Super Bowl 2018 LII: Catering And Party Options

No matter who you’re rooting for in Super Bowl LII — the Patriots or the Eagles — you’ll win the party with these catering and takeout options from local restaurants — everything from wings, nachos and pizzas to raw bar, lobster and Indian delicacies. (Most restaurants require advance orders.) Or, if you’d rather be out and about watching the game, local bars and restaurants also are offering parties and special menus.

The Cook and the Bear, 50 Memorial Road, West Hartford, offers a Super Bowl carryout package for $125 (feeds 5 to 7 people.) The package includes 3 pounds of Berkshire pulled pork, 24 charcoal-roasted chicken wings, 12 chorizo-stuffed bacon-wrapped dates, 12 smoked salmon deviled eggs, 12 Martin’s potato slider buns, 2 quarts of Carolina cabbage and fennel slaw and a pint each of pickles, Kansas City sweet BBQ sauce and Texas pepper BBQ sauce. Upgrade to brisket or pastrami for an extra $20 per pound. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance; pickup is Feb. 4 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The restaurant is closed for dinner service that night. 860-595-3345, thecookandthebear.com.

Bobby V’s, 11 Schoephoester Road, Windsor Locks, offers 50 wings for $55 and 100 wings for $100. All orders come with choice of sauce or dry rub, celery sticks, blue cheese or ranch. Orders must be placed by Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. and picked up on game day between noon and 4 p.m. 860-627-5808, bobbyvsrestaurant.com.

Artisanal Burger Company, 1436 Pleasant Valley Road, Manchester, offers a "Game Day Party Pack" for $99, with a dozen smoked wings (choice of sauce); one quart spinach artichoke dip with corn tortillas, 1 1/2 pounds of smoked pulled pork with 8 potato rolls, two jumbo pretzels with mustard, a dozen sliders, two quarts of mac and cheese and one quart of cole slaw. Mix and match options (wings, sliders, bourbon bacon meatballs, mac and cheese bites and more) are priced at $7 to $36. Orders must be placed by Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. and picked up by 4 p.m. on Feb. 4. 860-644-0046, artisanalburgercompany.com.

Max a Mia, 70 East Main St., Avon, offers salads, pasta trays, panini platters, meatball sliders, Tuscan chicken wings, stone pies, N.Y.-style cheesecake and tiramisu. Items range from $15 to $65. Orders require 48 hours notice. 860-677-6299 and maxrestaurantgroup.com/amia.

Max Fish, 110 Glastonbury Blvd., Glastonbury, offers oysters, clams, bacon-wrapped scallops, colossal shrimp cocktail, Baltimore-style shrimp cocktail, lobster salad sliders, mini crab cakes, arancini, seafood stuffed mushrooms, empanadas, king crab legs and more. Items are priced by piece ($1.75 to $5.50.) Orders must be placed by Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. and picked up by 3 p.m. on game day. 860-652-3474, maxrestaurantgroup.com/fish.

Savoy Pizzeria & Craft Bar, 32 LaSalle Road, West Hartford, offers wood-fired wings (one or two dozen); meatball sliders, a choice of two pizzas and a growler of Brewtus Maximus ale, an antipasto platter for 10 people and Savoy primavera or Caesar salad (feeds 10.) Items are priced at $6 to $40. Savoy is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday. 860-969-1000, maxrestaurantgroup.com/savoy.

Max Amore, 140 Glastonbury Blvd., Glastonbury, offers assorted stone pies ($14 to 18), baked pastas ($45 to $50, feeds 6 to 8 people) wings ($10 per dozen) and stromboli ($15.) 860-659-2819, maxrestaurantgroup.com/amore.

Blackstone Irish Pub, 1678 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, Southington, offers catering with options like wings, stuffed breads, soft pretzels, buffalo chicken nachos, sandwich platters and half- and full pans of entrees. 860-863-5850, blackstoneirishpub.com.

INDIA Restaurant, 54 Memorial Road, West Hartford, will offer tandoor grilled chicken wings, tandoori grilled chicken, chicken biryani, lamb biryani and spicy chicken 65 in half-trays for $65 (served with 16 oz. creamy yogurt cucumber and tomato raita) and full trays for $110 (served with 32 oz. raita.) Orders must be placed by Feb. 2 at noon. 860-726-4103, indiawesthartford.com.

Nat’s Real Pit BBQ, 144B Broad St., Windsor, offers its regular catering menu for Super Bowl parties, including half and full pans of pulled pork, brisket, chicken, ribs and assorted sides, salads and breads. Orders must be placed at least 24 hours in advance. 860-298-8955, natsrealbbq.com.

El Pollo Guapo, 1862 Berlin Tpke., Wethersfield, offers a Guapo Party Pack (serves 8 to 10) for $145, including an assorted taco platter with rice, jumbo wings in choice of 3 flavors/rubs, rotisserie chicken chili, smashed avocado, pollo con queso and house chips. Order by Feb. 2 at noon for pickup before 5:30 p.m. Sunday at 860-436-4982 or heather@mercadofoods.com. Info: facebook.com/guapoeats.

