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Six Chicago spots for 2012 Super Bowl indulgence

Super Bowl 2012

Sunday, Feb. 5, marks Super Bowl XLVI: the New York Giants vs. the New England Patriots. Here’s a few places where Chicagoland food and football fans can indulge in both.

  1. Cantina 46 on the Gold Coast goes beyond screening the pigskin plays to roasting a whole pig in a Cuban Caja box. $30 gets you a share, plus chips, salsas, guacamole, jicama and avocado salad, frijoles charros and unlimited select beer, sangria and margaritas, beginning at 5 p.m..

  2. O’Donovan’s Pub and Restaurant in North Center’s Super Bowl party offers a variety of drink specials; bratwurst; $5 sloppy joes and chips; and the pint of bacon (with choice of dipping sauces), $1.99, served all day. Dinner specials, $9.95, served 4 to 11 p.m., include a 14-ounce cut of prime rib with homemade horseradish sauce and choice of potatoes, baby back ribs with slaw and potatoes, and flatbread of the day. Twenty 54-inch plasma TVs assure unobstructed football viewing.

  3. Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club in Northalsted hosts a “Madonna-rama” party in honor of the singer’s highly anticipated, half-time performance. Diva Madam X will star during brunch (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.), along with free-flowing mimosas, sangria and bloody marys, $10 with the purchase of a brunch entree. Once the Super Bowl begins, performer Kinley Preston will continue the “Madonna-rama” celebration while the gridiron action plays on seven state-of-the-art screens. Half-price martinis ($6 each), include the “M.D.N.A Martini” (Effen Cucumber, Hpnotiq, Harmonie, St. Germain with a splash of Sprite). Diners can win Madonna DVDs, CDs and posters all day.

  4. Timothy O’Toole’s Pub in Gurnee screens the game on
    30 televisions . Fans can indulge in $16 Miller/Coors buckets of five bottles, a $15 bottomless bloody mary bar, a $20 bottomless mimosa bar and menus that include $8.99 football specials: New England Patriots specials of fried clam strips with fries and coleslaw or a Boston burger topped with Sam Adams beer cheese, bacon and onion rings with fries and Boston baked beans and New York Giants specials of a NY deli sandwich (warm pastrami with coleslaw, Swiss cheese and mustard or NY patty melt (two burger patties loaded high with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing on grilled rye bread served with garlic fries). Reservations for “front row” seats are available.

  5. Jack’s Bar & Grill in Lakeview and Derby in Lincoln Park will feature hearty $40 packages including a platter of wings, mini burgers, fried pickles, turkey subs, tater tots, French fries, Budweiser and Bud Light drafts and well drinks. Groups of four or more may reserve a table.

  6. Brunch in River North offers a chance to stoke up pre-game from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. with $10.99 all-you-can-eat buttermilk and red-velvet pancakes. Wear NFL gear to receive a 10 percent off your bill. The biggest super fan of the morning will win a $50 gift certificate.