The Bay Area is finally hosting the Big Game, which is a bigger reason than usual to throw a big ol’ Super Bowl party. And you can save time and money, and support your local economy by shopping local as part of your party plans.
When it comes to putting on the perfect party spread, you’re spoiled for choices when it comes to 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, without having to hit the freeway.
Looking to slice up the party food like your favorite quarterback slices up defences? 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 several yards of sandwiches from Subway on Grant Ave. 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 on Grant will set you up with an audio system to match it.
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, or visit one of Novato’s other welcoming neighborhood watering holes, like Browns Binyerd or the family owned and operated DeBorba’s.
Whoever wins the SuperBowl, it’s big business for companies all around the Bay Area. Don’t forget to support the ones who provide great local service in Novato all year long.