A little friendly competition never hurt anybody, right?
Well, that’s what went down when Rach’s team -- chef Anne Burrell and former New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott -- went head to head in the kitchen with co-host Jesse Palmer’s team -- chef Sunny Anderson and former wide receiver for the New York Giants Amani Toomer.
Team NY Giants whipped up grilled GIANT chicken kebab wraps in a BLUEberry BBQ sauce. Get it?!
“You’re going down!” Sunny told her opponents.
Meanwhile, Team NY Jets made grilled pork tenderloin sandwiches with broccoli rabe, pickled hot cherry pepper relish and provolone cheese. Did you catch the GREEN element in there?
“We’re about to get it done,” Bart said confidently. “We’re not worried about it.”
The best part of the whole grill-off, though, was the judging panel.
When we heard from an engaged couple that lives in a “house divided” (you guessed it, they root for opposing New York teams!), we HAD to ask them to be our judges.
“Things can get a little awkward in our house on Sundays,” Jets fan Chris said. But the one thing they do agree on is that calories don’t count on Sundays!
Allison and Chris were “sequestered” for the whole show while our teams got busy in the kitchen -- so when it came time to taste test, they had no idea which team’s dish they were trying.
As is the case on the field, there could only be one winner -- and Anne and Bart won the grill-off crown!