The Muffaletta Sandwich is Perfect for This Super Bowl

Feb 06, 2021 439

BY: Andrew Cotto

The Muffaletta sandwich was invented at New Orleans’ Central Grocery by Sicilian immigrants in the early 20th century. And even though the Saints are not in this year’s Super Bowl, the Muffaletta sandwich, in all its meat and cheese and brilliantly topped decadence, is the perfect choice as Super Bowl fare for these topsy-turvy times. 

For starters, both Tampa Bay and Kansas City have large Italian-American populations. Each city has Italian groceries where Muffalettas can be found. And the Tampa Bay Buccaneers even had an Italian-American quarterback, Vinny Testaverde, way back from 1987-1992.

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