Sunday, May 24, 2015

'Top Chef' adds to Eagles' menu

Kevin Sbraga designs a "Sloppy Jose" for club level fans.

'Top Chef' adds to Eagles' menu

Kevin Sbraga at his restaurant. AKIRA SUWA / Staff Photographer
Kevin Sbraga at his restaurant. AKIRA SUWA / Staff Photographer

Top Chef winner and Eagles fan Kevin Sbraga has developed a sandwich to be served during Eagles games on the club level at Lincoln Financial Field this season.

Sbraga, whose eponymous restaurant is at Broad and Pine Streets, said he reached out to Aramark, which bit on the idea and encouraged him to develop a menu item.

The result: the Sloppy Jose - short rib and chorizo seasoned with cumin, cinnamon and coriander, topped with grated queso Chihuahua and a homemade coleslaw made of shaved radish and jalapeno as well as carrots and cabbage plus chipotle lime mayo, and served on a toasted sesame seed roll. Price: $14, including housemade chips.

The Aramark-Sbraga partnership is to be announced Wednesday, as Aramark exec chef James Hennessey also unveils a so-called Pass Interference sandwich (a South Philadelphia-style roasted pork with arugula, fontina cheese, garlic jus on a seeded Italian rol) and Italian Market nachos (homemade sausage Bolognese, mozzarella cheese sauce, housemade ricotta and fresh jalapenos on a bed of corn chips).

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Also new to the Linc this season will be grilled cheese sandwiches from Melt Down Grilled Cheese and a Dietz & Watson Spinach Chicken Parmigiana sandwich on an Italian roll with tomatoes and sharp provolone

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