Taco touchdown

The Super Bowl is nigh, which means so is the best part of the game—no, not the ads—the Vegan Super Bowl Party at El Papagayo. It has become a tradition at the brightly decorated, family-run Mexican restaurant at 5804 Marconi Avenue in Carmichael. Those interested in pairing “the big game” with a big meal Sunday, February 3, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. may purchase a ticket in advance for $25 via Eventbrite. El Papagayo could not confirm what will be included in the all-you-can-eat spread as of January 29, but previous years’ buffets included tacos, sopes, enchiladas and mole. Take a peek at its regular (available year-round) vegan menu at elpapagayo916.com to get a taste. The restaurant is also advertising $4 shots of Jameson whiskey, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Beefeater Gin on game day, all of which are vegan-friendly (yup, even Beefeater) according to Barnivore, the online vegan-alcohol database. But please drink responsibly—no one wants to see a taco fumbled.