LA TIMES DAILY DISH — Super Bowl party time: Tacos, a pig roast, beer pong, Suzanne Goin's chicken wings — by Amy Scattergood
If you're not entirely sure what you're doing on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 1, you probably need to start watching ESPN. It's the Super Bowl, and even if you're not a fan of either the Seattle Seahawks or the New England Patriots, you may like the commercials or, who knows, even Katy Perry, who's doing the half-time show this year. But if you're a football fan at all, it's going to be a fantastic game. With or without Marshawn Lynch's golden shoes.
Even if you know who you're rooting for, you may still need help with the menu. Do you stay home and get back into holiday cooking mode — or do you go out and watch the game at a place where the bartenders will get your beer for you? Happily there are restaurants and bars around town to help you, in either case. Get Suzanne Goin to make your chicken wings for you, Roy Choi to organize a beer pong tournament and make you Korean pub food, or guzzle mezcal while you eat tacos and oyster and bacon omelets at Petty Cash. Oh, and then there's that pig roast.
Kick-off for Super Bowl XLIX is 3:30 p.m., in Glendale, Ariz. No Ice Bowl for you.
Dog Haus Biergarten — The Pasadena hot dog and beer house will have the game on seven flatscreen TVs, including five inside and two on the patio. While you're watching, you can nosh on $1 burger sliders, and plenty of drink specials. There's a build-your-own Bloody Mary Bar, $4 draft beer, $2.50 canned beer, $4 well drinks, and specials on house wine and beer.
The party starts at 11 a.m. 93 E. Green St., Pasadena, 626-683-080, doghaus.com.