Ordering takeout for the Super Bowl party doesn't have to mean spongy 5-foot party sandwiches. Restaurants you wouldn't normally consider takeout joints are prepping special to-go menus for Sunday's game.
Sushi Kappo Tamura
Eastlake's upscale Japanese spot is offering four decadent sushi platters at special discounted prices. These range from a cornucopia that includes eight assorted rolls and 20 pieces of velvety nigiri ($90), to the Chisai Platter: five rolls, ten nigiri ($60).
Rain Shadow Meats
The Rain Shadow Press ($100) is a 24-inch party sandwich that can feed 20 of your friends, and is stuffed with the butcher shop's best smoked ham, roast beef, and salami. The 18-inch Romesco ($36) serves up to 12, less if you invite that guy. Every party has one.
Go Italian with La Spiga's lasagna, which can be ordered baked or unbaked. The small tray ($72) serves up to eight, while the large ($140) can feed 18. Four different antipasto platters can also be ordered in three different sizes, featuring a variety of artisan cheeses and cured meats.
Our 2013 restaurant of the year is doing takeout that's actually somewhat healthy, but still gamewatch-appropriate. The special Super Bowl menu ($60) feeds four, and includes hummus, beet and yogurt salad, gluten-free crackers, and garlic chicken wings.
Slab Sandwiches and Pie
John Sundstrom's Super Bowl Party Platter ($120) includes a trio of 2-foot sandwiches featuring salami, smoked brisket, and a vegetarian option. The sunchoke chips with truffle dip and salted chocolate chip cookies will help contain the snack attack. Double the order if feeling particularly ambitious.