You like barbecue. You like the Super Bowl. Or, you like pretending that you like the Super Bowl because when you say the words "Super Bowl party," you mean the words "ALL THE FOODS AND BARBECUES."
If you're not looking to smoke your own brisket or ribs this weekend, lucky for you, a few Dallas favorites have you covered.
(2702 Main St.)
Pecan Lodge is now taking online orders for Super Bowl Sunday, with whole smoked briskets for $135 and racks of ribs for $48. The last day for ordering is Friday, Feb. 5, at 4 p.m., for pick up on Sunday, Feb. 7, between 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Pecan Lodge. To shop, go here.
The Slow Bone
(2234 Irving Blvd.)
The folks at Slow Bone will be offering their standard catering options online for this weekend. For large orders, owner Jack Perkins says they request "a day's notice or so." Their website lists to-go orders to feed up to 14 people (One, two, three or four meats plus eight sides plus sauce) for $205.80. To shop, go here or call 214-377-7727.
(400 W Davis St. in Dallas and 1026 E. 15th St. in Plano)
Lockhart Smokehouse is happy to help you out with your Super Bowl brisketing and sausage-ing. Just come in and order by-the-pound from their regular menu and take it to-go. Worth noting: Nobody hates brisket as a housewarming gift, either.
(201 E. Hattie St., Fort Worth)
When I asked Travis Heim of Heim BBQ if they were running any specials for the Super Bowl, he replied, "No, we're not doing anything — I'm just going to drink and watch football on my one day off, thanks for asking!" I recommend that you stand in line on Saturday, get some crazy delicious barbecue and hide it inside your belly overnight.
18th & Vine
(4100 Maple Ave.)
If your Super Bowl party is in dire need of burnt ends — isn't everyone's? — 18th and Vine is taking big orders through Thursday night. To order, call 214-443-8335.
And finally, what's the perfect appetizer answer to your barbecue dinner? A meatzilla pizza from Zoli's, obviously.
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Meatzillas might still be available for Super Bowl Sunday right now. Zoli's is only taking 10 orders (pre-order required) for pickup on Sunday. From Zoli's Facebook page: "This is seriously the only time that we will ever do this ... Do not wait to call if you want one for your party. Like, call right at 11 a.m. today. Also available on Sunday: "two 18" one topping pizzas and a salad combo, or our full catering size stromboli. Hit us up TODAY at 214-942-ZOLI to make it happen!" Better call.
Whatever you stuff in your face this weekend, make sure it makes you happy. Nothing is worse than a Super Bowl Party food fail.