UPDATED: The Dine-In or Take-Out Guide for Super Bowl 2015 in Houston
Really, why wouldn't you want to watch the Super Bowl in a place designed to look like the Dome?
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Whether you're looking for a place showing the Super Bowl or just want to grab food to take to a party, there are plenty of places ready to help. We've divided these up by area of town to help you find something close to your part of town.
Downtown and East Side
This two-story, casual joint known for its infused tequilas and homey Mexican food is showing the game on television and big screen projectors. To keep fans energized, there's a special $10 Super Bowl menu that includes wings, ribs and loaded fries. $5 house margaritas are available the entire day and evening. Discounted beer and pitcher specials are offered, too.
8th Wonder has a new tasting room decked out Dome-style, so what better place to watch the Super Bowl? Also, what better day for the 2015 release of 8th Wonder's Brewston Pale Ale? Both Feges BBQ and the golden Eastsie Boys food truck will be dishing out the eats. The place can get crowded, so get there early. Noon.
Brennan's of Houston, 3300 Smith Have you ever seen nachos that cost $100? Well, they do when they are topped with an ounce of Petrossian caviar! Brennan's of Houston is having some fun by offering Blue Crab and Caviar Nachos with Fire Roasted Corn, St. Andre Queso, Alligator Pear (avocado), Mirliton Pico de Gallo and Lime Crema--an upscale take on a typical game day snack. The Super Bowl will be playing on the television at the bar or and the "777" happy hour means select appetizers, cocktails, and glasses of wine for $7 each. 2 to 7 p.m.
Two Games In One At D&T Drive Inn, 1307 Enid
If one game just isn't enough, aim to watch the Super Bowl at D&T. There, you'll witness chefs from D&T, Down House, and the forthcoming Bernadine's, Hunky Dory and Foreign Correspondents restaurants battle for the title of Chicken Wing Champion. Graham Laborde of Bernadine's will put his Smoked Jerk Sauce with Poblano Ranch to the text, while chef Benji Masson will attempt to battle back with Lemon Drop Pepper Hot Sauce. That's just two of many that will be around to try. 12 wings will put you back just $10. There will be New England and Washington beer flights to choose from as well. The wing throwdown starts at 4 p.m.
If you haven't been over to El Cantina Superior lately, visit again, as it's under new management and there's been a complete menu changeover with excellent results. The top recommended item for takeout is the Nine Layer Dip. Sure, a classic recipe to make at home, but when was the last time you were able to just buy it from a restaurant and take it to-go? 832-203-5180.
The little chicken shack on North Main is making it as easy as can be to place an order. All you have to do is text them what you want and when you want to pick up on Sunday. Select from the Little Brothel (eight pieces fried chicken, two large sides and three biscuits), the Big Brothel (16 pieces of chicken, 3 large sides and 8 biscuits) or packs of wings in Tangy Fish Sauce, Barbecue, Buffalo and Sambal Honey. Wings are 20 for $25, 40 for $45 and 80 for $85.713-550-3823.
Added 1/29/15, 8:57 a.m. Revival Market, 550 Heights
If you want to serve something different than the go-tos of wings, burgers and pizza, Revival has charcuterie and cheese platters with assorted house cured meats, pate, Dairymaid cheeses, marcona almonds, olives and accoutrements. A small serves six for snacking and is $59.95, while the large (serves eight to 10 for snacking) is $119.95. Other snacks to consider: Slow Dough Soft Pretzels for $6.95, housemade hummus for $4.95 and black bean dip for $5.95.
Added 1/29/15, 9:13 a.m.
Dish Society is offering to-go containers of their "super bowl" of Red Curry Chili for the Super Bowl.
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Dish Society is offering their "super bowl" of Red Curry Chili for $22 for a six-serving container or $40 for 12 servings. Order by 6pm on Saturday, January 31 and pick up no later than 4 p.m. on Sunday. Call 832-538-1060 to order.
Far Northwest Houston
The South African restaurant has some Super Bowl wings packages and, best of all, they come with a side of the restaurant's sweet, red, stuffed peppadew peppers. 60 wings are $50 and come with 12 complimentary stuffed peppadews and 100 wings with 24 stuffed peppadews cost $110. Order in store, online or phone it in. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 30 and picked up by 5 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday. 832-571-3883.
Football shaped truffles from Ooh La La bakery are as cute as game day treats can be.
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Take Home Treats At Ooh La La, 770 West Sam Houston (713-465-6338) and 23920 Westheimer Parkway, Katy (281-391-2253) Get your order in by 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 29 and score yourself some football-shaped cupcake truffles.These are $3.50 each or $38.00 for a dozen. These look like they could make some new fans.
Added 1/29/15, 9:16 a.m.
Moderno Tacos + Tex-Mex is offering fajita packs with all the trimmings.
