By Stella Tirone By Stella Tirone | February 7, 2022 | Food & Drink Feature
From hearty and flavorful barbecue to light and subtle sushi, these 20 Chicago restaurants are serving up the works for your Super Bowl celebration.
Bub City's decadent game day spread
You can’t go wrong with Bub City, so head over for in-house eats in Rosemont and River North or enjoy the savory Big Game Combo at home. This feast is fit for a king, including hickory smoked wings with Carolina gold and Nashville hot sauces; St. Louis smoked ribs; bread and butter pickles; super creamy mac and cheese; and more. 435 N. Clark St.; 5441 Park Place
Nothing says Super Bowl Sunday like wings, especially from barbecue institution Soul & Smoke which will be offering up all the classic flavors, like BBQ, jerk and buffalo. Switch up your usual soul food order with menu specials like chili brisket, sliders and pulled pork accompanied by delectable sides. From braised collard greens and creamy apple slaw to Cajun BBQ beans and three cheese mac and cheese—this exclusive takeout spot has you covered. 1601 Payne St.
How about a no-fuss option for game day like delicious and natural sandwiches from local spot Hannah’s Bretzel? A tray with your choosing of sandwiches—from gruyere and grass-fed sirloin to Hannah’s Club and Sergio’s Special—with locally made salt-and-pepper chips, family-style side salad and—last, but certainly not least—freshly baked desserts like triple chocolate brownies and quinoa blondies. Multiple locations
The artisan breads and pastries like croissants, sticky buns and fruit brioche are delicious, but Hewn is ramping it up for the Super Bowl with some new takes on old classics. The rustic bakery is offering savory curried cauliflower hand pies, bacon cheddar chive scones and even beer bread—an absolute must. It operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t wait too long! 1733 Central St.
Bartoli's Vesuvio wings with white wine, garlic, rosemary, lemon and olive oil, served with caramelized onions
Bartoli’s—a Chicago tradition in both beloved Roscoe Village and West Town—might become your new Super Bowl tradition. The pizzeria is offering a Game Day Deal Sunday, Feb. 13, featuring an 18-inch thin crust pizza with toppings like prosciutto, gorgonzola and hot Italian giardiniera; 16 piece wings with a choice of buffalo or vesuvio; and two one-liter bottles of soda. 1955 W Addison St.; 658 N. Ashland Ave.
Expecting a crowd this Super Bowl? River North’s go-to spot is helping you serve up something for everyone with a package that includes its famous pulled chicken nachos; spinach dip; chicken tenders with ranch, barbecue, or honey mustard; and select sushi rolls. For dessert, add a yummy toasted coconut cake or a warm blueberry butter cake. 51 W. Hubbard St.
This is the perfect occasion for sushi Sunday—especially if it’s from Sushi-san. Try the meal for four, including wings with swicy (sweet and spicy) Vietnamese sauce, a 20-piece maki set, tot-oyaki, edamame hummus and much more. Ready to party? Add a sake bomb kit to your order for some extra team spirit. 63 W. Grand Ave.
Get hands-on for game day with a build-your-own taco bar from Tallboy, featuring hand-pressed tortillas; a choice of two proteins like chicken chimichurri, grilled Baja shrimp, carne asada or pork al pastor; assorted toppings; corn fundido; guacamole; and house made chips. For dessert, try one of Tallboys’ signature sweets, a Cinnamon Toast Crunch Treat. And for drinks? Sip on a Casamigos margarita kit—yum! 676 N. St. Clair St.
Boasting multiple televisions, the bar is the best seat at Cody's Public House.
Looking for a place that you and your pup can watch the game? Cody’s is debuting its first annual Puppy Bowl viewing party featuring “puptails”—dog-lover themed cocktails—with 10 percent of the proceeds to be donated to PAWS Chicago. Not to mention a raffle for Cody’s branded dog bandanas and the chance (weather permitting) to cozy up to the outdoor fire pit with your furry friends. 1658 W. Barry Ave.
Super Bowl weekend, Wildfire is offering party platters for eight to 10—enough to serve all your guests. Choose from an inviting array of signature favorites like homemade cornbread; a chopped salad with roasted chicken, avocado, tomatoes, blue cheese, bacon and corn tossed with citrus lime vinaigrette; and baby back ribs with zesty barbecue sauce, cole slaw and applesauce. 159 W. Erie St.
