Neighborhood Super Bowl Takeout Guide

By Amber Ambrose  |  January 27, 2014

Even though the Texans aren't repping Houston in the big game this Sunday, consider watching it without white knuckles your consolation prize. Instead, keep the game interesting with killer takeout from these restaurant MVPs, ensuring your Super Bowl munchies are more exciting than the Texans' season.

  • Montrose

    For a Serious Party
    Where: Hay Merchant & Underbelly 
    Order this: 35 mini corndogs or a bulk order of Underbelly's famous braised goat and dumplings (feeds around 25), and then add-on a few growlers of beer to go
    Details: All catering orders must be made 48 hours before the big game
    1100 Westheimer Rd.; 713-528-9805

    A Casual Affair
    Where: Katz's Deli 
    Order this: Deluxe sandwich trays served with chips and pickles
    Details: $95 per tray, call ahead at least 24 hours
    616 Westheimer Rd.; 713-336-3700 (catering number)

    Just a Few Friends
    Where: Juan Mon's International Sandwiches
    Order this: A Mexico City, San Diego, Santorini, Americano and Jerusalem sandwich and make your own sandwich tray
    Details: Catering options are available if you're planning on hosting a larger group
    1901 Taft St.; 713-528-5826

  • The Heights

    For a Serious Party
    Where: Pizzitola's Bar-B-Cue 
    Order this: Pork spareribs by the slab
    Details: They're on special for $19.95 if you call in advance (by Saturday) to place your order. Pickup is between 11 AM and 2 PM on Sunday only.
    1703 Shepherd Dr.; 713-227-2283

    A Civilized Affair
    Where: Revival Market 
    Order this: Large meat and cheese platter with 1.5 pounds of cured meats of your choosing, one pound of cheese, two baguettes, olives, Marcona almonds and bread and butter pickles
    Details: 24 hours notice is preferred
    550 Heights Blvd.; 713-880-8463

    Just a Few Friends
    Where: Pink's Pizza 
    Order this: A Classic, This Guy or Veggie Supremo (if you have vegetarian guests)
    Details: They do deliver, but it's a very small radius. The best bet is to pick-up.
    1403 Heights Blvd.; 713-864-7465

    Wild Card
    Where: Fat Cat Creamery 
    Order this: Some of their killer ice cream sandwiches made with vanilla and flattened waffle cones
    Details: Call ahead for large orders (24 hours) and obviously make sure you have the freezer space to store them
    1901 N Shepherd Dr.; 713-869-1080

  • Rice Village

    For a Serious Party
    Where: Amazon Grill 
    Order this: An array of starters and sides from their catering menu - empanadas, blue cheese fondue and chicken tinga fries are just a handful of options
    Details: It's best to call ahead at least 24 hours if ordering from the catering menu
    5114 Kirby Dr.; 713-522-5888

    Just a Few Friends
    Where: D'Amico's Italian Market Cafe
    Order this: Thin-crust pizzas, meatballs by the dozen, Italian sandwiches (the platter serves 10-15)
    Details: A 24-hour notice is required along with a credit card to place the order
    5510 Morningside Dr.; 713-526-3400

    Party of Two
    Where: Local Foods 
    Order this: Crunchy chicken sandwich on a pretzel bun, salt and pepper roast beef sandwich on wheat
    Details: For small orders, just call before you hop in the car to pick it up. The sandwiches are best eaten fresh (or they'll get soggy).
    2424 Dunstan Rd.; 713-521-7800

  • The Galleria

    For a Serious Party
    Where: Kenny & Ziggy's 
    Order this: The six-foot-long football hero stuffed full of goodies (with each foot feeding four people) and accompanied by a variety of sides and your choice of knishes
    Details: Orders must be placed before noon on Saturday
    2327 Post Oak Blvd.; 713-871-8883

    A Snack Attack
    Where: Berryhill Baja Grill 
    Order this: Queso, guacamole, chips and salsa, shrimp diablo
    Details: If ordering large quantities, call 24 hours in advance. For smaller orders, call the day of.
    1717 Post Oak Blvd.; 713-871-8226

    Potluck Pickup
    Where: Dumpling King 
    Order this: A hodge podge of their dumplings (10 is the largest order size). There are 17 types to choose from.
    Details: Unless you plan on ordering massive quantities, you should be ok to call an hour ahead before pickup
    6515 Westheimer Rd.; 713-266-1468

  • Downtown

    For a Serious Party
    Where: Phoenicia Specialty Foods
    Order this: Shawarma, kabobs, fresh salads
    Details: There is an extensive catering menu, but advance notice is required for parties of 15 or more (24 hours at least). Or pop into the store the day of and pick out some goodies on your own.
    1001 Austin St.; 832-360-2222

    Fantasy Football League Blowout
    Where: Goro & Gun
    Order this: WINGS, glorious wings
    Details: Five different sauces to choose from with packages of 25 wings for $25, 50 for $45, 75 for $70 and 100 for $90. Place your order at at least one day ahead and pick up until half time on game day.
    308 Main St.; 832-708-6195

    A Small Gathering
    Where: Bombay Pizza 
    Order this: Any of their 16-inch specialty pizzas (the saag paneer with stewed greens and creamy paneer, mozzarella, fontina and goat cheese is our favorite). Get a few combinations and mix it up.
    Details: Their uber-thin crust pizzas are best eaten immediately, so call ahead right before you want to pick up unless it's a large order - in which case you'll want to give them additional time to prepare
    914 Main St.; 713-654-4444