Certainly you’ll be chowing down on wings and nachos and elaborate 11-layer dips all Sunday afternoon long, but that’s no reason you can’t extend the feeding frenzy into a weekend of what we’re calling ‘Murican meals—distinctly American fare. We combed the list of our past Best of Westchester list to find the best bets for stars-and-stripes chow.
Burger: Westchester Burger Co.
White Plains, Rye Brook, & Mt. Kisco
(914) 358-9399 (WP); (914) 305-6095 (Rye Brook); 914-218-3200 (Mt. Kisco)
From healthy salads to juicy burgers, Westchester Burger Co. is guaranteed to satisfy any NFL lover (or hater, for that matter). Build your own ultimate burger and customize it with 6 to eight ounces of Angus beef and your choice of toppings. If you’re stopping by the day after, make sure to order the “hang over,” complete with, you know, 10 ounces of beef and a fried egg—should cure that pounding headache.
Breakfast: City Limits Diner
200 Central Ave, White Plains
Go traditional with personalized pancakes (strawberry, blueberry, or chocolate chip toppings), or take a whack at some of City Limits’ off-beat omelets. Take the huevos rancheros, for example, complete with eggs over easy, a crisp corn tortilla, guacamole, refried beans, and jalapeño jack cheese. And no need to get out of bed early—breakfast is served all day.
Steak: Benjamin Steakhouse
610 W Hartsdale Ave, White Plains
Break from old Super Bowl reruns for a couple of hours and sit down for a dinner at Benjamin Steakhouse. Grab a sizzling steak grilled to perfection by Benjamin’s “steak masters,” or order family style for the entire group and slice it up at the table.
‘Murican: Emma’s Ale House
68 Gedney Way, White Plains
Head to Emma’s for some quintessential ‘Murican comfort food. Start with apps like mac ‘n’ cheese and turkey chili. For a new take on an American favorite, try their Jameson-battered onion rings. Entrees run the gamut: grilled salmon BLTs, free range turkey cobb wraps, and sesame crusted Ahi Tuna, for example, plus burgers and sliders galore.
Bagels: The Bagel Emporium
350 Broadway, Tarrytown
Load up on nearly 20 varieties of fresh bagels. “Best of” designation guarantees they’re delicious. ‘Nuff said.
Vegetarian: Wobble Café
21 Campwoods Rd, Ossining
Sink your teeth into the vermonster panini, filled with apples, arugula, and cheddar cheese with maple garlic aioli. Meanwhile, the vegetable strudel combines ricotta, asparagus, peppers, broccoli, mushrooms, tomato, and caramelized onions in a puff pastry with sun dried tomato cream. The best part: If whatever it is that you’re craving isn’t on the menu, they’ll whip it up for you—just ask.
Ryan Pihota contributed to the reporting for this article