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Your Ultimate Super Bowl Shopping List

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The kick-off is coming, but before you can sit back (or at the edge of your seat) to enjoy the game, some prep is required. Hosting a Super Bowl party has become engrained in American culture, so there are some expectations. Exceed them with this Delaware-themed Super Bowl shopping list.

From Northern Delaware’s obsession with the Philly cheesesteak (or the arguably better counterpart, the Delaware cheesesteak) to the Southern seafood state of mind, indulge in some suggestions below as you celebrate 50 years of NFL football.

Brews

What better place to start when planning a Super Bowl party than with this essential? Beer is the lifeblood of football viewing, so why limit yourself to a basic domestic? Instead, try these local brews:

The Delaware Growler
As the largest growler-filling station in the state, The Delaware Growler has dozens of different brews on tap. You can also make your own four or six packs or choose from one of the large format bottles. Stop by to see their impressive beer (and liquor) offerings at 48 E. Main St. in Newark, 454-7695.

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
What’s a party in Delaware without Dogfish Head? Pick up a case of their classic 60 Minute IPA or Indian Brown Ale for the game from any liquor store statewide.

Stewart’s Brewing Company
Pick up any full-time house ale growlers for just $17, or try one of their seasonal beers like Pre-Pro Lager or Big Red Eyeball in a growler to go for $18 and $20 respectively. Located off the radar for most, it is a must for craft beer in Bear at 219 Governors Place. 836-2739.

Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company
Known for their unique brews straight out of Dover, Fordham & Dominion is a great addition for anyone’s Super Bowl beer roundup. Don’t drink beer? Try their handcrafted soda, sold locally in a variety 12-pack including their root beer, ginger ale, creamy orange soda and black cherry pop.

Bites

Cater to your guests with a wide array of food choices. Here are some local options:

Janssen’s Market
Family-owned and locally-loved, Janssen’s has a special Super Bowl menu jam-packed with game-day favorites like wings, fried chicken and mac-n-cheese. Get 100 (or more) wings for just $1 each and toss in their homemade mac-n-cheese for just $4.99 a pound. Stop by their Greenville location at 3801 Kennett Pike or call 654-9941 ext. 3 for catering.

16 Mile Brewery
Haven’t stocked up on enough beer already? Try 16 Mile’s Amber 16 Cheddar cheese, the beer-infused cheese of your dreams made right in Georgetown. Call 253-8816 to place your order.

Willey Farms
For a custom cheese, meat or sandwich (or all of the above) platter, call Willey Farms in Townsend. Stop in at 4092 DuPont Pkwy for something that was made with you, your party and the big game in mind. 378-6234.

Claymont Steak Shop
Pop into one of their three locations in Claymont, Newark or Wilmington to pick up their Signature Steak Tray for $56.50. It includes 16 portions of mix-and-match, melt-in-your-mouth steak, chicken or buffalo chicken—plus all the add-ons necessary for the perfect cheesesteak.

Main Street Market
Pick up a few desserts or an order of hot crab dip at Main Street Market in downtown Smyrna. They come out with new specials every day, so stop by on Sunday for something fresh and made with small-town love. 653-8837.

Fat Rick’s BBQ and Catering
Fat Rick is a landmark in Delaware’s barbeque scene. Try out Rick’s pulled pork recipe yourself here, or call in for the real deal. Multiple catering options are available from “oven to table” ready meals to a full-service buffet. 345-8863.

 

Food and drinks aside, a good Super Bowl party really depends on one thing—the company. Game on, football fans. 

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