But my pick for the best Super Bowl 2013 ad wasn't for food, beer, or even pop. Though the Budweiser baby Clydesdale was awfully cute, did run amok in downtown Chicago, and made grown men cry.
No, the best hands down was "Farmer" with Chicago-based radio legend Paul Harvey — for Ram trucks.
Which is good news, as "small farmers aren't cashing in with Wal-Mart" and "future farms of America might not include much family", reports NPR. It's interesting to note that the video is really a collection of "gorgeous still images from 10 noted photographers."
In Chicago, small family farmers do supply some small family restaurants as much as possible, where they make some of the most inspiring food and drink anywhere in America.
At Pleasant House Bakery, they made chili-cheese and Buffalo royal pies. The latter filled with boneless hot wings plus blue cheese sauce, garnished with a Buffalo wing, and paired with a house-brewed celery soda.
At Bang Bang Pie Shop, they made a Super Bowl pie, a pretzel crust filled with dark chocolate ganache, malted marshmallow, covered with a hard chocolate shell, and garnished with a salted milk stout caramel. The milk stout beer, Mad Cow, brewed by Logan Square neighbors, Revolution Brewing.