Where to Watch the Patriots Game This Weekend
Chef-owner Brian Poe, of the recently overhauled Bukowski Tavern in Cambridge, will be serving up “Game-Day Dawgs” for $10 from the coin-flip until the final second of the game. This special rendition of Bukowski’s signature “Game Dogs” includes a trio of mini alligator andouille, bison, and venison hot dogs with all the toppings. And if you can’t make it to Cambridge, you’re in luck, because Poe will serve the same special at one of his other restaurants: Estelle’s in the South End.
1281 Cambridge St., Cambridge; 617-497-7077 or bukowskitavern.net/cambridge-2.
Cask ‘n Flagon
Everyone’s favorite pre-game spot during baseball season will transform into a Patriots hub this weekend. Cask ‘n Flagon is sure to be rowdy with the game on their high-def TVs, as well as drink specials like their patriotic red, white and blue cocktail, “The Gronk” (vodka, lemon juice, blue curacao, grenadine, and a splash of simple syrup).
62 Brookline Ave., Boston; 617-536-4840 or casknflagon.com.
Chopps American Bar and Grill
For fans of meat, meat, and more meat, head to Chopps American Bar and Grill in Burlington where the game will be broadcast on 12 flat screens. Kick back at the bar and enjoy executive chef David Verdo’s “Playoffs Package,” which includes the meat-laden Chopp-Lover’s pizza (ground sirloin, pepperoni, applewood bacon, spicy sausage), two signature dry-aged burgers (ground dry-aged beef patty cooked to order and topped with cheddar, barbecue aioli, and crispy onions), and two drafts.
1 Burlington Mall Road, Burlington; 781-221-6643 or choppsamericanbarandgrill.com.
Foundry on Elm
One of Somerville’s most underrated beer bars invites in football fans for a tailgate party that will feature complementary classic football appetizers. Grab a pint from a selection of Notch, Idle Hands, and Peak Organic beers and enjoy free wings, cocktail weenies, pizza, and veggies with various dips. The event will begin at kickoff and will run through the first half of the game.
255 Elm St., Somerville; 617-628-9999 or foundryonelm.com.
Il Casale Cucina Italiana + Bar
For those who want to enjoy the game from the comfort of their home, chef Dante de Magistris has you covered. Invite your friends over and feast on Dante’s party trays of meatballs (half pan of 40 meatballs, or a full pan of 80 meatballs), arancini, baked pasta (tufoli, tomato, basil, mozzarella, béchamel), and insalata (simple greens, cucumber, carrots, radish, aged balsamic vinaigrette). This special menu is available for pick-up at Restaurant Dante or delivery at both the Cambridge and Charlestown locations. Pick-up orders must be placed by Friday, at 5 p.m. Delivery order must be placed by 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.
40 Edwin H Land Blvd., Cambridge; 617-497-4200 or restaurantdante.com.
KO Pies in Eastie is running two specials to pair with the Pats game on Sunday. The first is “pie and a pint,” which includes a draft beer and any of Sam Jackson’s awesome Aussie pies for $10. And for wine lovers? “Roast and a red,” a yet-to-determined roasted meat special with sides and a glass of red wine for $20.
256 Marginal Street Bldg. #16, East Boston; 617-418-5234 or kocateringandpies.com.
Like last weekend, chef Daniel Bojorquez will be setting up a huge screen to show the game at his Somerville restaurant, La Brasa. What’s even more enticing though is that Bojorquez will be serving $1 oysters and unveiling his new, top-secret cheeseburger, that comes to you at the amazing price of FREE. Anyone who purchases two beers from La Brasa’s amazing draft or bottle list will get to try the chef’s cheeseburger, which will incorporate brisket in some form. That’s the only hint he’ll spare. Believe me, I’ve asked.
124 Broadway, Somerville; 617-764-1412 or labrasasomerville.com.
Cambridge’s Lord Hobo is cranking up the sound on all their TVs and rolling out a menu with polenta fries, stuffed peppers, chicken nuggets, lobster rolls, clam chowder, and more. Ever better, because there are only four teams left in the playoffs, chef Nicholas Gardner is only charging $4 for everything. So kick back with a Notch Long Play IPL or Jack’s Abby’s new Hopstitution #3, and stay through the night. The gameday menu starts at kickoff and goes until 11 p.m.
92 Hampshire St., Cambridge; 617-250-8454 or lordhobo.com.
Chef Sarah Wade has prepared a special new menu just for this weekend’s matchup with the Colts. Choose from “The Gronk,” a steak and cheese sandwich served with a double IPA; the “#77 Nate Solder,” an individual portion of seven-layer dipped paired with Boulevard’s Tank 7 saison; or the “Tom Brady: Cream of the Crop,” house-made chicken and dumplings served with a creamy Boddington’s Pub Ale. The Allston restaurant will have the game playing on five televisions, and patrons who arrive early can stake out the private VIP room, which has the capacity to seat up to 10 people.
421 Cambridge St., Allston; 617-787-1117 or lulusallston.com.
Merrill & Co.
Beverage Director Kevin Mabry and new executive chef Chris Bauers test out their brand new bar-centric concept at Merrill & Co. by ushering in Pats fans this weekend. From 1-9 p.m. on Sunday grab $10 bacon cheeseburgers (complementary ‘Gansett tall boy included), 50 cent buffalo wings off Bauers revamped menu, cheap $4 ‘Gansett tall boys, and Mabry’s newly reinstalled Pimm’s Cup Slushies.
1 Appleton St., Boston; 617-728-0728 or merrillandcoboston.com.
Sweet Cheeks Q
Tiffani Faison and Dan Reia will be cooking up plenty of specials for the big game at their standout barbecue spot in the Fenway. Choose from their smoked and fried “Monster Wings” tossed in buffalo sauce; buttermilk fried chicken tenders with a jalapeno ranch dipping sauce; a West Texas chili made with burnt ends, barbecue beans, and ancho chile; or Sweet Cheeks’ new Texas Nachos: crispy salt and pepper potatoes topped with ranch beans, cheddar, scallions, sour cream, house-pickled cherry peppers and a choice of meats (pulled pork, pulled chicken, sausage, burnt ends, or “fully loaded”).
1381 Boylston St., Boston; 617-266-1300 or sweetcheeksq.com.
The Tap Trailhouse
Head to Faneuil Hall on Sunday night to check out the new Colonial-inspired gastropub, The Tap Trailhouse, where Pats fans can watch the game on multiple big screens and enjoy a special $10 meal deal. Boston Nightlife Ventures’ newly installed Chief Culinary Officer, chef Bill Brodsky, will be whipping up his new Noble Dog, a half-pound beef hot dog that is poached in brown sugar and beer, then topped with Boston baked beans. Each dog comes with one of The Tap Trailhouse’s signature ales which are brewed exclusively for them by Newport Storm brewery.
19 Union St., Boston; 617-367-0033 or thetaptrailhouse.com.