Denver's Ultimate Super Bowl Takeout Guide

January 27, 2014
by Ruth Tobias

Sure, the Broncos are going to beat the Seahawks like rock beats scissors. All you’ve got to do is root your heart out. But for that, you’ll need plenty of sustenance. Here to help: Zagat's guide full of to-go grub, delivery deals and even – in one instance – a little liquid courage. Take note, there are several solid deals available if you plan ahead. 

Central Bistro & Bar

Throw a wingding on Sunday with the help of this contemporary LoHi kitchen. Though Central will close at 2 PM after brunch service, it's preparing party packs of confit chicken wings for advance pickup. Call before 2 PM on Thursday to get a minimum count of 10 for $12; order 40 or more, and the price dips to a buck a pop.

1691 Central St.; 303-477-4582

Highland Tap & Burger

No doubt this TV-lined LoHi hangout will be jam-packed well before it’s time to ride, but homebodies can breathe easy - the kitchen is accepting takeout orders for Sunday from now until February 1. Ten bucks gets you a dozen barrel-smoked wings with your choice of rub and dip, while $25 nets 12 sliders with Italian sausage, mozzarella and marinara (pictured). Also: the signature root-beer pulled pork’s going for $12 a pound.

2219 W. 32nd Ave.; 720-287-4493

Jax Fish House

Dungeness crab, snow crab and shrimp go head to head in, you guessed it, the Superboil: all four Jax locations are cooking up a three-pound feast of shellfish with andouille sausage, potatoes and lemon for $39. But you’ve got to be proactive about this one: orders must be in by January 30 and picked up before 10 PM on February 1, as Jax is closing on the big day.

1539 17th St.; 303-292-5767
928 Pearl St., Boulder; 303-444-1811
650 S. Colorado Blvd., Glendale; 303-756-6449
123 N. College Ave., Fort Collins; 970-682-2275

Marco’s Coal-Fired Pizzeria

Both the Ballpark and Englewood branches of Mark Dym’s artisan parlors have a gut-busting post-season package going from now through the day of the big game. For $46, you get a large order of the signature coal-fired lemoncello wings (pictured); your choice of the Hell’s Kitchen or Brooklyn pizzas (one with spicy salami and coppa, the other with sausage and pepperoni); and a Nutella pizza for dessert. That price, by the way, represents 18% savings - in honor of guess-who’s jersey number.

2129 Larimer St.; 303-296-7000
10111 Inverness Main St., Englewood; 303-790-9000

Patxi’s Pizza

This stuffed-pie specialist’s three Denver locations are doing it all for football fanatics, with takeout, delivery and dine-in options. They’ll be on call throughout the game, so you can order your half-baked or fully cooked pizza anytime - including the PFM, in honor of Peyton "Freakin'" Manning. For in-store customers, the pepperoni, fennel sausage and mushroom special even comes by the slice with a $1 PBR.

What’s more, Patxi’s has launched a Facebook contest that could win you four reserved barstools smack in front of its flatscreen TVs, plus a pitcher of beer. Click here to enter before 1 PM on Thursday. 

3455 South University Blvd. Unit B, Englewood; 303-783-2000
185 Steele St.; 303-331-1000
1598 E. 17th Ave.; 303-832-8000

Pizzeria Locale

From 3:30 to 5:30 PM, the quick-serve Baker sibling of Boulder’s acclaimed Neapolitan pie parlor is doing a buy-one-get-one deal on any 11-inch takeout pizza. Given that most are under $8, that’s 22 inches of, say, the signature Mais with corn, prosciutto, mozzarella and crème fraîche (pictured) for the price of one average gourmet-style pie - a steal, especially coming from the folks behind Frasca Food and Wine. Note: Broncos gear strongly encouraged.

550 Broadway; 720-508-8828

West End Tavern

This Pearl Street longtimer’s got options for the party crowd and couch potatoes alike. Given at least 24-hour notice, the kitchen will rustle up a mess of barbecue - ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chicken - with all the fixings, including pork-belly baked beans and Texas toast, for $23 per person. Get it to-go or hang out in front of one of the five flatscreens with drink specials like $3.50 Great Divide Nomad. 

926 Pearl St., Boulder; 303-444-3535

Uber Eats

If you’re hosting a full house of football fans, LoHi’s Uber Eats has just the catering package. For $13 per person, chef Dylan Moore and crew will deliver to your doorstep a veritable banquet centered on your choice of three entrees: beer-braised pork shoulder, chicken roasted with garlic and rosemary, meatballs in marinara sauce and/or beef brisket. Minimum orders are $100, but they include three sides, sauces, bread, service setup and dinnerware - a fair deal for a square meal.

1535 Central St.; 303-433-4575

Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe

At their hyperlocal, artisan butcher’s counter and gourmet deli in LoHi, Josh Curtiss and Kate Kavanaugh will be featuring a slew of takeout specials all weekend - and some of them are real doozies. Pick up the makings for a three-foot meatball sub ($40) or pulled-pork sandwiches on brioche (from one for $10 to 12 for $9). Or ask about the Sharp Shooter: a bread bowl accompanied by two ribeyes, chimichurri, mayonnaise, mushrooms and shallots ($45 for a half-boule, $85 for a whole one). Brats flavored with Black Shirt Red Porter are going for $14.99 a pound, beef-and-bacon nacho topping is $12 a pint – and that’s still not all. Call ahead to get further details and place your order; note that the shop will have limited hours on Sunday (9 AM to 12:30 PM).

3326 Tejon St.; 303-477-6328

Infinite Monkey Theorem

Now about that liquid courage: beer may be game day’s reigning champ, but it’s prime canned-wine time for pioneering RiNo vintner Ben Parsons. Order here ASAP to ensure your four-packs of Moscato, Red or White arrive before kickoff; the promotion code “Broncos” will score you a 50% discount ($12 instead of $24 each).

3200 Larimer St.; 303-736-8376

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