The Philadelphia Eagles are reaching out to their cereal-eating fans with Breakfast Blitz, a Cheerios knock-off (toasted oats)
Ralston Foods is producing the cereal for the Eagles and its grocery chain sponsor, Acme Markets, which operates 130 stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.
ACME promotes two of its own vendors on the back of the cereal box: Tastykake (another team sponsor) and Lehigh Valley Dairy.
Ralston may or may not be talking to other NFL teams about similar deals.
Who's eaten this stuff? Who has a picture of box for me? I hear there are three different boxes.
Last year, Philadelphia Magazine deemed Chickie's & Pete's the Best Sports Bar in town saying: ESPN rated Chickie’s & Pete’s the third best sports bar in the country, and who are we to disagree? You can’t go wrong with throngs of bloodthirsty jerseyed fans, gigantic plasma TVs, cheap beer (plus more esoteric selections), fantastic mussels in red sauce (we may have heard something about the crabs, too), and, at the South Philly location, plenty of Dalembert and Donovan sightings.
Scoreboard Gourmet will hit the actual restaurant (one of them) later this summer. So far we've only experienced Chickie's & Pete's at Citizens Bank Park, where the line for the famous Crab Fries was crazy long - longer than any other line in the ballpark, including all the cheesesteak stands.
And since we actually wanted to watch some of the game we did not stand in line. Food concessions lines are pretty painful at Citizens Bank Park. Maybe it's because we attended a sellout (a legitimate sellout, meaning seats were full not just tickets were sold). Or maybe it's because many fans seemed way more interested in eating than watching.
One SG contributer was surprised to see the game was in progress - on an overhead TV - while he stood one of many lines. "It's so quiet," he said. "It's like there's no game at all."
Guess the aforementioned bloodthirsty fans are part of another season.
Chickie's & Pete's
1526 Packer Avenue (walking distance from the Philly Sports Complex) 11000 Roosevelt Blvd (gigantic TV's)
4010 Robbins Ave (orig location, also has TV's) Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia's Big League Sandwich - the Schmitter - is a forty-something year old creation of McNally's Tavern...now available at Citizens Bank
Park (Phillies, where all these pictures were taken) and Lincoln Financial Field (Eagles).
The Schmitter is a sort of Cheesesteak, the kind that makes you understand why 'cheese' gets top billing in the name.
There was so much cheese on the sandwiches SG sampled that we initially thought it was mayonnaise, but one bite proved our eyes wrong.
We liked what we tried but felt something was missing - maybe hot sauce or more flavorful onions - or maybe there was too much bland cheese. To us the Schmitter was more of a 'grilled cheese' than a cheesesteak. We think a sandwich with so many ingredients should be somewhat tastier.
We would, however, give the Schmitter another chance when we next return to the ballpark, or if we go to an Eagles game, or if we ever have the opportunity to check out the tavern that is home of the sandwich. You see, we liked the sandwich...we just didn't love it.
McNallys Tavern 8634 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia PA 19118 215-247-9736
Have You seen that excellent Dunkin' Donuts commercial: Freezing at Pee Wee Hockey? What's excellent about it, I guess, is the song. Or maybe it's the absence of Rachel Ray. Either way, the idea is, while you're siiting and watching (and playing) pee wee hockey you get cold, can't feel your hands, and need some Milky Way Hot Chocolate to warm up.
A small (that's 10oz) Dunkin' Donuts Milky Way Hot Chocolate is 200 calories (60 of them from fat) and contains the following ingredients: Water, Milky Way Hot Chocolate Powder (Sugar, Non Dairy Creamer (contains partially hydrogenated coconut oil, corn syrup solids, sodium caseinate (a milk derivative), dipotassium phosphate, sugar, mono- and diglycerides, sodium silicoaluminate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, soy lecithin, artificial flavors, and artificial color (annatto and turmeric)), Cocoa Powder (processed with alkali), Nonfat Dry Milk, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Confectionery Flake (contains sugar, partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil, cocoa, chocolate liquor, cocoa processed with alkali, and soy lecithin), Sodium Citrate, Molasses, Salt, Cellulose Gum, Caramel Color, and Silicone Dioxide).
Why am I telling you this today? Because Dunkin' Donuts, that crazy sports drink company, sponsors the Giants (and the Patriots, and the Eagles, and the Jets). I know the Giants are playing in balmy Dallas - and that even if they were at the Meadowlands it's not too cold here - but I assure you it's nice to have a hot coffee (or chocolate) at a cold football game...but maybe Milky Way isn't manly enough for the NFL? ha, like those fat NFL fans are anti-candy. that's funny.
No that headline isn't the answer to the question name three gross things and a Philadelphia football team. KFC, Taco Bell, and Pepsi are sponsoring the Philadelphia Eagles Sweepstakes. Grand Prize? A massive stomach ache and 2008 season's tickets.
Anyone who buys a 32-ounce Pepsi from one of 180 participating Philadelphia-area KFC or Taco Bell locations will get an Eagles 75th anniversary commemorative cup with a contest entry code. Use the code to enter the sweeps on the Eagles site: philadelphiaeagles.com. Contest ends December 10th. Grand-prize winner to be announced on the site on December 14th.
Other prizes: -Ten fans will receive two tickets each for one of two Breakfast with Legends events. -One winner will receive four tickets for a traveling party to Eagles v Redskins 11/11. -Three winners get tickets to a VIP tailgate party preceding Eagles v Buffalo Bills 12/7 -autographed replica Eagles helmets and jerseys are also up for grabs
the Eagles are home v the Lions at 1pm on Sunday 9/23
Dunkin' Donuts, in celebration of the Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Season, is searching for the 75
Greatest Living Philadelphians.
Fans are encouraged to nominate an individual who exemplifies a spirit of community service. Individuals will be judged on their community accomplishments and their ability to impact, improve and inspire the city. Nominations will be accepted from July 30 - August 30. Winners will be notified in September and recognized at a special ceremony at Lincoln Financial Field in October 2007.
Dunkin' Donuts is the Official Coffee, Donut and Breakfast Sandwich of the Philadelphia Eagles. With community events, co-branded products and in-store promotions at 450 stores in the Greater Philadelphia Area, Dunkin' Donuts is the leading corporate partner of the Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary celebration.