Super Bowl XLIV Sunday in L.A.: The Round-Up

[caption id=“attachment_3997” align=“aligncenter” width=“494” caption=“I may or may not have a Super Bowl favorite (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)”][/caption] Got a place to watch the Super Bowl this year? If not, you have a few options around town. These are great if you’re the kind of fan who doesn’t like to clean up afterwards. And there are other great lists which include those I’ve forgotten (see notes) on teh internets LA food pubs so don’t forget to check these out: Eater LA’s round-up - including The Hungry Cat (Hollywood), Wolfgang Steakhouse (Beverly Hills), The Dugout at X Bar (Century City), POP Champagne & Dessert Bar (an “anti-Super Bowl” party in Pasadena - no TVs!)… Also, Grub Street LA has a compilation which includes Seven Bar & Grill (DTLA), Locals Sports Bar (Mid-Town) and Morton’s Steakhouse (La Cienega)… Added: LAist also has suggestions for The Big Game. The Super Bowl is as good an occasion as any to stock up on cheese. Squid Ink at LA Weekly reports that if you say (scream at the top of your lungs), “Who dat,” at Beverly Hills Cheese Store, you’ll get 10% off your purchase. Store hours have been amended to 10 AM - 2 PM. And if you can stand the clean-up and are really an entertainer at heart - starting in the kitchen - you can always check out these Super Bowl appetizer recipes from the LA Times. Pass the nachos…and watch the game at these spots (take-away after the jump): Added: Big Wang’s (Downtown LA) According to Blogdowntown on Twitter, Big Wang’s is set to open its new downtown location ON Super Bowl Sunday. No word as to “specials” - my prediction is they won’t need any since South Park residents will be curious enough to stop by as it is. My recommendation? Get the wings. Simple.

Big Wang’s 801 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90017

Added: The Spanish Kitchen (La Cienega, West Hollywood) The Spanish Kitchen is celebrating The Super Bowl by hooking up a massive projector-screen for the game. How does $5 margaritas and $10 bottomless Micheladas (described as “Bloody Mary but with Tecate”) sound? Appetizers are $5 the entire day.

The Spanish Kitchen 826 N. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90069 310.659.4794‎ @thespanishkitchen

Added: Pourtal (Santa Monica) Wine with The Super Bowl will never be the same (Pourtal has artisanal beer, too). Take notice of the notes in your wine glass while cheering on your team into the red zone and munching on tater tots. The game will be broadcast on 3 flat screens as you order from their Happy Hour menu, which is available until 7 pm.

$5 Wine & Beer $4 Appetizers

2 - 7 PM

Pourtal Wine Bar 104 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90401 310.393.7693 @pourtal

Chaya (Venice) Chaya has four big-screen TVs located throughout the restaurant so everyone is ensured to have prime view. The entire space will also adopt the Happy Hour Sushi & Bar menu usually exclusive to the lounge area. To sweeten the deal, they’ll also be giving away $25 gift cards at the end of each quarter.

$5 Albacore Sashimi Salads and Chef’s Special Rolls $3 Domestic Beers $5 Margaritas

Enjoy bar bites such as Classic Housemade Beer-Battered Onion Rings with Spicy Mayo and Braised Short Ribs with a Red Wine Sauce and Potato Purée.

2 PM

Chaya Venice 110 Navy St. Venice, CA 90291 310.396.1179 @chayarestaurant

XIV Restaurant (Sunset Strip, West Hollywood) The restaurant-club on The Sunset Strip currently occupying The Corner That Bumps will be putting the dance party on hold to go all-out for The Super Bowl. Watch the game on big screens and projectors while enjoying $45 ($40 + ~$5 service charge for ticket) all-you-care-to-eat BBQ from 1 - 6 PM. Pony kegs will be available for purchase, as well as burgers and mac n’ cheese.

