The Hippo


Oct 18, 2019








Pick-up Football Food
Where to get your at-home eats

By Angie Sykeny

 If you want to bring food home for the Super Bowl, here are a few places to pick up game-day goodies.

110 Grill (27 Trafalgar Square, Nashua, 943-7443, offers game-day takeout including bistro chicken wing platters, available in Buffalo and maple, sandwich platters and various appetizer platters. Call for cost details. Order at least 24 hours in advance, and pick up on Sunday, Feb. 5, before 6 p.m.
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, will have a combo platter available for pickup for $49, which includes wings, potato skins, chili Buffalo dip and more.
Belmont Hall & Restaurant (718 Grove St., Manchester, 625-8540, has a deal that includes 21 pieces of roasted fried chicken, a bucket of fries and a pint of coleslaw for $29.99.
Billy’s Sports Bar and Grill (34 Tarrytown Road, Manchester, 622-3644, is offering 51 wings or tenders of any flavor for $51. Other discounts include clam chowder by the quart for $21.95, cheeseburger pasta by the quart for $23.95 and chili by the quart for $20.95.
Brothers Butcher (8 Spit Brook Road, Nashua, 809-4180, offers wrap platters (serves 8 to 12 people, $49.99, or 12 to 18 people, $74.99) and deli platters (serving 15 to 20 people, $54.99, or 25 to 30 people, $74.99). Place orders by Saturday.
Caroline’s Fine Food (132 Bedford Center Road, Bedford, 637-1615, offers to-go game day platters, including wings (30 for $45, 75 for $115), meatballs stuffed with smoked mozzarella and house-made marinara ($30 for 10 people, $90 for 25 people), house-smoked pulled pork with slaw and barbecue sauce ($50 for 10 people, $100 for 25 people) and Sam Adams Patriot’s chili ( $45 for 10 people, $80 for 25 people).
The Common Man (25 Water St., Concord, 228-3463; 304 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, 429-3463; 88 Range Road, Windham, 898-0088; 10 Pollard Road, Lincoln, 745-3463; 21 Water St., Claremont, 542-6171; 60 Main St., Ashland, 968-7030; offers game-day fare to-go including a cheese, cracker and dip platter ($15) and trays of buffalo chicken wings ($40), macaroni and cheese ($30), beef and bean chili ($15) and a pulled pork slider kit ($30). Order by Thursday, Feb. 2, at noon. Pick up on Saturday, Feb. 4, after 3 p.m., or anytime during business hours on Sunday, Feb. 5. 
Concord Food Co-op (24 S. Main St., Concord, 225-6840, has Buffalo wings at the hot bar that are $8.99 per pound, plus “grab and go” platters that include cheese and crackers, house-made tortilla chips and homemade salsa/guacamole/seven-layer dip, which you can purchase without ordering ahead of time, Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Frederick’s Pastries (109 Route 101A, Amherst, 882-7725; 25 S. River Road, Bedford, 647-2253, has football-shaped cakes ($36.99), football jersey cakes ($49.99), touchdown cupcakes ($4.99 each) and football cookies ($3.75 a cookie). Pre-order by Friday night, but there will be walk-in retail Saturday as well. 
• The Fresh Market (79 S. River Road, Unit 2, Bedford, 626-3420, will have sandwich, fruit, boule, cheese, cookie and brownie platters, which range in price from about $20 to $64.
Gabi’s Smoke Shack (217 Rockingham Road, Londonderry, 404-2871, has platters for $14.99 per person with a minimum of four people that include ribs, wings, potato salad, coleslaw and barbecue sauce plus plates and utensils. Orders must be in by Friday.
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. 
Homestead Grocery & Deli (432 Boston Post Road, Amherst, 249-8900, offers Boar’s Head deli platters that feed 14 to 16 people for $49.99, plus a 20-piece Buffalo chicken tender platter for $19.99 and platters of chicken broccoli and ziti or stuffed shells and meatballs, each of which feed about 30 and cost $69.95. Orders need to go in by Friday on everything except the tenders. 
