Game Day Grub Around Town

    Get your game face on – it probably features wing sauce, pizza toppings, hummus, and/or barbecue sauce. Football season is finally here, meaning it’s time cheer on our beloved New England Patriots and chow down on game day grub at a tailgate or local eatery. Check out Dirty Water Media’s Instagram page for tantalizing tailgate ideas or gather some buddies and try these football-themed feasts around town.

    The Supper Club at Capo
    443 West Broadway, South Boston
    Starting Sunday, September 17, The Supper Club at Capo will open one hour prior to kickoff and remain open for two hours after the final play. You won’t miss a moment of the game in this homey space that includes private couches and even a private mini fridge that’s stocked with beers. Call to reserve couches, high top tables, or private spaces, where you can nosh on Chef Tony Susi’s game day fare, featuring platters of paninis and hot trays, as well as large scale snacks for groups of 4 to 6 people. Party platters for game day include the following: Mezze (red pepper hummus, quinoa, tzatziki, roasted carrots, whipped feta & olives), Antipasto (salumi & formaggi, pickled vegetables, roasted peppers & olives), Sicilian Pizza (choose from Margherita, Soppressata, Mushroom, Spicy Sausage, or Bianco), and Meatball Sliders with tomato sugo & provolone.

    CHOPPS American Bar & Grill
    1 Burlington Mall Road, Burlington
    Starting September 10, the Great Room at Chopps American Bar and Grill will serve a special football menu every Sunday and Monday during the 2017 season. Cheer for your team as they make plays on the big screens and join the Football Fan Club for a chance to win prizes and discounts. Fans who stay for all four quarters for any Sunday game will also be entered to win an overnight stay at the Boston Marriott Burlington hotel. The menu may not include pigskin, but it does feature: ATL ‘We Smoked You’ Chicken Wings (hickory, lemon pepper smoked, Alabama white sauce), The Gridiron Grinder (house made sausage, peppers and castle island beer braised onions, whole grain mustard aioli, baguette), Fourth Down Flatbread (braised short rib, gorgonzola cream, seared cipollini onions, arugula), TB12 Chili Dip (pork, beef, veal, red kidney beans, Monterey jack cheese, sour cream , house made spicy chips), three types of Field Goal Bruschetta (braised pork belly, melted taleggio cheese, and truffle vinaigrette; a marinated heirloom tomato, basil, and aged balsamic vinegar; and a rock shrimp, smoked tomato, garlic butter, and herb pesto option), Chopps Charcuterie (Jansal Valley bresaola, local prosciutto, cave aged cheddar, coulommier, fig jam, crostini), and Gronk Goes Nuts (oven roasted whiskey glazed cashews, four roses bourbon, smoked sea salt).

    Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant
    425 West Broadway, South Boston
    Head over to Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant to catch the big game on one of their three projector screen TVs or call ahead to take out a party platter from Chef Nick Dixon’s Football catering menu to serve in the comfort of your own home. The Lincoln football catering menu features: Spicy Wings (pint of blue cheese & celery on the side. half order (40 wings) $50 / full order (80 wings) $100), BBQ Pulled Pork Slider Kit (pint of slaw & Grillo’s pickles on side. half order (24 buns) $50 / full order (48 buns) $100), BBQ Pork Ribs (pint of slaw & Grillo’s pickles on side. half order (2 racks) $50 / full order (4 racks) $100), Picnic Style Fried Chicken (half order (12 pieces) $50 / full order (24 pieces) $100), Smash Burger (cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, Boom Boom sauce. Half order (10 burgers) $130 / full order (20 burgers) $260), Mac & Cheese (toasted cracker crumbs. Half order (8 pounds) $40 / full order (16lbs) $80), and Truffle Mac & Cheese (English peas and toasted cracker crumbs. Half order (8 pounds) $50 / full order (16 pounds) $100). All takeout orders require 72 hours’ notice and must be picked up at the restaurant. Email [email protected] for all orders and inquiries.

    Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar
    412 West Broadway, South Boston
    This Southie hotspot serves updated versions of south-of-the-border fare, and this football season it’s time to gather your friends in a huddle at home for one of their Football Taco Boxes. Executive Chef Matt Drummond is offering two new game day Taco Boxes, inspired by the GOAT and our stoic coach. In addition to the original Loco Taco Box, guests can now dive into The Brady, which serves 5 with 1 pint of Traditional Guacamole and Loco Chips, Loaded Wings (21 pieces), Grilled Street Corn (10 pieces), Street Pan Nachos (2 orders), and 3 Tacos per person (15 total): Chicken Tinga, Carne Asada, Cola Pork Carnitas, for $150, or The Belichick that serves 10 and includes: 1 pint of Traditional Guacamole and Loco Chips, Loaded Wings (40 pieces), Grilled Street Corn (20 pieces), Street Pan Nachos (4 orders), and 3 Tacos Per Person (30 total): Chicken Tinga, Carne Asada, Cola Pork Carnitas, for $295.

    Football Taco Box orders can be placed by phone only at 617.917.LOCO and regular Taco Box orders may be placed by phone at or online at All Taco Box orders must be placed at least 24 hours in advance. All Taco Box orders are available for pick up or delivery and plates, silverware, and disposable chafing kits are available upon request.

    Kerry Stanton
    Kerry Stanton is a recipe writer, culinary instructor, and restaurant consultant. She writes for Dirty Water Media and the Boston Herald. “I will not settle for anything less than exceptional food at every meal. This doesn’t mean that I demand excessive extravagance or prized ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner - I just want well-cooked, properly seasoned food, presented beautifully. I think we all deserve this much.”




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