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Throw the Ultimate Super Bowl Party with Fare from These 8 NYC Restaurants

Throw the Ultimate Super Bowl Party with Fare from These 8 NYC Restaurants

No matter what happens on screen, you'll be the MVP of your football-watching party when you unveil an amazing food spread courtesy of one (or more) of these snack-happy eateries

While everyone else’s Super Bowl parties on Feb. 2, 2014, might have microwave nachos and from-the-jar salsa, any self-respecting New York food and sports lover will be pulling out all the stops for a day with such snacking potential. Thankfully any number of excellent NYC restaurants will help you with that, ensuring that your Super Bowl spread vies for attention with the game itself. Massive hero sandwiches with a side of meatballs? We’ve found ‘em. Restaurant-quality tacos and margaritas? Absolutely. Deep-fried wings to blow all other wings out of the stadium? We’ve got those, too. Behold our top eight spots to source Super Bowl snacks that go well beyond a bag of potato chips. Make sure to set up your order ahead of time as it’s gonna be a busy day — and these amazing feasts take some prep time.

 

Taquitos from Taquitoria

Taquitos at Taquitoria (Photo: Courtesy of Taquitoria)

Taquitos from Taquitoria
Could anything be more football-appropriate than a pile of taquitos? Only if they’re Buffalo chicken taquitos. This new Mexican snack spot on the Lower East Side specializes in the snack-sized, fried tortilla rolls, which are made with high-quality fillings: beef from Creekstone Farms, Berkshire pork, Bell & Evans chicken braised in Bloody Mary mix. Choose from its standard offerings, or — available Sundays only — try those Buffalo chicken taquitos, made from a family recipe Buffalo sauce, blue cheese and ranch dips, plus carrots and celery for extra dipping. Even better, there’s delivery: from Canal Street to 23rd, and from the East River to Broadway 168 Ludlow St., 212-780-0121, taquitoria.com

 

Wings at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken

Wings at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken (Photo: Courtesy of Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken)

Wings from Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken
The Blue Ribbon group has long been famous for the fried chicken served at its flagship restaurant in SoHo; this East Village newcomer puts that chicken in the starring role. Of course, football demands wings, and the joint’s crispy ones are coated in a number of sauces; go for Blue Ribbon BBQ if you like things mild or, if it’s extra heat you’re after, try Fire, laced with habaneros. The Tailgater package is perfect for a party as it comes with 24 wings, fries, pickled cucumbers and dinner rolls; add in an order of spicy coleslaw or griddled corn for good measure. 28 E. First St, 212-228-0404, blueribbonfriedchicken.com

 

Ribs at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Ribs at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (Photo: Mackarus/Flickr CC)

Barbecue from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
While large-scale takeout from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is a great bet any time of the year, the barbecue haven’s indulgent eats are particularly well-suited to football parties. Its meaty, generously sized jumbo BBQ chicken wings, barbecue-sauced instead of Buffalo-style, are always crowd-pleasers, but why not make it a meal with an order of BBQ pork ribs, deviled eggs, fried green tomatoes with a smoked shrimp remoulade, pulled pork or brisket Dino sliders? Or just choose from among the restaurant group’s package deals, which might include a full barbecue chicken, ribs, sides and cornbread all in one. Locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Newark; dinosaurbarbque.com

 

Brisket Tacos at Salvation Taco

Brisket Tacos at Salvation Taco (Photo: Courtesy of Salvation Taco)

Tacos and Drinks from Salvation Taco
This modern Midtown Mexican spot, the work of April Bloomfield (of The Spotted Pig and The Breslin), is known for its tacos and its drinks – and its Super Bowl takeout package gets you a little of both. Included are spicy beer nuts; chips, salsa and guacamole; and Salvation Nachos, smothered in all-beef chili with cheese, cilantro, red onions and crema. Then there’s the main event: brisket barbacoa, lamb shoulder or pork shoulder, served with a pile of corn tortillas for taco-making, along with its house margarita or Michelada mix. (All you have to do is add the tequila or beer.) There’s spiced pumpkin tres leches cake for dessert, too. 145 E. 39th St., 212-865-5800, salvationtaco.com

 

Bucket of meatballs from The Meatball Shop

Bucket of meatballs at The Meatball Shop (Photo: Courtesy of The Meatball Shop)

Meatballs from The Meatball Shop
While the shop’s takeout menu no longer calls its large-scale meatball order a Bucket of Balls, that’s still what it’s called in our hearts. Any of The Meatball Shop’s standard offerings — beef, spicy pork, chicken, or veggie meatballs; with tomato, spicy meat, Parmesan cream, mushroom gravy, or pesto sauces — are available as a bucket (sorry, package) of 36 or 80 meatballs; sides (including pasta and polenta) are available, too, as are meatball sliders with a little extra notice. And pick up a few dozen cookies for dessert; they’re made in-house and just as memorably tasty. Multiple locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, themeatballshop.com

 

Guacamole from Rosa Mexicano

Guacamole at Rosa Mexicano (Photo: Rosa Mexicano)

Guacamole from Rosa Mexicano
Just about everyone loves guacamole — and most of us have our own secret recipe – but even sourcing enough ripe avocados for a giant bowl can be a pain in the neck. Consider leaving the avocado smashing to the professionals at Rosa Mexicano. The Guac-to-Go Party Pack, available for delivery or pick-up, comes with a Super BOWL — get it? — of the award-winning guacamole, plus all the house-made tortilla chips and salsas you might need. Multiple locations, rosamexicano.com

 

Wings from The WingBar

Wings at The WingBar (Photo: The Wingbar)

Wings from The WingBar
Wings are a centerpiece of any proper football-watch party, but not all wings are created equal. We’re partial to the classic and beautifully done wings at The WingBar in Carroll Gardens, where they’re fried up crispy and thoroughly doused in whatever classic sauce — mild, medium, hot, or BBQ — you want. (Plus carrots, celery, and blue cheese, of course. Don’t mess with tradition!) Order in packages of up to 100 wings; then add fried pickles, mozzarella sticks or cream cheese jalapeño poppers, for yet more fried fare. 275 Smith St., 718-237-2728, thewingbar.com

 

Meatball sandwiches at Parm

Meatball sandwich at Parm (Photo: Courtesy of Parm)

Gameday Package at Parm
Meatballs, and wings and a giant hero sandwich? The Gameday package at Parm might have every other Super Bowl takeout option beat. This NoLita eatery is famous for its modernized takes on classic Italian-American fare, particularly sandwiches. That means the highlight of this feast is the hero, made with your choice of house-roasted turkey (so much more exciting than it sounds), an Italian combo, or chicken cutlet. But there’s more: An order of Parm’s super-sized, super-tasty meatballs and its Buffalo-agrodolce chicken wings. If you end up ordering this one, invite us over? We’ll bring the beer. 248 Mulberry St., 212-993-7189, parmnyc.com

Click here to read more about our ultimate guide to Super Bowl 2014.

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