With 30 televsions, and a dark and cool atmophere, Sports Page Grill & Bar will be a winner, when it comes to Super Bowl grindz this Sunday.
"Our doors will open at 11 a.m., and the party starts at noon," says assistant manager and bartender Paige Henderson.
Sports Page will pour Bud, Bud Light and Coors Light draft beers for $2; and you may hunker down to specials such as $2 beef tacos and $3 fish tacos.
Server Tiffany Line (left) and assistant manager/ bartender Paige Henderson of the Sports Page Grill & Bar in Kihei will dish up manly meals for armchair quarterbacks such as the Super Bowl nachos with crunchy chips piled high with jalapenos, guacamole black olives, cheese and your choice of meat; along with juicy burgers; and chicken wings with carrots and celery and ranch or bleu-cheese dressing.
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Rachel Takamiya showcases one of the mixed platters at Takamiya Market, the little giant of Happy Valley.
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TJ’s Warehouse Outlet’s partners and brothers Joel (left) and Todd Kawasaki flank seafood manager Kyle Nishioka.
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In addition, Seattle Seahawk fans may sink their teeth into the Beast Mode burger, named after wide receiver Percy Harvin. It will be big and beefy, for sure, each burger weighing in at a half pound, charbroiled and then topped with sauteed mushrooms, bacon, onions and melted cheese.
"It comes with fries and a side of Skittles, which are Percy's favorite,' says Paige. "But we don't take sides here, as we serve fans of both teams, so we'll also do a Bronco burger with bacon, pepper, onion and cheese, topped with a fried egg and served with crisp onion rings."
Cocktails include the Stranded on Maui, the Life Changing Bloody Mary, and if your team loses, you may want to sip the Mind Eraser.
* Sports Page is located at Kamaole Shopping Center on South Kihei Road. Call 879-0602.
In Wailuku, TJ's Warehouse has been remodeled so you see more products, as you make your way to the new chilled poke bar and the already popular hot bento and okazuya stations.
"Now through Super Bowl Sunday, we're offering $1 off per poound of anything in our seafood showcase," says outlet manager Joel Kawasaki. "We also have Heineken specials and marinated meats."
Order your seafood platters two days in advance. The most popular ones are mixed with poke and sashimi.
"Shoyu poke is our top seller, and we just introuduced a new miso ahi poke, and it's getting a great response. For nonfish eaters, we do a yakidofu with tofu. People love it," says Kawasaki.
Order hot platters packed with teri beef and garlic chicken, perfect for Super Bowl bashes. Add macaroni salad and steamed rice. Since TJ's is inside Maui Chemical, its parent company, you will find plates, cups, catering pans, chopsticks, trash bags, ice, sake and more. Super Bowl Sunday hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* TJ's Warehouse Outlet is located at 875 Alua St., Wailuku Industrial Area. Call 244-7311 or go to www.tjswarehouse. com.
Cash n' Carry Warehouse is one of Kahului's hidden gems. Locals who shop there know there are no membership fees and that it is open to the public with great wholesale prices.
All orders for Super Bowl platters must be placed and prepaid by Friday for pickup on Sunday. This weekend, store hours are 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Choose from 12-inch platters of poke, shrimp or sushi, the latter with 12 cone sushi and 24 maki sushi. Or you may buy musubi, hot dog and SPAM platters and half pans of chicken yakisoba noodles. The large pupu platter is a crowd pleaser with 20 pieces each of wing dings, won tons and breaded shrimp and 10 pork and veggie eggrolls. Prices range from $24.99 to $39.99.
* Cash n' Carry Warehouse is located at 90 Amala Place on route to Kanaha Beach Park in Kahului. Call 871-2535 or visit the website at www.vipfoodservice.com.
As usual, StopWatch Sports Bar & Grill will be the place to huddle in the heart of paniolo country. So go ahead and rush out into the field to check it out.
"We'll be celebrating our 21st annual Super Bowl party," says Haru Hiu-Arian. "As usual, there will be no cover charge and we'll have our big, complimentary pupu spread at half time, along with lot of door prizes like the Air Maui two-for-one helicopter ride."
The Bud Girls will also be buzzing about. The half-time pupu menu includes sriacha chicken wings, barbecue pork sliders and chorizo chili. The regular menu of hearty bar fare will also be available. Doors open at 11 a.m. on game day.
* StopWatch Sports Bar & Grill is located at 1127 Makawao Ave., Makawao. Call 572-1380.
For seafood lovers going to someone's house or having a party at home on Super Bowl Sunday, Oki's Seafood Corner in Kahului is a perfect pit stop.
You may order sashimi and poke platters by Friday or simply pick up smaller platters that will be made up ahead of time. Hamachi, snapper, salmon and ahi will be sliced and different types of poke such as tako, spicy tuna with mayonnaise will be available. Add ocean salad, fresh oysters in the shell and whole fish like onaga and opakpaka into the mix. Oki's will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. game day.
* Oki's Seafood Corner is located in Foodland in Kahului. Call 871-5922.
Last but not least, Takamiya Market will open to accommodate sports fans from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday. You may order ahead for sushi, sashimi and pupu rocket (Lil' Smokies) platters. "Or, we are just telling people to come down to look at smaller sizes that will be available for small gatherings," says supervisor Jan Saiki. "Of course, we also have our famous hamburger mix for the grill along with Korean ribs and teriyaki pork and chicken.
* Takamiya Market is the "little giant of Happy Valley" at 359 Market St., Wailuku. Call 244-3404 or vist www.takamiyamarket.com.