Cater the Best Super Bowl Party Ever
Even the most football-adverse people we known plan to cheer on the 49ers this Sunday for the Super Bowl, and if you don't want to go out to root for the home team, plenty of local restaurants are getting in on the catering game. Whether you're throwing your own party or want to show up at someone else's with the best food, S.F. restaurants have plenty of takeout options to ensure that you'll score a touchdown at the snack table.
Celebrate with a 49ers cupcake at Baker & Banker.
Chicken wings: Head straight to Wing Wings in the lower Haight, which is offering special game packs in 50- and 100-wing amounts ($55/$110, including two or four large sides). The wing shop is also offering sandwich packs of its famous chicken salad and pulled pork biscuit sandwiches, as well as pigs in a blanket by the dozen. Check out the menu, and call to place an order (credit card only).
BBQ: Down the street, Memphis Minnie's is selling game packs suitable for groups from five to 25 people, which include slabs of ribs, whole smoked chickens, pounds of brisket or pulled pork, sides, and corn bread. Check out the menu on Facebook, and call the restaurant to order.
Beloved pop-up Sneaky's BBQ is also taking orders for Super Bowl food, available to pick up on Friday or Sunday.
Pulled pork: $12 per pint
Brisket: $16 per pound
Ribs: $23 per rack, $12 per half
Pork belly: $10 per 10 oz. portion (pre-cooked)
Chicken: $17 whole, $9 half
Wings: $11 per dozen
Shells and cheese: $7 per pint
Baked beans: $7 per pint
Collard greens: $7 per pint
Coleslaw: $5 per pint
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your order by 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31.
Pizza: Patxi's Pizza is offering special half-baked pies for pick-up before the game, if you don't want to rely on delivery -- the Chicago-style and thin-crust pizzas will be all assembled and partially baked so all you need to do is throw them in the oven.
Dips and snacky things: Bi-Rite Market of course is getting fully in on the game, offering everything from dips to chicken wings to main course foods like chili and fried chicken. Check out the full menu on the website, or just head into the market and pick out what sounds good.
Salumeria in the Mission is also offering fancy charcuterie and cheese platters if you're having a higher-end affair.
Dessert: Baker and Banker is selling 49ers-themed cupcakes, and while they're not quite as awesome as the Kaepernick cake at this Modesto bakery, they're festive, and who doesn't like cupcakes?