Get Ahead of the Game
1. Break out the Basics
Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest sales day for most pizzerias, including The Upper Crust. They sell 400 to 500 pizzas on this unofficial American holiday. Make sure you place your order early—they suggest calling two hours in advance.
49b Brattle Street, Cambridge. Daily 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. $3 for a plain cheese slice. 14” for $11.75 and 18” for $15
2. Wings n’ Things
Grab a bowl of the ultimate football snack (well, maybe second to pizza) from John Harvard’s Brew House. Their wings are deep-fried and covered in your choice of Thai Peanut, Buffalo, Garlic Parmesan, Sesame Glazed, or BBQ sauce. Get 45 in honor of the Super Bowl and eat them all yourself (or share—recommended).
33 Dunster Street, Cambridge. Mon.-Thurs.: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.; Fri.-Sat.: 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.; Sun: 11:30 a.m. to midnight. Eight Wings for $5.99, 16 for $9.99
3. Don’t Phunk with My Heart
Get pumped for the halftime show and crank up that Black Eyed Peas playlist. This group will be boom boom powing across the stage, and there might even be another rendition of Oprah’s “I Gotta Feeling” flash mob.
4. Game Face
How many points is a touchdown worth? How many Super Bowl MVPs has Joe Montana won? Test your football prowess and see how many trivia questions you can answer in two minutes on the official Super Bowl 2011 website. Difficulty levels range from Rush (easy) to Hail Mary (expert).
5. Bro Out
FM scoured the Square for the cheapest 12 pack of Bud, and 7-Eleven is the winner. It’s also not a bad place to stock up on chips and salsa.
40 JFK St, Cambridge. 12 pack of Budweiser, $10.99. Open 24 hrs, daily.