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Unique Twists on Super Bowl Snacks Around the City

By Mathew Katz | February 1, 2013 7:11am

NEW YORK — There's more to Super Bowl snacks than just nachos and wings.

Restaurants and bars around the city are offering twists on classic football foods for the Super Bowl, spicing up standard meals with a bit of haute cuisine.

While we all love deep-fried, breaded or hot wings during a football game, a special occasion like the Super Bowl is a good time to branch out and try something a little different.

As the winner of the 2012 Best Wings in Brooklyn competition, Greenpoint's Red Star will have wings of all shapes, sizes and flavors available, but your best bet is to try the weird-but-delicious raspberry barbecue wings.

If you've got a big group of people coming by for your beer-fueled football-watching session, Cambodian Sandwich shop Num Pang is offering the Super Pang, a 3-foot jumbo sub stuffed with a variety of fillings, like five-spice pork belly, pulled Duroc pork, peppercorn catfish and grilled hangar steak.

The huge sub costs $85 and must be ordered in advance (by Friday) by calling the shop at 212-867-8889.

At Rockefeller Center's Del Frisco's, 1221 Sixth Ave., waiters will be serving fusion twists on game day favorites, like Cheesesteak Eggrolls with sweet and spicy chili sauce on the side.

Over at Lucky Strike Lanes at 624 W. 42nd St., there's more than just bowling to go with your night of football — there's a tangy grilled apple and brie quesadilla with mustard maple syrup and bacon bits. 

If the typical burger is boring you, the meat experts at Frankies 570 in the West Village will be airing the big game on the 90-inch projection screen and serving meatball sliders.

SoHo lesbian bar The Dalloway has its own projection screen for the game, and Chef Vanessa Miller will offer a healthier alternative to a greasy pizza a veggie flatbread with butternut squash, arugula, fontina and balsamic vinegar. The bar also has a classed-up quesadilla, served with lobster.

For wing-lovers that want an alternative to chicken, Ditch Plains plans on offering fall-off-the-bone barbecued pig wings at both their Upper West Side and West Village locations, along with fried oyster sliders.

Finally, the farm-to-table superstars at Landhaus will be catering a special menu at Williamsburg's The Woods, which will include their signature extra-thick Grilled Maple Syrup Bacon on a stick. The bar will also have a halftime burlesque show — if you're okay with missing out on Beyoncé.