Businesses offer Super Bowl options

Published 1:41 pm Saturday, February 1, 2014



The Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos are set to square off in Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Whether you’re a fan of the sport or just a fan of Super Bowl commercials, some local businesses are set to bring Beaufort County residents America’s biggest game.

In Washington, Bath and Belhaven, several establishments will offer the screens and specials on game day.

“We have three TVs in the bar and a big one in the dart area, so people can play pool, darts or shuffleboard if they don’t want to watch the game,” said Jacks Tavern at Fiddler’s Green owner Laura Scoble.

The new River Road bar and restaurant opens at 7 a.m. for breakfast and will carry on through lunch and dinner until a new NFL champion emerges.

At East Coast Wings, every TV in the place will be tuned to the game, which will also be broadcast over the restaurant’s sound system. The restaurant is giving locals the opportunity to pre-order wings to go for those hosting Super Bowl parties at home.

At the downtown Washington Grub Brothers, the bar and the mezzanine will be the site of the eatery’s Super Bowl party.

“We’re real excited. It’ll be fun — something to do on a Sunday,” said Joan Meyland, Grub Brothers’ owner.

At Grub Brothers’ sister establishment on Market Street, the members-only Open Bar will have appetizers and drink specials — as well as access to cabs, Meyland said.

“We encourage people to walk, if they’re going to drink,” she said.

In Bath, Super Bowl XLVIII will run concurrently with a chicken wing cook-off for a cause at Blackbeard’s Slices and Ices. Only 50, $20 taster tickets will be sold for the event that will feature five cooks pitting their wing recipes against one another. The winner walks away with a trophy, while those with taster tickets get 10 wings and a beverage.

“It’s kind of like a fundraiser Super Bowl,” said Blackbeard’s owner John LoGelfo. “We’re donating a good part of the proceeds to the Bath High School Preservation.”

In Belhaven, a Pamlico Street newcomer is planning for a big crowd: Tavern at Jack’s Neck.

“We’re putting up a large-screen TV in the main dining area and opening at 4 (p.m.). It’s first come, first served for the best seats in the house,” said owner Jimmie Southerland, adding that another four 60-inch screens in the restaurant’s bar will be tuned to the game as well.

Beaufort County has options, according to these business owners. And Super Bowl Sunday may just be the perfect day to get out and support local businesses.