Are You Ready for the Super Bowl?

Watching football

No. 1 fans: Don’t spend Super Sunday on the couch, you potato. See how much fun these extroverts are having? And this was taken before the Puppy Bowl kicked off. (iStock)

Oh it’s that time again, what our country has come to, the holiday where bunches of people get together to celebrate that most American of sports, football. I’m talking of course about the Super Bowl (and in such a prolix manner, I should be punished).

So are you throwing a party, attending one or just watching it with a few close friends and family? What, you’re doing the Super Bowl solo? Or you and a couple of pals are looking for a party to crash but are tragically bereft (about as bereft as a fan of the perpetual disappointment machine known as the Daniel Snyder-owned Washington Redskins)?

Well, if you are looking for a Super Bowl party, I got a good one for you to grace: The Jack Rose Dining Saloon Super “Chili” Bowl.

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Yes, you read it right. Chili factors into it. As in: Eat Free Chili and Cornbread. From 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., each punter will get (at least) one free bowl of chili and a piece of cornbread.

View Larger Map Jack Rose Dining Saloon
2007 18th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009

Of course, they’re gonna wanna sell you some booze to make up for it, so starting at 3 p.m. until the end of the game the place is also featuring the Super Beer Bowl, which pairs upstart 3 Stars Brewing Company against area staple Flying Dog Brewery; they’re offering four $5 pints from each brewery, as well as $5 punch and whiskey.

So, by the time the chili comes around, and then the game itself, maybe you’ll have a nice craft beer buzz going – at least that’s what they hope. Because, if the chili and cornbread just aren’t hacking it, you can order some food.

A look at their menu shows the saloon’s on the high side for bar grub, but I have a feeling there’s a good reason for it.

Offerings include battered fish & chips (Atlantic haddock, house-cut fries, malt vinegar; $14), the Big Jack Burger (Roseda Black Angus Farm beef, whiskey-pickle sauce, white cheddar, sesame seed bun; $14) and the 8 oz. grass-fed filet (choice of two – crispy Brussels sprouts, creamed spinach, pomme puree; horseradish cream, bearnaise or whiskey jus; $26). Give them a try and see if they rate the price.

I almost forgot: The party takes place on their rooftop terrace, which features a retractable roof (and gasoline heaters). Here, you’ll watch the game on one of three TVs.

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The Jack Rose Dining Saloon sits in a kind of no-man’s land – or everyman’s land, take your pick – on 18th Street where Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle and the U Street Corridor merge to form a sort of party-down triumvirate.

If you rent an apartment outside the immediate vicinity, check out the Metrorail stop that suits you best.

For Redskins acolytes, there’s always next year – and Jay Gruden … and yet more excuses. Remember, long-suffering Washington sports fans, you got All Kinds of Time.

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Scott D

Scott D

Scott is a local writer and has been with the Apartment Showcase blog since its inception in 2010.

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