Local Restaurants Win Big on Super Bowl Sunday

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What would a Super Bowl party be without the classic combo of pizza and wings? Our first stop Sunday took us to the Papa John's off Back Beach Road.

With Super Bowl Sunday being one of their busiest times of the year, the dough was rising and sauce pouring faster than the speed of light. Ok, maybe not that fast, but they were certainly busy. We ordered the most popular menu item, "The Works."

"Green peppers, onions, black olives, and then our meats are the Italian sausage, Canadian bacon, and pepperoni. We're probably going to end up selling probably about 100 of those today," said Papa John's General Manager Brian Grover.

Toppings galores, the pizza was better than visiting the countries themselves, but alas it was just the beginning of the day, and it was on to the next pizza joint.

Our search for the perfect pizza landed us at Joey's on the Beach, family-owned and operated New York style. Their most popular pie was appropriately named "Joey's Special."

"They put the fear of God in us when we came here 10 years ago that we couldn't make the dough with the water here, and that was so not true," Joey's on the Beach Owner Ann Marie DiMeglio told NewsChannel 7's Bryan Anderson.

Joey's also sells wings, but they were sold out by the time we got there, so our journey continued. But where could we possibly find a wing that could top that pizza? Perhaps it would be at the Beef 'O' Brady's on Panama City Beach. Locals refer to it as "Beef's" and we certainly had no beef with what they were serving up in the kitchen.

The chefs told us the crowd favorite is called the "gridiron."

"Fried for 12 minutes, they're shaken in sweet jalepeno," described Beef 'O' Brady's Kitchen Manager Cory Foreman.

The pizza and wings made the day well worth it regardless of who won the game, but we never did get dessert.