The Super Bowl is less than a month away –Sunday, February 2, 2014– and even though our local teams were pretty terrible this season, at least we're hosting the game itself, right? If the beer-wings-bar scene is not your thing, we've amassed a list of alternatives!
There are several game-week pop-up parties around town for high rollers, from the $400-a-day 50-Yard Lounge at One Penn Plaza to Danny Meyer's steakhouse "Forty Ate", where a VIP table will set you back $50,000. But for the rest of us, watching the game at home with friends and family sounds like a more appealing plan. Especially if you're ordering take out from one of these fine NYC restaurants with special Super Bowl party menus.
BBQ Food for Super Bowl 2014
Barbecue is a good idea any day as far as I'm concerned, but it also makes for an excellent game-day feast. Personal favorite Mighty Quinn's in the East Village has an awesome catering menu, as does the equally-great Hill Country in the Flatiron. Dinosaur Barbecue in Harlem will be serving up special Super Bowl ribs-and-wings platters, with all of their famous sides available in half-gallon buckets. Also superb barbeque food options are:
Super Bowl Sandwich Spread
If a sandwich-based spread is more your thing for the Super Bowl, you should start your search at Parm in Nolita, which will be constructing a special three-foot version of their incomparable House Roasted Turkey hero as well as trays of Chicken and Meatball Parm, and Mario Carbone's Superbowl Lasagna. Speaking of meatballs, you can't go wrong with the crowd-pleasing catering menu from The Meatball Shop (personal note: don't shy away from their stealth-hit Chicken Balls with Mushroom Gravy). You may also want to check out Carmine's, whose signature big flavors and massive servings are perfectly suited for America's biggest party. For a classic NYC sandwich-and-sides experience, the 2nd Avenue Deli has a Super Bowl package as well.
Watch Football and Enjoy Asian Cusine
Finally, for a feast of Asian-inflected snacks that go way beyond your Chinese-spot usual, check out David Chang's Momofuku Noodle Bar's "Super Bowl To Go" menu, featuring Korean style fried chicken wings, chilled spicy noodles, and roasted rice cakes. And if you've been invited to a party and put in charge of "bringing wings", my advice is to hit up Mudville 9 on Chambers Street for a hundred- or two-hundred pack of their slightly messy, slightly spicy beauties (comes with buckets of seasoned fries!), and you'll be a true Super Bowl hero.
So tell us: Where will you be watching the Super Bowl 2014 game? What's on your Super Bowl party menu?Tweet