Exciting news broke out a few weeks ago that hedgehog cheerleaders would add to the womb-shaking adorableness of Puppy Bowl. Also, we’re told there’s a football game people are watching scheduled for roughly the same time — why the two parties didn’t coordinate their events for different days is beyond us. However it happened, Sunday is a big one for Dallas, as all of your favorite local hotspots have put their catering helmets on and choreographed a day of food and booze specials, just for you. Here are a few of our favorites, whether you’re cheering for man or pup. The Granada (3524 Greenville Ave.) slathers on the warpaint and flips the coverage from music to football. They’ll have delicious brisket tacos, nice low lighting, bars full of opportunities and most important: Beyoncé’s halftime show, blown up on Granada’s 40-foot theater screen. Hold up, it gets better: This party is free to attend. Visit granadatheater.com. Truly competitive types will accept Frankie’s Sports Bar’s (3227 McKinney Ave.) challenge, warning: It’s not for the weak at heart or stomach. For one glorious Super Bowl Sunday, $50 buys you everything in the kitchen. Yes! This Uptown sports bar has the most pocket-friendly deal we’ve found. For $50, you get all-you-can-eat menu items for the duration of the game, SIX drink tickets, a goodie bag from their beer and liquor vendors and raffle tickets for prizes issued after each quarter. Call now to save a seat at 214-999-8932 and visit frankiesbar.com. Over on the East Side, we’ve got our favorite chicken wing and big-screen hideaway, Bryan Street Tavern, at 4315 Bryan St. No matter which team you support, BST’s dedicated bartending staff has a shot appropriate for your loyalties. They won’t tell us what’s in ’em (they’re vodka-based secret recipes that we’re told “taste great”), but they come in both a 49ers and a Ravens model. They’re -pre-serving up specials on buffalo chicken sliders, chicken flautas and quesadillas, and easing your pocket stress with a dollar off drafts and wells. Just to make the day even more special, they’re pulling out growlers of Batch 19, a pre-Prohibition style brew, and selling them for $19 a pop. Visit bryanstreettavern.com.
Sun., Feb. 3, 2013