YONKERS, N.Y. — Call it Deflate-Plate! A new survey by Blimpie, the iconic sub chain, reveals folks want healthier food choices at their Super Bowl parties even though they often stick to fattening favorites such as pizza, wings and chips.
One in three say they spend $250 or more on a Super Bowl party while 80% of party hosts order in at least part of the food they provide.
In other stats: 41% say they eat more calories on Super Bowl Sunday than Thanksgiving and more than one in four say the Super Bowl should be a national holiday.
Here, some area options for enjoying the day.
Burke's : Festivities start at noon with bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary's ($25). From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. it's Tailgate Madness with $3 select drafts and mixed drinks and a free buffet which starts at 5:30 p.m. Kickoff: 645 Bronx River Rd., 914-237-5137, www.burkesbar.com/ .
Rory Dolan's : Watch the big game on 28 large screen TV's and enjoy a complimentary half time buffet. Pair with one of 45 draught beers, imported and domestic IPAS and get into the football spirit. Kickoff: 890 McLean Ave., 914-776-2946, www.rorydolans.com/ .
X2O : Enjoy the Super Bowl in style with a spread to beqat all spreads. For $125 per person, X20 offers a sushi bar, wings, sausage, prosciutto, fontina, BBQ pork, Jalapeno quesadillas, hot dogs, beer battered shrimp, truffle popcorn, garlic chips, cowboy rib-eye, rack of lamb, honey-glazed ham, tortellini, breast of capon, King salmon, cold antipasto, salad and passed around desserts. Kickoff: 71 Water Grant St., 914-965-1111, www.xaviars.com/restaurants/xaviars-x20-on-the-hudson/ .
Yardhouse : There's a fleet of flatscreens and a great selection of limited and seasonal drafts where you'll also find shareable dishes great for watching the game with friends. Kickoff: 237 Market St, 914-603-7577, www.yardhouse.com/ .
Zuppa: For $60 you get an all inclusive meal of antipasti, cured meats, cheese, pasta and more with a buffet of sliders, and wings at half time. Kickoff: 59-61 Main St., 914-376-6500, www.zupparestaurant.com/ .
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