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Celebrate Out of the Box: Super Bowl Sunday

Whether it's the game or the commercials you're tuning in for, make it a tasty Super Bowl Sunday at one of these Houston hot spots.

By Megha Tejpal February 4, 2016

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Treat your team to cheesy tots from the new menu at Doc's.

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For many of us, the truth is Super Bowl Sunday is as much about where and what to eat as it is about the game itself. As the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos gear up for tackles and touchdowns, the only fumble we're concerned about is squandering one of the year's great gustatory opportunities. Lucky for us, many Houston restaurants and bars are taking on the challenge of hosting Super Bowl parties featuring mouthwatering game day food and drink specials. Below are a few of the most delicious destinations at which to huddle up with your team .

Beginning at 3 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, Doc's will be hosting a crawfish boil with Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concert ticket giveaways and plenty of lite beer swag. The Montrose mainstay recently launched a new menu with fun game day dishes such as cheese tots, smoked brisket and pork nachos. For the big day, they'll be taking table reservations. With the addition of two big screens on the patio along with 17 inside, guests can keep up with all of the action from any seat in the house.

Score tacos while the players score touchdowns at Arnaldo Richard's Picos. The Upper Kirby restaurant will broadcast the game both indoors and outdoors and will be offering happy hour drink specials and half-priced appetizers from 4 p.m. onward. Tasty selections include queso flameado—melted Chihuahua cheese topped with Mexican chorizo or sautéed mushrooms and poblano peppers—and the Nachos Jorge, topped with marinated onions and jalapeños.

Pour Society welcomes guests to enjoy an array of food and drink specials while watching the Super Bowl on any of the 17 screens broadcasting the game. The recently opened gastropub, located at Gateway Memorial City, will feature regional specials from chef Greg Lowry, including Denver green chili and Carolina barbecue sandwiches with smoked pork shoulder and Carolina vinegar sauce, along with game day favorites like 75-cent wings and $2 beer.

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Enjoy ping pong and pink drinks between plays at Calamari's on Washington Ave.

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Calamari's on Washington welcomes guests to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday Funday on the patio with two 120-inch projector screens and 10 55-inch TVs broadcasting the big game. Between plays, guests can enjoy games of their own including giant Jenga, cornhole and table tennis. The bar will offer happy hour all day and will serve up crawfish for $7.50 per pound. Wear your team's t-shirt and score a shot on the house!

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Play to win game day giveaways at the West End.

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Galleria area public house the West End invites guests to partake in Super Bowl Sunday Bingo, offering the chance to win a variety of prizes including free beer and bites throughout the day. The casual, Uptown neighborhood bar is known for its festive game day atmosphere with its sprawling open-air patio and large menu of classic American favorites.

Join the team huddle at home and tackle your Tex-mex cravings with a fajita pack from Añejo. The Uptown Park restaurant will be offering a Super Bowl fajita pack of chicken or steak with all the fixings for 10 or more people starting at $18.99 per person. Pre-orders will be available for pick up starting Sunday at 3 p.m.

Be the real winner of Super Bowl Sunday with a tasty spread from Killen's BBQ. The legendary barbecue joint is offering up the ultimate in game day food, from monster pork and beef ribs to tender brisket, available for pick up on Sunday, February 7. Place a 10 pound minimum pre-order with 48 hours notice and skip the line. Score!


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