By Michele Stevens Bernard, TSB Staff
Word has it, the party starts at Football-thirty this coming Super Bowl Sunday. Unfortunately, North Texans can’t quite recall what it feels like to have a dog in that hunt, unless of course you count Kelly Clarkson singing the National Anthem. There is that, y’all.
Nevertheless, we have become quite adept at using the weekend to make ready for the houseful of sports-loving neighbors and friends who will gather around the television anyway. So, with all the pre-game-big-screen-tv-buying, house-dusting, floor-sweeping, and game day snack making, chances are many will call it a night early on Friday and Saturday, so as to save energy for some Super Bowl shenanigans on Sunday with the gang. But, for those who do hope to venture out earlier in the weekend, Hank’s Texas Grill provides some Lone Star fun. On Friday night, Hank’s welcome Lone Star music legend and Texas Hall of Famer, Gary P Nunn to the stage. On Saturday, southern rockers, Southbound kick it up notch or two. Tickets for either night can be purchased by clicking here.
But I digress. Back to the big game on Sunday. For those who don’t want to hang at the house but want to take the party to their favorite sports bar and grill, any number of restaurants and watering holes, including Hank’s Texas Grill, will have their doors open for business. The last time I was at The Pub in downtown McKinney on a game day, I couldn’t help but notice the huge pull down screen they used to broadcast the game. This is where you will probably find me come Football-thirty.
For those looking for a “delightfully tacky” time, Hooter’s at the southwest corner of Hwy. 380 and Hwy 75 will host a Big Game party starting at 6pm. Plus, they plan to give away a 42 inch flat screen television after half-time. (Insert Something Flat at Hooter’s Joke Here). Meanwhile, Buffalo Wild Wings, at the northwest corner of Hwy. 380 and Hwy. 75, advertise themselves as the Post-Season Headquarters. They also plan to have a full house and lots of fun on Sunday as well.
Wherever you decide to be on Sunday, to be on the safe side, my suggestion is to contact your favorite establishment today, and ask them to save a place for you and your buds. Walk-ins will surely be welcome wherever you choose to light, but I’d hate the think of you missing kick-off, or worse yet, Kelly singing, while in search of the perfect place to chill. Finally, sports fans, wherever you decide to be on Sunday, have fun, be safe, and don’t forget, Monday is in fact, a work day.