Some very happy Philadelphia Eagles fans are about to find out if seafood chowder travels well.
Approximately five gallons of the stuff will be making its way to Penn State’s West Food District following the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory against the New England Patriots on Sunday night, the spoils of a friendly wager between Director of Residential Dining Lisa Wandel and Ken Toong, the executive director of auxiliary enterprises at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
“We hope it would be (delivered) sometime this week,” Wandel said.
A boatload of chowder probably won’t go down as the most lucrative Super Bowl bet ever collected, but it beats having to forfeit three containers of the Berkey Creamery’s finest. That’s what would have been heading to Massachusetts had the Patriots won.
Wandel is feeling pretty good — and she doesn’t even like football all that much.
“They (University of Massachusetts Amherst) were really thinking that they were going to get ice cream. They really were,” Wandel said.
Toong may be out a carton of Death by Chocolate, but he maintains a 5-3 record when it comes to making Super Bowl bets with other universities.
“Of course, we are disappointed with the final outcome but have to commend the Philadelphia Eagles for playing a fantastic game and outlasting the New England Patriots. The Eagles were flying high and deserved to win. As agreed, our culinary team will soon be busy preparing five gallons of our delicious seafood chowder for students of Penn State to enjoy,” Toong said.
Gino Corradetti is the manager at Penn State’s Pollock Dining Commons and a lifelong Eagles fan. He’ll be visiting the West Food District for dinner just as soon as the chowder arrives, calling it a nice bonus to the end of a great season of football.
“We’re definitely looking forward to savoring the taste of victory,” Corradetti said.