Where to Consume the Super Bowl With a Steak

LAS VEGAS (TheStreet) -- Super Bowl XLV is expected to draw record crowds to Cowboy Stadium, with 105,000 people in the stadium and paying to watching immediately outside on flat-screen televisions. The number of people at the Sunday game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers could exceed the population of Green Bay, Wis.!

TravelsinTaste figured there has to be another way to watch the event. If you can't make it to Dallas or don't want to watch it at home, we've compiled some of the more entertaining options for watching the game while enjoying great food and fun. Whether you're in a gambling state of mind in Sin City or are in New York, needing to be back on Wall Street on Monday, here are some tasty options:

At Lagasse's Stadium in Las Vegas, sports fans can watch the Super Bowl from stadium seating, luxury boxes and patio dining on more than 100 HD televisions, including a 9-by-16-foot main television.

For celebrity-chef cuisine and some of the freshest seafood in Vegas, your best bet is Bravo's ( GE) Top Chef Masters finalist Rick Moonen's rm seafood at Mandalay Bay ( MGM). Downstairs you can watch the game while your significant other enjoys a healthy alternative to the typical burgers and beer; the restaurant is complete with a raw bar and sushi bar for those craving creatures of the sea. "Healthy" doesn't mean boring, though. On game day the resturant plans to serve reduced-price beer and cocktails in addition to beer buckets, half-priced specialty cocktails and select sushi! Plasma screens throughout the restaurant will show the game.

If you happen to be betting the odds in Vegas, you won't have to choose between great food and the game. There is Lagasse's Stadium at the Palazzo ( LVS), where not only can fans watch the game from stadium seating, luxury boxes and patio dining on more than 100 HD televisions, including the 9-by-16-foot main television -- they can also bet at the stations, video poker machines and blackjack and craps tables, all while feasting on signature fare such as New Orleans-style crabcakes and barbecue ribs.

CityCenter has multiple game-day options, including celebrity chef Todd English's (of Olive's fame) modern interpretation on a traditional English pub, Todd English P.U.B., which will be showing the game with a tailgate party with food specials, beer buckets and Jell-O shots as well as their popular Beat the Glass Challenge, beer pong and darts! Additionally, Aria's Skybox Sports Bar and Grill will show the game on 23 high-definition screens and offer food specials inspired by Green Bay and Pittsburgh.

Rhumbar at the Mirage, where a modern interpretation of classic Caribbean culture will have you feeling the heat during a Big Game Tailgate Party, is inviting guests to bundle up in blankets and watch the action the way football was meant to be enjoyed: outdoors with cold drinks and good food. This all-you-can-eat-and-drink option features a Stoli bloody mary bar with the unique green bloody mary, drink and beer specials and special tailgate food.

On the East Coast there's Michael Jordan's The Steak House N.Y.C. -- a sophisticated version of a sports-themed steakhouse. Just because the greatest basketball player of all time didn't play football or fare quite so well during his time on the baseball diamond doesn't mean his food isn't a touchdown. Its location in New York's Grand Central terminal makes for a spectacular setting that, with the Food Network's ( SSP) "Chopped Halloween Champion" -- Executive Chef Michael Vignola's take on steak -- ensures game watchers can watch and dine on a truly gourmet meal.

Because it's got strip steak and strip tease -- not live dancers, but rather artistic noir photographs -- Strip House, it seems, is perfectly named, its double entendre just as delicious as its food. The restaurant is a trifecta of food, design and atmosphere, making it a New York City steakhouse of a truly different color. (And that color is ruby red, like the center of perfect medium-rare steak.) This female-friendly steakhouse seduces both sexes for award-winning Executive Chef John Schenk's succulent steaks and the sophisticated, sexy vibe, making it the perfect choice for a couple to enjoy the game.

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