The Los Angeles Rams bandwagon is in full effect as Novato’s own Jared Goff squares off against Tom Brady and the Pats for Super Bowl LIII. The former Marin Catholic High School, Cal Bears QB and #1 draft pick for the LA Rams is in the spotlight on one of the world’s biggest sporting stages. So even if you only have a passing interest in football, there’s a little extra local pride at stake here. Get set to tuck into some Super Bowl snacks, watch some funny TV ads and cheer on our hometown hero.
Planning a party yourself? When it comes to putting on the perfect party spread, you’re spoiled for choices on food and drink, from the organic offerings at Whole Foods and Nugget Markets on Ignacio, to supermarket staples at Lucky on Grant Ave, the own-brand favorites you’ll find at Trader Joe’s and off-beat bargains from Grocery Outlet. If you’re already headed downtown, Mike’s Liquor is another good place to stock up your party bar.
Looking to slice up the party food like your favorite quarterback slices up defenses? You can always order Domino’s Pizza online (they even have a nifty mobile app for that). Extreme Pizza on Vintage Way offers online ordering, while Little Caesars is a good go-to for bundles of yummy bread-sticks. Novato Blvd. is home to Round Table Pizza, while at the Ignacio Center, Marin’s own Red Boy Pizza rules supreme.
If you want to outsource the eats, and want something a little fancier than pizza, Novato has some great catering options. Put in a call to Forks and Fingers, or check out what’s on offer at Michael’s Sourdough, Maya Palenque or Grazie. And if you’ve been looking for an excuse to trade in your TV for a larger flat screen TV, there’s still time to get down to CostCo, where the price of big screen entertainment is better than ever. Home Cinema Center in Bel Marin Keys can set you up with an equally large TV, plus a killer audio system to match it.
Finally, your Super Bowl options include checking out the game at a local bar. Ghiringhelli Pizzeria is promising Super Bowl specials, a bloody mary bar, 11 flat screen TVs, pizza delivery all day and, no doubt, plenty of amped up local sports fans. Or head out to any one of your favorite local spots, from Finnegans to Trek Winery, and catch the game in Novato. It’s not just a chance to support your local businesses, it’s time to support your local quarterback!