TACKLE your Super Bowl 50 festivities by preparing for the big game in advance! With many options to have a winning football watching experience, there’s no reason to fumble with last minute plans..(sorry, the puns come so naturally!!). With recipes provided by top chefs (you’re welcome) or restaurants offering football packages to-go, as well as watch parties across the city, there’s no reason for a Hail Mary type situation–learned what that meant today. Here’s our top picks:
Starting with the obvious choices and with locations in Chelsea, Gramercy and Midtown, the upscale sports bar is the best location to be in the center of the action. Comprised of a full scale restaurant, bar and lounge with music playing between each commercial break and private event space, the multipurpose venue has it all! Ambiance, great food and a good-looking crowd (which cant hurt!).
Bounce Sporting Club
55 W 21ST Street
Is it a bar? Is it a club? Bounce is amazingly both! Offering a daytime party that will take the party through the night, the well-known nightlife-meets-daytime sports bar is one of THE places to enjoy the game with partygoers. Offering tables to buy a bottle to impress the ladies with food packages and a la carte menus and a private area in the back for a more intimate and VIP experience, the flatiron destination for food and drinks is the ultimate party for the Super Bowl.
363 Greenwich Street
LDV Hospitality’s American Cut combines stand-out food and drink with a great upscale atmosphere, and is the place to watch the Super Bowl this year. American Cut will be hosting a Super Bowl Sunday tailgate party on February 7, beginning at 5:30pm. For $150pp, guests will enjoy offerings from Chef Marc Forgione such as the “NYC Pastrami Spice” Subs; American Cut Wings with a chili lobster sauce; Tater Tots; Sunchoked Spinach with fontina and smoked salt, and desserts from Pastry Chef Tara Glick. Wash it down with drinks from the open bar, which includes specialty cocktails. The game will be showing via two large projector screens with surround sound.
Black Tap Meatpacking
248 W 14th Street
Watch the game at Black Tap Meatpacking on one of its many TV screens. The “Back Room at Black Tap” offers booth and stool seating with TVs that line the wall. Black Tap is home to the most popular tailgating foods such as burgers, wings, fries and onion rings with an extensive beer menu as well. In addition to the food and drink menu, Black Tap will offer its extravagant milkshakes along with a special Super Bowl themed shake, designed with the NFL in mind.
The Cannibal Beer & Butcher NYC
113 E 29th Street
Watch the game at The Cannibal Beer & Butcher while snacking on their Super Bowl menu. Menu items include Pig’s Head Nachos, Hot Wings and Baby Back Ribs. Wash these delicious tailgate bites down with a 12 pack of any in house beer or “flasks” of whiskey.
Rent Event Space and Cater To Friends
Midtown East: 945 2nd Avenue
Upper West: 428 Amsterdam Avenue
Both locations of Crave Fishbar have event spaces that are available to rent for Super Bowl viewing parties. The completely private octo room at Midtown East can be rented out for a minimum of 40 people at $100 per person, or $4,000. A buffet of Pat La Frieda sliders, nachos supremo, oyster po boy sliders, home made cavatelli, carnitas tacos and crispy Thai wings as well as a 4 hour beer, wine and liquor open bar will be available as a part of the package as well. The octo room features a 108” HD projector with audio, private balcony to smoke cigars at half time, private bar and private bathroom.
At Crave Fishbar’s Upper West Side location, the semi-private rear dining room is available to rent out for the Super Bowl with room for 40, or the entire front bar room and rear dining room is available for a minimum of 60 people (the whole restaurant to themselves!) For $100 per person, a buffet of Pat La Frieda sliders, nachos supremo, oyster po boy sliders, homemade cavatelli, carnitas tacos and crispy Thai wings as well as a 4 hour beer, wine and liquor open bar will be available.
Second Annual Gander Bowl& Wing Eating Contest
15 W. 18th St
At the Gander, acclaimed chef Jesse Schenker showcases his imaginative approach to new-American cuisine. On Super Bowl Sunday (2/7/16) The Gander will be hosting their “Second Annual Gander Bowl.” The big game will be broadcasted on the flatscreen TV’s throughout the restaurant where Schenker is offering an inclusive all you can eat and drink for $65 per person. There will be a wing eating contest for guests to win prizes and traditional bar food and game day dishes like wings, sliders, ribs, mac and cheese will be included, and unlimited coolers of Bud, PBR, and punch bowls of cocktails will be flowing all day long.The festivities will begin at 4pm until the game ends.
Tickets are available: HERE
The Meatball Shop
Super Bowl Party
Chelsea Location: 200 9th Ave
On Super Bowl Sunday, The Meatball Shop will be screening the big game at Underballs underneath the Chelsea Shop and at the Williamsburg shop, and will be serving up Pizza Balls as the special ball of the day. The Meatball Shop will also be offering the Bucket O’ Balls takeout special – a bucket of 25 meatballs and sauce of choice for $50, as well as the regular large format takeout menu.
Edi & the Wolf & The Third
Super Bowl Specials
102 Avenue C
For the ultimate Super Bowl screening on Avenue C, beloved Austrian tavern Edi & the Wolf and their sister cocktail bar The Third Man will be airing the game on their big screen(s), encouraging guests to raise a stein and nosh on Austrian-inspired game day eats such as: Paprika Spiced Chicken Wings with a honey chili glaze, zaatar creme fraiche ($12). Wolf Burger: signature Pat LaFrieda blend, grilled onion, gruyere, crispy onion ($16); add egg or bacon ($2). Schnitzel Burger: brioche roll, cucumber salad, avocado ($14). Currywurst with fresh sauerkraut ($8). Poutine with brown gravy, marjoram and cheddar curd ($10).