1 - 6 PM - All-you-can-eat BBQ

XIV Restaurant 8117 W. Sunset Boulevard (at Crescent Heights) West Hollywood, CA 90046 310.656.1414 @xiv_restaurant


Verdugo Bar (Glassell Park)

Watch Super Bowl XLIV projected live on Verdugo’s outdoor patio or on one of two flatscreen TVs inside the bar. Food and drink specials will be available all day and DJs will be spinning live (not sure how that’s going to work - perhaps during half-time? Maybe you don’t like The Who, so much). BBQ is available all day from the Tasty Meat Truck.


Verdugo Bar 3408 Verdugo Rd Los Angeles, CA 90065 323.257.3408‎ @verdugobar

Hudson House (Redondo Beach) Hudson House will also have available a special Superbowl menu - as well as $3 Bud and Budlight on tap. Tasty options include:

Bags of Roasted Peanuts & Spicy Popcorn - $2 each Bag of Garlic Fries - $3 Boneless Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese, Carrots & Celery Sticks - $5 Hawaiian Sliders with Teriyaki Sauce & Pineapple on King Hawaiian Bread - $2 each “The Works” Hot Dog with Sauerkraut - $4

These are available from 1 PM until food runs out, so guests should be sure to get there before kickoff. The regular menu will be available starting 5 PM with beer and cocktail menus available all day.

1 PM

5 PM - Regular menu

Hudson House 514 North Pacific Coast Hwy Redondo Beach, CA 90277 310.798.9183 @hudsonhousebar

The Lab Gastropub (USC campus) Guests of, and not of, the college variety can enjoy the Super Bowl while showing off their science and math skills. What is the likelihood their team will win if they’ve scored two touchdowns in the first quarter? Nah. No need to spoil the fun. Put down the calculators, ignore the buzzkill “lab” theme and know you only need to remember just one figure: $5 - what the game specials will cost you, each. $5 – Trojan Blonde beers – a brew made exclusively for The Lab Gastropub and served in a beaker $5 – Wings – Boneless Buffalo Hot Chicken Wings or Wings Tossed with Mango Sweet & Sour Sauce $5 – Spinach Artichoke Dip

The Lab 3500 Figueroa Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007 213.743.1843

Take-Away If you like post-Super Bowl clean-up but want to outsource the delicious eats on which your guests will graze, the deli at Little Dom’s - Dominick’s younger brother in Los Feliz - is offering a take-away menu. Deli at Little Dom’s (Los Feliz) Salads (serve 6-8 people)

Fregole Salad - $40.95 Farro with Grilled Squash - $40.95 Wood Oven Roasted Romanesco - $40.95 Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan - $38.95

Main dishes

Sicilian Tuna on Baguette (serves 3-6) - $27.95 Prosciutto & Mozzarella on Baguette (serves 3-6) - $28.95 Mozzarella, Romesco & Arugula on Baguette (serves 3-6) - $23.95 Truffled Chicken Salad & Arugula (serves 3-6) - $25.95 Turkey & Avocado on Ciabatta (serves 6-8) - $45.95 Brooklyn Dodger with Turkey, Pepperoni, Fresh Mozzarella, Shredded Cabbage, Pickled Sweet Peppers & Balsamic Vinegar (serves 6-8) - $48.95 Muffaletta (serves 6-8) - $48.95 Meatball & Provolone (serves 6-8) - $46.95 Sausage & Mushroom Focaccia (serves 6-8) - $23.95 Roasted Tomato & Pesto Focaccia (serves 6-8) - $23.95 Lasagne (serves 6-8) - $48.95 Meatballs - $2 each Zapps Potato Chips - $1.75 each


Pistachio Shortbread (12 dozen) - $4.50 Little Dom’s Cocoa Cupcakes - $2.75 each Chocolate Chunk Cookies (12 dozen) - $5.50 Shortbread (12 dozen) - $4.50 Truffles: Earl Grey & Milk Chocolate Nib - $1.75 each Gelato: Vanilla, Dark Chocolate & Caramel (12 pint) - $5.50 each

Little Dom’s Deli 2128 Hillhurst Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027 323.661.0088

So knock those beers back - however and wherever you decide to watch the game - and cheer for your team. Or the team you hate the least. As for the team you really care about, there’s always next season. ;)