Everyone has their favourite sports bar to see a game and most football fans have their Super Bowl posse and routine. If you’re looking for a new routine, or you need to change your plans up a bit this year then you may want to take advantage of a few of these Super Bowl City Secrets.
For those of us who are lucky enough to have Formaggio Kitchen in our front or back yard, we know about their amazing Barbecue from the early spring days through the first days of the football season in fall. In honour of Super Bowl Sunday, Formaggio’s barbecue ringmaster Eric, will have the wood burning and the full barbeque set up in front of the store on Huron Ave. Eric and his crew will be serving up my favourite Niman dogs (as in Niman Ranch) with all the delicious fixin’s, ribs, chicken, pulled pork, and so much more.
You can check out the full menu online. For those of you not willing or able to stand out in the cold you can pre-order (by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27th) and you can pick up your order inside the store on Sunday after 12:00 noon. To place your Super Bowl barbecue order call (617) 354-4750.
The Monday Club @ Upstairs on the Square
Who knew that if you go out in a football helmet you could get a hot date. On Super Bowl Sunday head over to The Monday Club and watch the game while enjoying some tasty treats from game time until closing. If you’re wearing your helmet you’ll be treated to their hot stuffed dates for free. Some of the special offerings on the menu are Fire Engine Chile, grilled cheese dogs, ribeye steak sandwiches, and their best nachos and guacamole served with homemade chips. To reserve your seat by the fire or by the screen call (617) 864-1933.
Brighton Beer Garden
The Brighton Beer Garden is located nearby in a spot that has changed restaurant type and style repeatedly over the years. I think this might be a good match for the location. Brighton Beer Garden on Market Street has a screen for everyone. You will definitely not miss any of the game if you’re seated anywhere in the pub. For Super Bowl Sunday they will be having a $3.99 wing buffet from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Sel de la Terre
This is a restaurant we like to visit if we’re taking family down to the Aquarium and want a nice meal out together. The food is excellent and their bread is delish. At two of the Sel de la Terre location there will be some Super Bowl Specials. At their Boston location, near the aquarium, you can join them in the Bar/Lounge to watch the game and the bar menu will be 1/2 off. On Boylston St. for their Sunday night dinner series on Super Bowl Sunday there will be a $10 bar menu platters during the game.
Join Vinny at the Sports bar at Summer Shack in Cambridge. The sports bar opens at 4:00 and there are $4 appetizers including: Rhode Island calamari, cucumber iceberg salad, shells and cheese, chicken and andouille sausage gumbo, small cheeseburger, cup of clam chowder, cup of bermuda fish, and (for you Myndi) the Summer Shack corn dog. Vinny stocks a good bar, makes a mean dirty martini and some interesting vodka infusions.
Enjoy the game or at very least enjoy the grub.
Bon appetit. ttyl your bff (Boston Family Foodie)
For more info: Formaggio Kitchen, Upstairs on the Square, Monday Club, Brighton Beer Garden, Sel de la Terre, Summer Shack