Whether you're a super fan who lives and dies for Super Bowl Sunday or you just like to watch the commercials and get in on a party, there's one thing everyone has in common on game day: eating a lot! Check out our guide for where to grab a good bite to go and where to watch the game while eating and drinking when The Packers face off against the Steel Curtain this Sunday.
241 S San Pedro Downtown. 213-626-5299
Highlights: Sorry, you can't get baco to-go from chef Joseph Centano, but the chef-owner does give a recipe for a SuperBowl sandwich with nettle pesto and Serrano ham to The Wall Street Journal that you can make at home. Check it out.
8389 W 3rd St. West Hollywood. 323-951-0636
Highlights: Apparently, it's not all Sex & The City and Barbie and Ken over here. The imported New York confectioner has cupcakes decorated in gold and black for The Steelers and green and yellow for The Packers, all with tiny footballs and helmets on top. There's also a "super bowl" of banana pudding, but, sorry trendies, no Superbowl pie (just their usual selection of pies)!
Price: $3.25 a cupcake, $24/36 for two sizes of pudding
Order By: Saturday at closing.
800 W Olympic Blvd. 213-746-0001
Highlights: A Sunday menu offers pigs in a blanket, Yucatan pulled pork sliders, Corona cheese soup for Green Bay, Iron City blackened salsa for Pittsburgh, and a Mexican take on fish and chips with guajillo tartar sauce. And in case you don't have someone making tableside guacamole at your party, Rosa offers Guac-to-go in customizable sizes, with fresh guacamole in mild, medium, or spicy, along with jars of salsa, homemade chips, fresh corn tortillas, and a complimentary cookbook when you order for 15 or 20 people.
Price: Starts at $29.95 for a five-person order and goes to $99.50 for guacamole for 20. Orders can be placed online.
11640 San Vicente Blvd. Brentwood. 310-820-4477
4722 1/4 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey. 310-306-6300
600 W 7th St. Downtown. 213-627-3000
1345 2nd St. Santa Monica. 310-393-3338
Highlights: A massive Super Bowl "trust me" menu featuring 60 pieces of nigiri using different fish and 88 rolls, with fifteen servings of edamame.
To Order: Email the restaurant for details.
2640 Main St. Santa Monica. 310-392-4956.
Highlights: TV sets will line the restaurant's patio, while free hot dogs, burgers, baked bean, coleslaw, and potato salad are served on the front deck. Indoor seating with big screens will be available as well.
Price: $5 whiskey shots all night. $1,500 for the private fishbowl room with open bar and food, private TV, sound, and your own bouncer.
8720 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood. 310-360-1950
Highlights: Showing the game along with their popovers and steak.
300 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills. 310-860-4000
Highlights: The Four Seasons Italian is offering the game on a scattering of big screens and serving spaghetti alla chitarra and other selections from its menu for food lovers who want an Italian feast instead of an overdose of tortilla chips.
6290 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood. 323-327-9355
Highlights: The new restaurant will be showing the game on Sunday, with spiked milkshakes and a burger with grilled cheese sandwiches as buns. Hey, you wanted to eat a lot, right?
327 Latigo Cyn Rd. Malibu. 818-540-2400
Highlights: This beach-town restaurant will turn its patio into an "outdoor living room" which includes a fifteen-foot screen. Different TVs will be spread throughout the restaurant to show the game in case you seek solitude and guests can even get private cabanas or day-beds to perch on while eating Boston fried clams, Kobe meatballs, and a BBQ pulled pork sandwich. It could get wild as the day is starting with a Sunday brunch and endless mimosas leading to the kickoff. A plush setting for a rough event.
Nick + Stef's Steakhouse
330 S. Hope St. Downtown. 213-680 -330
An "endless tailgate party" with a buffet featuring sliders, oven-fired pizza, chili and hot-wings among the options.
Price: $39 for the menu and party, with $5 well-cocktails and $15 pitchers of beer
9546 Washington Blvd. Culver City. 310-837-9546
Highlights: As expected, this Culver City rager is throwing a massive party, with activities on two-floors featuring a collection of fourteen television sets. Should get rowdy in here with a special Super Bowl menu, drink specials, and a raffle from Jaegermeister at the game's end. Reservations at 310-837-9546.
8555 Beverly Blvd. Beverly Hills. 310-358-3979.
Highlights: Flat-screen HDTVs and junk food platters, Cajun chicken skewers, and mini burgers, along with its full menu.
Price: $30 a head, $45 for couples
3321 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica. 310-586-1111
Highlights: This Santa Monica restaurant has a masculine feel and a strong selection of dishes. This Sunday, they'll be serving a special Super Bowl menu and four-dollar cocktails while showing the game on a twelve-foot HD screen.
Make reservations: 310-586-1111.
189 The Grove Dr. at The Grove. 323-931-0202
Highlights: Beginning at 2:00 P.M., a game day bash will offer a special menu, microbrews, and margaritas, along with complimentary snacks. Expect multiple big screens, games, give-aways, and DJs before and after the game.
Make Reservations: 323-931-0202.