• KC’s Rib Shack (837 Second St., Manchester, 627-7427, offers a full rack of ribs ($25), 30 jumbo wings (nine flavors,  $36), smoked barbecue chili ($25, serves 12 to 15), a barbecue “feed bag” ($70, includes one full rack of ribs, ½ pound of pulled pork, ½ pound of pulled chicken, ½ pound of beef brisket, 1 smoked sausage, 1 pint of two different sides, four pieces of cornbread, feeds 3 to 6), and a barbecue sandwich pack ($100, one tray of pulled pork, 12 large rolls, 1 quart of beans or chili, 12 pieces of cornbread, 1 quart of slaw or mac salad). 
Margaritas Mexican Restaurant (1037 Elm St., Manchester, 647-7717; 1 Nashua Drive, Nashua, 883-0996; 1 Bicentennial Square, Concord, 224-2821; 1 Keeway Drive, Salem, 893-0110, offers three catering packages, including Coin Toss ($20.95, one pint of margarita mix, salsa sampler), First Down ($62.95, take-home kit, Juan’s barbecue or buffalo wings, chicken baby chimis) and Touchdown ($83.95, take-home kit, Hector’s quesadilla’s, barbecue or buffalo chicken tenders, jalapeno baby chimis).
McNulty & Foley Caterers (124 E. Hollis St., Nashua, 882-1921, offers Brady’s 5th Ring wings (25 for $24.99, 50 for $49.99), assorted sandwich platters (serves 10 to 12, $34.99), Edelman’s seven-layer Mexican dip with chips ($22.95, serves 10 to 12), Gronk’s Buffalo chicken dip with chips (half pan, $24.99), Blount’s pulled pork sliders with coleslaw and pickles (serves 12, $84), Dion’s Touchdown Chili ($15 per quart), McDaniel’s meatballs with slider rolls (feeds 12, $24.99), Gostkowski’s game-winning macaroni and cheese ($30-$60), Bennett’s Game Day sausage, peppers and onions (served with hoagie rolls, $6 per person) and Goodell’s dump cake (blueberry, cherry, lemon, serves 6-8, $15). Orders are due by Friday. 
• Michelle’s Gourmet Pastries & Deli (819 Union St., Manchester, 647-7150, has Patriots-decorated gingerbread men cookies for $2.50 each.
• Mr. Mac’s Macaroni & Cheese (497 Hooksett Road, Manchester, 606-1760, features 10 percent off regular macaroni and cheese trays if ordered by Saturday, in two sizes (party tray feeds 8 to 12, banquet tray feeds 30 to 35). Prices vary depending on style but start at $40.
• 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, will offer a Big Game Day cupcake menu on Saturday, Feb. 4. The menu will be posted on the website. 
• The River Casino & Sports Bar (53 High St., Nashua, 881-9060, offers a 51st Big Game party pack for $51 which includes two large pizzas, a quart of award-winning chili and 20 chicken wings or chicken fingers. Orders required by Saturday, Feb. 4. 
• Riverside Barbeque Co. (53 Main St., Nashua, 204-5110, offers carry out catering with meat trays including chicken wings and chicken tenders, pulled pork, brisket, ribs and more. There are also cornbread, garden salad and corn trays, deli and slider breads, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, barbecue baked beans and more. Items are available in pints, quarts or 9x11 trays. Prices vary. 
• T-Bones Meats, Sweets & Catering (66 Union St., Manchester, 488-2828, offers three game-day packages: the Touchdown Tip Pack includes nachos, Buffalo chicken wings, sirloin tips, cookies and brownie bites ($140); the Snack Action Pack includes nachos, Buffalo chicken tenders, baby back ribs, cookies and brownie bites ($160); and the Stick to Your Ribs Pack includes Buffalo wings, baked macaroni and cheese, baby back ribs, cookies and brownie bites ($160). Order before noon on Saturday, Feb. 4. Pickup is available Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Van Otis Chocolates (341 Elm St., Manchester, 627-1611, offers game day chocolate and nut party platters, including platters with limited edition flavored cashews, available in salt and pepper, sour cream and onion, and cheddar. 
• You You Japanese Bistro (150 Broad St., Nashua, 882-8337, has sushi party platters available for takeout on game day. 

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