Even if you’re not a big football fan, it’s tough to ignore the allure of these final stages of the NFL season—high stakes playoff games, clutch performances, and an excuse to escape the cold and cook some serious game-day grub.
After last weekend’s unbelievable games, how can the coming contests possibly live up? We suggest cooking something hometown dishes to spiritually align yourself with the teams doing battle on the gridiron. To help you out, we’ve rounded up eight regional classics—plus beer pairings—that will help you rep your squad and impress your friends.
Take a look at this weekend’s blockbuster playoff schedule, then figure out what you’re going to cook for game time.