Most of us are looking forward to special televised events this year more than ever, and Super Bowl LV is sure to be a welcome distraction from the pandemic. Even if you’re not so into football (or you’re like us and are toggling back and forth to the Puppy Bowl), the commercials, half-time show, and, most importantly, food make it a fun Sunday night. And when it comes to nosh, it’s also a great opportunity to support one of your favorite local restaurants, many of which are offering up special game day packages.
Celeb chef Tom Colicchio has been a vocal advocate for restaurants, especially those in New York, suffering during the pandemic. You can support his classic Flatiron restaurant on Super Bowl Sunday by ordering a taco box for local pickup or even nationwide shipping. The $155 box includes braised mojo pork and brisket, 20 Nixtamal white corn tortillas, and all sorts of toppings like salsa verde, charred chili sauce, and guacamole. For an extra $56, you can order the margarita kit, complete with silver tequila, passionfruit, jalapeño, and lime.
Socarrat Paella Bar
Bring some Spanish flair into your Super Bowl Sunday with Socarrat Paella Bar’s $99 nine-tapas special. Guests can choose their nine favorites such as patatas bravas (crispy potato cubes with aioli sauce), pincho de pollo (marinated chicken skewers with mushrooms, scallions, and chimichurri), albondigas (veal and beef meatballs in a light tomato sauce), and cochinillo (confit suckling pig with spinach and chestnuts).
Schaller & Weber
Since 1937, this German butcher shop has been serving Yorkville. Their $95 Super Bowl pack serves two to four people and is available for local pickup and nationwide shipping through Mercato. It includes a four-pack of Schaller & Weber’s cheddar brats to enjoy with pretzel buns, double-smoked bacon, cocktail weiners, Plymouth original cheddar, Iberico ham potato chips, a bottle of their signature sweet and spicy mustard, and a five-liter German Pilsner mini keg.
This Upper East Side steakhouse has a large Super Bowl catering menu. Items like sliders, mac-and-cheese balls, wings, and mini crab cakes are available by the dozen, while platters for six include truffle popcorn, spinach artichoke dip, and bbq pork nachos. There are also cocktail packages for six or 12. Choose from sangria, margaritas, Palomas, micheladas, or bloody marys. Orders can be placed on Tock for pickup and delivery on 2/7.
From the East Village’s modern Indian restaurant, you can buy $25 snack boxes. They come in vegetarian or non-vegetarian and can serve two people. Some of the Indian-inspired finger foods and bar snacks you can expect are masala fried wings, paneer tikka quesadillas, curd rice arancini, Goan-style Scotch eggs, and vada pav sliders. Both boxes will be served with an assortment of house-made chutneys, poha-crusted onion rings, and masala sweetcorn. Three cocktails will also be available for $10 each: Ghee Old Fashioned (ghee-washed bourbon, salted jaggery syrup, angostura bitters), Hyderabad Collins (gin infused with raw turmeric, cape gooseberry shrub, green chartreuse), and Kairi mule (vodka, homemade green mango jam, ginger beer).
Tribeca’s friendly neighborhood restaurant Bubby’s has a $65 appetizer platter for game day that comes with tater tots with jalapeno cheese dip, house-smoked buffalo chicken wings with blue cheese sauce, jalapeno poppers with homemade ranch, and pigs in a blanket with spicy honey mustard. For $85, the Super Bowl platter comes with the entire appetizer platter, plus a choice of two pizzas and salted chocolate chip cookies. There are also beer and cocktail options.
Hill Country Barbecue
Bring some Texas-style into your game day. The Nomad restaurant has a Big Game Box for $150 that serves four to six and includes a rack of baby back ribs, chopped beef for cooking the chopped brisket dish, sweet chili-rubbed wings, a nacho kit, house pickle, coleslaw, Martin’s slider buns, ranch dressing; and Hill Country’s own Barbecue Sauce.
