and Monterey Jack cheese, and then add your favorite toppings to complete this savory (and slightly sloppy) dish.
Garlic FriesSan Franciscans know that it's not a Giants game without Garlic Fries. Tossing these baked "fries" in a small amount of butter and garlic after cooking makes them unbelievably rich, yet still lower in fat than fast-food fries.
The Ultimate Smoky, Sweet RibsIt's no secret: Kansas City loves its pork ribs. For tender, juicy, fall-off-the-bone good barbecue ribs, fire up your smoker--or grill--for The Ultimate Smoky, Sweet Ribs. These ultimate ribs smoked the competition!
Toasted Bread BowlsSan Francisco is known for its incredibly delicious sourdough. Hollow out sourdough rounds to make these bread bowls, and then fill them with your favorite soup, stew, or chili.
Monogrammed Jumbo BrowniesKansas City fans will undoubtedly be seen sporting royal blue apparel during the World Series. Use boxed fudge brownie mix to make these jumbo brownies, top them with chocolate frosting, and pipe the letters "KC" or your favorite player's number in royal blue decorative icing.
Peanut Butter Ice Cream SandwichesMany San Franciscans grew up eating ice cream sandwiches, so these frosty bites would be a great way to relive those childhood memories during the World Series. Sandwich your favorite ice cream flavor between peanut butter cookies, and if you want to get really crazy, dip the sandwiches in melted dark chocolate.