The New York Times once called Delaware the cradle of Super Bowl championship quarterbacks (thanks to Rich Gannon and Joe Flacco, both University of Delaware grads), but a look at the football-friendly grub served around the state makes for a good argument that Delaware is also a fan’s dream when it comes to Super Bowl food.
After all, a fat sub stuffed full of Italian deli meat is a sure-fire party pleaser, and Delaware stands as the unrivalled master of the sub-sandwich art form, most notably those made at Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, the Delaware-born chain that now has locations around the country.
Mile for mile, Delaware is also perhaps one of the most richly blessed states when it comes to craft beer, led by the nationally renowned Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (and its restaurant), but supplemented nicely by an assortment of other beer-centric locations on the Delaware Wine & Ale Trail, including 16-Mile Brewing Company, Iron Hill Brewery (Wilmington and Newark locations), Stewart’s Brewing Company and Twin Lakes Brewery.
All those beers are naturally best accompanied by food that packs the culinary punch of an All-Pro linebacker, whether it’s wings or pizza or barbecue. Here are a few places to get your grub on:
-- Nicola Pizza in Rehoboth Beach is known throughout the state for its legendary Nic-o-Boli, an addictively cheesy “inside-out” pizza stuffed with ground beef and a variety of other goodies.
-- As one of the stops on the popular Delaware Culinary Trail, the Big Fish Grill in Rehoboth is a crowd favorite year-round, but this time of year they also wrap up everything from barbecued pork to chili to rotisserie chicken in their popular Super Bowl Party-to-Go packages.
-- Fans can’t go wrong at Abbott's Grill in Milford, the creative, people-pleasing menu is supplemented nicely on Super Bowl Sunday with 50-cent wings, prizes and more food specials.
-- Arguably one of the masters of cheese-steak artistry in the state, Claymont Steak Shop (in Claymont and Newark) is also a dependable go-to spot for other Super Bowl essentials, such as wings, pizza and subs.
-- Speaking of pizza, no Delaware Super Bowl list would be complete without mentioning the iconic Delaware pizza spot – Grotto Pizza (locations statewide). These swirled-cheese, thin-crust creations practically define Delaware for people who’ve spent time at the beaches.
-- When people think of the historic Deer Park Tavern in Newark, two things typically spring to mind – the Edgar Alan Poe raven statue, and this iconic restaurant’s “Los Nachos Grandes,” piled high with all you could ever need.
posted on: Friday, Jan 31, 2014 11:51 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office