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Game-day Grub

Chow down on manly foods this Sunday at parties, restaurants, sports bars during Super Bowl XLV

February 3, 2011
The Maui News
After a grueling football season, the Green Bay Packers will face the Pittsburg Steelers during Super Bowl XLV at 1 p.m. Sunday on KHON-FOX. It’s the NFL’s biggest day, and the question is, “Where will you be and what will you eat?” The National Chicken Council reports that about 1.25 billion chicken wings will be scarfed down in America this Sunday. On Maui, armchair quarterbacks also love wings and other game-day grub. In Kihei, the Sports Page Grill & Bar in Kamaole Beach Center on South Kihei Road will be “party central” all the way from 11:30 a.m. Sunday to 12:30 a.m. Monday. Watch the teams do battle on 26 televisions in every nook and cranny. “We’ll do fried cheese curds for all of you Packers fans,” says owner Mark “Mars” Hoyt, a former executive sous chef for top Maui restaurants. “We’ll also roast beef and serve with red pimentos on Hoagie rolls for Steelers fans. And, I’ll do gumbo with Andouille sausage and chicken, and hand-crafted Angus beef burgers.” “Sports Page has 138 seats, and we will turn the billiards room into a viewing area. We’ll celebrate with the same 15-year-old regalia and pageantry founder Barry Tippett always displayed. We even print our own game-day T-shirts.” StopWatch Bar & Grill in Makawao will celebrate its 17th annual Super Bowl bash Sunday with drink specials as well as door prizes. Early birds may want to grab a seat and try out the new a la carte Sunday brunch that is served from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Settle in, have a Bloody Mary and watch the pregame talks on players and coaches participating in the championship. “Our new brunch options include French toast, pancakes, omelets, loco moco, bagels, home fries and hash browns with a choice of Portuguese sausage or pastrami,” says partner Haru Hiu. “We’ll also serve our regular lunch menu and do a complimentary pupu buffet during halftime. We’ll have buffalo wings, kalua turkey and cabbage, Okinawan sweet potato salad, chicken long rice and a whole bunch of other stuff. For more details, you may call StopWatch at 572-1380.” Moose McGillycuddy’s in both Lahaina and Kihei will do food and drink specials with plenty of football action. “We’ll serve the primanti sandwich, the Moose version of the Pittsburgh favorite,” says Vice President George Watson. “It’s deli-sliced ham with brown mustard, jack cheese, crisp French fries, coleslaw and tomatoes all piled high on grilled sourdough with nothing on the side. It just is what it is for $8.95. Then we’ll do baked macaroni and cheese — our nod to the ‘cheese heads’ from Green Bay, our own recipe with diced ham topped with Spam for $6.95.” Drink specials include 14-ounce Bud or Bud Light draft for $3.50, and 32-ounce “Dolly Part DD” Bud or Bud Light for $5.50. Shots of Rumplemintz, Jameson’s and Soco Lime will be $5 each. But the biggest news is that the Front Street Burrito has opened upstairs at Moose’s in Lahaina. Chef Miguel Reyes makes fresh tamales and chile rellenos along with chile verde, a recipe that came from his mom and grandmother in Mexico. “Sunday, we’ll do menudo, a traditional Mexican hangover helper with cow-feet broth, and huajillo chiles garnished with onions, lime and cilantro,” says Chef Reyes. Call 667-7758. During the Super Bowl from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, all to-go orders at both Denny’s in Kihei and Kahului will be 15 percent off if you wear your favorite team’s sports shirts when you pick up the goods. Call Denny’s Kahului at 873-5550; or Denny’s Kihei at 879-8600. You will find lots of fun at Lulu’s Kihei, as well as discounts on beers, shots and well drinks. As for food, snack on $1 hot wings, $2 chips and salsa, $3 vegetable spring rolls, and $5 mini nachos. You also may enter to win an 18-inch television set. Call Lulu’s at 879-9944. At the new Famous Dave’s Barbecue on Front Street in Lahaina, football fans may enter the drawing for, count ‘em, five, brand- new television sets during the Super Bowl festivities. In addition, you may enjoy beer, shot-and- drink specials along with reasonably priced chicken wings, chips and salsa, mini pork sliders and mini nachos. For Famous Dave’s details, call 661-1125. Wanna host a Super Bowl party at home or are you planning to head to a friend’s house for some island-style grinds and a day of football bonding? TJ’s Warehouse Outlet at 875 Alua St., in the Wailuku Industrial Area, will be open as usual from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, the day before the big game. But take note, it will be closed Sunday. “We have our own fish cutters, and we will make fresh, 12-inch sashimi platters for $34.95,” says TJ’s Vice President Todd Kawasaki. “We’ll also have Heineken and Corona on special.” Since TJ’s used to be a party supply store, it still sells a lot of paper plates, luau bowls, cups, napkins and plastic cutlery. “We will have stacks of macaroni salads, and marinated meats for you to barbecue at your home,” says Kawasaki. “Our phone number is 244-7311.” The store known as the “little giant in Happy Valley,” Takamiya Market, will be open from 8 to 11 a.m. Super Bowl Sunday with ahi and tako poke, sashimi platters, marinated meats and lots of hot pupu items ready to eat. It’s a fundraiser the Wailuku Union Preschool. For takeout orders or more details, call 244-3404. Happy Super Bowl XLV, sports fans!

Article Photos

Bartender Jennifer Brown of the Sports Page Grill & Bar in Kihei will pour “house wine,” better known as shots of Jagermeister, along with draft beer, and will serve lots of gridiron grinds this Sunday.
The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo



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