Winning food for any Super Bowl party
So, you’re headed to or hosting a Super Bowl party and don’t have time to cook. That’s completely O.K., because San Diego restaurants and gourmet grocers have you covered. Be sure to order in advance and you’ll be good to go, literally.
For $3.50 per person, kick off your festivities with an at-home nacho bar which includes nacho cheese, diced tomato, onion, green salsa, sour cream, jalapeños and chips. Porkyland can also cater an entire event with a taco bar and sides or you can simply order platters of mini chimichangas, quesadillas or even enchiladas. Multiple locations, goporkyland.com
Look to Dirty Birds to fulfill your chicken wing fix. Order anywhere from 50 to 500 ($55-$450) of their award-winning wings off of their catering menu. The 37 flavors come with sides of celery, carrots and ranch. They can also package them together with sliders, Caesar salad, mac ‘n’ cheese and more for an entire group meal. Multiple locations, dirtybirdsbarandgrill.com
Get any combination of Gaglione Bros famous cheesesteak sandwiches on a small (serves 7-9; $52.95 or large (serves 12-15; $98.95) platter. And, we’re sure your guests will also love a big bowl of their garlic fries on the side, also available in big quantities. Multiple locations, gaglionebros.com
Order up a 7-layer (refried beans, chunky salsa, guacamole, rich sour cream, cheddar cheese, black olives and green onions) dip to-go at Gelson’s via their massive catering menu. Each portion serves 12-15 for $14.99. Other football-friendly highlights include deviled egg platters, classic onion dip, chicken corn dog platters, avocado lime dip and, should you want to splurge, prime rib. For those who feel like torching up the ‘cue, Gleson’s has a wide variety of pre-made skewers ready to pop on the grill. Multiple locations, gelsons.com
Carne asada fries or chips platter
Lolita’s famous carne asada fries (or chips) come in platter form for $50. The other thing you can take advantage of on their catering menu is the ability to buy large platters of carne asada, carnitas, chorizo and other meats to compliment whatever else is happening at your gathering. Multiple locations, lolitasmexicanfood.com
A 3-foot to 9-foot sub
Mona Lisa Italian Foods in Little Italy offers their amazing submarine sandwich in epic lengths between 3-9 feet. We’re talking about ham, mortadella, salami, Swiss and provolone on a huge torpedo roll topped with mounds of lettuce, tomatoes, onions and Italian dressing at $14.99 per foot. 2061 India St., Little Italy, 619.234.4893, monalisalittleitaly.com
Craft beer kegs
Don’t forget that it’s possible to enjoy San Diego’s best craft beers from Ballast Point, Green Flash, Modern Times and more in keg form. A retailer like Keg Guys can deliver the keg with a jockey box, cups, ice and more. 3896 Rosescrans St., Midway District, 619.296.5347, kegguys.com
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