5 Local Snacks and Drinks Perfect for Super Bowl Sunday — Plus 5 Game Day Restaurant Specials

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It’s Super Bowl time, and even though no one in the Bay Area is very happy about how the 49ers vs the Rams turned out, it doesn’t mean we have to miss out on one of the most important aspects of the game — eating. We’ve rounded up some local drinks and snacks to keep you and your friends fed while you’re watching, or if you feel like getting something from a restaurant, we’ve rounded up a few local eateries offering specials for game day.

Snacking Supplies

East Brother Beer

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This Richmond-based brewery has a few tips to make sure you’re a Super Bowl super host. If you’re looking for a great beer that keeps the ABV low to make sure your guests make it past the first quarter, try their Red Lager. The brewery’s taproom manager suggests going with light, crisp beers to help keep things from getting to heavy when paired with snacks, making the Bo Pils a perfect choice. Otherwise, you can’t go wrong with a classic Gold IPA, an eternal crowd pleaser.

Papalote Salsa


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In 1999 brothers Miguel and Victor Escobedo, along with Victor’s wife Jodi, opened Papalote Mexican Grill on 24th Street in the heart of the San Francisco Mission district. Their Roasted Tomato Salsa is known as “La Salsa de San Francisco” and has been praised by the likes of Bobby Flay — pair it with your favorite tortilla chips and you’re set.

Johnny Doughnuts


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Football doughnuts are a must on game day. Johnny’s will have theirs in team colors and plus football chocolate vanilla cream bismarks available on Sunday, February 13th in limited quantities — pre-order online or call your preferred shop to reserve. A local institution, Johnny’s fresh doughnuts are handmade in small batches each morning with all local, organic ingredients. Stop by the shop in the West End, the SF outlet, or have the food truck come to you.

Cowgirl Creamery Cheese

For any Marin resident (and cheese lover) it’s impossible to not know Cowgirl Creamery. Located in Point Reyes, this iconic creamery produces glorious cheese found in our local markets and retail stores. Pair any of their incredible cheeses with crackers from other Marin favorites like Rustic Bakery or Brickmaiden Breads, and you’re in for a treat.

Mill Valley Boards


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A passion for creating beautiful tablescapes led Mill Valley native Debbie Faubel to launch a business creating so-called grazing tables for everything from birthday celebrations to weddings. A mini board is perfectly sized for one while the large serves up to 12, ideal for a Super Bowl gathering.

Restaurants Specials



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Try a new take on game day grub with Island style BBQ and snacks from this unique Guamanian spot in San Francisco’s Mission District. Their Super Bowl box includes: red rice, Guam style BBQ pork ribs, chicken Kelaguen tacos, crispy Ko’ko’ wings, house chips and wasabi ranch dip and Fina’denne. Limited availability; orrder before 12 p.m. Saturday Feb 12 and pickup Sunday Feb 13 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Tam Commons


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Pub grub like karaage “popcorn” chicken, French bread pizza, and big meaty plates of ribs and tri-tip with all the fixin’s define the menu from chef Chris Lyon at this brewpub in downtown San Rafael. Tam Commons will have Pliny The Younger on tap during the Super Bowl. Piny tickets go on sale at noon on Feb 13. — they will tap the keg when the game kicks off at about 3:30pm. One ticket per person.

Rozmary Kitchen


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After the pandemic forced Nick Rappoport from his job as chef de cuisine at Pinterest, he and co-owner and life partner Melissa Johnson pursued a dream to open their own business. Named after each of their moms (Rose and Mary), the business serves sandwiches like warm pastrami and collard greens, sweet and spicy butternut squash, and Rozmary turkey at the Marin Civic Center Farmers’ Markets in San Rafael on Thursdays and Sundays. Pick up your Super Bowl Sunday pre-orders at the Marin Civic Center Farmers’ Market on Sunday, Feb 13 between 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Pre-order by 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 12.

International Smoke

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International Smoke is the wildly popular collaboration between award-winning Chef Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry. Inspired by Curry and Mina’s shared love of global travels and international cooking techniques, the restaurant focuses on woodfired steaks, seafood, ribs, and vegetarian entrees. The restaurant is offering a Super Bowl Big Game Pack that serves 4-6 people and includes: smoked Buffalo chicken wing blue cheese, ranch, carrots and celery, 1 dozen; tri tip sliders, chimichurri, pickled onions, duck fat fries, six each; BBQ rib tip mac and cheese cornbread crumble, scallions; and a 6 pack of Montucky Cold Snacks lager. Available Sunday Feb 13, $125.00.

Pig in Pickle

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Fresh local ingredients and the highest-quality brisket, pork, ribs and chicken comprise the menu of this Town Center eatery. Sauces are crafted to represent the best American barbecue regions, from Memphis to South Carolina. House-made pickles, buns and sausages will keep you coming back. Super Bowl pre-orders are available at both locations until Thursday, Feb 10 at 8 p.m. — Super Bowl special menu items are only available at the Corte Madera location.

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