Super food deals for the Super Bowl

Wings: a staple munchie for the Super Bowl and available at many different Island stores and restaurants for take-out. — File photo by Ralph Stewart

Some of the bartenders and restaurant owners I talked to agree that the Super Bowl is more of a stay-at-home festivity. Nevertheless, these places are celebrating and a few of your take-out spots are offering promotions and specials to make your game day planning a little easier.

Sharky’s in Edgartown is kicking off Super Bowl Sunday, this coming Sunday, Feb. 5, with a family-style pregame party from 12 noon to 3 pm featuring wing specials for both dine-in and to-go orders. The “grown-up” party starts at 4 pm with tailgate food: sausages, hot dogs, burgers, and a full pig roast. Celebrity guest Tracy Bingham, who will be remembered by Baywatch devotees as lifeguard Jordan Tate, will hostess the event and give away at least two 42-inch televisions. Owner JB Blau is hinting at a surprise halftime show as well. Though there is no cover charge, each food station will have its own price and the proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Martha’s Vineyard. Sharky’s in Oak Bluffs is closing at 6 pm on Sunday to concentrate all the fun in Edgartown.

The Wharf in Edgartown has been known to host a football soirée or two. For the big game, free wings will be served in the pub and the regular menu will be available.

Edgartown Pizza is running a pizza special all week in honor of the home team making it to the Super Bowl. Three pizzas with any four toppings are going for $30 (small), $40 (large), and $50 (extra large). If you’re in the market for five pizzas, get 15 percent off the total. On Sunday, they will have wing platters with wings, chicken fingers, Buffalo wings, and fries for $35 and a party size sub tray with five subs, cut into threes for sharing, for $30. Call 508-627-7770 to order.

Whether you’re hosting fans at your house of joining a crowd elsewhere, 7a Foods has game-day snacks taken care of. Pulled pork, meatballs, mac and cheese, and chili are available ($5.95–$12.95). And don’t forget the sweets: cookies, lemon squares, and raspberry bars are being baked for the occasion. Orders should be in by 3 pm on Thursday, pick-ups are on Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm. Call 508-693-4636 for details.

Grace Episcopal Church in Vineyard Haven is stepping outside of their routine to offer their famous lobster rolls on Sunday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Lobster rolls with chips and a drink are $15, hot dogs $3, and pie slices $4. For information and large orders (what a hero you would be, showing up with Grace Church lobster rolls in February!) call 508-693-0332.

Edgartown Meat and Fish Market has all their delicious marinated wings and steak tips as well as sandwich platters, which are all 10 percent off in honor of the game. The market has all the accouterments you’ll need to complete your party from artisanal cheeses, salsas, cured meats, sauces, and rubs.

Visit Tony’s Market in Oak Bluffs, a one-stop shop for your beer, wine, pizza, and sandwich needs. They also have a selection of to-go meals to give you more time to focus on the game. Cronig’s Market and Stop and Shop also have what you need food-wise.

Tisbury Farm Market is offering several plates to satisfy your game-day tastes. Super Italian Meatballs serve 10 people for $39.99 or the Wrap and Roll Tray with freshly baked rolls and tortillas stuffed with tuna, chicken salad, or curry chicken salad also serves 10 for $49.99. For one-dish crowd-pleasers, consider the lasagna, in your choice of cheese, roasted vegetable, or Bolognese, or the eggplant parmesan, each serve a group of 12 to 15 people for $49.99. Call them at 508-693-2223 for more information about their wing plates, meats for the grill, shrimp cocktail, salsa, hummus, guacamole, and fruit and cheese plates. Orders should be in by Friday, Feb. 3.

Enjoy, and Go Pats (no offense to Giants fans, though).


In last week’s column about breakfast on the run, I mentioned that Fella’s in West Tisbury does pizza night on Friday. I erroneously said that they are open till 5 pm. Pizza night actually goes until 8 pm and features whole wheat and gluten-free crusts in additional to traditional white.