So you’re not up for cooking for your Super Bowl party: That’s okay. Cooking’s not for everyone. Don’t let anyone shame you!
You have tons of other-people-who-know-exactly-what-they’re-doing-make-it-for-you options, including:
• The Fully Inflated 2-Foot-Long Grinder and more from John Sundstrom’s very tasty new Slab Sandwiches + Pie
• Great-sounding Filipino food from the pop-up Food and Sh*t
• Reportedly excellent, gigantic sandwiches “to register your party on the Richter scale” from Rain Shadow Meats
• Pork-and-beans that sound a lot better than Mom’s (with white beans, wild boar, and braised pork in a smoked paprika broth, served with cabbage slaw and verde sauce, plus house-made cheddar cornbread), plus 12th Man Cupcakes, Hawks Cookies with green and blue M&Ms and more from Volunteer Park Cafe
• The absurdly deluxe “Ultimate Super Bowl Package” from John Howie, including wagyu beef, lobster, ahi, black truffles, caviar and champagne, with 10 percent of proceeds going to “Strong Against Cancer” with Team Captain Russell Wilson
• 12th Man Pepperoni take-and-bake pizza and more Feast Mode catering from Tom Douglas
UPDATE: Here are a few more options (Mamnoon’s sounds fantastic).
Order right away; some of these places have deadlines.
(And if you do want to cook, I’d recommend sandwiches made with slow-cooked orange-chili pork shoulder from Kurt Beecher Dammeier’s cookbook “Pure Flavor”— he runs Seattle’s Maximus Minimus food truck, and this chili pork is incredible and pretty easy, too. Or here’s a good recipe for lamb chili, though I’d serve it with organic sour cream instead of yogurt, plus the standbys: good shredded cheddar and chopped green onions. And lots of beer, in both cases, of course. More Super Bowl recipes here. GO HAWKS!!!)