The “BIG GAME” (according to sources, it would be copy right infringement to use the actual word SB) is a week away, and although I’m neither a Rams nor Patriots fan (go Giants), I figured it’d be the perfect opportunity to discuss some of my favorite takeout restaurants. Granted, not all of these are what you would consider “BIG GAME food” but no worries, I’m linking to some excellent game food you can make at home from some of my favorite bloggers.
Let’s be real though; not all food makes for good takeout food. Thankfully we now live in a world of Grubhub, Uber Eats and DoorDash but even with those, some food is NOT takeout food. So let’s focus on food that is. Are you having a “BIG GAME” party? Are you making food at home or will you be snagging some takeout?
Roosters famous for their wings are always fresh, hand-breaded and tossed in your favorite Roosters original sauce. With 11 sauce varieties, you can easily make combinations to create your original special sauce. Whole wings are what makes them stand out, and these are my husbands favorite, so we often order takeout from the Grove City location. The original Roosters was in Dayton, Ohio but now has more than 30 locations in Ohio alone. Undoubtedly there is a location near you so check their website. 1650 Stringtown Road Grove City OH 43123 (614) 539-8711 Roosters Wings
4. City BBQ
BBQ lovers listen up! Slow-smoking (18 hour) award-winning barbeque smoked at a low temperature is what you can expect to get at City Barbeque. Every item is smoke on-site since each location has three smokers. They use local hickory wood that never gets turned off — working 24 hours a day. In addition to sides and desserts made from scratch daily, this is the food you want to takeout to feed your hungry crowd. City Barbeque was born in Ohio but is now found in 7 states. Ohio alone has 20 locations. 2261 Stringtown Road Grove City OH 43123 (614) 423-3757 CityBBQ
Columbus might be a landlocked state, but that doesn’t mean it has some delicious sushi offerings. Fusian opened in 2010 after seeing a need in Columbus for simple, fresh and affordable sushi. Customer service is always a top priority which we experience first hand after an employee recognized my daughter, Chloe and started to prepare the pineapple that she always orders with her roll. Fear not, if you’re worried about taking sushi takeout. Fusian once assured me that takeout is good for 4 hours after you get it home. So you grab your food, take a long trip through Target, snag dessert from your favorite ice cream shop and still make it back in time to eat your meal from Fusian. Wait, that’s just me?!?!? Easton 4190 Worth Ave. Columbus OH 43219 (614) 532-8383; Grandview 855 W. 5th Ave Columbus OH 43212 (614) 670-4323; Clintonville 4214 N High Street Columbus OH 43214 (614) 826-2392 Locations also in Cincinnati, Dayton and Toledo Fusian
2. Hot Chicken Takeover
Starting with a small pop-up window in Olde Towne East to what is now legendary is just a tiny part of Hot Chicken Takeovers incredible story. Food made just like Grandma (whose recipes are what’s on the menu) this food is not only good hot in store but hot at home and then even better cold the next morning ate right out of the fridge (if it lasts that long). Lines out the door and the place is often busy which means you know it has to be good. But HCT is more than just chicken; they care about the people. The people that work for them, their customers, and their community. And if you take anything away from this post, do not leave without snagging one of Miss B’s Banana Pudding. The best in the US. Easton 4198 Worth Ave Columbus OH 43219 (614) 532-7435; North Market 59 Spruce Street (second floor) Columbus OH 43215 (614) 800-4538; Clintonville 4203 North High Street Columbus OH 43214 (614) 754-1151 Hot Chicken Takeover
1. Piada Italian Street Food
Piada opened in 2010 with a mission to create fresh, modern Italian food focused on the preparation of high-quality ingredients and attention to simple cooking. Healthy quality food with convenient (and even fast delivery) for any hectic lifestyle. Piada has a diverse menu with salad, pasta and piada options made with delicious food that taste good even on the run. No more sad salads, dry chicken, chewy pasta or wilted veggies. Too many locations to name so check the website for location info. 4139 Buckeye Parkway Grove City OH 43123 (614) 808.4200 Piada
Are you looking for some delicious game day food at home? Here are some recipes from bloggers I love:
- Mary with A Mission to Save: Black Bean, Corn & Feta Dip
- Christina with Cbus Food Authority: Orzo with Roasted Veggies
- Erin with Feed Me Greens: 10 Healthy, Vegetarian Superbowl Snack Ideas
- Caroline with Columbus Culinary Connection: Blue Cheese-Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
- Courtney with Neighbor Food Blog: Walking Tacos
- Erin with The Spiffy Cookie: Top 10 Favorite Football Worthy Appetizers
- Natalie of Are You Kitchen Me: Buffalo Jackfruit Wonton Cups AND Caramelized Onion White Bean Hummus
I also reached out via SweetlyCBUS and asked for some of your favorite takeout spots. In addition to the ones I listed above, recommendations came in for: Neighbor’s Deli, Nancy’s Home Cooking, Smoked on High, Hounddog’s, Sweet Carrot, Ronin, Rice Bowl, Dewey’s Pizza, McDonald’s, Yats, Buckeye Asian Express, Joey Chang’s, Wing Stop, Caffe DaVinci, Happy House, Kolache Republic, Tommy’s Pizza and Greek Express. Have a favorite I didn’t pick? Or isn’t noted here. Comment so I can check out your fave.