Super Bowl Finger Food

There are two types of Super Bowl viewers: those who actually watch the football, and those who spend the game cramming their mouths full of whatever delicious greasy grub is at hand. Here's our visual guide to eating on the second most gluttonous day...

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Jan 30 2014, 6:42pm

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Clockwise from top left: Buffalo wings from Pluck U, duck wings from Brooklyn Star, al pastor beef jerky from the Meat Hook, Cowabunga Dude pizza from Roberta's, Lipton onion dip and chips, white pizza from Best Pizza, spare ribs from Mighty Quinn's Barbeque, dry Irish stout from Brooklyn Brewery

There are two types of Super Bowl viewers: those who actually watch the football, and those who spend the game cramming their mouths full of whatever delicious greasy grub is at hand. Super Bowl food is an event in itself, the most gluttonous day on the American finger food calendar. On this day, the fried concoctions, dips, and booze we all love scores a real touchdown (that's a football reference), but after the coin toss in MetLife stadium, no one is going to be bothered to head out into the polar vortex to source wings, pizza, beer, or White Castle—thank God, then, for takeout. And on this decadent day of edible indulgence, one's hands must be cleaned and ready for licking—no nail soiled, no manicure overlooked.

For our own Super Bowl experience, we wanted nails that matched the caliber of our food. That meant nails with team-specific designs and nails that went perfectly with the food we're digging into. So we put together this photo shoot—if you're in New York for the game, it doubles as a visual guide to sourcing all of the libations and refreshments you'll need come game day.

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Clockwise from top left: Buffalo shrimp from Pork Slope, Buffalo wings from Pluck U, spare ribs from Mighty Quinn's Barbeque
1-26-14 Vice Finger Food 3 From left: White Castle sliders, fried pig tails from Brooklyn Star

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Clockwise from top: White pizza from Best Pizza, Brooklyn Blast! beer from Brooklyn Brewery, mole chicken wings from Mission Cantina, the Prince Perfection Sicilian-style pizza from Prince St. Pizza
1-26-14 Vice Finger Food 5 Above, duck wings from Brooklyn Star. Spare ribs (and a side of BBQ sauce) from Mighty Quinn's Barbeque

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Alastair Casey is a Brooklyn-based photographer. Check out his work here.

Holly Lynn Falcone is a New York-based manicurist. Check out her work here.