Super Bowl Sunday is almost here and, while a contest between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks might be pretty meaningless for some Houston Texans fans, the big game still provides a great excuse to gather together and watch the game.
Many people will cook or hold potlucks. Many more will order pizza. Both of those are fine, of course, but Houston’s restaurants have their own suggestions for what to eat during the game, the commercials and halftime. Just remember, no talking during the commercials. They’re the most important part!
This barbecue institution is usually closed on Sundays, but they’ll be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for pick up orders. Racks of their signature ribs are only $19.95 if ordered by Saturday or $24.95 if bought day of. Call 713-227-2283 to reserve.
Underbelly line cook Patrick Feges is firing up his smoker to prepare some bulk orders for Super Sunday. Whole briskets are $70, five pounds of pulled pork is $60, five pounds of chopped beef runs $50 and racks of ribs are $30. Email email@example.com to place orders.
The related restaurants will be offering their usual to-go catering options for the game like a 35 pack of mini-corn dogs or enough Korean braised goat to feed 25 if ordered 48 hours in advance. Want to party with chef/owner Chris Shepherd?
He'll be at Hay Merchant with a special menu that blends Chinese New Year and Super Bowl classics. While Shepherd has been known to throw everything from beef kidneys to sweetbreads in General Tso's sauce, on Sunday he'll actually serve General Tso's chicken for the first time ever.
Take the restaurant's signature dead rapper wings home. Flavors include Easy-E (Korean red pepper paste, sesame seeds), Ol' Dirty Bastard (sambal, honey, cilantro), coconut curry and classic Buffalo. Prices are $25 for 25, $45 for 50, $75 for 70 and $100 for 90. Order at least a day in advance and pick up until half time on game day. 832-708-6195.
The Houston bakery institution has a variety of options for Super Bowl revelry. Order a pastry tray with football themed white chocolate dipped and decorated gingerbread cookies or custom cake balls. Grilling? Consider some hamburger or hot dogs buns.
Load up on Southwest-inspired cuisine from this Houston classic. Choices include slabs of baby back ribs ($24), rolled fried chicken tacos ($24 for two dozen), whole beef tenderloin ($225) and a variety of dip and salsas. Want dessert? Consider macaroons or brownies ($24 for 12). Call 713-840-1111 to order.
This Rice Village favorite was good enough for Vice President Joe Biden, so surely it's perfect for Super Bowl snacking. Start with a Nash pizza topped with pesto, marinara, cheese, artichoke hearts, grilled chicken and a squeeze of lemon. Add in meatballs ($24 for 12) and giant sandwich packs ($40 or $80). Orders require 24 hour advance notice. Call 713-526-3400.
Houston's Sardinian restaurant is offering panini trays by the dozen ($33 for turkey, $39 for roast beef) and antipasti trays to serve 8-12 or 12-16 ($75, $140). Call 713-621-6858 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Orders are due by 3 p.m. on Friday.
Nothing says a party like Tex-Mex. Start with an appetizer sampler ($12 per person) that includes quesadilla, queso, guacamole and more. For an entree, there's a fajitas party for four that includes all the fixes ($59.95) or an enchilada party pack for four that includes two per person with a choice from Sylvia's 18 varieties ($45, includes rice and beans). Call Woodway location at 713-334-7295, or the Westheimer one at 281-679-8300 for more information.
This Galleria deli is already known for huge sandwiches, but the restaurant ups the ante on Super Sunday with a three-six foot long Football Hero selling for $38 per foot (each foot feeds three to four people) that comes with sides and a choice of two dozen mini potato knishes, mini kasha knishes, mini spinach knishes or franks in a blanket. All orders must be place before noon Saturday. Call 713-871-8883.
The Heights location of Liberty Kitchen is selling both cheeseburger sliders by the dozen ($18) and Frito pie for 10 ($18). For a lighter option, order one pound of smoked salmon with smoked salt butter and sliced baguettes ($28).
BRC Gastropub is offering a dozen grilled and roasted chicken legs with hot sauce syrup ($24) and a dozen pigs in blankets made with Wimmer's hot dogs and wrapped in the restaurant's signature cheddar biscuits ($27).