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Super Bowl catering options in NYC: Barbecue, fried chicken and more

You have a group of friends coming over to watch the Super Bowl, but haven’t bought any food.

Relax, it’s not PB&J sandwiches time yet. There are plenty of spots that will cater your pigskin-watching party and make sure your friends want to turn up for the big game.

Parm

Not quite sure how many guests to expect?
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Not quite sure how many guests to expect? It's best to have options food-wise. And leftovers aren't a bad thing. From the sandwich shop's Kick-Off Package ($140), a sandwich platter that serves 6, to the Field Goal Package ($230), a sandwich platter, 30 wings and choice of salad that serves 12, to the Touchdown Package ($545), a feast that serves 25 and includes a large sandwich platter, 60 wings, two salads, and a meat and cheese platter, you can't go wrong here. (To order: Place by Friday at trycaviar.com for deliveryor or parmnyc.com/catering for pickup.)

Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque

Football and barbecue are practically made for each
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Football and barbecue are practically made for each other. Pig out on the Super Bowl Sunday takeout special of one pound each of brisket and pulled pork, one full rack of spare ribs, one large order of burnt end baked beans and coleslaw for $85 (serves 5-6 people). The catering a la carte menu is also available.(To order: By 5 p.m. Friday at mqbiggame.com for pickup.)

The Dutch

If you like fried chicken (you do!), this
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If you like fried chicken (you do!), this feast from the Andrew Carmellini restaurant comes with a 16-piece fried chicken bucket, sides of coleslaw, baby lettuce salad with buttermilk dressing, chipotle-scallion cornbread, honey butter biscuits, hot sauce and a whole apple pie. The $150 meal feeds 4-8 people. (To order: Via Eventbrite by 8 p.m. Friday; pickup Sunday, noon-6 p.m., at 131 Sullivan St.)

Má Pêche

Watching the Patriots take on the Eagles may
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Watching the Patriots take on the Eagles may leave a bad taste in the mouths of many Jets and Giants fans, but David Chang's Asian-influenced comfort food will make your taste buds cry with delight and the long offseason easier to bear. A package fit for 8-10 people includes either habanero fried chicken ($275), pictured, or pork rack char siu ($350), and comes with chorizo mac and cheese, pork bun, broccoli salad and wedge salad. (To order: Email your name, number and desired pickup time (Sunday 3-5 p.m.) to mpreservations@momofuku.com by Friday; pickup at 15 W. 56th St.)

The Meatball Shop

If you're going to host an awesome Super
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If you're going to host an awesome Super Bowl fiesta, you'd better have some balls. Or, a bucket of balls. Get 25 (choice of classic beef, spicy pork, chicken or veggie) topped with a sauce (classic tomato, spicy meat, mushroom gravy, Parmesan cream or pesto) for $40. Or, make it a package with a tray of Buffalo Balls, a bucket of balls and two sides, priced depending on number of people. (To order: Via themeatballshop.com for pickup or delivery; no deadline)

Virgil’s Real BBQ

Planning on entertaining some power eaters who'd rather
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Planning on entertaining some power eaters who'd rather gorge themselves than watch the halftime show? The Times Square spot has several options. The Smokin' Touchdown Platter (for 15 or more people) offers a choice of three sandwiches served with potato salad and coleslaw ($15 per person). The Pigskin Kickoff Platter (10-12 people) gets you two large trays of wings, two racks of ribs, three pounds of brisket, cornbread, sides, slider buns and Virgil's BBQ sauce ($199.95). Or, go for the Southern Halftime Patter (15-18 people) and get four small trays of trash ribs, four whole fried chickens, five pounds of pulled pork, five portions of biscuits, sides, buns and sauce ($299.95). For the ultimate pig out, order the Pit Master Field Goal (15-18 people) with four large trays of wings, four racks of ribs, four pounds of pulled pork, cornbread, sides and more ($325.95). (To order: Call 212-921-9494 or email cateringv44@virgilsbbq.com at least 24 hours in advance for delivery or pickup at 152 W. 44th St.)

Empellon

The Super Bowl may be the epitome of
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The Super Bowl may be the epitome of American football, but if you want more of a futbol flavor, check this out: Empellon is offering a food package to sack your hunger, including guacamole (pictured), shishito peppers, queso, skirt steak tacos, red chile pork tacos and canela cookies (serves 10) for $245. (To order: Email catering@empellon.com or online at catering.empellon.com at least 48 hours in advance; for delivery or pickup at 510 Madison Ave.)

Murray’s Cheese Shop

Murray's is more than just cheese. Its Super
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Murray's is more than just cheese. Its Super Party Platter (serves 8-10, $125) includes jalapeno-bacon poppers, Buffalo wings, mac and cheese balls, and a choice of queso fundido, salsa and guacamole, crab and artichoke dip, or pimento dip. There's also a sandwich platter (serves 4-6, $65) with choices including Italian hero, eggplant parm, pulled pork or cheesesteak. And it's not a party without some turkey meatballs ($30/dozen), loaded fingerling potatoes ($30/dozen), pulled pork sliders ($45/dozen), or Buffalo mac & cheese (serves 8-10, $75). (To order: Call 212-243-3289 ext. 640, or email catering@murrayscheese.com. by noon Saturday; delivery or pickup at 254 Bleecker St.)

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