Super Bowl Sunday is just days away, with football lovers lining up to catch the Seattle Seahawks go into battle against the Denver Broncos. But, let’s get real: food is as important as the game itself, so we’re suggesting that any right-minded food fanatic start prepping their game-day spreads today.
Here at Main Line Today, we’re offering up the best party tip of them all: outsource your Super Bowl food! Skip slaving over snacks, spreads and sandwiches, and instead, treat yourself to area-wide restaurants.
Here’s our top stress-free recommendations:
For catering and takeout:
Shake Shack, with locations in King of Prussia, Center City, and University City, is offering up a “two-pint conversion” from Thurs., Jan. 30–Sun., Feb. 2. Per every frozen custard pint you purchase at Shake Shake, you’ll score a second pint for free. And, to keep things game-appropriate, they’re gifting Shake Shack mini foam footballs while supplies last. Visit shakeshack.com.
Ron’s Original Bar & Grille, in Exton, is a local must-hit spot for classic comfort food crafted with a mindful twist. Ron Inverso and his team are now accepting orders for crowd-pleasing catering trays for the big game. For $39.75, secure a 20-piece hoagie tray crafted with your choice of five flavor combinations. Fan-fanatic giant ovals are on special for $5 off, too. A 24-hour notice is needed for all orders. Visit ronsoriginal.com.
Red Cedar Grille, in Colmar, will feature takeout specials, highlighting chef Theo Charitos’ refined comfort food options. From 100 wings for $45 or 50 wings for $25, to two for $12 artisan pizzas, your spread has never looked so appetizing. In-house food and drink deals are also available. For further details, visit theredcedar.com.
Fette Sau, situated in Philadelphia’s Fishtown ‘hood, is the ultimate catering option if you’re looking to schmooze your Super Bowl guests. The barbecue joint, as part of the Stephen Starr restaurant group, is featuring three enticing packages, including:
â— the Safety for $185 — feeds 6–8 with pulled pork, brisket, burnt end beans or mac ‘n cheese, and potato salad
â— the Huddle for $285 — feeds 10–12 with whole chickens, pulled pork, brisket, burnt end beans or mac ‘n cheese, potato & broccoli salad
â— the Red Zone for $485 — feeds 18–20 with St. Louis ribs, burnt ends, sausages, brisket, burnt end beans or mac ‘n cheese, potato salad, kraut, coleslaw
All meaty options are dry-rubbed and smoked in-house. Visit fettesauphilly.com.
Zama, another Philadelphia hot pick, will allow you to present an Asian spin on your Super Bowl affair with the help of their to-go sushi trays. As plated by one of the city’s most venerated sushi chef, Hiroyuki “Zama” Tanaka, the eye-catching takeout option will feature ten maki rolls for $50 (available for $45 if pre-ordered via phone at (215) 568–1027). The colorful, seafood-speckled trays will feature a variety of rolls including spicy tuna, spicy salmon, eel and avocado, and California rolls. A bag of accoutrements (soy sauce, wasabi and chopsticks) will accompany your order. Zama will also offer six-packs of Kirin or Sapporo Light to go, available at $15 each. Visit zamaphilly.com.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, with locations in Chestnut Hill, Media, Phoenixville, West Chester, and beyond, knows beer is just as important as food at your football bash, so they’re encouraging you to breeze by for your game-day growler fill. Area locations to offer an appealing mix of just-tapped beers, like Belgian Pale in Chestnut Hill, to Belgian Witbier in Media, and Abbey Dubbel in Phoenixville. Full release schedule here. Visit ironhillbrewery.com.
David Cunicelli of 320 Market Cafe, in Media and Swarthmore, is allowing football fans to pick from a selection of award-winning craft beers from select breweries of AFC and NFC Champion’s cities. Broncos fans can sip through Denver’s Breckenridge Brewery’s collection, with select releases paired with bites like barbecue beef brisket, mini meatballs in a Mexican green chile sauce, and ancho chile lime white cheddar spread. Seahawks supporters can savor a variety of beers from Seattle’s Elysian Brewery, as paired with noshes like coffee pot-brined pot roast, meatballs with coffee stout bbq sauce, and coffee lavender cream cheese spread. Visit the320marketcafe.com.
Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House, with locations in West Chester and University City, is serving up a stellar in-house soup special for those looking to hit a local game-time location. For $10, chowder lovers can enjoy bottomless bowls crafted by chef Karen Weinstein, with options ranging from classic New England clam, Maryland crab or salmon & dill chowder. Visit docmagrogans.com.
Winner’s Circle in Exton hosts the ultimate sports-themed setup for game-time watching. For the big game, chef David Wassel’s launching one of the best-ever deals: $1 tacos all day and $.50 cent wings. We’re already craving the tacos too, as crafted with slow-cooked and braised chicken, pork and beef, then accented with peppers and cilantro. Visit winnerscircleexton.com.