What's Cooking for the Super Bowl?

Giants or Pats? Wings, pizza or chili? New Canaan's wealth of food purveyors have something for every type of fan.


is a town at the crossroads of the two fan bases for Sunday's Super Bowl.

Just like a summer contest between the Yankees and the Red Sox, you can't assume the fans you'll gather with on Sunday will be rooting for "your" team.

Likewise, not everyone agrees on the menu for what has essentially become a national holiday.

Happily, for those gathering in New Canaan on , agreement is not necessary. Here, the bounty of outlets eager to provide sustainance on Sunday knows no bounds.

A few of the options:

Extra delivery drivers will be on duty Sunday, said Lorenzo Colella, the second generation of his family at Joe's. 

Conrad Banks tells Patch he is committed to a neighborhood party, but had an opportunity to review the offerings from Joe's and said, "the highlight is 'macaroni and cheese wedges' (an obvious homage to Paula Deen). I’ve never actually tried them but can’t imagine they’re anything but outstanding. Joe’s also offers three-foot grinders. And remember, their Buffalo wings are top-rated in NC. As I sit here and type this I’m reconsidering, and maybe will stay home and bring in from Joe’s after all, now that I think of it."

The market has for the big game. Proceeds of orders from their Super Bowl Menu will go to benefit the foundation. 

Included are their famous meatballs, 3 to 6-foot subs, chicken wings and chili.

Their burger was a finalist in Patch's a few years ago, and like everything on the menu, they're available for take out this Sunday. 

New Canaan's "hometown pub" will take orders through Sunday morning and still have you in front of the TV for kick-off.

"We've got plenty of drivers, but it wouldn't hurt to call early," says Tom Romas. Beyond pizza, they have hors d'oeuvres, salads, wings and subs.

Buy ten or more pies and the next one's free.

Here they're offering lasagna trays, shrimp cocktail platters, plus the "traditional" wings, chicken fingers and heroes. 

Deli Manager Arthur Rein also suggests their homemade guacamole and salsa.

How late can you order? While they'd prefer Saturday afternoon, Rein says they'll gladly take your order Sunday too.

"We'll never turn anybody away; we always try to please our customers," he said.

Like the other local pizzerias, Pinocchio's will have extra delivery drivers on duty for the big game. 

They suggest calling about an hour before kick-off, whether you're in the mood for pizza or their wings, salads or sandwiches. 

Finally, of course, Super Bowl festivities are not just about food and football.

What to accompany these great eats?

Carl Franco has a beer recommendation for fans of either team. For Pats fans, it's Samuel Adams and for Giants supporters, Brooklyn Ale.

For those who prefer wine, he suggests a "casual drinking red," perhaps a Marietta Old Vine Red or a first press Napa Valley Cabernet.

Not playing favorites, they're window features a display of battling beer "koozies" sporting the contending teams logos.

He does admit, however, that the Giants koozies are selling best.

Janet Daley February 03, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Just beware the weight gain from some of the food chemicals. The lesson of thin people was shown here http://www.ourmidland.com/voices/health/article_062da990-12cf-11e1-a523-0017a4aa8e72.html
Glen K Dunbar February 03, 2012 at 08:56 PM
I am certain the Giants will win. Giants have the best team over ANY of the others. They just ooze w/Talent. N/E can't beat NY. Glen


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