Football fans across the Bay Area are getting set for the most anticipated SuperBowl in a long time, with the San Francisco 49ers set to take on the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. As ever, once-a-year football fans will be joining season-ticket-holding fanatics for a day of hot wings and hot takes on the outcome of the game. Planning your own SuperBowl party? You can save time and money, and support your local economy by shopping local in Novato.
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 and the own-brand favorites you’ll find at Trader Joe’s. 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 Jimmy Garoppolo 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.
Ready to think beyond the pie? How about a take-out platter from Panda Express? Or sandwiches for the whole crew from Checker NY Deli in Vintage Oaks. For a high-end approach to outsourcing your party catering, Novato’s Forks and Fingers offers big event menus that’ll score points with your guests, whether the teams on TV do the same or not.
And if you’ve been looking for an excuse to trade in your reasonably-big flat screen TV for an enormous flat screen TV, there’s still time to get down to CostCo, where the price of big screen entertainment is better than ever. Already admiring your mile-high 4K TV? Home Cinema Center will set you up with an audio system to match it. For a beer with 4K flavor, head over to Beercraft’s Novato bottle shop for a selection of craft ales that would impress any beer snob.
Just want to catch the game in good company at a local bar? You can always check out some of the locally-brewed ales on offer at Moylans, soak up the ambience at Finnegan’s Marin, or visit one of Novato’s other welcoming neighborhood watering holes. Tucked away on Railway Avenue, Novato’s own microbrewery, Indian Valley Brewing is celebrating their one-year anniversary on SuperBowl Sunday, with a special party that includes live music from “power acoustic” duo Black Cat Bone, and the opportunity to watch the big game while enjoying their locally-brewed beers and some good eats from Taquiza Los Cuñado, who will be serving up tacos and burritos.
Whoever wins the SuperBowl, it’s an excuse for a celebration that’s hard to resist. Don’t forget to support the businesses who provide great local service in Novato all year long.