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The Ultimate Atlanta Super Bowl Takeout Guide

By Christopher Hassiotis
January 27, 2014
Photo by: Teodora Nicolae

With the Super Bowl coming up on Sunday, every party host is expected to deliver the goods and satisfy all guests. Not up for spending hours in front of a stove, cooking up your terrific but time-consuming chili? Don't have the resources to smoke a whole hog, or the plethora of wings you know your guests will devour? Or perhaps you're just looking for something a little more interesting (pastrami? sushi?) for your gridiron feast. You're in luck, because Zagat has a mighty guide, broken up by neighborhood, to solve all your takeout dilemmas.

  • Westside

    Antico Pizza Napoletana: The highly lauded Antico will open on Sunday, February 2, for takeout only, from 11 AM until kickoff (or "whenever they run out of dough." Antico will take phone orders starting at 10:30 AM and there's a four-pizza maximum on orders (404-724-2333).

    Bone Lick BBQ: This Huff Road hot spot has a number of special options assembled for the big game. Go simple with the First Down ($45), which includes 50 smoked wings and dipping sauces; the Drop Kick ($75, 10-12 people) ups the ante with 30 smoked wings, 20 pulled-pork sliders and boiled peanuts; the Hail Mary ($145, 15-20 people) sports three racks of ribs, 50 wings, 20 sliders and two sides; the Touchdown ($250, 25-30 people) offers four racks of ribs, 75 wings, 40 sliders and two sides. The deadline to place orders is Thursday, January 30 (404-343-6574).

    Gio's Chicken Amalfitano: Want a taste of the Old Country for the party? Family style orders of classic Neapolitan dishes are what's on order from Gio's. The Westside Italian eatery will take Super Bowl takeout orders starting Wednesday, January 29, through the Saturday, February 1 deadline. The Sorrento Lemon Chicken is Gio's signature dish, and prices vary from item to item (404-347-3874).

    Meehan's Public House: The Atlantic Station Meehan's gives game day an Irish flavor with its Super Bowl package. The Big Game Platters (25 people) includes pig skins, Buffalo wings, smoked wings, seven-layer dip and fried ribs. The deadline for orders is Thursday, January 30 (404-249-7812).

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    Virginia-Highland

    Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar: Atkins Park has cooked up some special to-go platters for Sunday’s big game. How about the wing platter ($45), which includes either 50 smoked wings with a spicy barbecue sauce or 50 confit wings with sweet-chili garlic sauce or Atkins Park wing sauce. The cheeseburger platter ($40) features 20 grass-fed beef cheeseburger sliders, the smoked pork slider platter ($40) features 20 mini sandwiches with tomato barbecue sauce ($40), and more. Orders must be placed by noon on Saturday, February 1 (404-876-7249).

    Bantam + Biddy: This Ansley Mall chicken restaurant has a special football offer of 50 cent wings and chicken tenders. Wasabi honey, ranch and blue cheese and barbecue sauces are also available for an additional cost. Orders must be placed by 1:30 PM on game day, as the restaurant closes at 3 PM on Sunday, February 2 (404-907-3469).

    DBA Barbecue: Wings, wings, wings - your guest want 'em, you'll have em. DBA offers platters replete with bleu cheese dip and celery and in plain, BBQ, Buffalo or Lemon Pepper flavors. Price varies by size: 25 wings ($25), 50 wings ($45), 75 wings ($60), 100 wings ($80), 250 wings ($190). Or opt for the Tailgate Package ($300, 15 people): 4 lbs. of pulled pork, four racks of spare ribs, four bone-in chickens, and 3 qts. each of baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw and banana pudding. Sterno and stands included. Available for takeout, or $250 minimum for delivery, and plates and cutlery cost 25 cents per person (404-249-5000).

    Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q: Okay, so Candler Park's a little south from Virginia-Highland, but who could pass on Fox Bros.? The catering team offers up variety of meats, wings and sides (including their famous take on the humble Frito pie), and orders are totally customizable for the size of the gathering. Preview the options online; 48-hour-notice required (404-414-0826).

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    Midtown

    MetroFresh: Overwhelmed by the idea of more meat so soon after the holidays? Want something that veers healthy? MetroFresh offers several Super Bowl options for pick-up, including quarts of "Mitchili" ($10) - prepared with ground turkey, four kinds of beans and special ingredients - and sandwich trays ($64, 16 people) which include turkey and other selections, but are customizable (404-724-0151).

    Mi Cocina: Who can argue with the ref when they're filling up on fajitas? Mi Cocina in Midtown has a special catering menu for the Super Bowl featuring party-size portions of fajitas, enchiladas, guacamole, cheese dip and more. Mi Cocina is offering numerous catering options for Super Bowl Sunday; there's an express catering fixed-price menu available for takeout, or full-service catering if you're planning an event with more than 20 people and want to put together a buffet option featuring tacos, enchiladas, Mexican seafood and more. Prices vary depending on the size of the event (214-217-3000).

    RA Sushi Bar & Restaurant: Perhaps sushi is more what your crowd's looking for? RA in Midtown offers a variety of platter options including salmon, yellowtail, tuna, and shrimp nigiri as well as a wide range of sushi rolls. There's even a vegetarian platter, and chances are you'll be one of very few Super Bowl hosts catering to those friends. Customized platters also available; all platters are served with wasabi, soy sauce, ginger and chopsticks. Orders require 24-hour notice, and are available for delivery with a $100 minimum, otherwise swing by to takeout any time (404-267-0114).

