It's time for the most American of traditions where hours of TV watching and unabashed fried food gluttony is celebrated.
While the battle between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens is shaping up to be a great one, it's the food that really makes Super Bowl Sunday memorable.
In our unending quest to make your lives just a little bit easier, we here at Patch pulled together a list of some local ideas for game time partying. If we missed one, let us know in the comments.
Durbin's - Evergreen Park
10240 S Kedzie Ave; (708) 499-0022
Durbin's calls this their "Famous Super Bowl Special" and they sure don't go short on the traditional game day grub. For $35 you will receive appetizers, pizza, drinks and your dinner of choice. Options include barbecue ribs, fired chicken, jumbo shrimp or hot wings. All dinners come with fries and garlic bread. They are taking seating reservations now.
115 Bourbon Street - Merrionette Park
3359 W. 115th Street; 708-388-8881
Tickets are available for the annual Super Bowl Party at the suburban hot spot. For $30 you can watch the big game while enjoying an appetizer buffet, dinner and drinks. Well drinks, domestic beer and wine are included in the deal. Reservations can only be made after tickets are purchased.
Calabria Imports - Beverly
1905 W. 103rd Street and 3512 W. 95th Street; (773) 396-5800
If you are staying in, pick up some great local eats. Specials include a $29.99 sub deal that includes a three foot sandwich and choice of salad and a $44.99 chicken and mostaccioli special that comes with salad and garlic bread that feeds six to eight people. If you are having a crown over try the Hail Mary special for $59.99. That one comes with Italian beef, sausage, a sub and salad and feeds up to 12. Orders have to be placed by Saturday.
Tailgators - Oak Lawn
9256 S.Cicero Ave., Oak Lawn; 708-423-1350
Tailgators is offering a super deal for Super Bowl Sunday. For $30 a person, enjoy an open bar and a half-time pizza and wings buffet provided by Fox's Pizza. The bar will be raffling off 47-inch LED TV, plus Melissa will be working.
Krauss Gaslight Lounge - Oak Lawn
5130 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn; 708-422-9812
The venerable Krauss's Gaslight still has tables available for its big game blowout, including $1 pints, $2 domestic beer and a food buffet for $12.50.
Quigley's South Side Irish Pub - Oak Lawn
4010 W. 111th St., Oak Lawn; 708-952-4774
The doors open one hour before game time at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Quigley's is offering a Super Bowl package ($35 per individual, $60 per couple) that gets you all the dometic and house wine you can drink during the game. The buffet is also available for $12, with drinks at the regular price.
95th Street Bar and Grille/Hilton Oak Lawn
9333 S. Cicero Ave., Oak Lawn; 708-425-7800
Watch the game on an 8 X 8-foot TV screen while enjoying free nachos, soup and chili bar between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Pitchers of Bud are $10.
Homestead Barr - Oak Lawn
9306 S. Central Ave, Oak Lawn; 708-857-7784
The buckets of beer will be flowing during game time at the old Homestead Barr, along with a complimentary half-time food spread. Buckets of domestic beer are on sale for $12 during the game.