Super Bowl food: Restaurants and beer stores for takeout and delivery
Take your Super Bowl party up a gear with our list of the best Super Bowl food in New York City—and yes, we promise to deliver on that
Fri Jan 31 2014
Photograph: Melissa Sinclair
Plan a kick-ass Super Bowl bash with Time Out’s list of the tastiest Super Bowl food: From fried chicken to tacos, there’s no shortage of lip-smacking options to keep everyone satisfied as you cheer on your favorite team and argue over prop bets. Beer guzzlers, we have you covered too with our recommendations on where to get the best brewskies. Everyone ready now? Let's go!
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This Queens suds house has around 26 taps available for growler fills ($18–$25), covering a gamut of offbeat brews from New York, the rest of the United States (brewers like Stillwater and Founders) and beyond. • 718-937-7494, alewifenyc.com
- 5-14 51st Ave, (between Vernon Blvd and 5th St)
On Super Bowl Sunday, this Lower East Side purveyor will offer a discount on growler fills from Denver or Seattle. Build your own sixer from the more than 600 bottles and cans in stock, and—score!—get 10 percent off. • 212-677-4836, goodbeernyc.com
- 422 E 9th St, (between First Ave and Ave A)
Need to please both brew snobs and PBR swillers at your bash? Owner Ted Kenny stocks plenty of game-day staples (like Bud) along with hops-head favorites by Evil Twin and Speakeasy. The staff will help you narrow it down from the approximately 20 growler fills ($18–$32) and 700-plus globe-spanning bottle options.• 212-254-4677, tophops.com
- 94 Orchard St, (between Broome and Delancey Sts)
April Bloomfield’s answer to six-foot-long subs? Large-format tacos. The oversize Mexican staples feed 8 to 12, and include three varieties: brisket barbacoa with house-made salsa, braised lamb shoulder with cucumber pico de gallo, and slow-roasted pork shoulder with charred pineapple. This Super Bowl special ($200) also includes spicy beer nuts and chili-cheese nachos, pumpkin tres leches cake, and homemade margarita or michelada mix with chili salt and lime— as Tom Haverford would say, you’re covered on apps and ’zerts. • 212-865-5800, salvationtaco.com. Order by Fri 31.
- 145 E 39th St, (between Lexington and Third Aves), 10016
Feed a crowd with crispy chicken wings (30–120 pieces, $40–$168) in your choice of three sauces: spicy Mexican buffalo; lime and pequin chile; or sweet and sour, which gets a kick from cider vinegar. Though the game-day favorite is a onetime special, you can get a taste of the refined South of the Border joint’s year-round fare with a to-go portion of the house-made guacamole ($35–$95); the largest size sates 16. firstname.lastname@example.org. Order at least two days in advance.
- 354 Bowery, (between Great Jones and E 4th Sts)
Solidify your status as a champ host by serving grub from this sleek Mexican joint: Its Super Bowl menu includes short-rib or mushroom empanadas (each $3), an open-faced quesadilla topped with chicken, steak or shrimp ($10–$16), and your choice of seven tacos, made al pastor, with charred octopus or with spit-roasted pork (each $4). And don’t forget small bites, such as Mexican street corn, sweet plantains and refried beans (each $12), that are good for nibbling during those long commercial breaks. • 212-645-0193, eltoroblanconyc.com. Order by Fri 31.
- 257 Sixth Ave, (between Bleecker and W Houston Sts), 10014
If nachos are your preferred football-watching snack, chow down on this Southern spot’s loaded version, smothered in house-made refried beans, guacamole, pickled jalapeños, cheddar, and smoked and pulled pork. The Cardinal’s package ($90) also includes 12 pieces of brined and fried chicken, and a rack of wet or dry heritage ribs that have been slow-smoked for five hours. Round out a party platter with any four sides from the regular menu, with options like corn pudding, fried green tomatoes and deviled eggs. • 212-995-8600. Order by Sun 2 at 1pm.
- 234 E 4th St, (between Aves A and B)
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