A New York Guide To Eating In Or Going Out For The Super Bowl

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The time has come: This Sunday the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will go head-to-head in Super Bowl XLVIII. No matter which team you're rooting for, Super Bowl parties are always something to look forward to. Between the delicious food spreads, the awesome commercials, and of course, the gripping, high-stakes half-time show football game, this Sunday is going to be a good one.

If you haven't finalized plans for the big event, not to worry, because we've culled a list of NYC viewing parties and special tailgate offers, so you'll be set for game day. There's something for everyone, whether you're staying in and hosting a few friends or looking for a bigger space to watch with more rowdy crowds. Either way, the day is sure to be a total winner.

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Tailgate & Catering Options

Rosa Mexicano Guac-To-Go Packs
What would a Super Bowl party be without guacamole? Rosa Mexicano has the city's tastiest appetizer ready to go in carryout party packs fit for crowds up to 20 people. Each order comes with house-made tortilla chips, as well. But, be sure to call in your order before Friday to avoid a total guac emergency.
Rosa Mexicano, various locations; 212-533-3350.

Hill Country Barbecue Market's Super Bowl Delivery
How about some Texas-style BBQ for your Super Bowl festivities? Hill Country is offering a delicious catered menu this weekend for pick-up or delivery stacked with chili-rub wings, chopped-brisket sandwich, brisket tacos, chili mac and cheese, and more. This is definitely something we want to dig into.
Hill Country Barbecue Market, 30 W. 26th Street (between Broadway and 6th Avenue); 212-255-4544.

The Meatball Shop's Bucket O' Balls
What's a Super Bowl party without The Meatball Shop's famous meatballs? For $45, you can score a bucket of 25 meatballs with the dressing of your choice. This special is also offered for patrons dining in the restaurant.
The Meatball Shop, 170 Bedford Avenue (between 7th and 8th Streets), Brooklyn; 718-551-0520.

Bantam Bagels Tailgate Box
Treat your Super Bowl party guests to a delicious, carb-heavy treat from Bantam Bagels. Try a tailgate box complete with Buffalo, Bleecker Street, and Hot-Pretzel flavored bites. Yes, please!
Bantam Bagels, 283 Bleecker Street (at 7th Avenue South); 646-852-6320.

Special Potatopia Super Bowl Packages
Fans who have IDs from Colorado or Washington will score a 15% discount at Potatopia all week leading up to the big day. The restaurant is also offering 50% off on protein trays to cater your festivities.
Potatopia, 378 6th Avenue (between W. 8th Street and Waverly Place); 212-260-4100.

Miss Lily's Super Bowl Menu
Feast on Miss Lily's Caribbean spin on traditional Super Bowl eats. For the big game, trade in the Buffalo wings for some tasty jerk BBQ chicken wings. Also available are jerk corn, pork ribs, and fried plantains.
Miss Lily's, 132 W. Houston Street (at Sullivan Street); 646-588-5375.

Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria Cheese and Protein Platters
Craving Italian? Bring home delicious platters from Noho's Il Buco. Game-day specials include salumi and cheese platters, panini, house-made bread, assorted desserts, pasta, and more. Be sure to place your order by Thursday by emailing jenn@ilbuco.com.
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, 53 Great Jones Street (at Bowery); 212-837-2622.
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NYC Viewing Parties

Silverleaf Tavern Touchdown Beer Tasting
Head to this midtown spot for a beer-based, specialty menu for Super Bowl Sunday. Try drinks like The 50 Yard Line, Home Turf, and the Football Widow to get ready for the big game.
Silverleaf Tavern, 43 E. 38th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues); 212-973-2550.

Edi & The Wolf Viewing Party
For your viewing pleasure, the Super Bowl will be projected on a 110-inch screen (is that big enough for you?). Sip on a complimentary Radeberger beer as you watch the game with friends and football fans alike.
Edi & the Wolf, 102 Avenue C (at 7th Street); 212-598-1040.

