New Canaan Super Bowl Guide [VIDEO]

Here’s your quick list of local eateries with beer and food specials for Super Bowl Sunday, with a video of some bold predictions for the game.

Chef Luis bar manager Claudio Sottile says he’s seen enough patrons come to the Elm Street restaurant to watch sports on 60-inch flatscreens to try something new this February: Do something special for Super Bowl Sunday.

Kickoff for the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The game, airing from New Orleans on CBS, will include all those new ads plus a halftime show with Beyonce, who follows in the grand tradition of past acts Madonna, The Black Eyed Peas, The Who, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and U2.

Beer and wine specials, complimentary snacks and a full menu option are all planned for Sunday during a special 4 to 6:30 p.m. “happy hour” at Chef Luis.

Here’s a list of more great options here in New Canaan—please, if you are a business owner planning something special and are not yet listed here, just either email me before 8 p.m. Friday (michaeld@patch.com) or post your plans in a comment below and I will add it to this article:

  • Cherry Street East (the New Canaan institution already is the town's favorite spot to celebrate St. Patrick's Day): Specials on wings, draft beer and pitchers of Bud Lite (the Super Bowl catering menu also includes chili, nachos, cheeseburger bites and wings platters)
  • Gates (which is the town's favorite Mother's Day spot): Beer specials, and specials on apps like wings and potato skins
  • Joe’s Pizza (a local favorite for readers and reviewers): Specials on pizza, combo app platters, potato skins, wings and heroes and mac & cheese wedges
  • New Canaan Pizza (which gets outstanding customer reviews, including from the author—try the eggplant and onion, unbelievable): Specials on chicken wings, pizza and wedges

Note: Tequila Mockingbird chef/owner Paul Mauk says he’s expecting a lot of to-go orders for guacamole (feeds three). Personally I love the meatloaf and long have wished they'd bring back the Cowboy Pork Chops!

Whatever you're planning, enjoy Super Bowl XLVII—that's "47" (thank you Mrs. Berry, my seventh-grade Latin teacher at Saxe).

Michael Dinan (Editor) January 31, 2013 at 03:32 PM
We've also had some terrific New Canaan Local Voices bloggers (click here if you want to give it a try: http://newcanaan.patch.com/blog/apply) post Super Bowl party recipes. Here's a sample: Julie du Pont: • Mini Buffalo Chicken Balls with Blue Cheese Dressing (http://patch.com/B-cQFq) • Chili (http://patch.com/B-cRhb) Amelia Bonacorso: • Italian meatballs, meatball sliders, slow-cooker plum sausage and meatball skewers and Italian brasciole sliders (http://patch.com/B-cRwQ) Victoria Hart Glavin (not a Super Bowl recipe strictly speaking, but I think it works well): • Winter Potato Salad (http://patch.com/B-cR35)
Evil Squirrel January 31, 2013 at 08:05 PM
Michael Dinan (Editor) January 31, 2013 at 08:56 PM
Hey everyone, here's some Super Bowl Sunday info I just received from the Connecticut state police—stay safe: "Troopers will be attentive to all roads and highways across the state for the possibility of drunk drivers during and after the big game. Troopers will aggressively enforce all motor vehicle laws ... In Connecticut, football pools are legal as long as all of the money taken in for the pool is given back to the winners participating in the pool. No percentage or cut can be taken by the person organizing the pool for his/her time and/or expense of running the pool." That's a part of the press release they put out. I'll add the full version as a PDF to this story.
Michael Dinan (Editor) February 01, 2013 at 06:04 PM
Quid est nomen tibi, Evil Squirrel?


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