Super Bowl Sunday LII – Authentic Philly Dishes for Game Day

If there is one thing that everyone in the United States is talking about right now, it is this Sunday’s Super Bowl LII featuring the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. Being a born-and-raised Pennsylvania gal, you know who I’m going to be rooting for!

Philadelphia Eagles

If there is one thing the Super Bowl is known for, it is awesome tailgating food parties. So what better way to celebrate this year’s game then by sharing some authentic Philly-style food for your game day celebration?

Authentic Philly Cheesesteak

There are many ways to cook a Philly Cheesesteak. Here’s a play by play of how to cook up the Classic Philly Steak. The Original Philly Cheesesteak Co. shows you all the tools and ingredients you will need and take you through the cooking process. Enjoy!

Philly Stromboli

If you love Stromboli, there’s just one true Philly stromboli and that comes from Romano’s as any good Philadelphian will tell you. You can order a variety of different styles directly from their website and learn the history of the World’s First Stromboli Sandwich!

Hoagies Done the Philly Way

ricci's hoagies

You can’t visit Philly without trying an authentic hoagie sandwich, and Ricci’s Hoagies was voted Best of Philly 2017. You can’t go wrong with a Ricci hoagie on game day! If you can’t make it to Ricci’s Hoagies on game day, SheKnows has an amazing authentic italian hoagie recipe to help you create your own at home.

Philadelphia Soft Pretzels

Philly-Style Soft Pretzels.

If you are looking for something soft and warm to nosh on, there is nothing like an authentic Philly Soft Pretzel. I love mine dipped in Herlocher’s Mustard and this recipe from Alton Brown for soft pretzels is as close as you can get to the real thing!

Philly Water Ice

philly water ice recipe @cleverlyinspired (5)

You can’t get more authentic than some delicious Philly Water Ice. Tracie over at Cleverly Inspired has an amazing Philly Water Ice Recipe to share that will have you making this personal favorite over and over and over again!

Irish Potato Candy

Recipe by Steve P.

Contrary to popular belief, Irish Potato Candy does not come from Ireland.  This original Philly treat is popular around St. Patrick’s Day but is so easy to make, you can whip up a batch any time you’d like! Grab this simple 6-ingredient recipe here.

Texas Tommy Hot Dogs

Original art and photography by Hawk Krall

There’s nothing better than a good old Texas Tommy Hot Dog. Popular with 1950s housewives and on almost every greasy spoon menu in Philadelphia, Eastern Pennsylvania, and South Jersey, the Texas Tommy is a grilled and split hot dog loaded with bacon and lots of cheese. Other condiments are optional but not necessary.

Halftime Drinks

It’s time to celebrate Justin Timberlake’s new album and his return to an amazing halftime performance, Angry Orchard’s mixology partner Jeremy Oertel has created the Man of the Orchard cocktail.

Man of the Orchard Cocktail

This delicious cocktail uses the delicious Angry Orchard Crisp Apple. It’s crisp and refreshing taste makes it a great alternative to both beer and wine. Drink it straight from the bottle, mix it up in a cocktail, or just grab a 6-pack or two for the Big Game!

Man of the Orchard

Celebrate Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl LII halftime show with our signature drink, Man of the Orchard cocktail!


  • 3 oz. Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
  • 1.5 oz. Aged Rum
  • 1/2 oz. Toasted Marshmallow Syrup
  • Cinnamon Smoked Rocks Glass


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 8 large marshmallows



  • Light a cinnamon stick on fire using a torch or gas burner on a stove. Blow out flames and allow to smolder. Place on a plate and cover with an upside down rocks glass and let sit for a minute or two. The glass should fill up with smoke


  • Combine sugar and water in a pot. Bring to a boil, make sure all sugar is dissolved, reduce heat and allow to simmer.
  • Put marshmallows on a skewer and toast until slightly burnt on the stove burner or with a lighter.
  • Add toasted marshmallows to the simmering syrup and stir until dissolved. Turn off heat and allow to cool.
  • Strain the mixture with a fine strainer. Stir in vanilla extract. Store in the fridge.


  • Add Angry Orchard Crisp Apple, Aged Rum and Toasted Marshmallow Syrup over ice.
  • Stir and top with toasted marshmallow on a stick

More Authentic Food from Philly

If you’re looking for additional authentic Philly items to have round your Super Bowl table, consider some Hires Root Beer, funnel cakes, whoopie pies, Herr’s snacks, and don’t forget the all important TastyKakes (my favorites are the Butterscotch Krimpets and the Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes!) and to round out the fun for you beer lovers, don’t forget to include some Yuengling!

Super Bowl LII - Hometown Favs from Philly

If you’d like more great Super Bowl Party food ideas, be sure to check out our Super Bowl board under our Food for All Seasons Pinterest board!

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