With the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals tied at one game apiece, government officials and industry folks from both cities are wagering on their home teams. The founders of Boston's Samuel Adams and St. Louis' Schlafly have each bet two cases of their flagship beers on their respective teams, to be paired with a dinner that represents their hometowns — lobster for Boston, and/or barbecue ribs from St. Louis' Pappy's Smokehouse. (In an announcement on Schlafly's website, the bet also involves "the losing city shipping off a brewer, all expense paid, to the winning city's brewery to help brew a victory beer.")
They're not the only ones inserting signature dishes into the friendly betting action: City officials have wagered everything from AmRhein's shepard's pie and clam chowder (Boston) to toasted ravioli from Ricardo's Italian Cafe (St. Louis). Massachusetts and Missouri governors Deval Patrick and Jay Dixon are placing chocolates, baked goods, and New England clam chowder on the betting block. Meanwhile, it's not a bet, but Eater Boston reports that the roaming Food Truck Throwdown is holding an online version of its inter-city food truck competitions, with Boston and St. Louis fans encouraged to vote for their favorite hometown trucks. No word yet on what the loser of that contest will have to fork over.
· Time For Some World Series Wagers Between Craft Brewery Friends [Schlafly via Eater Boston]
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