Chef Doug Psaltis is offering an authentic Greek spin on your game day feast with charcoal grilled Greek wings served with spicy yogurt and Greek fries. Not feeling wings this year? Try his new spanakopita and artichoke dip with pita crisps; a Spreads Party Pack featuring three Andros spreads served with pita crisps and vegetables; or Andros Olympia fries topped with hand-cut gyro, tzatziki and cheese. 2542 N. Milwaukee Ave.
For the perfect grazing meal, bring home some of Chicago’s most talked about charcuterie and cheeses. Lardon is offering three size options for boards, the largest of which serves up to eight people, all boasting delicacies like salami calabrese with calabrian chiles, garlic and wild oregano; spanish chorizo secco with with smoked paprika, garlic and fennel seed; truffled lardo with black truffle, rosemary and sea salt; and cheeses like Humboldt Fog, Prairie Breeze cheddar, Midnight Moon gouda and Buccia Nero Pecorino. 2200 N. California Ave.
The Epic Single, served with fries and a drink
What would Sunday football be without sliders from one of Epic Burger’s many locations? Choose from a number of sliders from non-GMO ingredients such as the Epic beef or turkey sliders with cheddar, grilled onions, pickles and Epic sauce on mini brioche buns accompanied by kettle-cooked chips, onion rings and salad. Top it all off with late-night shakes and chocolate chip cookies. Multiple locations
With its award-winning Southern fried chicken sandwiches, you can’t go wrong with Boxcar Betty’s this Super Bowl weekend. Try a loaded box with 10 sandwiches of your choosing, including the signature Boxcar with pimiento cheese, peach slaw, house pickles and spicy mayo; the Chicken Not So Waffle with bacon jam, maple syrup, pimiento cheese and tomato; or you can build your own. Accompany each sandwich with sides like hand cut fries, fried pickles and peach coleslaw. Multiple locations
Besides being known for elevated French fare, The Loyalist is home to one of the Windy City’s favorite burgers—The Loyalist Original Cheeseburger, decked out with pickled and charred onion, a sesame seed bun and side of frites. Affectionately known as the Dirty Burg, it’s just the indulgence you need while rooting for your team. 177 N. Ada St.
Munch on lemongrass beef lollipops from Sunda New Asian.
Make a different play for Super Bowl ’22 with Sunda New Asian. Treat yourself to an assortment of delicacies like beef lollipops of sliced New York strip steak wrapped around lemongrass with a ginger citrus soy glaze; grilled street corn with coconut cream, kewpie mayo, herbs and toasted coconut; seoul wings with gochujang glaze and crushed peanuts; and lumpia—crispy shrimp and pork shanghai style egg rolls. 110 W. Illinois St.
In the mood to prepare a game changing spread rather than order out? El Che’s indy market, El Che Meat & Provisions, has you covered with USDA premium Black Angus beef from Creekstone Farms, South American wines, and artisanal ingredients to help create a delicious feast. Need a little more direction? Grill kits are available with pre-assembled choices like short ribs, chorizo links and ribeyes with chimichurri and salsa criolla. 845 W. Washington Blvd.
Super Bowl weekend only, Radio Room is bringing back something sickeningly sweet—the legendary favorite, Public House Cake Shake, composed of craft beer base mixed with ice cream. The massive drinks are served in a buttercream frosted glass and are topped with sprinkles and a slice of cake. 400 N. State St.
Antico's scrumptious dinner for two special
Antico’s pasta packages might be just the thing for your halftime show. The Pasta & a Pint package offers your choice of homemade pasta, gnocchi or ravioli and a pint of one of their daily gelato flavors. Dinner for two? The Antico special includes bread and oil; Caesar salad; homemade pasta such as linguine with shrimp, tomatoes and chilis; and—to top it all off—delectable tiramisu or chocolate budino. 118 Oakbrook Center
This West Loop hotspot is serving up quite the brunch pre-Super Bowl. Celebrate with your crew with the holiday package, including bottomless brunch cocktails (hello, mimosas and bloody marys); an extensive brunch list with entrees like chicken and waffles, short rib benedict and a mushroom and goat cheese scramble; a live DJ; funky photobooth; and more. 841 W. Randolph St.
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