Danny Meyer’s Tribeca barbecue restaurant offers nationwide shipping through Goldbelly, and for the Super Bowl, the $159 Big Game Ribs & Wings Combo is perfect. It comes with two racks of Memphis Baby Back Ribs and 30 chicken wings (choose from Alabama white sauce or chipotle sauce). You can also order for local pickup.
Perhaps no restaurant is as well known in NYC for fried chicken as Blue Ribbon. They ship their famous food nationally via Goldbelly. There are many different chicken options, but we’re looking at The Big Game Combo for $199. It serves 12 (leftovers are a beautiful thing!) and comes with 24 jumbo wings and 24 crispy drumsticks.
Operating from a shared ghost kitchen on the Upper West Side, this sandwich spot has a game day special for $100 that includes spicy fried chicken sandwiches, four buttermilk-brined chicken nugget appetizers, crinkle-cut ramen fries, and mac-and-cheese deluxe. It will be available on Seamless and Grubhub starting Saturday, February 6.
This popular burger chain arrived from LA in 2013, and now maintain a location at Brookfield Place. For a super reasonable $40, their Ultimate Game Day Feast includes two double cheeseburgers, two BBQ bacon burgers, cheesy tots, thin fries, sweet potato fries, and onion rings. It’s available for delivery February 1-7.
Sam’s Crispy Chicken
From the Umami Burger team, this is the place to go if you’re craving crispy chicken. Their $35 Big Game Spread includes one original crispy chicken sandwich, one of the classic sandwich, one chicken and waffle sandwich, three waffle fries, and 12 chicken tenders (comes with two pieces of Texas toast, 10 pickles, and two classic sauces). It’s also available for delivery February 1-7.
Carmine’s + Virgil’s Real BBQ
Another UWS spot, Italian restaurant Carmine’s is offering the Hero To-Go Platter for $199 which serves a group of six and includes chicken parm, Italian heroes, scarpariello wings, and baked ziti. The Big Game Package is $145 and feeds four featuring signatures like garlic bread, caesar salad, scarpariello wings, penne alla vodka, and chicken parm.
Virgil’s Real BBQ, the sister restaurant to Carmine’s that recently moved next door, has a six-person Slider To-Go Package for $135 that comes complete with slow-smoked brisket sliders, pulled pork sliders, mac and cheese, Virgil’s famous BBQ chicken wings, and their signature Trainwreck Fries.
If you want to try a bit from both restaurants, $175 MVP To-Go Package serves four to six people and includes caesar salad, Virgil’s BBQ chicken wings, Carmine’s scarparillo wings, a rack of Memphis-style pork spare ribs, penne alla vodka, mac and cheese, cole slaw, homemade cornbread, and banana pudding. All of these to-go specials are available for takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery; orders can be placed by emailing [email protected] or calling (212)-362-2200.
FiDi sports bar Clinton Hall will be offering a $100 Super Bowl platter that includes parmesan garlic wings, buffalo wings, chips with queso dip and guacamole, chili waffle fries, pretzel nuggets, and sliders. If you wanted to do outdoor dining, they’ll have the game on their eight outdoor TVs.
This new vegan restaurant in Chelsea is offering Super Bowl packages for two people for $45, six people for $85, and 10 people for $160. Enjoy “pastrami” and “tuna” melt finger sandwiches, a dip assortment, buffalo cauliflower, and more.
This specialty retail cheese and provisions shop in Park Slope has several a la carte catering options for Super Bowl, including a cheese platter, pimento cheese dip, spicy chicken wings, and double chocolate brownies.
This Gowanus BBQ spot has four different Super Bowl packages–the $100 Snack Pack (comes with two kinds of wings, stuffed mushrooms, deviled eggs, spinach artichoke dip, and pimento cheese), the $50 Hatch Vinegar Wings pack, the $100 Baby Back Ribs pack, and the $40 BBQ Nacho kit. Each one serves four to six, and there are also beer options. All orders must be received by Wednesday, February 3rd; email [email protected] to place yours.