Viewing Party at JIMMY at The James NY
Ditch the rowdy sports-bar crowd for a more intimate venue at JIMMY. Here, not only can you enjoy breathtaking skyline views, but you'll actually be able to hear the play-by-play and the funny commercials. Cheer on your team with sophisticated, yet spirited cocktails, like the agave, lime, and mint Bondsman or the tequila, pear, and lime Damn Yankee. Who knew football games could be so classy?
JIMMY at The James NY, 15 Thompson Street (at Grand Street); 212-201-9118.

Chow Down On Gourmet Super Bowl Snacks at BLT Bar & Grill
Chef David Craine is preparing an exclusive Super Bowl spread fit for a queen, and it's only available this Sunday. Watch the game while you munch on deviled-egg croquettes, serrano-pepper poppers with smoked gouda and chorizo, skirt-steak sliders, and more.
BLT Bar and Grill, 123 Washington Street (at Albany Street); 646-826-8666.

Tailgate Around the Five Boroughs at Whiskey Park
Head to Whiskey Park to feast on the best sandwiches from the five boroughs, featuring six-foot sammies from Faicco's, Zitos, Goodfellas, Tino's Deli of Arthur Avenue, and Brothers. Super Bowl themed cocktails, aptly dubbed the Benchwarmer, 100 and Goal, and Super Bowl Brew will be available for your drinking pleasure, as well.
Whiskey Park, 100 Central Park South (at 6th Avenue); 212-307-9222.

Try The "Rival" Burgers at GO Burger Bar & Grill
Two unique burgers will hit the menu for Super Bowl Sunday at GO Burger to pay homage to the Broncos and Seahawks. BLT Burger New York at 470 6th Avenue will also carry the special burgers.
GO Burger Bar & Grill, 1448 2nd Avenue (between E. 75th and E. 76th Streets); 212-988-9822.

OBAO Hell's Kitchen Super Bowl Party
How does a 100-inch TV screen and a $20 unlimited-drink special sound for a football-viewing party? Well, OBAO is definitely ready for the Super Bowl, offering all of the above, plus $20 food platters stacked with chicken wings, kimchee fries, fried dumplings, Vietnamese salad, and more.
OBAO, 647 9th Avenue (between W. 45th and W. 46th Streets); 212-245-8880.

King Cole Bar & Salon's Chic Super Bowl Fete
Chef John DeLucie has revamped the bar's menu to cater to all of your Super Bowl needs. Try the truffle mac and cheese and mini KCB burgers, or the porcini popcorn for a truly royal treat.
King Cole Bar & Salon, 2 E. 55th Street (between Madison and 5th Avenues); 212-339-6857.

LAVO Restaurant Big-Game Viewing Party
LAVO has quite the party planned in honor of the Super Bowl. Enjoy a special menu of scarpariello chicken wings, Buffalo chicken lollipops, meatball sliders, and popcorn shrimp, along with big-screen TVs, and DJ Jeffrey Tonnesen spinning in the background. Cheer on your team with a Champagne toast, as well.
LAVO Italian Restaurant, 39 E. 58th Street (between Park and Madison avenues); 212-750-5588.

Empire Steak House Viewing Party
They're rolling out a 20 oz., football-shaped filet mignon, people! What else do you need to know?
Empire Steak House, 237 W. 54th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue); 212-582-6900.

Nios at The Muse Hotel Super Bowl Special
Chef Jarett Brodie is preparing a slew of specials for the big day, including $0.48 bites like wings and oysters and $4.80 glasses of bubbly. You can also opt for a hardy $48 prix-fixe menu packed with gourmet football staples.
Nios at The Muse Hotel, 130 W. 46th Street (between 6th and 7th avenues); 212-485-2999.

Ginny's Supper Club All-You-Can-Eat Party
For $25 a person, you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat feast of game day classics like BB Roo chicken bites, Helga's meatballs with mashed potatoes and lingonberries, yard bird with pickles, hot sauce, and mace gravy, red-line burger sliders, BBQ-pork sliders, shrimp and dirty rice, and loaded baked potatoes.
Ginny's Supper Club, 310 Lenox Avenue (between W. 125th and W. 126th Streets); 212-421-3821.