Willimantic Brewing Company, 967 Main St., Willimantic, offers a $60 party platter with choice of three items, including sandwiches on brewers’ bread, wings, jalapeño poppers, beer-b-q meatballs, panko-crusted crab balls, caprese skewers, fresh fruit skewers and assorted vegetable crudité. All orders must be placed by Feb. 2 at 5 p.m. 860-423-6777, willibrew.com.

**Update: J. Timothy’s is fully booked for Super Bowl orders.** J. Timothy's, 143 New Britain Ave., Plainville, encourages early ordering for its signature wings in original Buffalo, honey gold barbecue, teriyaki and sweet red chili flavors (also available "dirt-style" fried and sauced, then fried and sauced again). On Super Bowl weekend, the restaurant's full menu is available for takeout on Friday, Feb. 2; and buckets of wings only (35-40 pieces) on Feb. 3 and 4. “Cold wing” packs are available, with sauce on the side and reheating instructions. 860-747-6813 and jtimothys.com/superbowl2018/.

The former Plan B Burger Bar, now b Restaurants, offers platters of mini burgers and cheeseburgers, jumbo American nachos, chicken wings and chicken tenders, priced at $20 to $45. Orders must be submitted by Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. to guarantee availability. burgersbeerbourbon.com/big-game-catering.

Republic and Republic at the Linden in Bloomfield and Hartford offer Super Bowl takeout options like wings ($50 for 50 or $90 for 100), nachos ($25; $30 with chicken), mac and cheese, burgers, hummus and naan platters and Philly cheesesteak sliders. Orders must be placed by Jan. 31. republicct.com/super-bowl-take-out-menu.

Wood-n-Tap offers platters and pans to go, with options like bar bites (mini burgers,) salads, pastas, pizza, wings, chicken tenders, quesadillas, smoked barbecue ribs and soft pretzels. Pre-order platters by Feb. 1; receive a $25 gift card for every 3 platters purchased. woodntap.com.

Mulberry Street Pizza, 981 Main St., Manchester, offers catering, with chicken wings, pork and meatball sliders, salads, pastas, entrees and desserts among the options. Orders must be placed by Feb. 1. Pizzas and wings from the restaurant’s regular menu may be ordered up to game day. 860-645-8646, themulb.com.

Max Burger in West Hartford and Longmeadow, Mass., offers a $99 game day party pack (feeds 6 to 8 people) with sliders, BBQ chicken wings, pulled pork with potato rolls, mac and cheese, artichoke dip and coleslaw. Other items include candied bacon lollipops, house-smoked barbecue ribs and Texas chili, priced at $7 to $36. Orders must be placed by Jan. 31 at 4 p.m. and picked up before 3 p.m. on Feb. 4. 860-232-3300 (West Hartford); 413-798-0101 (Longmeadow); maxrestaurantgroup.com/burger.

Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill’s New Haven and Fairfield locations offer a takeout package with chips, salsa and guacamole; build-your-own beef chile nachos, Hatch green chile stew, Southwestern empanadas and margarita mix. Cost is $55 for 8 guests; $95 for 15 guests. Add a half-pan of mac and cheese for $25. Orders must be placed by Jan. 31 to be picked up on game day. 271 Crown St., New Haven, 203-777-7700; 2070 Post Road, Fairfield. 203-955-1643 and geronimobarandgrill.com.

Bobby V’s, 11 Schoephoester Road, Windsor Locks, is accepting reservations for Super Bowl Sunday before 5 p.m., with specials on wings and Bud Light drafts, pitchers and towers. 860-627-5808, bobbyvsrestaurant.com.

Crystal Bees, 240 Spring St., Southington, airs the game on 25 HDTVs and five Jumbotrons and offers a Super Bowl onsite party package for a minimum of 6 guests (and up to 10 guests) with exclusive and unlimited use of 2 bowling lanes for the duration of the game, 3 pitchers of domestic beer, 2 loaded nachos platters (choice of chicken or pulled pork); 75 wings with choice of 2 sauces; 2 pizzas (choice of 3 toppings each); 20 mini burgers and french fries. Cost is $300; additional guests, up to 6 more, can be added for $30 a person. Bar, restaurant and lounge seating is also available on a first come, first serve basis with a la carte food and beverage offerings. 860-276-2337, crystalbees.com.

Blackstone Irish Pub, 1678 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, Southington, offers a Super Bowl game day party, with a $35 per person package including open bar access during the game and buffet feast at halftime. 860-863-5850, blackstoneirishpub.com.

Artisan Restaurant, located at the Delamar Hotel, 1 Memorial Road, West Hartford, offers a special bar menu on Super Bowl Sunday, with items like chorizo in a blanket, fried seafood basket, duck confit poutine, crispy chicken and smoked chicken quesadillas ($8 to $12.) 860-937-2525, artisanwesthartford.com.

Artisan Restaurant, 275 Old Post Road, Southport, offers bar specials on Super Bowl Sunday with items like potato wedges, almond crusted chicken fingers, popcorn rock shrimp and duck quesadillas ($5 to $8.) 203-307-4222, artisansouthport.com.

HAN Restaurant, 310 Prospect Ave., Hartford, will show the Super Bowl in its bar area, with buy one, get one half-off drink specials and food like wings, fries, spring rolls and cucumber salad ($3 to $10.50.) hanrestaurantusa.com.

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