Whatever the sport, whichever team you’re rooting for, one thing is for certain: energy is required. Here are a few eateries where the fare will fortify you for the festivities.
Rookies Sports Club in Huntington covers the game's major food groups, from chili-Cheddar fries and "loaded potato skins" to an onion-ring tower and nachos; plus 10 varieties of chicken wings (note Hell Fire and basic Buffalo), available on the bone or boneless; burgers in bulk, Kobe hot dogs, ribs, marinated skirt steak and, for anyone requiring such, salads.
Rookies Sports Club, 70 Gerard St., Huntington; 631-923-0424, rookiesny.com. $-$$
The Main Event in Plainview ups the ante and the decibels. The choices include clams, oysters, shrimp cocktail, a combo of the three; chicken and grilled vegetable quesadillas, chicken wings either Southwestern barbecue-style or traditional Buffalo; peppercorn strip steak or strip steak teriyaki, filet mignon and marinated skirt steak; beer-battered cod and steamed lobsters from 1 1/2 to 3 pounds.
The Main Event, 799 Old Country Rd., Plainview; 516-935-5120, themaineventny.com. $-$$$
John Harvard's Brew House in Lake Grove expands the repertoire with dishes such as chicken potpie, grilled meat loaf with barbecue sauce, strip steak frites, smoked-chicken macaroni and cheese, a Cuban sandwich, a Roquefort cheese-capped burger and a Mediterranean burger with mozzarella, cherry peppers and basil pesto. Also: pulled pork, BLT and smoked-chicken sliders.