PHOENIX — While typical football-watching snacks include chips and salsa, wings, burgers, hot dogs and, perhaps, a vegetable tray, Ahipoki is hoping to jump onto the field with a three-pound bowl of poke.
Pronounced "pok-eh," it is a Hawaiian-inspired salad that features cubed chunks of raw fish, such as tuna or salmon, topped with sauces, and other toppings, such as sesame seeds and Masago (fish eggs).
In the last few years, poke has become quite the trend with multiple Chipotle-style concepts opening around the Valley, and the country.
In time for the Super Bowl, Ahipoki unveiled its "Super Poke Bowl." It includes 10 scoops of fish, two scoops of avocado and crab salad, "double the toppings," and a bed of rice. For comparison, the regular-sized bowl comes with two scoops of fish and the large has three.
They will be available for order on Monday, Jan. 28 through Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3. The cost is $24.99. Fish toppings include Ahi Tuna, Tuna luau, spicy tuna, salmon, blazing salmon, shrimp, kimchi shrimp, scallops and octopous.
Ahipoki has locations in Avondale, Chandler, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Tempe.