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Eat, Drink and Don't Start Any Fistfights at These Fan Parties

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Visitors here for the Super Bowl are probably feeling right at home this week because of the weather, but you'll feel even more welcomed this weekend when every bar and restaurant in North Texas will cater to Steelers and Packers fans. Whether you're an out-of-towner looking to celebrate with your cohorts or a local who has gotten past the Cowboys' upsetting season and just wants to party, we've got suggestion for where to find like-minded fans and Super Bowl-inspired fare this weekend.

The last time we attended a pep rally, we got caught smoking under the bleachers and ended up in detention, but we're hoping that won't be the case at the Packers Pep Rally on Saturday at The Cedars Social (1326 South Lamar St.). Owner and former Packers player Brian Williams will be joined by Green Bay alums Antonio Freeman and Derrick Mayes, among others, to celebrate before the big game. There will be sports trivia, prizes and an autograph session with former players. It's like your high school's pep rally, except with bigger jocks and foam headgear.

Steelers fans will gather in Fort Worth this Sunday at Woody's Tavern (4744 Bryant Irvin Road) to watch the big game and enjoy drink specials all day long. The bar is also hosting a chili cook-off before the coin toss, so get there early to sample a Texas favorite made by Pennsylvanians. We hope Green Bay fans don't ruin their chili with beans.

There's one thing that unites us all at times like these, and that's alcohol. You can't watch the Super Bowl without an icy beer, and if you're a Packers fan cheering alongside Steelers fans, you better start doing shots. That's why Sharky's (17453 Preston Road) has created special shots for both teams. They're still concocting the perfect flavors to get you shitfaced, and at $2 a shot you'll be hammered by halftime. Hope there aren't any angry drunks in that crowd.

There's plenty of local fare for visitors to sample, but for those looking for the comforts of home, look no further than The Quarter Bar (3301 McKinney Ave.). They'll be serving a special menu on Sunday inspired by the teams' states. Steelers fans can enjoy chili cheese fries, the Pittsburgh pulled pork sandwich and an Italian meatball hoagie. Of course there's grilled "Cheese Head" sandwich for Packers fans, but you can also order the Lambeau burger pie (a cheeseburger pizza) or a hot dog with sauerkraut. A little stadium food will make you feel right at home.

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