When: Sun., Jan. 6 2013
Pizza is so predictable. If you really want to impress the derelict friends piling into your apartment to watch the NFL playoffs, cart in a half dozen foot-long Philly cheesesteaks from Monti's (4757 N. Talman). The Reader's Mike Sula just named the off-the-beaten-path Lincoln Square spot as one of his favorite new restaurants of 2012, writing that the cheesesteaks "offer mouthfuls of lacy, griddle-crisped meat, an alchemy that issues an involuntary command to the somatic nervous system: stuff this in your hole as fast as possible." Gorge yourself, it’s football.