Home » FOOD AND DINING » Super Foods and Events that Will Bowl You Over for the Big Game

Super Foods and Events that Will Bowl You Over for the Big Game

The match-up for the trademarked-football-event-that-must-not-be-named is set, but is your menu for the big game on Sunday, Feb. 2? Whether you’re hosting a party, attending a potluck-style get-together, or seeking a spot to gather with friends and watch the big game, the greater Denver-Boulder dining scene has you covered with fare that puts snack trays and bagged chips to shame.

Blackbelly {1606 Conestoga Street, Boulder; 303.247.1000}

Blackbelly eatery and butcher shop can help you assemble the perfect charcuterie board for the big game.

Blackbelly’s butcher shop and market has all the meats and accompaniments you need to complete your big-game party, including cured meats, charcuterie, cheeses, sausages, steaks, and other fresh cuts as well as spice blends and accoutrements for cooking. No preorders are necessary, and Blackbelly will be open until 5pm on Saturday, Feb. 1; Blackbelly will be closed on Sunday, Feb. 2. BLACKBELLY.COM

Denver Central Market {2669 Larimer Street, Denver}

Denver Central Market will be open on Sunday, Feb. 2, and showing the big game with select vendors running specials. Tammen’s Fish Market, for example, will have popcorn shrimp available, and Vero will offer buffalo chicken pizza. DENVERCENTRALMARKET.COM

Fire on the Mountain {Multiple Locations; 303.480.9464}

Fire on the Mountain, which has outposts in Denver’s LoHi and Washington Park neighborhoods, will be closed to dine-in guests on Sunday, Feb. 2, but its famous wings and other munchies will be available for preorder and takeout. Preorders must be made by Feb. 1; Fire on the Mountain will not accept online or phone orders on Feb. 2, but it will be open for the pickup of takeout preorders between 11am and halftime. The day’s special takeout menu features snackable favorites including fries, tater tots, and chips and queso, as well as bone-in chicken wings, boneless chicken tenders, and vegan-friendly seitan wings served with your choice a dozen-plus sauces. Takeout orders for the big game should be made by phone. FOTMDENVER.COM

With Jax Fish House’s Super Boil special, you can enjoy a big-game crab boil in the comfort of your home.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar {Multiple Locations}

Jax Fish House locations in Denver, Glendale, and Boulder are offering their annual ‘Super Boil’ preorder and pick-up option for the big game. Jax’s Super Boil special is an easy-to-assemble crab boil package that anyone can prepare at home; all you need is a big pot of boiling water. The package includes snow crab, crawfish, andouille sausage, and potatoes cooked in a deliciously spicy, lemon-rich broth. Orders must be placed by noon on Thursday, Jan. 30, and will be available for pickup between 11am and 9pm on Saturday, Feb. 1. Visit the website for contact information to your local Jax Fish House. JAXFISHHOUSE.COM

Leevers Locavore {2630 West 38th Avenue, Denver; 303.433.4405}

The local producers at Leevers Locavore have everything you need for a delicious, big-game bash. River Bear American Meats has special prices on Colorado ground beef, chicken wings (barbecue, Buffalo-style, and plain), and Justin’s MeatBalls (cocktail-style meatballs); call River Bear at 720.738.7481 to preorder. Culture Meat & Cheese is also here to take your viewing party to the next level with preordered meat-and-cheese boards available in small, medium, and large sizes, as well as pimento cheese with crostini; call Culture at 720.738.7480 to preorder. LEEVERSLOCAVORE.COM

Maine Shack {1535 Central Street, Denver; 303.997.2118}

Patriots fans may still be crying into their chowder over their team’s postseason fizzle, but if you desire a taste of New England on Feb. 2, look no farther than Maine Shack. This LoHi seafood eatery will offer a variety of party-friendly takeaway options for the big game, including claim chowder by the quart; take-and-bake lobster mac ‘n’ cheese in 4-pound batches; and lobster roll kits complete with lobster, eight New England-style rolls, and butter. Items are available for preorder through Friday, Jan. 31, and must be picked up on Saturday, Feb. 1, between 11am and 9pm. Orders may be made online or in person. MAINESHACK.COM

Max’s Wine Dive {696 Sherman Street, Denver; 303.593.2554}

Max’s Wine Dive is offering specials on its sliders for the big game.

