Take advantage of the weekend away games and invite over friends and family for a watch party of your own.
Sure, there are plenty of great places to watch the Royals play games three, four and five in San Francisco. But going out every night can get exhausting and expensive, so why not watch from home?
The key ingredient is, of course, food. Make sure your party is as unforgettable as the Royals playoff run by serving up Q39’s Best Wings on the Planet. (Yes, that is what they’re actually called. Yes, they are that good.) If that’s too ambitious, opt for the easier tex-mex stuffed peppers to serve along traditional game day staples like chips and salsa.
Those who aren’t adept in the kitchen have a variety of tasty takeout options that can satisfy a crowd. Our favorites include Q2GO, Q39’s carry out offering, and Port Fonda, which can send you on your way with a roasted pork butt with all the fixings and sides—just make sure to give them advanced notice.
Or go the beloved and impossibly easy pizza route and have Minsky’s deliver a Billy’s Base Stealin’ Bar-B-Q pizza to your door. The pie features Billy Butler’s “Hit it a Ton” barbecue sauce, fire-braised pulled pork, sliced dill pickles, provolone and Swiss. Even better than the pizza? The time might get a karmic boost, since $3 from each of the limited edition pizzas sold benefits the Bishop Sullivan Center, one of the largest emergency assistance providers in KC. It’s also national pizza month, so you’ll score $3 off any large gourmet pizza (use promo code “pm30ff”).
Finish your meal off with something sweet, like these baked confections from Sasha’s Baking Company or pick up a blue and white box of lavender and fleur de sel chocolates from Christopher Elbow.
Keep cleanup simple with Royals blue paper napkins and don’t sweat getting rings on the table from ice-cold beer bottles—just grab these cute Sandlot Goods coasters ($35 for a set of 4, from The General Store & Co.) made from Horween leather, the same material often used for baseball gloves.