Weekend picks: Super Bowl prep

Big Daddy's restaurant in Massapequa. (Sep. 14, 2012) Big Daddy's restaurant in Massapequa. (Sep. 14, 2012) Photo Credit: Alessandro Vecchi

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On the cusp of Super Bowl week and the generous serving of hype, get a head start. These restaurants will brace you for the big game. San Francisco and Baltimore meet in New Orleans on Feb. 3. Start eating.

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Big Daddy's in Massapequa kicks in with a taste of New Orleans. The andouille sausage-and-chicken gumbo, jambalaya, and crawfish any style, bring the Big Easy north. And you can slide over to Baltimore via blue-crab stuffed mushroomr and Lady Day crabcakes.

Noah's in Greenport offers a fine, panko-crusted, pan-seared crabcake, paired with a clery root-and-apple version of sauce remoulade. Also, sample the crab-stuffed deviled eggs. And, just because they're there: Gruyere cheese puffs.

Louie's Oyster Bar & Grille in Port Washington scores with a local spin on cioppino, the seafood stew of San Francisco: shellfish and finfish in a tomato-and-shellfish broth. You'll find Maryland crabcakes and a crab cocktail here, too.

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Big Daddy's, 1 Park Lane, Massapequa; 516-799-8877.

Noah's, 136 Front St., Greenport; 631-477-6720.

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Louie's Oyster Bar & Grille, 395 Main St., Port Washington; 516-883-4242.

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