For Seahawks fans not making the chilly trek to TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis this weekend, what pairs well with a Sunday morning kickoff?
A calzone the size of a football, of course.
King Street Bar & Oven will be serving up their special Seahawks Breakfast Calzone — stuffed with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and cheese and covered in Hollandaise sauce — along with other football-themed menu items on Sunday starting at 9:30 a.m. The Pioneer Square bar will host a Seahawks/Vikings Playoff Party organized by the King Street-Seattle chapter of the Sea Hawkers Booster Club. All fans are welcome.
"Our bar is not pretentious at all. We're a casual sports bar, and we want everyone to feel as comfortable as if they're in their living room," said Troy Anderson, bar owner and President of the King Street Sea Hawkers. "We're right next to the stadium. Come down and raise the roof!"
King Street Bar & Oven
170 S. King St.
Seattle, WA 98104
Come for the calzone, stay for the bingo. The bar will continue its tradition of Seahawks Bingo on Sunday, which is similar to regular bingo, only with referee signals instead of letters and numbers. Players mark their bingo cards when referees make corresponding signals for various penalties or plays during the game.
"We did it for every away game throughout this season," Anderson said. "Whoever gets the bingo first, they win something."
Up for grabs Sunday will be a Russell Wilson jersey, along with other prizes and giveaways. And if you happen to stay for lunch, try the Beast Mode Burger — a special creation with hickory smoked bacon that comes with a package of Skittles on the side.
Even though the team will be playing approximately 1,650 miles from CenturyLink Field this weekend, Anderson said there's still a special energy to watching games in the shadow of the Seahawks home field. He points to cities like Chicago, which regularly draws fans to Wrigleyville even when the Cubs are playing out of town.
"Those bars are packed on days when [the Cubs] are playing in Colorado – you just don't see that in Seattle, but I'm starting to see it more," Anderson said. "I get a rush out of walking out of here when we get a win, and looking right at the stadium."
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