The Hippo


May 31, 2020








Bring it Home
Pick up your Big Game eats


 Watching the game at home this weekend? Don’t forget the food. From football cupcakes to tailgate party platters, here are some local takeout options and Game Day specials. 

• Angela’s Pasta and Cheese Shop (815 Chestnut St., Manchester, 625-9544, offers a variety of party platters including antipasto ($45 to $75), cheese and fruit ($45 to $75), crackers ($15 to $25), crudites ($40 to $60), black bean salsa and corn chips ($30), roasted eggplant and red pepper tapenade with bruschetta ($30), warm shrimp and spinach dip ($30), desserts and cookies ($14 to $50) and more. There is also a variety of other cold and hot hors d’oeuvres, salads and pasta salads, sandwiches and heat-and-serve dinners. 
• Auburn Tavern (346 Hooksett Road, Auburn, 587-2057, is offering Game Day party platters with 50 chicken wings, a quart of queso dip, a quart of chili, 2 pounds of tortilla chips and 12 loaded potato skins for $49.99. 
• Bruster’s Ice Cream (621 Amherst St., Nashua, 881-9595, has special Patriots cakes. Order by Friday, Feb. 2. 
• Giorgio’s Ristorante & Bar (524 Nashua St., Milford, 673-3939; Pennichuck Square, Merrimack, 883-7333; 270 Granite St., Manchester, 232-3323, offers party catering for pickup or delivery at all locations. The menu includes cold appetizer platters like spicy hummus ($30 and $50), fresh veggies ($35 and $65) and shrimp cocktail ($60); hot appetizer platters like bacon-wrapped scallops ($60), crab and artichoke dip ($30 and $55) and garlic cheese bread ($24 and $48); various sandwich platters ($35), salads, entrees and desserts. Order at least 48 hours in advance. 
• Michelle’s Gourmet Pastries & Deli (819 Union St., Manchester, 647-7150, is offering football cupcakes and gingerbread football players. 
• Mr. Mac’s Macaroni & Cheese (497 Hooksett Road, Manchester, 606-1760; 2600 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, 380-7916, offers party trays of mac and cheese that feed eight to 10 people. Order by Friday, Feb. 2, to get 10 percent off. There’s also a large take-and-bake option that feeds three to five people. 
• The Puritan Backroom (245 Hooksett Road, Manchester, 669-6890, offers takeout for various party appetizer platters like deli ($75 and $110), fresh fruit ($35 and $60), assorted pastries ($22 and $36) and stuffed devilled eggs ($26); chicken tender party buckets, available in plain, spicy, Buffalo, coconut or assorted ($27 to $101); salad party bowls ($19 to $100) and party-sized sandwich platters ($2.50 to $4.50 per sandwich). Order anytime; takeout is available daily starting at 8 a.m. 
• Queen City Cupcakes (790 Elm St., Manchester, 624-4999, has a special Game Day cupcake menu. Order by Thursday, Feb. 1, and pick up on Saturday, Feb. 3, between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. 
• Riverside Barbeque Co. (53 Main St., Nashua, 204-5110, offers various meat trays, deli and slider breads, and sides including macaroni and cheese, potato salad, barbecue baked beans and more. Items are available in pints, quarts or 9x11 trays. Prices vary. Twenty-four hour notice for catering required. 
• Smokeshow Barbecue (89 Fort Eddy Road, Concord, 227-6399, has Game Day takeout options including racks of pork ribs for $20, quarts of pulled pork for $20, quarts of chili for $9 and a dozen cornbread for $12. 
• TJ’s Deli and Catering (2 Pittsburgh Ave., Nashua, 883-7770, offers Italian platters ($79.99); finger platters ($36.99), assorted sandwich platters ($6.99 per person), deluxe platters ($89.99), cheese trays ($36.99 for small, $43.99 for large) and vegetable dip trays ($36.99) 
• The Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery (58 Route 27, Raymond, 244-2431, offers a Game Day package with a full rack of baby back ribs, one quart of barbecue, 3 pounds of house marinated steak tips, 3 pounds of house marinated chicken wings and 16 ounces of Buffalo chicken dip for $100. 
• Tuscan Market (67 Main St., Salem, 952-4875; 581 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, 570-3600, has a game day catering menu with ham, cheese or veggie flatbreads ($8.99 each); panini platters ($50); Italian, chicken parm, meatball or veggie calzones ($10 to $12); Italian style or balsamic barbecue chicken wings ($9.99 per pound); bread bowl dips including spinach and artichoke; sausage peppers and onions; and four cheese ($17.99 to $21.99). 
The Wine’ing Butcher (254 Wallace Road, Bedford, 488-5519; 16 Sheep Davis Road, Pembroke, 856-8855; 28 Weirs Road, Gilford, 293-4670; 81 Route 25, Meredith, 279-0300, has Game Day specials including 60-cent chicken wings, $1 burgers and 3 pounds of steak tips for $39.99. There are also two sizes of tailgate packages: the large package includes five sweet sausages, five hot sausages, 4 pounds of marinated wings, six hot dogs and 10 signature burgers for $60. The small package includes two sweet sausages, two hot sausages, 2 pounds of marinated wings, six hot dogs and four signature burgers for $30. 

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