Super Bowl XLII, Glendale. Ticketsâ$700 and up. Munchies and souvenirsâ$200 minimum. Watching the underdogs make NFL ass-kicking historyâpriceless (in an "after all, they beat the Cowboys, didn't they?" kinda way). Supper Bowl IX (or Empty Bowls as the North Texas Food Bank calls it), Meyerson Symphony Center, downtown Dallas. Ticketsâ$25 ($30 at the door). Munchies and souvenirsâ$0 extra. Watching more than 1,000 people share in an annual life-saving eventâa heck of a lot cheaper and more personally satisfying (in a "food demand is up 17% among the 764 North Texas programs we're supporting" kinda way). Top local chefs vie for one of 25 donor stations offering fresh bread, soup and dessert creations. (How does Grilled-Corn Bisque or Callebaut Chocolate Soup with Port-Braised Strawberries sound? Classic.) It's the best lunch buffet deal in town, drawing more fans each year. Come early, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, and get best pick from thousands of complimentary wood or ceramic hand-crafted bowls donated by local artists and students. Start your office (car) pool now to see whoâs driving. For tickets call 214-431-4683 or visit ntfb.org.
Fri., Feb. 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 2008