Essentials for Super Bowl XLI
Who wants to spend another Super Bowl Sunday wedged into a jam-packed sports bar called something "Bar andGrill," waiting for some face-painted drunk guy to finish his potato skins and go to the bathroom so we canfinally steal his seat at the bar? Not us. And not you. Here are some much more interesting alternatives for game day.
To make up for all the indulging later in the day, start out with something healthy. Well, sort of. Get a run in before starting your Super Bowl Sunday off right with the beer garden at the finish line.
FOR THE HOME GAME
Get Windy City goods to go—Chicago-style dogs, pizza and Italian beef sandwiches in the comfort of your own home. And for you Colts fans, we looked—there are no Indianapolis-themed restaurants. Even in Indianapolis.
If you want to impress your woman with something more than Ruffles and onion dip, pick up something from Joan's. Lucky for you, they have a special gourmet Super Bowl menu full of your favorites like beef chili, chicken wings, and BBQ ribs. Actually, maybe Joan should be your girlfriend.
If it just isn't the Super Bowl without a six-pack of Brazilian Xingu Black Beer by your side, this is your spot; they have several hundreds beers from around the world. They even rent and deliver kegs with your favorites if you call ahead.
Plasma, schmasma. Throw a killer party by renting a projector with up to 24-foot projection. All you need is an empty wall. Good for watching the game. Bad for watching Prince's halftime show.
FOR THE AWAY GAME
Nothing says "Super Bowl XLI" like sushi at the Santa Monica Airport. For about $40 a person, feast on a ton of great sushi, watch the game on a big projection screen and wonder why you've been spending so much time watching football instead of getting your pilot's license.
If you must head out, avoid the riffraff by reserving a private cabana at this swanky restaurant lounge. For $1,500 you can entertain a party of 20 with bottle service featuring your 2 favorite liquors, a case of beer, full appetizers and even champagne for the ladies. And oh yeah, that 42" plasma TV that comes with your cabana? You can take it home.