For any Super Bowl host or hostess who feels like they spend the whole day prepping, cooking and refilling without even getting to watch the game, the halftime show (the kosher or not-kosher version) or even the commercials, many restaurants and caterers now offer elaborate spreads to take the hassle out of the party for everyone involved. Here is a roundup of some highlights to satisfy any style party.
NY Brat Factory
Though New York Brat Factory is based on the Upper West Side (brat as in bratwurst, not certain middle school aged children—no one needs a factory for that), their mouthwatering menu has customers seeking them out from all over New York and New Jersey. For Super Bowl festivities, they are delivering all over the tri-state area. Included in their packages are NYBF’s famous chicken tenders with their signature honey-mustard sauce. The Jewish Link’s own editor, Elizabeth Kratz, has tried these divine tenders and praised their “perfect combination of crispy and flavorful.” The staff at NY Brat Factory assured The Jewish Link that they travels very well and are a perfect item for any Super Bowl menu. Or any other time, for that matter. As for Kratz’s praise of the chicken tenders: She will accept invitations to any Super Bowl parties that plans to serve them.
Park Place (Highland Park)
For those looking for something yummy south of Teaneck, Park Place is the answer to a Super Bowl party. With football party classics such as buffalo wings and hero sandwiches, and staple side dishes that include French fries, onion rings, sweet potato fries, cole slaw and pickles, football fans can sit back and relax while Park Place takes care of the food. Just in case someone needs one more reason to check out their menu—their categories are all cleverly titled with football-themed categories, sure to get a laugh out of anyone (even non-sports inclined individuals with little knowledge of football).
This day is probably what the Teaneck Doghouse lives for—the biggest sports day of the season, which can be watched from their multitude of screens, or from the comfort of one’s couch, but still partaking in the Doghouse’s fine sports cuisine. This place takes its sports and its sports meals seriously, with many of its packages including “chili and chips with all the toppings. Including guacamole and salsa.” Because February 5 is not the day to be without toppings, of course. And in case someone feels too boxed in by the set packages, they of course offer additional add-on trays where fans can order pulled brisket, empanadas, brisket egg rolls as well as salads (French fries are a vegetable, right?).
While it may seem sacrilegious to celebrate a Super Bowl without the beloved Smokey Joe’s, rest assured, Maadan has come to the rescue. They have a variety of deli-wrap platters, meat platters, heroes and yes, Smokey Joe’s platters. Thankfully, no one was forced to mark a Super Bowl without Smokey Joe’s. In addition to great food, Maadan has a vast selection of wine, liquor and beer for those looking for a one-stop shop.
Two words: Beef Nachos. Thank you Gotham Burger for including a Beef Nacho Kit in every Super Bowl package. Besides this heavenly sounding concoction, they also include wings, heroes, sliders and coleslaw, with a la carte options available and additional package options to serve any crowd.
Glatt Express gets it. Not everyone is a wings-and-burgers kind of Super Bowl fan. For those football spectators, they offer their Signature Sushi brand in party platters. As an added bonus, their sushi is nut free and sesame free, making it friendlier to those with allergies.
These are just some of the many options around to optimize socialization and game watching for those interested in either one at the game. Good luck to the teams—and their fans.
Noah’s Ark, a bastion of Teaneck dining does not disappoint with their Super Bowl offerings. From the classics they are known for, mixed up with some tried and true football favorites, fans may have to figure out what NOT to order, rather than what to order.
By Jenny Gans