The most devastating blow on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7, won't necessarily come from a helmet-to-helmet hit, or the fact that the Bears are sitting this game out for the ninth-straight year. Instead it could come from party guests after they deliver a nasty critique of that miserable spread left out on that coffee table. Don't fret, party people, for Chicago's restaurants are more than adequately prepared for some football parties, offering several tantalizing takeout options. Don't fumble this opportunity and check out this list of 18 great Super Bowl takeout specials.Read More
Super Bowl Food PSA: Chicago Restaurants With Killer Takeout Options
Put those stale chips away and save that party with some quality take out.
1. Ada Street
Ada Street's got two options: A $150 package for 10 to 15 people and a $200 option for 20 to 25. Check out the crispy chicken wings (hot sauce or soy-ginger glaze), the crudite platter with shallot/dill dip, spinach and artichoke dip and spicy guacamole. Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Barn & Company
Barn & Co. went through 900 pounds of wings last Super Bowl. This year they're offering Gary Wiviott's special wings in orders of 75 for $100 and 36 for $50. There's also a $150 package that feeds 10: pulled pork sandwiches, wings, mac and cheese, cole slaw, veggie tray and soda. A $400 package that feeds 25 adds brisket to the previous one.
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3. Big Star
Big Star's DIY taco bar can be had for home use. This comes with taco fillings, tortillas and garnishes packaged separately for buffet usage. They've also got specials like the Big Star taco dip, a Poblano cheese dip with black beans, jalapeño, pico de gallo, chihuahua and aged cheddar cheese and cilantro. There's also queso fundido with chorizo and Big Star's classic margarita and michelada mixes. Call catering or email email@example.com.
4. Bub City
Lettuce Entertain You's Bub City offers barbecue wings, slow-smoked St. Louis ribs, hickory-smoked pork shoulder, fried chicken and more. Call to order.
The reborn Carriage House now offers take out. That includes their meal deal, an eight-piece whole bird, pint of macaroni and cheese, collards, broccoli slaw and four biscuits for $42.
6. County Barbeque
County Barbeque is bringing the thunder with whole pork butts plus a half pan of two side orders (corn pudding, mac and cheese and garlic fries, plus others) that costs $185. Call or visit the website.
7. The Duck Inn
Have a pun-tastic Sunday thanks to The Duck Inn's "Super Fowl" party packs. Bring home that legendary duck fat hot dog complemented by duck wings. Packs cost $60 to $150, call for details, or order through Postmates.com.
8. The Florentine
This is for the lighter side of football fandom. The Florentine offers party baskets at $15 per person (four minimum) that are filled with artisan meats, cheese, house-made bread, crostini, marinated olives and more. There's also Blood Mary mix and celery bitters.
Chef Brian Jupiter's restaurant is offering pulled boar sliders, sausage platters, wings, mac and cheese and more. Email Emily@PioneerTavernGroup.com for more info.
10. The Goddess And Grocer
Pick up or delivery is offered at any of G&G's three locations. They've got sliders, wings, soups and salads available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call for more info.
11. Green Street Smoked Meats
Green Street's brisket, pastrami and other meats are available by the half-pound. The order deadline is Feb. 5, email email@example.com for more info.
12. Honey 1 BBQ
Bronzeville's Honey 1 BBQ doesn't need specials, because every day their menu is a special at this gem. Enjoy baby backs and the regular smoked fare.
13. Honey Butter Fried Chicken
HBFC is prepping a limited amount (50) of party packs. That's 20 pieces of chicken, corn muffins, an original fried chicken sandwich party sub, 20 honey buffalo wings, fusilli pasta salad, smoked baked beans and 10 chocolate toffee cookies. Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taco Sunday, sports fans! For $100, the massive Latin food hall is offering a taco pack with with chips, guac, salsa, as well as tortillas and a choice of two taco fillings (carne asada, chicken tinga, al pastor, barbacoa, poblano peppers/corn). It also includes a dessert platter, and you can add on the michelada kit for $20. Call or email email@example.com.
15. Lillie's Q
Lillie's Q is pushing their fried chicken buckets this year, but their barbecued meats are available as well. Call the restaurant to make your order.
16. Parson's Chicken & Fish
Parson’s special Buffalo wings are available for Super Bowl Sunday only in 1-, 3- and 5-pound options, along with house-made ranch or blue cheese. Hush puppies and fritters are available via party pack, as are grilled and fried chicken and fish. For more info, click here.
17. Piece Brewery and Pizzeria
This isn't an orthodox Super Bowl special, but the game just happens to fall in the window when Stephanie Izard's special Duck Duck Goat pizza (Szechwan pork sausage, pixian bean sauce, chives, Szechuan peppercorns, cheddar, mozzarella, red sauce) will be available. And 10 percent of sales will benefit the Pilot Light charity. Also, while you're there grab some beer in growlers. Possibly the special collaboration Cerveza da Cabra, "beer of the goat," made with help from Izard's husband, Gary Valentine.
18. Publican Quality Meats
Pick a sandwich or salad from Publican Quality Meats' menu, as well as charcuterie and cheese platters, along with homemade bread. Those Avec dates with piquillo sauce can be had, too. Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org for orders.
19. Shake Shack
At all three Shake Shacks, they're offering the Big Game SnackPack through preorder. This includes 10 ShackBurgers, two pints of custard and a limited-edition Shack mini-football for $50.
20. Smoke Daddy
Smoke Daddy always brings the fire on game day with their traditional Super Bowl catering menu. Order up baby backs, St. Louis-style ribs, rib rips, rotisserie chicken and more. They also have drink options. Email email@example.com or call.
Rick Bayless' fast-casual spot (also in Wicker Park) is offering his famous loaded guacamole to go for $35, which is perfect for those who don't want to mash avocados. The full catering menu is also available, which can be seen here.