9 Great SF Spots For Game Day Delivery From Caviar
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Though this year’s Big Game won’t be the large sports gathering that it is other years, your schedule for Sunday remains the same: eating way too much food and passing out on the couch by the third quarter. Here are some restaurants that will help you accomplish that.
Square Pie Guys does a bit of everything, from Szechuan dry-fried chicken wings and burgers to salads, and all of it is great. But this restaurant isn’t called Square Pie Guys for nothing - the Detroit-style pizza is the best thing here with thick, chewy, and caramelized crusts and toppings that range from pepperoni cups to corn with ricotta cream.
This Guamanian restaurant in the Mission serves up sweet rolls, beef empanadas, handmade egg noodles with coconut beef, and other Chamorro dishes, the indigenous foods of Guam and the Marianas Islands. But you’re here for the wings, so get their ko’ko wings. They’re tender and juicy and spiced with a secret house blend, and they taste even better after dipped in a tangy lemon fina’denne sauce.
In the search for the best fried chicken sandwiches in the city, all roads lead to Hi Tops. This sports bar in the Castro does theirs right. It stars a juicy chicken breast that’s extra crispy, a sweet coleslaw, and a soft brioche bun. But our favorite part is the tangy and slightly spicy aioli that gives each bite a nice kick. Hi Tops also has corn dogs, buffalo wings, burgers, and other game-day food on the menu that will remind you what it’s like to be in a stadium.
Hot Sauce and Panko in Russian Hill runs a tight chicken wing takeout operation and we’re grateful for it. Their wings are incredible. One order here comes with five pieces for $6.99 (the $11.99 special includes a sweet Belgian waffle). They also have a ton of flavors to choose from, but some of our favorites include salt and pepper; the “green” with cilantro, jalapeño, and ginger; and Korean-style wings slathered in gochujang. They also have a special for the big game - 40 wings for $55. And heads up, sauces are 50 cents extra.
Cracked & Battered
Cracked & Battered is a halal lunch spot that makes everything from chicken and waffles and fried chicken benedicts to nasi goreng topped with fried eggs. If you really want a dish that will get you through halftime, order the fried chicken sandwich. The well-seasoned chicken is juicy and tender, and comes with a refreshing lemony slaw and a nice layer of pickles. You’ll also get some excellent fries on the side. Both Cracked and Battered locations are open - and the Potrero Hill location doesn’t close until 7pm.
If you’re looking for excellent hot dogs, the new-ish takeout-friendly concept from the Trick Dog team nails them: slightly-toasted buns, and delicious toppings and condiments. Get the Mission Dog, a butterflied all-beef hot dog topped with bacon, sauteed onion, and jalapeño spread. And don’t pass on the crispy chicken nuggets, which taste even better after they’re dipped in a side of Quik Dog’s house-made honey mustard.
Basa Seafood Express in the Mission serves everything from sushi and fish and chips to sandwiches and rice bowls. It’s also home to the best poke in the city. Focus on the spicy salmon poke. For $7, you’ll get a tray of buttery-fresh salmon that’s bathed in a creamy spicy mayo and topped with tobiko and red and green onion.
Halal Wings Plus
This Tenderloin spot specializes in halal chicken wings and is great for big orders ($34.99 will get you 50 wings). If your chicken wing goals are less ambitious, opt for the 12-piece order for $8.99. The menu also has a ton of different sauces and dry rubs, but there isn’t a wrong choice. When in doubt, get the honey garlic, which has the right amount of sweetness and some heat from the chili flakes. For minimalist sauce people, lemon pepper all the way. Everything comes with a side of ranch.
The light, airy pizzas from Fiorella hold up great for takeout and delivery. But if you want to give their oven a break (and give yourself something to do if you’re not feeling the halftime show), Fiorella is selling pizza kits with dough, sauce, toppings, and cheese.