247 W 30th St
With 37 TVs for a comfortable game-watching experience upstairs and downstairs and a collection of over 375 different globally-sourced whiskeys, old favorites, and a collection of the rare and exotic options, the bar is the ultimate man cave for the big game. With a menu filled with game-date eats, the bar is a great spot to enjoy the game with a large group hassle free.
Pig Skin Package ($130.95):
4 dozen jumbo BBQ wings, 3 racks of BBQ ribs, blue cheese and celery (feeds 10+)
Gridiron Package ($259.95):
8 dozen jumbo BBQ wings, 6 racks of BBQ ribs, blue cheese and celery (feeds 20+)
Side dishes available a la carte by the pint ($5.95), quart ($10.95) or gallon ($40) you can order from sides, such as: BBQ beans, BBQ fried rice, mac n cheese, collard greens, coleslaw, potato salad & more!
A la carte BBQ options include pulled pork ($17.95/lb) and brisket ($19.95/lb)
Order by calling the location (Harlem, Brooklyn, Newark, Stamford, Troy); Last day to order is 2/5/16
$25 – $65 platters to share; $25 for a 12 pack of beer can specials:
General Tso Pork Shoulder with mooshoo pancakes and broccoli salad; Pig’s Head Nachos with pico de gallo, cheddar, jalapeno and crema; Hot Wings with crystal hot sauce and blue cheese, Baby Back Ribs with whiskey BBQ and mustard slaw; Cannibal Dogs with spicy tripe chili, scallion and Chinese mustard
To place an order, call (212)685-5585 by 5pm on February 5th. Available for preorder pick up, day of Super Bowl Sunday, 11am-4pm
To celebrate Superbowl 50, Rosa Mexicano will help viewers step-up their game day parties by offering a Guac-to-Go Party Pack–a “Super BOWL” of their signature guacamole, available for delivery on game day. Known for serving its authentic regional Mexican cuisine for over 30 years, Rosa Mexicano is famous for its signature table side Guacamole en Molcajete, custom-made-to-order in a Lava Rock Molcajete. The Guac-to-Go Party Pack comes with the restaurant’s house-made tortillas and corn tortilla chips, and will be available for delivery along with the restaurant’s full menu. The Guac-to-Go will cost $50 for every 10 people it serves (available for groups of any size, in multiples of 10) and orders must be placed by Friday, February 5 at 5pm.
21 W 52nd Street
As one of the most famous speakeasies during the prohibition era and currently one of the most sought after destinations for events large and small, Bar ‘21’ at ‘21’ Club knows a thing or two about preparing upscale appetizers and hors d’oeuvres to satisfy party goers. Offering diners an elevated twist to the perfect bite-sized snacks, Chef Sylvain Delpique offers his own version of pigs in a blanket with his Brats in a Blanket appetizer. The kicker to making this upscale dish is to use Andouille Sausage and puff pastry dough.
PIGS IN A BLANKET
Executive Chef Sylvain Delpique
Yield: 1 serving (6 pieces)
1 piece Andouille Sausage (6” long)
1 piece Puff Pastry Dough
1 Egg (for egg wash)
1 c. Bread Crumbs
1 tbsp. Brown Mustard
1 pinch Herbes de Provence
1 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
1 drizzle Mustard Oil
110 Saint Marks Place
Adding French sophistication to the soulful food at David’s Cafe, Executive Chef/Owner David Malbequi perfected hearty dishes that will help prep your guests for the long night ahead, such as his Hangover Poutine Montreal Style. Prepared with a sky-high pile of perfectly crisp and salted French fries is topped with a house-blended short rib and brisket hamburger patty, loaded with mozzarella cheese and smothered with peppercorn gravy and the optional fried egg for a cascade of yolky goodness, you’ll certainly want to tackle this recipe for one of your game day eats!
Traditional Montreal Style Poutine (serves 8)
Executive Chef/Co-Owner David Malbequi
12 oz. ground beef
½ cup diced celery stalk
5 medium shallots sliced
5 garlic cloves sliced
Bouquet garni of thyme and bay leaves
3 tbsp green pepper corn
4 tbsp. brandy
4 tbsp. white wine
½ quart chicken jus
1-quart heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste
seasoned and cooked beef patty
fried egg (optional)
Au Poivre Gravy
Turn on broiler. Place prepared French fries on an oven safe plate or baking sheet. Top with mozzarella cheese and broil until melted. Ladle gravy on top of fries, add beef patty and fried egg. Garnish with chives.
Black Tree BK
261 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn
Known for preparing innovative farm-to-table dishes, chef Sandy Dee Hall is offering his diners the perfect Hail Mary of chips and dip with his Mushroom and Ricotta cheese dip. Offering the perfect blend of ooey gooey cheeses with grilled mushrooms and seasoning, the larger portion is a great way for everyone to catch the perfect bite of cheese with each dip.
Executive Chef Sandy Dee Hall
Mushroom Cheese Dip
Yield: 20 Servings
2 c. Ricotta
1 c. Sour Cream
2 c. Cheddar Cheese
4 c. Mushrooms Chopped
2 lbs. Cream Cheese
2 Garlic Cloves
4 Hot Peppers
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Garnish Suggestion: Grate Parmesan over finished product to give it another layer of cheese with cilantro.