Raven Nation

Super Bowl Xxxv

Ravens vs. Giants

January 20, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The spectre of the upcoming Super Bowl has pushed Baltimoreans - if not those throughout the state - into extreme bouts of fan mania. To wit ...

Sprinkles with a chance of frosting: The forecast at a handful of area Krispy Kreme stores is bright - if you like purple. Yesterday five KK locations introduced their trademark doughnuts topped with purple and white sprinkles. They became instant hits, selling at an average of 55 dozen an hour at the Belair Road location alone. The standard sprinkled version sells at the paltry rate of 10 dozen per hour.

On Monday, the Belair store plus those in Timonium, Glen Burnie, Owings Mills and Belcamp will launch the next wave of the purple power doughnut line - purple glazed, purple creme-filled and purple frosted. Tinted with food coloring, the doughnuts taste - and cost - the same as their less colorful counterparts. All will be available through January, possibly longer if the Ravens win.

A friendly bet: Truly, it seemed simple: My football team wins, I, Parris N. Glendening, get a case of California wine. My team loses, I send you, Gray Davis, a bushel of Maryland crabs. But this bet of home-team bravado didn't take quite into account the complexities of a Maryland law - signed by Glendening - that makes it a felony to ship alcohol to individuals in the state.

Finally, after lawyerly research and consultations, it's settled: Glendening's victory wine (three cabernets, three chardonnays, two bottles of each type) will travel from a California winery to a Maryland wholesaler and then retailer, where the governor may pick it up.

The trouble is, one of the chosen wines might not be on Maryland's approved distribution list, so it could end up in Washington, where Glendening could open it at a National Governors Association meeting.

You are what you eat:Tony D'Eugenio serves up a Siragusa Hoagie at his renowned Main Street groceria in Westminster.

Named for Ravens defensive tackle Tony Siragusa, the $4.95 mega-sandwich includes prosciuttini, capacola, mortadella, genoa salami, imported provolone and romano, imported olives and authentic Italian olive oil.

"It's all authentic Italian meats," says D'Eugenio, owner of Giulianova Groceria. "E tutta cosa italiana."

Just like the defensive tackle.

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