  • Decatur

    Burnt Fork BBQ: Committed to sustainable practices, Burnt Fork gets high marks for its ingredient sourcing. Their mains and sides are sold by weight - pulled pork and brisket, for instance, both run $8 per half pound and $15.75 per pound. This is one of the few 'cue places in town with a really exceptional BBQ tofu, and it's $6 per half pound and $11.75 per full pound, so make your veggie friends happy. Visit Burnt Fork's catering page for full price breakdowns, estimates on how many people the individual amounts feed, and deadlines depending on how much you want to order (404-373-7155).

    Community Q: Decatur's Community Q has a number of catering options, with prices tiered depending upon how many people you're looking to feed. Every catering spread includes two meats (pulled pork, sliced brisket, pulled chicken, smoked sausage or bone-in chicken), two sides (slaw, potato salad, baked beans, Brunswick stew or collards) and buns. From 25-50 it's $6 per person, from 50-100 it's $5.70 per person, and for more than 100 people the rate's $5.50. Want ribs or mac and cheese? That's an extra $3 and $2, respectively, per person. 48 hours advance notice necessary (404-633-2080).

    Farm Burger: Want burgers for the game? Want options? Farm Burger has you covered. "No matter the size of the party," they say, Farm Burger will assemble a custom takeout feast of food depending on what your party likes. A bonus: from from now through the end of January, diners at any Atlanta-area Farm Burger (Dunwoody, Buckhead or Decatur) can enter a chance to win a spread of Farm Burger’s burgers, toppings and sides for 10 people, delivered! (catering@farmburger.net).

    The General Muir: Why go the barbecue route like every other party in the neighborhood? The Emory Point restaurant's New-York-deli-inspired cuisine is just as satisfying (and just as meaty). The choices on the catering menu are vast, but highlights include a platter for eight to 10 people called The Maven ($135) which features bagels, cream cheeses, lox, nova, sable, baked salmon salad and more accoutrements, or classic deli platters like The Ginsberg ($125) with housemade pastrami, corned beef, roast beef, chopped liver, rye bread and more. Platters are also customizable, and the restaurant's flexible. Deadlines for placing an order are Friday, January 31, and orders must be picked up by noon on Sunday, February 2 (catering@thegeneralmuir.com; 678-927-9131).

  • OTP

    Farm Burger: Want burgers for the game? Want options? Farm Burger has you covered. "No matter the size of the party," they say, Farm Burger will assemble a custom takeout feast of food depending on what your party likes. A bonus: from from now through the end of January, diners at any Atlanta-area Farm Burger (Dunwoody, Buckhead or Decatur) can enter a chance to win a spread of Farm Burger’s burgers, toppings and sides for 10 people, delivered! (catering@farmburger.net).

    Old Vinings Inn: Okay, so they're technically inside the Perimeter, but just barely! The Old Vinings Inn's Super Bowl catering menu includes a la carte options like the “huge” pretzel, seven layer dip, chow chow deviled eggs and much more ($1-$15). Then there's the Team Super Feast ($145, 8-10 people) with pimento cheese, barbecue beef brisket sliders, jumbo chicken wings (with executive chef Don Diem’s house recipe hot sauce), collard greens and celery root and apple slaw. Desserts ($1.50 each) like miniature fudge cake, carrot cake squares and key lime tarts are sold individually (770-438-2282).

    Table & Main: This Roswell eatery isn't the first place you'd think of for a Super Bowl throwdown, but they're bringing the same care they use on refined Southern cuisine to game day. Each Super Bowl platter ($50) sports 50 chicken wings - barbecue, mild, hot or Southern fried - celery, creamy bleu cheese dressing and 10 homemade chocolate chip cookies. Orders must be in by noon on Friday, January 31, and the food's available for pick-up on game day from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM (678-869-5178).

    Tin Lizzy's Cantina: The Atlanta-based Tex-Mex chain offers substantial catering options for any size group. Quesadilla fans among your crew? Half pans of cheese, steak, grilled chicken and veggie quesadillas ($24.99-$48.98) are available and feed up to six. For snacks, pick up chips and salsa, queso or guacamole. One pan of chips and a quart of dip serve 10-12 football fans ($8.49-$26.99; Perimeter, 470-514-1050; Buckhead, 404-846-6000)

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Places Mentioned

Antico Pizza Napoletana

Pizza • Home Park

Food28 Decor17 Service19 Cost$20
 
 
 
Bantam + Biddy

Chicken • Piedmont Heights

Food21 Decor16 Service18 Cost$19
 
 
 
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

Barbecue • Candler Park

Food26 Decor17 Service21 Cost$20
 
 
 
MetroFresh

Fast Food • Midtown

Food23 Decor16 Service21 Cost$16
 
 
 
Community Q BBQ

Barbecue • North Decatur

Food25 Decor15 Service21 Cost$16
 
 
 
Farm Burger Decatur

Burger • Decatur

Food23 Decor18 Service21 Cost$15
 
 
 
Table & Main

Southern American • Roswell

Food25 Decor23 Service26 Cost$47
 
 
 
 
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