With Super Bowl LVI kicking off this Sun., Feb. 13, we want to make sure your nails won’t be the only thing you’re biting as the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams duke it out on the field.
Whether you’re rooting for the Bengals or Rams, these dishes from San Diego eateries pledge no allegiance to your game day hunger. So pull up the lever on your recliner + check out this grub. 🏈
🧀 Charcuterie boards | Graze by Sam, 555 W. Date St., Ste. B
Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien’s Little Italy restaurant is known for its sharable, stacked charcuterie boards. You can mix and match meats, cheeses + accompaniments, so you’ve got a lot of options here. Pro tip: Add the beer mustard to your board. You’re welcome.
How to order: Via Graze’s link in bio on Instagram; pre-order ends Friday + pickup is Sunday, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
🌮 Super Bowl Taco + Margarita Packs | Café Coyote, 2461 San Diego Ave.
The perfect party pack? Let’s “Taco ‘Bout It.”For your protein, choose carnitas, shredded beef or chicken, carne asada, or margarita chicken. Pair that with a dozen corn or flour tortillas, plus salsa fresca, lettuce + cheese. Add your favorite margarita to-go in 16 or 32-ounce containers, and that’s a fiesta.
How to order: Call (619) 291-4695 or online for pickup.
🍗 Chicken Tenders | Urban Plates, 12857 El Camino Real, Del Mar; 8707 Villa La Jolla Dr., La Jolla; 1923 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad
The 12-tender feast includes crispy, jumbo, hand-tossed, buttermilk-battered chicken — certified cage-free + humanely raised. You can add a kick by ordering them Nashville Hot style, and they come with two dipping sauces + grilled artisan bread. You can order in 3 or 6-packs, too.
How to order: Online for pick-up or delivery at either location.
🐔 Chicken Sliders | The Crack Shack, 2266 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy + 407 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas
The 12-pack of sliders can include mini versions of these favorites: The Coop Deville, Firebird, Honey Bear Sliders, Caesar’s Chick, Spicy Biscuit Sliders, or Señor Croque (crispy Jidori chicken, bacon, fried egg, cheddar, miso-maple butter). This serves six — but you can add on more sliders by the half-dozen.
How to order: Online (via the catering menu) for takeout or delivery.
🍔 Bacon Burgers | Hodad’s | 5010 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach + 945 Broadway, San Diego
Go big — really, really big — and grab a bacon burger or cheeseburger (single or double) from this local institution, piled high with all the trimmings.
How to order: Call (619) 224-4623 for the OB location or (619) 234-6323 for the downtown location, or order online for pickup.