Local restaurants helping you homegate like a pro for the big game

We all know the food is the highlight of the game. Photo via Unsplash

The Super Bowl is happening February 7th which is right around the corner. Whether your team made it or not, we all know the spotlight is really on the food. Before you order the same old spread as past years, check out a handful of Birmingham spots helping you homegate like a pro.

First things first—small bites + appetizers

Whether you’re completely committed to the game and tend to snack when you’re nervous or don’t care at all and are just there for the food, these Birmingham spots are serving up the small bites that pack a big punch.

Avondale Common House

Say hello to Loaded Totchos. Photo via Avondale Common House’s Facebook
  • What: Loaded Totchos (crispy tots, bacon, green onion, queso and sour cream)
  • Location: 4100 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Website

El ZunZun

Nothing goes better with pigskin than pigskin. Photo via El ZunZun’s Facebook
  • What: House-made chicharrones cooked with chili, lime seasoning and fresh pico de gallo
  • Location: 4105 Crosshaven Dr, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
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Bobby Carl’s Table

Corndogs, but make them mini. Photo via Bobby Carl’s Table’s Facebook
  • What: Conecuh Corn Dogs
  • Location: 2031 Cahaba Rd, Mountain Brook, AL 35213
  • Website

You’re going to need to wash that down with your favorite local beer

As soon as kick-off happens, it’s time to pour a cold one. Head to your favorite local brewery to stock up before the game because it just wouldn’t be a homegate without a good brew.

Beer Hog

Beer Hog’s main focus is local craft brews. In their retail store, they carry over 300 additional varieties of beer from all over the world that you can take home in either cans or bottles.

What brew are you into? Photo via The Beer Hog’s Facebook
  • Location: 112 Bowling Ln, Pelham, AL 35124
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Hop City Birmingham

Hop City is what I’d like to consider the mecca of local beers and wine. Find your favorite brew and they’ll have your growler ready to take home.

Might as well get 2 for good measure. Photo via Hop City Birmingham’s Facebook
  • Location: 2924 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Website

Back 40 Brewing Co.

Want a growler, but don’t want to take off your pajamas? Back 40 Brewing will bring as many growlers as you need for the big game right up to your window. Just make sure to have your I.D. ready.

They are currently not filling outside growlers at the time due to safety precautions. Photo via Back 40’s Facebook
  • Location: 3201 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Website

Wings because…DUH

Moving right along to my personal favorite—wings. Whether you like ’em mild, spicy, dry or dripping in sauce, these places know a thing or two about making great wings.

Saw’s BBQ

You can’t beat the white BBQ sauce. Photo via Saw’s Street Kitchen on Facebook

Slice

Wings for the win. Photo via Slice Birmingham’s Facebook
  • What: Fire baked wings marinated, grilled and finished in the oven in a cast iron skillet until crisp + served with ranch or blue cheese dressing
  • Location: 725 29th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233 | 3104 Timberlake Dr, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
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EZ Street Wings

Maybe all eyes won’t be on the game after all. Photo via EZ Street Wings
  • What: 50 piece wings with your choice of flavors
  • Location: 5005 Jefferson Ave SW, Birmingham, AL 35221
  • Website

Ribs because BBQ is always a touchdown

Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q

That’s what my plate will be looking like for the game. Photo via Bob Skye’s Facebook
  • Location: 1724 9th Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020
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Dreamland BBQ

Nothing like some Dreamland ribs. Photo via Dreamland
  • Location: 1427 14th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205 | 101 Inverness Cors, Meadowbrook, AL 35242
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Miss Myra’s Pit Bar B Q

Brandon at Miss Myra’s Bar-B-Q’s BBQ making some of the best BBQ around. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
  • Location: 3278 Cahaba Heights Rd, Birmingham, AL 35243
  • Website

For those who want a ~pizza~ the action

Iron City Pizza

Vulcan Veggie. Photo via Iron City Pizza’s Facebook
  • What: The Vulcan Veggie piled high with onions, mushrooms, baby tomatoes, olives, eggplant, peppers, basil and olive oil drizzle
  • Location: 2012 Magnolia Ave S r3, Birmingham, AL 35205
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Pizzeria G.M.

Cacio e Pepe Pizza. Photo via Pizzeria GM’s Facebook
  • What: Cacio e Pepe pizza (Finocchiona, cacio di roma cheese, arugula and black pepper)
  • Location: 600 Oak Grove Rd, Homewood, AL 35209
  • Website

Pazzo Big Slice Pizza

Slices so big you won’t believe it! Photo via Pazzo Big Slice, Facebook
  • What: A giant cheese pizza
  • Location: 1678 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 35216
  • Website
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  • Chaise is a brunch-loving Content Producer and helps manage the Bham Now Instagram account.