The holiest day of the football season has become an unofficial eating holiday for many Americans. Last year, Super Bowl spectators gnawed on more than a billion chicken wings, while millions of pounds of avocados were smashed into guacamole. You can be sure that those two items will once again be staples of most parties on Super Sunday, but there are other foods to get you through the game. So if you still haven’t made plans for the Big Game, consider these options:
Born and Raised
Boasting 32 TVs, this popular spot on the southwest side of town is a huge game-day destination—particularly for UNLV fans. The menu is expansive for bar fare, starting with the slider selection. There are 15 mini-sandwiches on the play sheet, from traditional beef patties with American cheese and catfish po’ boys to Philly cheese steaks and such vegetarian options as falafel or eggplant Caprese. You could plow through a dozen of these bad boys and still feel good about it, no matter who wins. 7260 S. Cimarron Rd.,
Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar
If there’s one chef whose food style embodies a tailgate, it’s Guy Fieri, so it’s little surprise that he’s going all out on Super Bowl Sunday. Starting at 1 p.m. February 1, the Coors Light and Miller Lite flows freely, along with a buffet that includes Fieri’s greatest hits of Fireball whiskey wings, St. Louis-style ribs, brisket sandwiches on brioche and a bona fide nacho bar, all for $150 per person. Don’t fret, vegetarians: The all-you-can-eat experience also includes Caesar and Greek salads. In The Linq, 702-731-3311, GuyFieri.com.
Due & Proper
Is it somehow un-American to watch America’s biggest game at a posh British-style pub? Due & Proper doesn’t seem to think so. Instead of its typical offerings such as bangers and mash, their Pigskin Finale goes full ’Merican, with all-you-can-eat barbecue right off the grill, including dogs, burgers, brats and pulled pork. The best part? No soccer hooligans. In the District at Green Valley Ranch, 702-307-2714.
The Vegas sportsbook is like a house of worship on Super Bowl Sunday, and Wynn’s book has the good fortune of being in close proximity to Zoozacrackers Deli. Guests must pony up a $90 food-and-beverage minimum on Super Bowl Sunday (reservations recommended), but that will be easy to meet with à la carte options, such as nachos or a fried chicken sandwich. But you’re really here for the Zooza burger, topped with pastrami, Swiss cheese, coleslaw and Russian dressing. In Wynn, 702-770-3463, WynnLasVegas.com.
There’s no rule that says game-day eating can’t be fancy. The French restaurant in Monte Carlo welcomes fans into its Cigar Lounge to sip rare cognacs and puff on hard-to-find stogies. For $100, indulge in the Big Game bar package, which includes unlimited beer, well cocktails and house wines. You’ll be washing down bites from an à la carte menu that includes steak frites, a roulade of crispy chicken Cordon Bleu and a lovely charcuterie and cheese plate. (What can we say? They’re French!) In Monte Carlo, 702-798-7151, AndreLV.com.