Not sure if you heard, but the Patriots are heading to the Super Bowl. On Feb. 5, Tom Brady and the Pats will take on the Atlanta Falcons in Houston, marking your last chance to stuff yourself full of game-day favorites like wings, nachos, burgers, and beer while watching this NFL season.
Restaurants and bars in the area are getting in on the festivities with Super Bowl-themed specials, takeout options, and food-laden parties. Here are eight options in and around Boston.
Not sure whether you want to watch the game from a bar or your couch? Chef Jason Heard of Coppersmith in South Boston has you covered either way. Guests can order platters of barbecue classics for 8-10 people featuring brisket, pulled pork, ribs, and more to enjoy while watching one of the 12-foot projection televisions in the dining room, or take their feast to-go. The aptly named platters, named The B(rady)BQ and The Hungry (Edel)Man, can be preordered for game day and will be available in addition to the normal menu. (Opens Sunday, Feb. 5 at 5 p.m., takeout orders must be placed by Feb. 4 for pickup on Feb. 5, but dine-in orders can be made day-of; 40 W. 3rd Street, South Boston)
Get your fill of Super Bowl classics with a $20 all-you-can-eat game-day buffet by Chef Tommy Pontolilo of Canary Square in Jamaica Plain. Starting at 5 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, the casual American eatery will host a build-it-yourself nacho bar and a spread of game-day treats like chicken tenders, garlic bread pizza and, naturally, pigs in a blanket. Just leave room for the restaurant’s craft cocktail and local brew offerings while watching the game on one of the five TVs in the dining room. (Bar is open Sunday, Feb. 5 from 5 p.m.-1 a.m.; 453 S. Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plain)
Chef Andy Husbands is pulling out all the stops for the first Super Bowl celebration at barbecue restaurant Smoke Shop in Kendall Square: The restaurant will host a whole hog buffet party with Narragansett Brewing Company from 5-11 p.m. on Sunday. Guests can enjoy whole roasted pork, slabs of pork ribs, brisket, and all of the traditional barbecue sides you’d expect/want/crave, like mac and cheese, coleslaw, and cornbread. There will also be plenty of Narragansett lagers on hand for washing it all down while you watch the game on one of the 10 large, high-def TVs. (Event begins Sunday, Feb. 5 at 5 p.m.; 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge; tickets start at $45 per person)
At City Tap House, you can watch the game at a reserved table or at one of the first-come, first-served high tops near the bar. The Fort Point spot will be showing the game on all 11 of their high-def televisions and serving a wings special in addition to their extensive craft and domestic beer list. If you can’t choose one beer, go with one of the flights of four small beers for $15. (Screening starts Sunday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m.; 10 Boston Wharf Rd., Boston)
Take your game day celebration to the Caribbean by watching the game at Jerk in Dorchester. This casual island spot is hosting a Super Bowl viewing party and serving their menu of Caribbean staples like jerk wings, stewed oxtails, and tropical drinks. Guests can watch the Pats on one of four TVs in the dining room. (Viewing party on Sunday, Feb. 5 from 5:30 p.m. until the game is over; 310 Bowdoin St., Boston)
If you want to root for the Pats while enjoying a burger created by one of the area’s most famous families, head to your nearest Wahlburgers on Sunday. The Boston, Lynnfield, and Hingham locations will all be offering a special “4-Ring Burger”—a half-pound beef burger with turkey bacon, Sriracha ketchup, white cheddar cheese ,and four tempura-battered onion rings inspired by Tom Brady and the Pats’ (current) number of Super Bowl victories—for $10.50 plus tax. Each location will also have TVs showing the game. (Open Sunday, Feb. 5 from 11 a.m.- 9:30 p.m.; 19 Shipyard Dr., Hingham; 600 Market St., Lynnfield; 132 Brookline Ave., Boston)
This Cambridge establishment knows how to ring in the game day celebrations: with a mammoth-sized buffet full of six different kinds of chicken wings, four kinds of sliders, a taco bar with all the stuff, hot dogs with numerous sides, and street-style corn on the cob. The ticket price include unlimited food, a free specially-themed cocktail, and a seat in the TV-filled main bar area. (Event begins Sunday, Feb. 5 at 5 p.m.; 297 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge; $37 for general admission)
OK, so you can’t actually watch the Super Bowl here, but Chef Tony Maws’s celebrated fine-dining restaurant is getting into the Super Bowl spirit with a foodie-approved pig’s head takeaway deal. For $85, you can take home a feast for 4-6 people that includes chicken wings, cornbread, sweet potato salad, and a whole roasted pig’s head with taco fixings (housemade salsas, guacamole, corn tortillas, yum). (Pick up on Sunday, Feb. 5 from 12-5 p.m., order must be placed by Feb. 3; 853 Main St., Cambridge)