3 Atlanta-Inspired Dishes to Serve at Your Super Bowl Party
This Sunday (Feb. 5), Super Bowl LI is officially set to take place at NRG Stadium in Houston. In what is only their second Super Bowl appearance, the Atlanta Falcons are set to take on the New England Patriots. Since the Falcons last flocked to the Super Bowl in 1998, the 2017 game is sure to be a big one for the city of Atlanta.
In addition to the standard Super Bowl grub, consider putting these three classic Southern dishes on your menu, inspired by the Falcons’ home state of Georgia.
Brunswick stew is half soup, half barbecued pork, and all Southern. Both Virginia and Georgia claim responsibility for this dish, but for the sake of Super Bowl LI, let’s give it to Georgia. This tomato-based stew features the bold additions of barbecue sauce, beans, corn, pork (or beef or chicken), corn, and plenty or hot sauce, making for a stew that’s unique to the American South.
For the Brother Jimmy's BBQ Brunswick Stew recipe, click here.
Come on, now. Would any Georgia-centric menu be complete without the addition of peaches? The official state fruit is so plentiful in Georgia that the phrase “sweet as a Georgia peach” has leaked into colloquial language. Bake up this Southern cobbler to serve as dessert for your Super Bowl party. Not only will it add some much-needed sweetness to a menu of fried foods and dips, but it’ll also be very on-theme.
For the Bourbon Peach Cobbler recipe, click here.
Pork and Grits
Did you know that grits are the official Georgia State Prepared Food? This ground corn dish features plenty of butter, cream, and cheese mixed in, making it perfectly fatty and satisfying. Though grits are most famously served with shrimp, pork reigns supreme as a popular protein in Georgia. So pair your grits with a well-seasoned pork chop and dig in.
For Fat Tommy's True Grits Recipe, click here.