Super Bowl Done Right

Couldn’t score tickets to the big game? Neither could we, but we’ve got the next best thing. Super Bowl City, the Host Committee’s free fan village across the street from the Ferry Building in San Francisco, will be all about celebrating during Super Bowl week from January 30 to February 7. Be sure to check out the Fan Energy Zone, too, where fans will power the experiences at the center of Justin Herman Plaza — both figuratively and literally. The light show in the interactive gaming space will light up based on peak activity from the games and activities, and fans will also be able to power the lights with stationary bikes and hand cranks. Planning your Super Bowl party? Here, three Marin-based Super Bowl 50 Host Committee insiders share their tips for watching the big game.

Keith Bruce, CEO and President

Hometown: Novato

Favorite team: 49ers

Watch: Flatiron Saloon in San Rafael or Finnegan’s Marin in Novato

Snack: Chili from any sports bar serving it in Novato

Pat Gallagher, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Partnerships, and Communication

Hometown: Stinson Beach

Favorite team: San Diego Chargers (originally from San Diego)

Watch: Sand Dollar in Stinson Beach

Snack: Grilled Tomales Bay oysters with Sartain’s hot sauce from Petaluma

Stephanie Martin, Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Hometown: Mill Valley

Favorite team: Patriots (originally from Boston)

Watch: Silver Peso in Larkspur

Snack: Cowgirl Creamery grilled cheese with raspberry jam on Acme bread

Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.