Unless you're spending Super Bowl Sunday with Dennis Rodman in a hot tub at the Silver City parking lot or joining the throngs of obnoxious drunks at Hooters, you'll probably be watching the game in the comfort and safety of your home or a friend's house. For those hosting a watching party or just planning a small get-together, you've got little time to plan a menu that will impress your guests. That football-shaped cake and store-bought salsa will make for a lame Super Bowl party. That's why we've complied a list of restaurants offering party-packs to make your house party rock and give you a little time to relax during the big game.
Your best bet for a crowd-pleasing meal is going with traditional football favorites like chicken wings. Wingstop estimates that their "wing experts" will serve 5 million wings on February 6, setting a record for the chain's single-day sales. Dallas locations are cashing in by offering Boneless Blitz Bundles, combination packs featuring wings, dips, fries, rolls and veggie sticks. For $19.99, get 25 wings in three flavors served with three dips and the fixings. If you're hosting a larger crowd, grab the 40 piece wing combo with four dips and all the sides you'll need to feed a pack of hungry football fans. You can pre-order a Boneless Blitz Bundle online through February 2 or pick one up at any Wingstop location on Sunday.
Football fans love their wings, and it's no surprise that Wingstop's got competition. Houlihan's is also serving up party packs of their Buffalo and Thai-chile wings at their three area locations. Ponying up $19.95 will buy you 30 wings or 20 mushrooms stuffed with garlic-herb cream cheese. For less than $40, get both options and watch your guests melt into a food coma during the halftime show.
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Kenny's Burger Joint (1377 Legacy Drive, Frisco) is also offering take-home food to enhance your Super Bowl watching experience. Wings, chicken tenders and ribs are available to-go for $1 each. The only comparable deal you can find is on the McDonald's Dollar Menu, but we think your guests might prefer Kenny's ribs to a McRib.
Tex-Mex is always a crowd pleaser, especially if you throw some beer in the mix. Pick up a few 12 packs of your guests' favorite beers and a Football Fiesta pack from El Norte (2205 W. Parker Road, Plano). The Football Fiesta includes everything you'll need for a satisfying Super Bowl snack -- chips, salsa, queso and guacamole -- for $20.11. Depending on how hungry your crew is, the party pack will serve five to 10 people. To make the most of this deal, nix those ex-Cowboys from your guest list.
Of course you could always order from your favorite pizza delivery joint, but the wait for that pie is going to push your patience. Order before game day from either Ferrari's location (1200 William D. Tate Ave., Grapevine and 14831 Midway Road, Addison) and you'll be serving pizza that puts Domino's to shame. Select pizzas are available for $12 including pepperoni, barbecue chicken and spicy Italian sausage and pepper. You can also order trays of pasta like lasagna and fettuccine Alfredo to complete your watching party menu.