Football’s great and all, but the excuse to pig out is the true beauty of Super Bowl Sunday. Below, eight Chicago toques dish on their favorite game-day eats (pro tip: double-down on napkins first).

Chef Doug Psaltis of Bub City

Bub City fried chicken.

“You’ve gotta have fried chicken for the Super Bowl,” Psaltis says, and recommends it best accented with the River North restaurant’s go-to “hot and sticky sweet BBQ sauce.” Available at Bub City, 435 N. Clark St., 312-610-4200