Super Bowl Sunday has become a national holiday in this country—especially if your home team is participating in the event. And while many folks choose to head out to their favorite local sports bar or pub, others choose to revel in the thrill of victory or commiserate in the agony of defeat at home among friends. Either way, you're going to need to eat. And if cooking isn't in your game plan then fortunately for you there are many options in Seattle.
Eater has hand-picked a few options for those of you who want to focus on drinking blue and green Jell-o shots while leaving the cooking to others. After all, man cannot live on Cool Ranch Doritos alone right? Here are some of our top picks among the multitude of options:
Denizens of Greenwood have known about this Mexican eatery for years and for good reason—the food is good and the portions are big. Hell, who can find fault with a place that has photos on the wall of Burrito Grande's next to real live babies? You can get your fill of all the traditional Mexican fixings here without breaking the bank. Plus, there are a multitude of vegetarian and vegan options to boot.
If Japanese food is your thing then look no further than Samurai Noodle sporting three locations in Capitol Hill, the I.D. and the U District. While their website is pretty minimalist you can find the full menu on Eat24Hours which sports dishes ranging from the classics like Gyoza and Shumai to a wide array of Ramen dishes including the infamous Tonkotsu from Hell—now that's Beast Mode inducing.
Judy Fu's Snappy Dragon
Who is Judy Fu and why is her dragon so snappy? Winner of multiple 'Best Chinese Food' awards, this Maple Leaf fixture has been serving customers for over 20 years. All the Chinese classes are on the menu including Clay Pots, Mu Shu's and Chow Mein. Delivery is their game so order up some General Tso's Chicken and Dragon's Delight to celebrate victory.
If you're in the mood for barbecue and love food trucks, then hit Pinky's on 45th in Wallingford. Serving platters of pulled pork, brisket, chicken and a variety of sides including slaw, cornbread and mac and cheese—you won't disappoint your guests with this spread. Sandwiches come in full size and slider form for easy handling. Call 206-257-5483 in advance for large orders to avoid a long wait in the parking lot.
If you must have pizza and are looking for a hearty meal that will fill the bellies of your friends and family then head to Ballard's newest pizza entry Patxi's serving authentic Chicago-style deep dish pies. It's not Gino's or Lou Malnati's but it's the closest thing we've got in Seattle. Get your pies for takeout either pre-baked or half-baked so you can finish them off in the oven at home later in the day.
Are you a fan of banh mih? Who isn't in this town? So cater your party with Saigon Deli bringing you 13 different kinds of Vietnamese sandwiches as well as a selection of other traditional dishes such as Spare Ribs, Lemongrass Chicken and Banh Canh. Try something different for a change and bring home bubble tea and Vietnamese coffee to keep the caffeine levels up!
Food and Sh*t
We'll remain on the Southeast Asian tip here with Food and Sh*t—a Filipino pop up partnering with Hood Famous Bakeshop to bring you Super Bowl Party Packs in three different sizes serving anywhere from four to 16 people. Dishes include Pork Sisig Tacos, Pan de Sal Bistek Sliders, Inasal Chicken Wings and Buko Pandan Cheesecake. Order by 5 p.m. on Friday the 30th at foodandsh-t.com for pick-up in West Seattle on Sunday morning.
Slab Sandwiches + Pie
If big assed sandwiches are your thing then you'll want to check out John Sundstrom's newly opened Slab Sandwiches + Pie in Capitol Hill. For $120 you'll feed six and get three two-foot sandwiches including the T. Brady Fully Inflated Grinder with salame, coppa, prosciutto and provolone and The Beast Mode with pork confit, 12-hour smoked brisket and crispy chicken skin. Orders can be doubled to serve more and must be made by 3 p.m. on Friday the 30th for Sunday afternoon pickup between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.