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2013 Championship NFL Teams' Signature Dish Playoffs

With the NFL playoffs in full swing, the competition has reached a fever pitch. Just four teams now remain, and only one will get to be the winner of Super Bowl XLVII on February 3rd. While we will definitely enjoy watching the excitement of the final teams facing off in the coming days, we've come up with a fun competition of our own--Celebrations style!

In honor of the Conference Championship games-- San Fransisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons and the Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots -- it's time for our own delicious version of the playoffs. The food playoffs that is! We're taking some of the best-tasting signature dishes from each team's hometown, and pitting them against those of their NFL rivals.

Tell us what dish makes your main meal for the big games and may the best food, ahem, team, win!

New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens

When we think famous New England foods lobster is the first to come to mind. A favorite recipe of so many, the lobster roll certainly gives the typical hamburger a run for its money. A traditional lobster roll is comprised of lobster meat soaked in butter and served on a hot dog bun alongside some chips. This recipe from My Man's Belly is all that and more - simple, yet succulent! It doesn't get much better than that...or does it?

Baltimore, Maryland is famous for its seafood, too. While lobster may be the main attraction further up north, crab - specifically, blue crab - is king here. While you might think to make some homemade crab cakes with the famous food though, we think these blue crab tacos from Pescetarian Journal have better odds for rave reviews at your Super Bowl party. A classic football food with a twist, these tacos are fresh, fabulous and a lighter Super Bowl recipe that will delight all your guests.

San Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons

San Fransisco is a big culinary hot spot with lots of food attracting lots of attention, but it's the famous sourdough bread we associate most closely with this California city. While we're known to eat sourdough bread any way we can get it, for a big football game it doesn't get much better than this cheesy bacon sourdough pull apart from Plain Chicken. YUM!

Atlanta, on the other hand, is a city with deep southern roots and a first to come to mind when we think BBQ. For an ultimate football food that's packed with flavor, we can't think of anything better than these BBQ pulled pork sandwiches from Closet Cooking.

Is your mouth watering yet? What iconic city, food or team will inspire your football menu? Face off below!

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Jennifer Geddes
Celebrations Writer

Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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