The National Football League is notorious for enforcing its trademark on the term Super Bowl, so everyone, including us, gets stuck calling it “The Big Game” when we promote anything related to it. But this time, the verbal hamstringing inspired us. We’ve created six riffs on classic sports bar food using actual game meats like elk, venison, and duck. But don’t be afraid to try out these dishes just because the meat seems exotic. Game meat is easier to find than you might think: You can order it online, or butchers and upscale grocers can special-order it for you. And these recipes, though a departure from the usual chicken, pork, and beef, are not remotely gamy in flavor.

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