A vast mass of food swirls around the Super Bowl. Fortunately, this year the two teams left standing come from places with excellent culinary pedigrees (apologies to the Arizona Cardinals, but North Carolina barbecue is tough to argue with). But it’s not just Carolina ribs that stand out. All over the country, chefs and bartenders are whipping up dishes and cocktails in honor of this Sunday’s game. Here, some of the best.
1. The Nose Dive, Greenville, South Carolina
The Ham Newton features speck and Capicola hams with a homemade fig spread, bleu cheese and caramelized onions, served with a crusty baguette for stacking.