Leuca at The William Vale
The Southern Italian-inspired restaurant at The William Vale hotel is offering a special takeout Super Bowl feast. It will come in portions ideal for sharing, complete with oven-ready containers and heating instructions. Choose from dishes like a three-foot chicken parm hero, crispy chicken wings, a Philly pizza, and spaghetti and meatballs. Orders must be placed by 6pm on Saturday, February 6th and will be available for pickup on Sunday, February 7th from 12-6pm.
This popular Greenpoint pizzeria will offer half-priced beer and wine (which can still be purchased to-go in NYC!) with the purchase of food on Game Day from 12pm-9pm. Choose from over 25 different pizzas, meat and cheese boards, calzones, meatballs, and more.
Feltman’s of Coney Island
The original Coney Island hot dog sounds like a pretty good Super Bowl idea to us. Feltman’s $54.99 Super Bowl Bundle comes with a pack of Feltman’s original casing hot dogs, a pack of Feltman’s original skinless hot dogs (10-ct.), two packs of Martin’s long potato rolls, one deli-style hot dog mustard, and one Feltman’s knit beanie (keep your head warm while you grill up those dogs!). You can order for nationwide shipping, and use promo code “HotDogBowl” for 10% off your online order. Make game day extra fun, by trying one of these “outside-the-bun” recipes:
This New York City- and Hamptons-based catering company has a full Super Bowl menu. Choose from bar food like short rib nachos or pigs in a blanket, tacos, chips and dips, and classic desserts.
One of the largest food distributers in the Northeast, Baldor has created a special series to support the food service community during the pandemic. The company will be donating a portion of its Restaurant Series proceeds to ROAR (Relief Opportunities for All Restaurants) through Robin Hood, NYC’s largest poverty-fighting organization. Their Game Day Spreads come from restaurants like Pig Beach, Hill Country Barbecue, Rosie’s, Seamore’s, Roberta’s, and more.
BONUS! COOKING CLASSES!
Virtual Super Bowl cooking classes with the Institute of Culinary Education
The Institute of Culinary Education has several fun and interactive ways to get ready for the big game. Once registered for any of these classes, participants will receive ingredient and equipment lists, as well as recipes so they can cook along with the chef. Here are the four options:
- Super Bowl Wings Three Ways (FREE) – Thursday, Feb. 4 from 12-1:30 pm ET
- Chef Frank Proto loves making wings for the big game and will teach you three variations: baked, grilled, and fried. Recipes include chorizo-stuffed wings with paprika, grilled Korean barbecue wings, and baked Buffalo wings with blue cheese sauce.
- Tacos & Tequila – Thursday, Feb. 4 from 6-7:30 pm ET
- Accompany your chips and dip with fresh flour tortillas, grilled adobo chicken, quick-pickled onions, lime crema, and a classic margarita. Chef Sue Gonsalves will show you how to make it all from scratch.
- Super Bowl Sweets for Parents & Kids – Saturday, Feb. 6 from 2-3:30 pm ET
- Get the whole family involved in game-day prep! To add new sweet and savory snacks to your table, Chef Trung Vu will teach you how to make homemade crackerjack and sweet and salty brownies.
- Game Day in Your Kitchen – Sunday, Feb. 7 from 1-2:30 pm ET
- Before kickoff, Chef Chris Arturo will help you prep a Frito Pie with bison chili, Buffalo cauliflower with blue cheese sauce, and lamb corn dogs – paired with Micheladas – for the big game.
Are You Ready for Some Nachos? 100 Pleats cooking class with Chef Christopher Scott
Top Chef season 15 finalist Chris Scott used to run the soul food restaurant Butterfunk Kitchen in Windsor Terrace. On Super Bowl Sunday, from 2-3pm, he’s hosting a $45 cooking class in which he’ll show you how to make his Tostitos hot chicken nachos and his signature Super Bowl punch.
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