At last! Super Bowl Sunday! Another reason to … sit on the couch in front of the TV and eat.
If it feels like that’s all you’ve been doing for entertainment since the pandemic hit, you’re not alone. To help you move past the frozen pizza and turn your stay-at-home 2021 Super Bowl Sunday into an occasion, Hoodline has rounded up some fun takeout options and special package deals around San Jose.
So when the Kansas City Chiefs face off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday, Feb. 7, put your feet up and kick back with some party treats from local businesses. Pandemic plus: If you open a Zoom watch party with some pals, you won’t even have to share your eats.
For a super-easy option to fuel your social bubble, Hapa’s Brewing offers a Super Bowl Pack for pickup Saturday or Sunday. For $65, you get two 4-packs of beer (choose your options at pickup), a large take-and-bake artichoke dip with fresh focaccia bread from The Pastaria, Beer cheese with pretzels, also from The Pastaria, and four smoked sausages from Los Gatos Meats Store.
If that’s too much for your household (remember, the Zoom crew provides their own goodies), their easy site also includes plenty of smaller options. Snag a charcuterie board for $18 to go with a 32-ounce crowler or 4-pack of their craft beer. Opened by local South Bay boys in 2017, the brewery has locations in San Jose and Los Gatos.
If you’re a Super Bowl traditionalist, you may be on the lookout for some wings. Sauced on Santana Row serves wings in a variety of flavors ($10) alongside its signature slow-cooked Southern-style barbecue and all kinds of other comfort-food classics. They also sell their house craft beer and cocktails to go, like Sweet Tea #7 — lemon iced tea with Jack Daniels ($16).
If you’ve got a household full of football fans (or that stimulus check is really burning a hole in your pocket), check out their Charming Fig Super Bowl Cheese Box ($250), available only this Sunday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. You’ll get 24 smoked wings, pork sliders, pork Rednexican nachos, a full rack of ribs, a quart of mac-n-cheese, a quart of jalapeno sweet-heat slaw, cucumber-watermelon lemonade and two 4-packs of Sauced beer.
For a lower-key option, you can grab a whole smoked chicken with cornbread and two sides for a more modest $40.
Finally, for you turf and surf lovers, you can treat yourselves to a multi-course gourmet Super Bowl meal from The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse in Palo Alto. Pre-order a Super Bowl Sunday Package for pickup, and you’ll get eight hamachi shots, shrimp cocktail, sweet and sour pork ribs (8), potato salad, bratwurst (4), truffle fries and an order of "angry birds" for $195.