Sliders seem tailor made for big-game munching, and the team at Max’s Wine Dive is offering a special on their famous sliders this Sunday, Feb. 2. All day long, special slider combinations are available to grab and take home for the big game. As a bonus, the team will throw in an order of large truffle fries with every slider order (sliders are available in quantities of 10, 15, and 20). Sliders come with your choice of chicken or bison, or a combination platter of both. MAXSWINEDIVE.COM

Santo will host its last, full-service weekend brunch menu on Sunday, Feb. 2 (but don’t worry; its beloved, to-go breakfast burritos will remain).

Santo {1265 Alpine Avenue, Boulder; 303.442.6100}

Santo is responding to the busy habits and weekend-warrior lifestyles of its north-Boulder neighbors, and what they have asked for is more burritos to go. Santo will offer its last full-service weekend brunch menu on Sunday, Feb. 2. Pro tip: That day, Santo will also offer to-go packages for viewing parties. The restaurant will be closed for dinner on Feb. 2. The following weekend, Feb. 8-9, Santo will launch its quick-service, counter-service breakfast and lunch with a small menu of breakfast burritos, tamales, and tacos available from 7am-2:30pm. The bar will be open with a limited number of cocktails, beers, wines, and coffee drinks. To-go orders for the day of the big game should be made by Saturday, Feb. 1, for pick up before 2:30pm on Sunday, Feb. 2. Moving forward, to-go packages will be available every day of the week with 24-hour notice. SANTOBOULDER.COM

Smōk {3330 Brighton Boulevard, Denver; 720.452.2487}

Wings and Kansas City’s Boulevard Brewing Wheat are on the big-game menu at Smōk.

Smōk Chef/Owner Bill Espiricueta is definitely a Broncos fan, but if you heard cheers coming from Smōk on playoff weekend it’s because he’s also a lifelong Chiefs fan. He’s so excited that he’s throwing a Kansas City-style barbecue party for the big game on Sunday, Feb. 2. In addition to the elevated barbecue, there will be drink specials, food specials, and giveaways. Smōk will also have Kansas City’s own Boulevard Brewing Wheat on draft and special. Come early to tailgate, or stop by at game time for the watch party. DENVERSMOK.COM

Spanky’s Roadhouse {1800 East Evans Avenue, Denver; 303.733.6886}

Spanky’s mondo pitcher is perfect for large groups watching the big game.

With its heated, enclosed patio, 10 big-screen TVs, and ample seating for groups, Spanky’s Roadhouse near the University of Denver is an ideal destination for the big game. Even better, Spanky’s is running a variety of specials on Feb. 2. Special prices will be available on mondo pitchers (128-ounce draft pitchers that are perfect for big groups) and Jack Daniels cocktails. Food specials will include barbecue pork tacos (served with apple-chipotle slaw and pico de gallo), chicken wings (with a choice of more than a half-dozen sauces), pretzel bites (with pork-and-green-chili queso), and chorizo nachos. SPANKYSUR.COM

Sugarfire Smoke House {14375 Orchard Parkway, Westminster; 720.639.4903}

Sugarfire Westy will have a special game-day menu on Sunday, Feb. 2, including a barbecue play on crab rangoon (In The Pocket) and a house-smoked brisket dip (49 Problems But the Heat Ain’t One). Catering orders must be placed by 11am on Saturday, Feb. 1; Sugarfire will open at 11am on Sunday, Feb. 2. SUGARFIRESMOKEHOUSE.COM

Woodie Fisher {1999 Chestnut Place, Denver; 720.643.1909}

Woodie Fisher will dish up its new-to-the-menu boneless, crispy chicken wings at happy hour pricing from 2:30pm until close on Sunday, Feb. 2, in honor of the big game. Slide up to the bar for a front-row seat to the game and enjoy happy hour wings to your heart’s content. WOODIEFISHER.COM

Compiled by Steve Lysaker; additional Denver- and Boulder-area events and specials for the day of the big game may be emailed to [email protected].