By Ron Matz

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Nancy Longo is an award winner who owns one of Baltimore’s most popular restaurants.  She’s also involved in charity work that will take her to the big game in Dallas on Sunday.

Ron Matz has more on Baltimore’s Super Bowl chef. 

Nancy Longo makes cooking look easy.  She’s an accomplished chef and owner of the popular Pierpoint Restaurant in Fells Point.

This week she heads to Dallas to join other chefs for “Taste of the NFL.”

“This is great, and the best thing that could have happened to me.  Make some food, enjoy some sports, meet some new people.  It’s been a great ride and a lot of fun,” said Longo.

It’s an event that brings in families and helps the homeless. She’ll be representing Baltimore.

“Each city will represent their food from their town.  We put on a show at a booth to get people to come and raise money for charity,” said Longo.

On the menu this year is fried green tomato sandwiches with Longo’s signature smoked crab cake. 

“We always have to do something with crab obviously.  We decided to make something southern.  We have this fried green tomato sandwich with smoked crab cake. It will have some tomato remoulade and balsamic.  It has a lot of flavor going on, but still has a southern overtone, which we think will be good for Dallas,” said Longo.

Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff will join Longo on the trip to Dallas.  They’ll be raising money for hunger-related charities in Baltimore.

“Billy Cundiff will sit at a table with a helmet.  We throw in some other bonuses.  All the money raised from that helmet and memorabilia from the player comes back to Baltimore, which is huge,” said Longo. “We need the money here for our city so that we can actually feed the homeless. In the last couple of years with the economy the way it is, there are a lot more people needing food from the food banks.”

This is Chef Longo’s 15th year representing Baltimore at “Taste of the NFL.”  If you’d like to help the hungry in Baltimore through this event, click here.


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