Thursday, January 22, 2015

Atlanta Restaurants Have Your Back for Super Bowl Action and Home Viewing Parties

Now that we know the teams competing in NFL Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, February 1, the next tackle involves the real "bowl" game -- as in what's going to be on the game-day table for the 6 p.m. showdown and Katy Perry/Lenny Kravitz halftime glitz. Atlanta restaurants are kicking off a slew of game-night carryout options, so delish your guests will go running back to the table for seconds. Those drawn to a big fan base will find a full roster of viewing screens, cold drinks, appetizers and hearty eats right here in the ATL.

Draft a Super Bowl platter to carry out from Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland. Key players include Atkins Park jumbo chicken wings, two dozen either smoked on the Big Green Egg or confit with your choice of sweet chili, spicy BBQ or Atkins Park wing sauce and backed by veggies and ranch and blue cheese dressings ($30); two full slabs of Big Green Egg pork spare ribs with tomato BBQ sauce ($35); one dozen bacon cheeseburger sliders ($12); house-made guacamole, salsa and tortilla chips ($25); and a veggie crudité platter with ranch dressing ($25). Call 404-876-7249 to place your order before Thursday, January 29.

Go big and go home. The Sunday Big Game Package, available at all four Bantam + Biddy locations and Chick-A-Biddy in Atlantic Station, feeds 10 people for $95. Package brings on Sunday night fried chicken (a mix of gluten-free white and dark meat), 50 buffalo wings with blue cheese and celery; mac n' cheese, a dozen pieces of gluten-free jalapeño-cheddar cornbread and a quart each of hummus and pimento cheese with oven-baked pita wedges. Place your order at before 9 p.m. on Saturday, January 31 and pick up at the location of your choice on Sunday, February 1 by 2:30 p.m. Jump on this -- limited availability. 

Super Bowl XLIX will run on all TV screens and the big projection screens at G's Midtown and 10th & Piedmont. Game-day highlights at the two Midtown gathering places involve $2 sliders, $2 shorty cans of beer and $10 pitchers of Miller draft. 

It's wings between the uprights at HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern, i.e. wings are half-price all day for guests dining in the Midtown restaurant -- whether you're watching the game on their big screen or just want a wing-it Sunday. Team those wings up with $15 SweetWater pitchers and $2 shorties for an all-star experience. Home screening parties, HOBNOB's full menu also is up for grabs as to-go or catering options. For information, call 404-968-2288. 

Terminus City is offering chef Kevin Gillespie's award-winning Southern fare for game day grazing. The menu of traditional barbecue pork and chicken ($15 per pound), sandwiches ($8), Brunswick stew ($7) and sides ($5) will be available, as well as the restaurant's Lunch Boxes ($12 per box), which include choice of sandwich, one side and a sweet treat. All orders must be placed by Wednesday, January 28. For more information, please contact Gunshow at 404-380-1886 or email to place an order.

Catch the action from the ­50-yard line at your neighborhood Marlow's Tavern. Watch every pass (or fumble) on bar-area screens while filling up on game-day specials. Marlow's menu wins points for satisfying appetites, sweet petite to linebacker size, and for keeping a steady stream of cold brews and cocktails moving down the sidelines.

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant in Midtown is in for the long haul, offering happy hour sushi and appetizer specials all day long to cover pre-game, kickoff and post-game conversations. Sushi platters to go score extra points for home teams and include salmon, yellowtail, tuna, and shrimp nigiri as well as a wide range of sushi rolls and vegetarian delights. Customized platters are available, and all platters are served with a full roster of wasabi, soy sauce, ginger and chopsticks. Orders must be placed at least 24 hours before pick up. For more information, call 404-267-0114.

Smokebelly in Buckhead fires up a Super Bowl to-go package that pits pulled pork lovers against smoked wing fans. Or maybe they'll compromise and share the two pounds of pulled pork (substitute turkey or brisket for an additional cost), 25 smoked wings (all flats or all drums add $3), three quarts of sides, 12 signature sandwich rolls and two pints of barbecue sauce ($99, serves seven to eight people). Call 404-848-9100 to place an order.

Pigskin action prep begins with a meaty lineup of Game Day and Family packages at The Pig & The Pearl in Atlantic Station. Game Day packages feed 10 fans and include two bags of pork skins with sauces. The Slider Pack ($65) features two quarts of pork, pulled smoked chicken or Sloppy Joe and 10 cookies. The Rib Pack ($90) lines up two full racks of St. Louis-style ribs, two quarts vinegar slaw and a half pan of mac and cheese. Smoked chicken pack ($75) has two and a half chickens, quartered, plus two quarts vinegar slaw and 12 deviled eggs. Wing Pack ($75) loads up 50 wings and two quarts each of vinegar slaw and Sea Island red pea "baked beans." Family packages are training table ready (24-hour notice, please) to feed four to six folks with four family style sides, cornbread and choice of meat. Choose whole smoked pork butt (5-7 lbs., $130), whole smoked brisket (11-13 lbs., $180) or whole smoked turkey breast (5 lbs., $140). Call 404-541-0930 to place your order.

Twin Smokers BBQ is providing double coverage for game-day get-togethers. The barbeque restaurant's call-ahead catering system is available for mouthwatering meats such as brisket, pulled pork or pork ribs, satisfying sides and delectable desserts. Guests who take advantage of call-ahead ordering (24-hour notice required) will receive $10 off every $100 spent - SCORE! Call 404-698-4707 to place an order.

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