IN THE D: Takeout Options for Sunday’s Big Game

By: Scott Davis | January 27, 2015

While Sundays typically mean the end of the weekend and signify the dreaded Monday morning to come, this week will be different. Why, you ask? Because this week will be no ordinary Sunday. It’s Super Sunday!

Now, let’s talk football. The Seahawks look to repeat as champions on Sunday, while the Patriots hope to win the big game for the fourth time in franchise history. Whether you have any allegiance to either team, the Super B…I mean the football championship game is a marquee event in the sporting world. This weekend brings together die-hard football fans (like yours truly), casual fans, bandwagon fans and even non-fans. Even those who have no interest in the game at least tune in for the commercials or halftime performance.

If you are throwing a party, having a small get together with friends and relatives or are just looking for some grub during the big game, you’re going to want to be aware of your options. There are plenty in the area. Some Super Sunday essentials may include: hot wings, sub sandwiches, chips and dips or pizza. Of course, options do not have to be limited to the aforementioned food items, it’s your world.

If cooking seems like too much work on the day of the biggest sporting event of the year, perhaps check out some carryout or catering options:

Hot Wings

Sweetwater Tavern, 400 E. Congress St., Detroit, is known for its authentic wings and other foods. The website reads “One-of-a-Kind Wings—One-of-a Kind-Tavern” and is a Downtown Detroit favorite. Needless to say that this establishment does wings right. The wings are delivered fresh each morning and marinate in herbs and spices for 24 hours. I hear that once you try a wing from Sweetwater, you’ll be hooked for life. It’s time to test this theory. There are also a few Sweetwater Express locations.

Your Mother’s Food and Spirits, 61 N. Walnut, Mt. Clemens, is also known to have out-of-this-world wings. The menu is packed with other great options too, but the wings are the hot commodity here. Any size party can be accommodated, as wings are offered in 12 pieces,  16 pieces, 24 pieces, 50 pieces or for you popular folks, 100 pieces! You also have your choice of any of the 17 signature sauces offered! The chicken wings are delivered fresh, then seasoned, hand-breaded and fried twice—guaranteeing a tender meal. If anything else, the name is quite intriguing.

Give Mister Spots in Ann Arbor a whirl for wings as well.

Subs/Sandwiches

Mudgie’s, 1300 Porter St., Detroit, is another favorite amongst Detroiters. The authentic artisan deli has been voted as Detroit’s best deli five years running in The Metro Times “Best of Detroit” and has won countless other awards. It offers a great menu, full of sandwiches, soups, starters and more. Mudgie’s also caters—perfect for your potential event this Sunday. It fairly recently acquired a liquor license as well, serving wine, beer and mead in-house or to go! If you’re having a small, casual event, Mudgie’s also delivers.

Dagwood’s Deli and Catering, 33179 Grand River, Farmington, is a top-notch choice for sandwiches. The Downtown Farmington deli’s menu consists of a ton of options, including specialty sandwiches, pita wraps, roll ups, family favorites and much more. It is an ideal sandwich shop for just a few people, or for a whole party via the catering option. Catering choices include main trays, party subs, large tossed salads and breakfast trays, just to name a few. Dagwood’s will even deliver, how convenient! Since 1984, the deli has been providing great sandwiches to Metro Detroit.

Pizza

PizzaPapalis has locations all over Detroit (Greektown and Rivertown) and the metropolitan area (Bloomfield Hills, Dearborn, Southfield, and Troy). Deep dish, Chicago-style, thin crust, pan pizzas and more are offered at this wonderful establishment. Only the finest meats, veggies and ingredients are used on the pies here. If you’ve never had it, you are yet to live. Sunday provides a perfect opportunity with the catering services provided. Some things to keep in mind: one deep dish pizza feeds at least five people, as does the 17-inch thin crust pizza, give or take how hungry you all are. PizzaPapalis is a must-try. If you are just looking for a pizza or two and don’t have time to get to a location, delivery is also available!

Niki’s Detroit, 735 Beaubien St., Detroit, resides in the heart of Greektown and plays the role of favorite pizza for many Detroiters. In fact, the pizza here has been voted as one of “America’s Top 25 Pizzas” by GQ Magazine. Niki’s offers a wide variety of Greek and traditional toppings, and in the opinion of many, is the best square deep dish pizza in Detroit. Order a couple of carryout pizzas for Super Sunday and you’ll be sure to please your guests. Just watching the game with the family? Try Niki’s weekend family deal: one large pizza with the choice of one topping and a Greek salad for $20 (offered every Saturday and Sunday).

Word of the wise: get your orders in at least one day early if applicable. That way, the restaurant will be prepared to complete your order and you’ll be prepared to serve it. The last thing you want is a house full of hungry guests and nothing to feed them.

Didn’t see anything you like? Read our article on local catering companies, and if there is still time left, have one of them help you out with your get together.

Whatever you decide to do for the big game, enjoy it! It’s the last game of football we have left for several months… how sad. Happy Super Sunday, y’all!