SoCo Superbowl spreads

Being a football fan is rough work, what with all that yelling and screaming at the television. It works up a powerful appetite. One that’s far bigger than mere clam dip and Ruffles.

So, forgo the easy chair and Fritos this weekend. We’ve got the region’s best spots to hang out this Superbowl Sunday. Places where you can quell your raging hunger, drink a beer and watch televisions larger than your refrigerator. Places with nice, fat hamburgers, piles of fries and, did we mention, beer? Lots of beer. How could you go wrong?

Top Pick: Ausiello’s 5th St. Grill
With 17 televisions and a full bar, this is every fan’s dream spot. They’ll be catering to Superbowl watchers on Sunday, with a complementary food spread, free T-shirts and plenty of beer on tap. Stretch your legs at the outside patio, where you can eat, drink and let your pasty face get a few rays. Throughout the day, the grill will be fired up, serving the restaurant’s regular menu. Don’t miss the Lava Love burger, a big beefy hamburger with bacon, Swiss cheese and sweet-spicy BBQ sauce. 609 5th St, Santa Rosa, 707.579.9408

Top Pick: John & Zeke’s Bar
Complementary half-time buffet with tri-tip sandwiches and chili. The friendliest place in Wine Country. 111 Plaza Street, Healdsburg, 707.433.3735.

Third Street Ale Works
Superbowl and Sunday sliders–mini burgers sold four for $5. 610 3rd St., Santa Rosa 707-523-3060

Russian River Brewing Co.
Pizza, beer and football. This Sunday, all-day drink specials: $2.75 for 16-ounce pints. After the game, stick around for live music. 725 4th St., Santa Rosa, 707.545.2337

Sebastopol Brewing Co.
A bacon-cheeseburger for you. A peanut-butter-and-jelly burger for your littlest sports fan. Plus pasta, salads and beer brewed on-site. Featuring happy hour specials throughout the day. 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol, 707.823.SUDS

Beyond the Glory
Buffalo wings, mozzarella sticks, fried zucchini and all manner of batter-dipped and fried delights. Plus 14, 42-inch plasma screen TV’s. Your husband may never come home. 1371 N McDowell Boulevard, Suite 130, Petaluma, 866.377.7389