Game Day Eats:  Bergen Style

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Three things you’re not in the mood to hear this weekend:

1. Screaming Patriot fans
2. Madonna’s British accent
3. More Chips Please!

While, we can’t do much about 1 and 2, we’ve got your back on number 3. 

Check out our suggestions for three EASY starters sure to score big with guests.

From wings to subs, we’ve got your playbook of great game day eats:

For Italian Heroes and gourmet platters: Legendary Jerry’s now has it’s whole catering menu on line, so you can see their extensive menu including Heroes by the Foot, Cold Cut Platters and Tuscan Wraps on the go.  (Jerry’s Homemade, 410 S. Dean St, Englewood, Call 201-871-7108 to place your order, Open 8am to 4pm on gameday for pickups)

For the best Barbeque around: Imagine tailgating with your smoker in full force when you order up from Bailey’s Smokehouse in Blauvelt.  Just a hop from the Bergen border, the joint is known for their Baby Back Ribs, Wings and Pulled Pork- get your order in before they stop taking them.  (Bailey’s Smokehouse, 136 Erie Street E, Blauvelt, New York 845-365-4004, wings start at $17 per rack)

Standby’s:  Market Basket and Blue Moon never let us down with their Party Packs which can feed a crowd.  Try Market Basket’s “Big Game” Buffet for parties of 20 and over and includes an assortment of salads and sandwiches for $13.75 per person.  Or one of Blue Moon’s “Go Blue” packages for $120- $125 and includes wings, jalapeno poppers and other tex-mex fare and serves 8 to 10 people.  (Market Basket, 813 Franklin Lake Rd, Franklin Lakes, 201-891-2000 and Blue Moon, 3 locations, 201-848-4088)

Score extra points with these adorable game day cupcakes from Crumbs, sure to please your crowd and send the kids into sugar comas. 

Don’t forget to print out some grids for your guests to pick boxes. and liven the room up with these printable decorations from Wants and Wishes Design

Now pat yourself on the back, (or do a little victory dance) for pulling off the perfect Football Fete.  Go Big Blue. 

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