Michael Voltaggio's Live-Tweeting of the Super Bowl Was Better Than the Actual Super Bowl
Last night's 43-8 Super Bowl may have been one of the least riveting games ever, but at least we had some good entertainment in between commercials: former Top Chef champ Michael Voltaggio’s hysterical live-tweeting of the food, beer and $20 hot chocolate.
Sunday night’s 43-8 Super Bowl may have been one of the least riveting games ever, but at least we had some good entertainment in between commercials: former Top Chef champ Michael Voltaggio’s hysterical live-tweeting of the food, beer and $20 hot chocolate.
Voltaggio (@mvoltaggio), who owns Ink. restaurant in Los Angeles, showed off his Twitter chops from the stands last night, using dry, matter-of-fact captions and letting his photos, like these two, speak for themselves.
Although nothing served in the stands was quite as exciting as the deep-fried Monte Cristo burger he introduced last week, Voltaggio scored big yuks among his 200,000-plus Twitter followers stating the obvious about the various stadium snacks.
Not surprisingly, high food prices were a theme of the night. Voltaggio photographed signs of some of the more outrageous ones, including hot chocolate ($11 for a small, and $20 for a large), a Mrs. Fields cookie ($7), and a plate of nachos ($12).
Then there were the beer pictures.
Like this moody, pulled-back shot of the chef holding a bottle:
These cans that were left in the bathroom:
Voltaggio double-fisting at his seat—first, the Miller Lite:
Then, the Bud Light:
The Bud Light shot is the only time we get a clue of Voltaggio’s possible Broncos loyalty, thanks to a flash of orange fabric. At no point does he say who he’s rooting for, though he does acknowledge the moment things turned for the Broncos:
Finally, Voltaggio closes with a dramatic shot of the stadium and fesses up to leaving 20 minutes early to fight the crowds. A follower responds, “Leaving early to avoid traffic? You are now a true Angeleno ;-).”
Hey, Michael—want to live-tweet the Oscars for us?