Despite the harsh weather, many local establishments did brisk business over Super Bowl weekend, which helped recoup some of the money lost during the 113-day NHL lockout.

Nicole Sekela owns the Rock Bottom Bar and Grill on Windsor's west side.

She said the crowd at her place gets bigger every year and she has a few theories as to why traffic is increasing.

"I think our TVs keep getting a little bigger. We had a lot more people interested in football this year because of not having hockey the first part of the season, too," said Sekela. "People really followed football a lot more than they normally would've."

Sekela's restaurant even created a few Super Bowl inspired dishes.

"We did a different version of our nachos, San Francisco style with fresh salsa," said Sekela. "And for Baltimore, we did chicken-in-a-box. I think the nachos probably won out [and] I think San Francisco probably won the food battle."

The owner of Cramdon's Tap and Eatery on Dougall Avenue said the Super Bowl crowd also grew from last year.

A manager at Dirty Jersey's Sports Grill in east Windsor said its bar was "packed" on Sunday.

The Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34 to 31.