Since 1960, Brann’s has been regarded as one of the premier steakhouses in the Grand Rapids area, serving up the delicious “original sizzle” that has placed us solidly in the cult favorite category. We do grill a mean sirloin, but you might not be aware of our pretty incredible list of starters, too. They’re ideal for any time you’re just hanging out with friends and family, but we notice an uptick in orders around the Super Bowl and other major sporting events.

This isn’t exactly surprising. Michiganders love our sports. And what makes game time even better? Good food, obviously. Even if you’re not planning on ordering a full meal from your local Brann’s, you can prepare for the big game with some delectable appetizers.

They’re made to share, so feel free to order as much as you want and pass them around. Here are some suggestions, ranging from fan favorites to hidden gems. You might find your new favorite starter on this list, so read on.

MI Queso and Chips

There are few things that scream gameday more than chips and queso. We use a creamy blend of Queso Blanco cheese to make this all-American steakhouse and grille classic. Served with made-to-order crunchy tortilla chips, they’re perfect for dipping and curbing your pre-dinner munchies while you watch the game.

Loaded Potato Skins 

Another tried-and-true American classic, we load up our potato skins with all the essentials: cheddar, smoked bacon, and scallions, with a healthy dollop of sour cream. This is a heavier starter, so make sure you come hungry—or share with a few friends. You might not have room for the main course if you dig in all by yourself.

Bavarian Pretzels

Perfect for gametime, this delicious side consists of chewy jumbo pretzel sticks sprinkled in sea salt and served with Queso Blanco sauce that will have your mouth watering before you even take the first bite

From food you’d expect at a familiar bar and grille down the street to mouth-watering starters inspired by the exotic culture of Tokyo, Brann’s has something for just about everyone’s palette. Whatever your preference, Brann’s list of starters has something for you, guaranteed.