Football, food and beverage fans will have many choices when it comes to choosing a spot for Super Bowl Sunday feasting.
The atmosphere is bound to be highly charged this coming Sunday, Feb. 2 at various venues and restaurants around the Region as fans congregate to watch the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks battle it out during the Big Game.
Whether you have a taste for full entrees, sandwiches or appetizers galore, you'll find a plethora of food and drink as well as viewing opportunities in the area.
The following list is just a sample of places to enjoy the Big Game. Dig in!
Ameristar Casino, East Chicago. Visit Ameristar.com or call (219) 378-3000. Amerisports, the casino's sports bar, features high definition televisions and a menu starring favorite party foods such as burgers, sandwiches, ribs, salads and more.
Blue Chip Casino, 777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City. Visit bluechipcasino.com. Stop in at Blue Chip's The Game to watch the Super Bowl on wall to wall televisions. Among food choices are a variety of burgers including The Doughnut, The Popper and The Grilled Cheese as well as Ditka Dogs, Big Winner BLT, Chicken Quesadilla, Slider Trio, Smoked Ribs and other favorites. Brew and cocktail specials are available.
Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond. Visit horseshoehammond.com. Horseshoe Casino will present its Super Sunday Super Bowl Party on Feb. 2 at The Venue. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for The Big Game Viewing Party. Game begins at 5:25 p.m. The football game will be seen on a 60-foot HD screen. Event is free and open to the public.
To guarantee seating, though, guests must purchase one of two food and drink packages. Packages offered at The Venue will be the $15 package (advance price) featuring an "All-You-Can-Eat Experience starring chicken wings, beef sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, turkey wraps, veggie wraps and cookies. Cash bar is featured.
The $75 package (advance price) features exclusive seating in The Venue suites and a premium buffet and open bar. Open bar starts at 4:30 p.m.
PapiChulo's Bar & Grill at Sunset Bay Marina, 13601 S. Calhoun Ave., Chicago, (773) 646-9000. A buffet will be featured during the Super Bowl.
Shoreline Brewery, 208 Wabash St., Michigan City, (219) TRY-HOPS or visit shorelinebrewery.com. Watch the game on the eatery's new projection television screen. Among food offerings at Shoreline are Pork Belly Sliders, Handmade Old World Pierogi, Crab Cakes, Shoreline Mac and Cheese and more.
Spike's Lakeside 2, 21 E. Joliet St., Schererville, (219) 322-4444. Watch the Big Game at the eatery and enjoy a variety of appetizers, entrees, salads and other dishes.
T.J. Maloney's Authentic Irish Pub at Radisson Star Plaza, 800 E. 81st Ave., Merrillville, (219) 755-0569. Throughout the 2013-2014 football season, the restaurant has presented its "NFL Ticket" allowing patrons to watch every minute of every NFL game on all game days on either its 102" screen or in front of nine flat-screen TVs.
Guests can also watch the Super Bowl at the Irish-themed bar. Game Day food specials and Craft Beer specials are also featured along with T.J. Maloney's regular menu. Among menu items are Sweetness Fries, which are sweet potato fries with curried ketchup; Pig Skins, which are fried pork rinds tossed with dried cheddar cheese, malt vinegar and jalapeno; The Enforcer starring an Angus beef patty, braised beef short rib, BBQ pulled pork, smoked gouda cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, topped with cheddar malt vinegar chips on a pretzel roll and served with crisped pub fries and the special Ultimate Play, featuring loaded potato wedges, boneless chicken wings, BBQ pork sliders, Guiness onion rings and Kettle chips. Craft beer is $5 while Domestic Buckets are $12. FYI: Visit StarPlaza.com.