Super Bowl Sunday About Pigskin AND Pigging Out
By Mike Dougherty
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and for most people, that means food — and lots of it.
While pizza and sandwiches are crowd favorites, chicken wings will definitely be downed by the dozen at parties all over the country.
There’s just something special about a perfectly battered and fried wing. While Buffalo is the birthplace of the dish, Philly has a few mouth-watering options.
Jason Cichonski owns Ela restaurant at 3rd and Bainbridge and says it’s all about the sauce:
“We have a burnt honey and lime. So you get that really sweet and sour and then hit it with fresh sea salt for kind of a salty contrast. It’s a really crispy wing with a really acidic bit to it.”
Wishbone in University City is offering “Super” specials for the big game.
“We have the safety, the field goal, and the touchdown,” founding partner Alan Segel explains. “We put together what we think the customers love the most, so it’s just the right amount of chicken, the right amount of dipping sauces and we also have our signature mac and cheese.”
Segel says they use a signature pretzel crust for their chicken to give the classic dish a Philly twist.