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Food served at Super Bowl will be Minnesota-centered

Posted at 2:10 PM, Jan 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-25 14:10:15-05

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/CNN) - When the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots play in this year’s Super Bowl at the U.S. Bank Stadium, the food menu will be full of Minnesota love.

From the state fair turkey leg to Andrew Zimmern's Northwood's Porketta Sandwich, Super Bowl LII’s menu is full of the state’s delicacies.

"Very Minnesota,” said James Mehne, executive chef for U.S. Bank Stadium. “We want to show all the fans from all over the country what our tastes are and what our city is all about."

Mehne said he’s excited for Super Bowl attendees to get their hands on these items.

The menu has been a year in the making for Mehne.

"The flavors of Minnesota are very unique to Minnesota,” Mehne said. “You don't see a lot of this stuff outside of here. So, I think they're really going to respond well to it and enjoy something different."

Husband and wife and business partners Darin and Tonja Kjaer enjoy a little friendly competition with their signature cheese curds - Blue Moon Bacon and Jalapeno.

"It's just fun banter and everyone wins when they are cheese curds,” Tonja Kjaer said.

Patriots and Eagles fans will also find foods just for them. For the Patriots fans, there'll be a New England clam roll. For the Eagles fans, there'll be a roast pork sandwich.

There will also be signature cocktails for the teams.

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