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Moderno Tacos + Tex-Mex, 10455 Briar Forest Moderno is putting together Fajita Party Packs to go. A pack includes both chicken and beef fajitas, grilled onions, grilled poblanos, Mexican rice, frijoles a la charra, shredded cheddar cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, 12 handmade flour tortillas, roasted tomato salsa, and tortilla chips. It costs $55.95 for four people. For beef fajitas only, the cost is just a bit higher at $59.95. Feed additional people for $13.99 per person ($14.99 for all beef).
Added 1/30/15, 12:15 p.m. Wild Wing Cafe
This Katy spot for hot wings is showing the game on several screens. Dine-in guests will receive Super Bowl squares to try and guess team scores. The winners have a chance to win special prize packages including brewery tour passes, special Budweiser mugs and other fun items. Michelob Ultra pints are on special for $2.50 and is Guns and Oils Maverick Lager $3.00. There's a Football Favorites menu that includes the Super (Wild) Bowl: a bowl filled to the brim with tater tots topped with mac n' cheese, shaved steak, queso, fried eggs and online rings. Check out the rest of the Football Favorites menu here.
What's a Super Bowl without a few sliders? These are from Bernie's Burger Bus.
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This upper-scale burger joint in the Bellaire Triangle has a full-fledged takeout menu of classic game day food in creative flavors. Choose from a selection of sliders, homemade potato chips (barbecue and Parmesan Truffle) and wings (traditional, smoky chipotle and sticky sesame). Call to order no later than Saturday, January 31. Some minimum order requirements will apply. 713-349-9400.
Whether you want to watch the game out or in, Brooklyn Athletic Club (BAC) has options. Watch there and enjoy happy hour pricing all day, along with Buffalo wings, a BACburger (a Best Of Houston Press winner) and the award-winning Mac & Cheese. Not into the game? Play your own games outside. BAC has ping pong, a putting green, bocce, bean bag toss or you can test your quarterback skills throwing the pigskin through a tire in the BACyard. There's both an indoor and an outdoor bar, too. Staying home to watch the game? There's a whole Super Bowl party tray menu. Call ASAP to order, as 48 hours' notice is required. 713-527-4440.
A wealth of game day snacks will be on the buffet at Tony Mandola's Super Bowl Brunch.
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This Houston classic known best for Gulf Coast seafood is hosting its annual Super Bowl Buffet. The game is being displayed on six televisions and two projections screens. On the buffet, there will be oysters on the half shell, boiled shrimp, Caesar salad, fried chicken and much more. Reservations are required. Make yours online at Open Table or call 713-528-3474. 5 p.m. $40 plus tax and gratuity.
Molina's Cantina Pick up tamales before the game at Molina's Cantina. They're made with 100-percent pork butt and are $12.95 a dozen. If fajitas are more your style, they also offer fajita packs in different sizes that, depending on the one you get, can feed from two to 25 people. Choose from chicken or beef. The fajita packs come with tortillas, rice, beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, shredded cheese, chips and salsa. Add hot sauce, chile con queso, Jose's Dip (queso with spicy ground beef) or extra guacamole for an additional fee.
- 4720 Washington Avenue, 713-862-0013
- 7901 Westheimer Road, 713-782-0861
- 3801 Bellaire Boulevard, 713-432-1626
The Garlic Knots at the Russo's NY Pizzeria locations are customer favorites.
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Russo's NY Pizzeria
The folks at Russo's have several suggestions for game day feasting that range from appetizers to desserts. First off are the gigantic, 28-inch pizzas can feed up to 10 people (not to mention they look really impressive). Other good selections for hungry Seahawks or peckish Patriots include fried calamari and spinach and artichoke dip. There's a variety of cakes and cannoli for desserts too. Many Houston locations: check the web site.
Added 1/29/2015, 7 a.m. Berryhill Baja Grill The Berryhill locations at 1717 Post Oak, 2639 Revere, 5110 Buffalo Speedway and 9595 Six Pines Drive in The Woodlands are featuring Battle of the Tacos. The Seahawks are represented by the Seattle Tossed Seafood Taco - a take on Berryhill's traditional fish taco--and the New England Inflated Meat Taco is a nice little not to Deflategate. It's an grip-able puffy taco with spicy beef, lettuce, tomatoes and sauce. Each sells for $2.99. Taco competitions aside, all store locations offer drink and food specials for the Sunday game, as well as take-home packages for 10, 20 or 40 people. Visit the web site for details.
Added 1/29/2015, 7:07 p.m. Taco Cabana The national fast Tex-Mex chain is offering a Buy One, Get One Flauta 6-Pack at all participating Taco Cabana locations while supplies last. Dine-in or drive-thru. Also, happy hour will be extended from 2 to 7 p.m and TVs will tuned in to the pregame and game action. Y'all be careful with those margaritas. Taco Cabana is officially reminding everyone to drink responsibly. Now, that's a message to get behind.
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