Finally Super Bowl Sunday has arrived. Can we use the words “Super Bowl” without incurring a licensing fee?

In my household, the championship gala tends to be the only football game we watch all season, and 2022 likely will be no exception, although the next-to-last episode of “Around the World in 80 Days” will be aired on PBS at 8:00 p.m.

Our choice of food and beverages for the big game varies, and we have no set tradition. This year, we’re considering a foraging “takeaway” expedition to NuLu. As always, Edibles & Potables expresses curiosity: When it comes to foods and dishes, what are the cities of Cincinnati, Ohio and Los Angeles, California best known for?

Given that the drive up I-71 is a short one for Louisvillians, we’re intimately aware of the Queen City’s options. There’s a quick refresher course at tripsavvy, and for the record, my own three preferred options are Cincinnati-style chili, goetta and buckeyes.

By the way, if you’re intent on whining about Cincinnati-style chili as being somehow inauthentic, then please spare me the advocacy of American-style “goulash,” which seems to be vaguely patterned after chop suey, and bears no relation whatever to the Hungarian version. If authenticity is the goal, fine; just be consistent across the board.

Thank you.

What about Los Angeles?

Many people say L.A. hasn’t contributed enough to American culture other than West Coast Jazz, skateboarding, beach music and the entire film industry. They make a fair point, but we’re here to humbly offer up 8 dishes invented in our city.

Among the eight dishes, as listed at We Like LA: French dip sandwich, oyster cocktail, and hot fudge sundae.

Today’s cover photo, which is courtesy of The Daily Meal, provides a mysterious clue as to which food, city and team I’ll be cheering for this evening.