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New England defeats Philadelphia — in a cook-off

Union Oyster House clam chowder topped a Philly cheesesteak from McGillin’s Olde Ale House in a cook-off on “Fox & Friends.”
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Union Oyster House clam chowder topped a Philly cheesesteak from McGillin’s Olde Ale House in a cook-off on “Fox & Friends.”

The Super Bowl title is still up for grabs, but Boston can at least claim one victory over Philly for now: This morning on the president-approved “Fox & Friends,” local legend Union Oyster House beat Philly staple McGillin’s Olde Ale House in a good old-fashioned Super Bowl cook-off. Pitting New England clam chowder against the Philly cheesesteak, it was truly a match of two culinary icons, but after much deliberation between the “Fox & Friends” hosts, the Oyster House clinched the victory. (The Bloody Marys might have helped.)

McGillin’s channeled its team’s underdog status — hence the dog masks — and while the cheesesteak puts up a good fight in any food match, it’s hard to beat the oldest operating restaurant in the US. No word on what President Trump thinks of the outcome, but considering both his love for “Fox & Friends” and his, shall we say, eclectic diet, don’t be surprised by a clam chowder-related tweet within the next 24 hours.

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