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Super Bowl XLI Party Food

For our Super Bowl XLI party, we decided to showcase foods from both Chicago and Indianapolis.

Originally, I thought of ordering some frozen pies from Lou Malnati’s or Geno’s East, but that wasn’t a very cost-effective option. Luckily, the SF Bay Area has some pretty good Chicago-style deep dish options. We ordered one pie from Zachary’s in San Ramon and one from Patxi’s in Palo Alto. (Read my Yelp reviews for Zachary’s and Patxi’s, too.)

But what about Indy? Does Indy have any unique local “delicacies” that they can offer the rest of the world? After much searching, I discovered the Indiana is known for their breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches. Since breaded pork tenderloin is basically the same as Japanese katsu, we knew exactly how to approach it.

We used panko for the breading and Colombo’s potato dinner rolls for the “buns.” The final results were awesome and nearly outshined the pizza.

Now if only the game was as good as the food…