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Chicken Joe's, Garden Catering In Greenwich Serve Up Super Bowl Food To Go

Garden Catering manager Mike Paoletto, right, and David Chacon. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Chicken Joe owner Joe Marini, left, shows off a tray of his popular chicken nuggets. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The potato cones from Chicken Joe's. These little gems are also a top seller at Garden catering. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Jeff Franco, of Stamford, picks up his order from Chicken Joe's. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Prepping for the Super Bowl Party at Chicken Joe's. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Customers leave Chicken Joe's with lots of food. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Chicken wings from Garden Catering. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Elizabeth Tubridy, of Riverside, heads out of Garden catering with a bag of goodies. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Heading to the Super Bowl party with food from Garden Catering. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Super Bowl Sunday is always a big day for great takeout food, so it's no surprise that Chicken Joe's and Garden Catering in Greenwich were both hopping Sunday before the big game.

"The food is awesome - the best on town," Jeff Franco said of Chicken Joe's. "Everything here is great, but it's all about the chicken - nuggets, high school special (chicken nuggets and french fries). It's all amazing."

Franco said he's a Giants fan, so he was rooting for the Seahawks, by default.

Owner Joe Marini said he would have been busier if it had been the Jets or Giants in the game.

"It would be even better," he said. "But it's still a great day for us. Most people come for the wings, six-foot wedges. Chicken cutlets are big."

Chicken Joe's has been there for 21 years, and Marini said he takes great pride in everything they do. "The customers always say it's good - I put my heart into everything I do - that's the key," he said.

Garden Catering Manager Mike Paoletta said the spot is known for three things: "Wings, nuggets and potato cones are our most popular items," he said. "We've been here 22 years, and Super Bowl Sunday is one of our biggest days -- a lot of takeout and catering, foot traffic."

"The food is great here," said Elizabeth Tubridy, who was taking home a large bag of chicken and potato cones. "It's local, fast, and the people are nice. And I don't really care much about the game -- I'm there for the company and the food. I have friends in Seattle and Boston, so I'm neutral."

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