This is what sports bars live for. Restaurants, too. Of course, it’s Super Bowl 3:30 p.m. Sunday this weekend and the hometown Seattle Seahawks are taking on the Denver Broncos in New Jersey. You knew that, right?
However, two places you won’t able to watch the big game is at Bar Dojo at Five Corners or Epulo Bistro on Main Street. The owners say they are considering Sunday a holiday – Seahawk Super Bowl Day – and will be closed in observance of the holiday. Hey, employees want to watch the game too!
But here’s a look at a few spots around town that do have Seahawk-flavored specials now or on Sunday. If we missed something, let us know by emailing [email protected].
American Brewing Co.: Get ready for some amazing sound with new speakers. Lots of beer, of course, and beer-soaked hot dogs. Doors open at 2 p.m. Stay tuned for information on the brewpub’s upcoming third anniversary party.
A Very Taki Tiki Bar & Grill: Enjoy beer, shots, and sports pitcher specials while viewing the game on 13 screens. Game-day specials and happy hour.
Channel Marker: The popular sports bar will be one of the loudest places in Edmonds, and you’d better get there early. There are 10 big-screen TVs and almost 20 beers, domestic and microbrew, on tap.
ChurchKey Pub: The owners like to say that the Seahawks have not lost since this Fourth Avenue North establishment opened its doors just before the New Year. The Super Bowl will be playing on the pub’s big-screen TVs. Doors open at 10 a.m. on the weekends.
Demetris Woodstone Taverna: Edmonds’ award-winning tapas restaurant has its third annual Super Bowl party, and this one will be special as the home team is playing. Demetris’s all-you-can-eat buffet is $38, and there will be happy hour drink specials and $10 domestic beer buckets. In addition, Demetri’s will be handing out prizes throughout the game, including a K-2 snowboard. Celebrating at home? Order a party tray to go. Demetris features a 60-inch TV at the bar and four other 50-inch TVs.
Gallaghers’ Where-U-Brew: This is the place to go if you want to get a fresh, homemade batch of beer for your Super Bowl party. Growlers available too, of course, of you can simply visit for a pint. Dennis Gallagher has unveiled a new brew, a Mug Club beer called the Olympic Gold Blonde. It’s a smooth, 7 percent brew with oatmeal, chinook and simcoe hops.
Hamburger Harry’s: Come in for $3.50 well drinks and $3 Bud Light drafts. After Seahawk touchdowns, you can get $3.50 Fireball cinnamon whiskey shots. Happy hour during the game.
Kafe Neo: The big special here is the Beast Gyro (bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado) with Greek fries and a side of Skittles, the favored candy of the Beast Mode himself, Marshawn Lynch. Wear your Seahawks gear and get 12 percent off in honor of the 12th man.
Las Brisas: The Mexican restaurant will have happy hour prices on drinks and food during the game. Try the taquitos – you won’t regret it.
MVP’s: This sports bar will be hopping with 16 televisions showing the Super Bowl. Guaranteed to be loud when the Hawks score. Food and drink specials will also be available. Among the specials: A Marshawn Lynch Skittles drink with flavored vodka and sprite ($8); blue touchdown drinks, orange vodka colored blue ($5); large order of chicken wings ($9); and jumbo chili cheese dog and fries ($5).
Red Petal Cakes: Order your 12th Man cupcakes before the Super Bowl. Red Petal will only be open from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday so employees can watch the game.
Pagliacci Pizza: Delivery drivers start their “zone coverage” at 2 p.m. to ensure pizza is to your home in time for the game. Try the 12th Man Primo (pepperoni, salami, chicken, Mama Lil’s peppers, olives, and mozzarella with seasoned tomato sauce), and you’ll get a pack of Skittles with it, while supplies last.
Rory’s: $3 Coors Light pints on Sunday during the Super Bowl. Get there early if you want someplace to sit. Rory’s will get super loud. Lots of big-screen TVs to get you pumped.
Salish Sea Brewing Co: Edmonds’ newest brewpub, which recently had its Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting, will be open for the game. Get your growlers early.
Scott’s Bar & Grill: Happy hour food and drinks in the bar during the Super Bowl.
Waterfront Coffee Co: Sip a Beast Mode Mocha, white chocolate mocha topped with chocolate whip. Plus, if you visit their Facebook page, you’ll see a special offer that could earn you a free flavor for your drink.
In other restaurant news …
Claire’s remodel completed: Claire’s Restaurant reopened on Saturday after being closed for three weeks for kitchen (new floors, upgraded walk-in freezer) and bathroom remodeling. If you haven’t been to Claire’s for a while, give them a shot. (Recommended: Joe’s Special Our Way breakfast.) It’s a great place and they must be doing something right: the restaurant has been open since 1968.
Food truck is back: Julie Malcolm’s Here and There: An Anywhere Grill is back after a month off to recharge. Look for it at its usual Wednesday location at Fourth Avenue .South and Dayton Street, and Fridays from 5-8 p.m. at American Brewing Co.
Portofino opening delayed: The reopening of Portofino Pizza & Pasta, which closed on Jan. 13 for remodeling and planned to reopen Jan. 24, had been delayed For updates, go to the restaurant’s Facebook page.
Organic milk: Walnut Street Coffee has announced that all of its drinks will feature organic milk. Can you notice the difference in its creamy lattes?
Restaurant owners: Got a new menu? Plan a remodel? Doing something good in the community? Any news, thoughts, or tips on the restaurant scene in Edmonds, from restaurateurs and eaters alike, are appreciated. Shoot an email to [email protected]