Whether you’re rooting for the New England Patriots or the Philadelphia Eagles — or you’re just in it for the commercials — Super Bowl is an excellent excuse to indulge in beer and comfort food with friends.
Some hit the bars for game day specials. For others, there’s no place like home with friends for the Super Bowl. The beers are cold, the seating is prime and everybody knows your name.
With that in mind, we’ve expanded our annual roundup of the best places to watch the big game to include your house.
This year’s ultimate North Fork Super Bowl guide suggests take-out options for those hosting the party in addition to the best restaurant deals. We even threw in our content director’s homemade chili recipe.
34 Front Street, Greenport
Number of TVs: 9
Specials: Pre-game brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. $19 includes the buffet and a bloody Mary or mimosa. Football throwing contest for kids and adults for cash and other prizes from 12 p.m. to 4 pm. Second free buffet at kickoff.
119 Main Street, Greenport
Number of TVs: 4 Tvs, 100″ projector
Specials: $4 Corona/Corona Light, $5 Model Pints, $7 margaritas, half price apps, cheese fountain.
Cliff’s Elbow Room
1549 Main Road, Jamesport
Number of TVs: 4
Specials: Beer, drink and bar food specials.
Phil’s Wading River
856 Wading River Manor Road, Wading River
Number of TVs: 50+
Specials: Half price appetizers and select $3 drafts.
Smitty’s All-American Grill
96 Main Road, Riverhead
Number of TVs: 32 TVs including a video wall comprised of 15 50-inch screens.
Specials: $0.75 wings, $10 brisket burger, $12 select draft pitchers, $15 domestic bottle buckets, $18 imported bottle buckets and $22 for a Bud Light pitcher and 20 wings. Free raffle ticket to win a TV with purchase of a burger or sandwich.
835 First Street, New Suffolk
Number of TVs: 23 HD flat screen TVs
Specials: Free buffet at half time. Beer specials. Raffles and prizes during the game.
CJ’s American Grill
10095 Main Road, Mattituck
Number of TVs: 4
Specials: Pre-game appetizer buffet with bottomless Bud Light and CJ’s Pilsner drafts for $28 from 3 to 6 p.m. Bottle beer specials also available.
All American Sub from Wayside Market
This combo of roast beef, turkey, ham and American cheese is a game day win for all who value a truly well-made hero. The sub is available in 3 to 6-foot sizes for $14.99 per foot. One foot feeds about four people. Order 24 hours ahead of time to have it in time for kick off.
Wayside is located at 55575 Main Road in Southold. Call (631) 765-3575 or visit meatmarketsouthold.com.
Brisket from Maple Tree BBQ
No one does barbecue quite like Maple Tree. The brisket in particular just melts in your mouth. A half-tray for $90 feeds 12 to 18 people and the full tray for $175 feeds 25 to 35. Order it at least 48 to 72 hours in advance to get it for the party.
Maple Tree BBQ is located at 820 W Main Street in Riverhead. Call (631) 727-2819 or visit mapletreebbq.com.
Pizza from La Capricciosa Brick Oven Pizza
La Capricciosa in Greenport has been a destination for hungry locals looking for a cheesy slice since 1997. One 18-inch large cheese pie feeds between two and three people for $17.50. The pizzeria is currently taking orders days in advance of the game.
La Capricciosa is located at 135 3rd Street in Greenport. Call (631) 477-1625.
Wings from Spicy’s
The game may be forgettable, but Spicy’s wings are certainly not. The Riverhead joint’s famous wings are available for $8 for a ten-piece order or $38 for a 50-piece bucket. Don’t forget extra Spicy’s sauce.
Spicy’s is located at 225 West Main Street in Riverhead. Call: (631) 886-1160 or visit spicysbbq.com.
Brews from Riverhead Beverage
Get a growler (or two) to wash it down. Riverhead Beverage has seven beers on tap for the Super Bowl, including local brews from Greenport Harbor, Twin Forks, Long Ireland and Moustache.
Local 32-ounce growlers start at $7 and 64-ounce growlers start at $14. The store is opened on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or pick it up in advance. Growlers typically last two to three days if you don’t break the seal.
Riverhead Beverage is located at 998 Osborn Avenue in Riverhead. Call: (631) 727-0440 or visit riverheadbeverage.com
Grant’s Chili Recipe
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 medium yellow onions, medium diced
1 medium red bell pepper, medium diced
1 medium green bell pepper, medium diced
1 medium yellow bell pepper, medium diced
6 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped or pressed
1/4 cup chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (14-ounce) can tomato sauce
2 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
Shredded cheddar cheese
Thinly sliced scallions
1/4 cup pickled jalapeño
Hot sauce of your choosing
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onions and bell pepper, season with salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about eight minutes.
- Add the garlic, chili powder and cumin. Stir to coat the vegetables. Cook about one minute. Add the ground beef and salt and cook, breaking up the meat, about seven minutes.
- Transfer the mixture to the slow cooker, add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and beans, stir to combine. Cover and cook until the chili thickens and the flavors meld, about four to six hours on low.
- Serve with cheese, scallions, jalapeños, hot sauce and sour cream fixings.