What to eat for Super Bowl LII

Chocolate Eagle from Pierre's Chocolates
Chocolate Eagle from Pierre’s Chocolates

It’s not every year that the Eagles make it to the big game. So whether you’re a football fan or not, you’ll probably be at a Super Bowl party this Sunday — or maybe even hosting one.

Eagle fever is running high all over the Delaware Valley and local eateries are getting into the green spirit by offering unique and delicious options for munching during the game. We’ve rounded up some of the best, from dips to barbecue to empanadas to chocolate.

And don’t forget the beer! (No Sam Adams, if you please) See our guide to brews here in the Bucks County Taste Beer Map.

Apparently, even Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa, is an Eagles fan. When asked, “Who will win the Super Bowl?” she answers, “I’m flying with the Eagles with this one because of their relentless defense and the momentum they’ve been riding off their underdog status. E-A-G-L-E-S. Eagles.” What does she know that we don’t?? (Check out Twitter for multiple videos of Alexa giving her opinion.)

Hoagies, cheese steaks and empanadas

Hey Philly fans, if you love a good classic Philly cheese steak, why not try it in an empanada? Empanada Mama is cooking up some Philly Cheesesteak Empanadas, complete with caramelized onions, fontina and mozzarella cheese. Head to their Facebook page for more empanadas and how to order them in time for the big game. Or, just call 215.230.3330 and visit their website at www.yoemama.com for the full menu!

Everyone has their favorite local hoagie and pizza shop. Ours? Pallante’s Italian Deli in Richboro. A tiny storefront that boasts great tomato pies and one of the best hoagies in the Delaware Valley. Stuffed with quality meats, cheeses and vegetables and delivered in a crunchy, South Philly seeded fresh roll. They don’t have a website or much of a Facebook page. You just have to go there (130 Almshouse Road, Store #207, Richboro, PA).

Here’s a link to Pallante’s menu. My favs? The Don Supreme: Proscuitto, sopressata, sharp provolone, roasted peppers; and the Clemenza: Homemade roast beef, broccoli rabe, sharp provolone and long hots.

Now here’s a Super Bowl Menu that’s worth checking out. Comfortfood and Kitchenette is serving up all of your game-day favorites: spinach artichoke dip, warm beer cheese dip, barbecue pulled pork, and of course, wings! See here for the rest of the menu.

Bet you didn’t think of stopping by a farm before the Super Bowl. Blue Moon Acres Farm wants you to visit this weekend to enjoy their big sales on local hot sauce, BBQ sauce, salad dressing and even granola. Visit them at the Stockton Market, or at their farm markets in Pennington and Buckingham.

Time for barbecue

Hickory Kitchen wings

Forgo the chips and dips and bring in barbecue! Ribs, chicken, wings, brisket, pulled pork — is your mouth watering yet? Here’s a pretty comprehensive list of barbecue restaurants and caterers in Bucks County where you can get BBQ for this Sunday. Call soon!

And chocolate, of course

What’s for dessert? Lots of bakeries are serving up delicious cakes but don’t forget the chocolate. Two of our favorite chocolate shops, Pierre’s in New Hope and Raymer’s in Doylestown, have created some fun Eagle-themed confections.

For a full list of chocolatiers in Bucks County (Valentine’s Day is right around the corner…), see our post here.