Trello Cioccolato, the fine custom chocolates division of Lord's International in Moon, is combining Pittsburgh favorites with Pittsburgh Steelers and Terrible Towel chocolate bars.
"We know there are a lot of Steeler fans but we never realized the demand would be as high," said Patsy Trello, president of Lord's International/Trello Cioccolato. The company even is shipping bars to Steelers fans serving in the armed forces overseas.
Trello Cioccolato chocolates are available throughout the region. Call 1-800-222-6372 or contact www.trellochocolate.com for more information.
Something to smile about
Eat'n Park is offering free standard shipping nationwide on Game Day Gift Packs through tomorrow.
The gift packs, available online at www.smileycookie.com for $24.99, feature one dozen Steelers Smiley Cookies and two Super Bowl XLIII edition Terrible Towels. A Party Size Game Day Gift Pack features two dozen Steelers Smiley Cookies and four Terrible Towels, and is available for $49.99.
In addition, Steelers Smiley Cookies are available at Eat'n Park restaurants and online by the dozen. Eat'n Park also offers a wide variety of Black and Gold Smiley apparel and merchandise.
Steak and Steelers
Morton's The Steakhouse in Downtown is inviting fans to watch the game in its Velocity High-Definition Suite next Sunday. The suite features a 9-foot screen, a digital high-definition projection system and surround sound. Admission is free but reservations are required. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Of course, food is available, including a specially priced steak and seafood dinner for two for $99.99.
For reservations, call 412-261-5055.
Countdown to kickoff
If the anticipation of Super Bowl XLIII is too much, you can relive some of the Steelers past successes at the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum the Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center.
The Sports Museum chronicles the 76-year history of the Steelers franchise, from the organization's founding in 1933 by Art Rooney to the team's "one for the thumb" victory in Super Bowl XL.
Today Steelers legend Franco Harris unveils his new lifelike statue on display at the entrance of the Sports Museum. Fans can take photos with Franco Harris next to his statue and Super Bowl IX ring from 1 to 3 p.m.
The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is included in the regular History Center admission. For more information, log on to www.heinzhistorycenter.org or call at 412-454-6000.
The name game
T.G.I. Friday's restaurants is holding "The Game We Can't Name Eve" on Jan. 31.
"Just because we're not allowed to say 's - - - r b - - l' doesn't mean we can't throw an awesome party," said Andrew Jordan, senior vice president of marketing for T.G.I. Friday's, in a news release.
Beginning at 4 p.m., participating restaurants will offer drink specials, half-price appetizers with the purchase of an entree and coupons for $5 off party platters redeemable the following day.