Whether you're rooting for the Broncos or Panthers in Super Bowl 50, you'll want some solid football-ready grub to eat while doing so. For those lacking the skills or time to try their hand at recipes from America's top comfort food chefs, NYC restaurants are hosting beer-soaked viewing parties and offering stellar food-and-drink delivery options. From a whole roasted hog to a bucket of meatballs, be the real game-day MVP on February 8 with these Super Bowl catering packages.
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Empellón al Pastor: The East Village outpost of Alex Stupak's Empellon empire has created a deluxe, serves-10 package ($250) loaded with snacky staples like guacamole, tacos (al pastor, chicken) and chicken wings tossed with peanuts and arbol chiles. The packages are available for both pick-up and delivery.
Meatball Shop: Swap garden-variety wings and sliders for meatballs with this Super Bowl special from Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow's homegrown chain. In addition to the regular large-format takeout menu, get a big bucket of 25 balls with your choice of sauce for $50 on Sunday only.
Tres Carnes: The South of the Border chainlet will offer a whole 20- to 30-pound pig smoked for nearly 17 hours and wrapped in a football-themed blanket ($7 per pound). All orders come with gratis chips and salsa, and, for an additional $100, a chef will come and cut up the hog for you on-site.
Photograph: Courtesy of Tres Carnes
Pig & Khao: Leah Cohen's Southeast Asian eatery will offer large-format specials including a dozen XL wings with either curry or adobo sauce ($15), four banh mi burgers ($20) and a dozen ribs ($30). A Super Duper Bowl Package ($125) comes with all of those Super Bowl specials, as well as two pints each of Asian slaw and potato salad. Orders must be placed by February 5 and can be picked up by 3pm on February 7—delivery is also available via Caviar.
Pork Slope: Dale Talde's Brooklyn 'cue counter caters to parties of any size with three tiers of takeout: the $50 option comes with three-dozen wings, fries and coleslaw; the $100 package adds to that a two-dozen cheeseburger slider bar with fixings; and the $150 high-roller throws a dozen porky melts into the mix. Orders must be placed by 5pm on February 4, and are available for pick-up at the restaurant between 5pm and 5:30pm, or delivery via Caviar on Sunday.
Rotisserie Georgette: Place an order online before February 5 for meaty, limited-time offerings like Vietnamese-style roasted baby back ribs, Buffalo-spiced rotisserie chicken, rotisserie potatoes with aioli dip and, for dessert, bourbon-pecan blondies.
Root & Bone: Do Super Bowl Southern-style with a delivery from chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth's fried-chicken slinger. A one-night-only menu offers packages for six ($130) or twelve people ($250) built with the restaurant's greatest hits, including deviled eggs, Grandma Daisy's angel biscuits, crispy free-range fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and chocolate-chip cookies.