Super Bowl Sunday Dining (Watch the Game, too)
January 23 2013 | Restaurants
Once again, this year it's the city of New Orleans's turn to host the Super Bowl. Although neither team hails from New Orleans, one thing's for sure - this year's game will be one to remember.
New Orleans is the perfect host city for the NFL's biggest game of the year. We know how to both work hard and play hard here. And we're a city that's passionate about football.
Something else we're passionate about here is food. While you're in town for the big game, head downtown to check out some of our favorite places to eat and watch the Super Bowl.
- Bayou Burger and Sports Company is known as a sports-lovers paradise. They tout big screen TVs and a food menu that pairs very well with pigskin. One of the menu's highlights is the "Build Your Own" burger or hot dog feature. It's a mouth-watering five step process that you'll be sure to enjoy. Check out their selection of locally brewed beers while you're there too.
- Bourbon Heat is know for being a high-energy night club, but they also have a dining area and TVs for sports watching. The Courtyard Bar & Grill is a place to relax, watch sports and get some food before dancing the night away. Top picks on the menu include crispy crawfish empanadas, peppery New Orleans-style BBQ shrimp and grits, and a spicy alligator sausage po'boy.
- Deanie's Seafood has been a New Orleans favorite for over 40 years. Check out their location in the French Quarter for a lively bar scene, delicious food and satisfying beverages. Their menu includes a wide variety of freshly boiled seafood like crawfish, crabs and shrimp. It also boasts a host of entrees, po' boys and specialty salads.
- Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, located on the edge of the Warehouse District, is a great place to watch the game. They've got a wide selection of six house-brewed beers and an expansive menu. Highlights include specialty pizzas, pastas and burgers. The bar area is large and comfortable and allows for great game viewing.
- Huck Finn's Cafe is a great place for locals to watch any football game. It's billed as a sports bar but also has an impressive menu featuring New Orleans favorites alongside standard sports bar fare. For a special treat try their deep-fried boudin balls or the Honey Island Gator Platter featuring alligator served three ways.
No matter which team ends up winning the big game, watching the Super Bowl in the host city is sure to be a good time, especially when that city is the Big Easy. May the best team win and long live football!