Local Hometown Recipes to Kickoff Your Playoff Watch Party

January 21, 2016

It's down to four teams and a little more than two weeks till the Super Bowl. Looking to serve an authentically local recipe during championship weekend? We rounded up recipes inspired by the Arizona Cardinals, the Denver Broncos, the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots. Kickoff your playoff watch party with a local craft beer in hand and one of these game-worthy dishes.

Hoisin & Aspen Brewing Co.’s Brown Bearale Braised Beef Short Ribs

If you're a Denver Broncos fan, try these Hoisin & Aspen Brewing Co.’s Brown Bearale Braised Beef Short Ribs
Colorado serves up some epic cold and snowy weather during football season and the best way to beat the chill on game day is with warm comfort food like this braised beef served with a pint of local sweet ale.


harissa chicken wings
Photo: Doug Langeland

If you're a New England Patriots fan, try Portside Tavern’s Confit Chicken Wings in Harissa Sauce
The goal of Portside Tavern in downtown Hyannis is to offer up “modern man’s food,” including their spin on comfort classics like meatloaf and pot pie. Together with his sous chef Nick Reney, Portside Tavern Chef Mike Crowell-Hall offers a choice of spicy harissa, smoky root beer BBQ or maple and black pepper sauce for their chicken wings. Before deep frying, the wings are slow baked to develop a tender inside that nicely complements the crispy skin.


Italian-Style Roast Pork
Photo: Heather Gill

If you’re an Arizona Cardinals fan, try this Italian-Style Roast Pork
This is Edible Phoenix Editor and Publisher Pamela Hamilton’s favorite dish to serve a crowd. It’s easy, economical and always a hit. The pork slow-roasts in the oven for hours, so be sure to leave plenty of time for it to cook before the game. 


smoky chicken wings from 12 Bones Smokehouse
Photo: Voyageur Press

If you're a Carolina Panthers fan, try these Smoky Chicken Wings
12 Bones Smokehouse in Asheville, North Carolina isn't exactly a wing place, but people still love the restaurant's take on wings. The secret is the cooking process, a multistep method. The wings are first smoked, cooled off, and then fried, so they get nice and crispy on the outside. Even after all that frying, they’re permeated with a deep smokehouse flavor their customers have come to expect. That multistep process also means that these wings are great for tailgating, since you can smoke them ahead of time and fry them when it’s time to serve. Take these wigs to the next level with 12 Bones' famous Blueberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce. We also love this Drunken Pork Chops recipe featured in Edible Piedmont.