Super Bowl Sunday party playbook

Over 8 Million pounds of guacamole, 34 million pounds of salsa and 14,500 tons of chips are consumed annually on Super Bowl Sunday. It’s also delivery pizza’s biggest day of the year — more than 3.2 million pies sold. And the morning after? Antacids see a 20 percent increase in sales the Monday after Super Bowl Sunday.

Vinnie’s Italian offers an antidote to the heartburn woes this Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 6) with the preventative medicine of good, local food.

For Super Bowl Sunday, the restaurant is offering heat-and-serve trays of classic Italian favorites like lasagna, eggplant, chicken or veal parm, baked ziti, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken marsala and more from their catering menu, available on the restaurant’s website. Pick-up is Saturday only — Vinnie’s will be closed on Super Bowl Sunday. Vinnie’s is located at 641 Merrimon Ave.

Luella’s Bar-B-Que also has party platters for up to 25 people, including pigskin-appropriate fare like smoked chicken legs and dry-rubbed ribs. Order ahead by calling 505-RIBS.

Speaking of Super Bowl food, the Bier Garden at 46 Haywood St. will feature a few city-specific specials. The restaurant is serving beer brats with sauerkraut for the Packers fans, as well as a sandwich stacked with fries and slaw, which is, reportedly, a “Pittsburgh thing.” Also, Yuengling (a Pennsylvania beer) and Sprecher (a Wisconsin beer) will be $2.50 a pint all day. The game will be shown on all 14 TVs as well as the big projection screen.

The Hole-N-Da-Wall (44 Market St, The Block) also has a big projection screen where they will show Sunday’s game.

And Cinebarre, next to Biltmore Square Mall, will show the game on their own theater screen. Admission is free.

Wild Wing Cafe at 161 Biltmore is hosting a Super Bowl party featuring their “Best Seat in the House” promotion. It works like this: When the game starts, a name is drawn, and that person is invited to sit in the “Best Seat in the House” — a cozy recliner with a great view of the game on a high-def plasma screen and “party fridge.” Every time a touchdown is scored, a new name is drawn. Whoever is left sitting in the chair at the end of the game wins the whole set-up — TV, chair and party fridge. Customers can register at Wild Wing Cafe between 4 and 6 p.m. at their pre-Super Bowl on Sunday. Wild Wing is located at 161 Biltmore Ave.

White Horse in Black Mountain (105-C Montreat Road) hosts a free Super Bowl party starting at 5 p.m. and lasting until the final whistle blows. The game will be shown on a 14×17-foot screen, and the bar will have plenty of soft drinks, beer and wine. The party will be a potluck event, so guests are invited to bring a dish or snack to share. For more information, call 669-0816.

Scully’s at 13 Walnut St. will show the game on their flat-screen TVs. They’ll offer 1/2-priced wings and a $6 burger combo, as well as $2.50 local pints and a Bloody Mary bar all day.

Northside Grill & Bar at 853 Merrimon Ave. will also show the game on all of their screens — just under 20 downstairs and more upstairs — plus $1 off domestic pitchers, 49-cent wings and 1/2-off nacho platters.
Know of other Super Bowl happenings around town? Feel free to comment below.


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