Pretzels and Beer Cheese Sauce, Lagasse’s Stadium

The sports book with the best food just launched a new happy-hour menu, with specials from $4 to $7 while you watch the games on the more than 100 HDTVs. Emeril’s warm, doughy pretzels are a perfect finger food, especially when dipped into the accompanying savory-yet-airy cheese sauce.

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