Big things are up in Natick. And no, they didn't build a new wing at the mall.
They did, however, build a better way to watch the Bruins at SKYBOKX 109 GastroSports, your new palace of big screens and big burgers open in Natick just in time for the Super Bowl.
The sports bar and grill boasts some impressive stats for a rookie -- seating for 200 with 22 flatscreens peppered throughout the room.
Or you could just watch the one massive 90-inch TV, which is about as inconspicuous as Vince Wilfork sitting down next to you.
Game day menu favorites are just as big with inspired twists, highlighted by short trib shepard's pie, the Esposito Burger (parmesan crusted with melted provolone, basil pesto and red onion on ciabatta) and braised duck pizza.
Once the game is over, the cognac and cider-based Nor'Eastah Kicka cocktail will give you a reason to stick around for overtime.
And maybe get an extra for that thermos you slip into the Garden.
Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Best bets: Short rib shepard's pie; braised duck pizza; au poivre burger
Hot seat: The "Penalty BOKX" room can be reserved for private parties of up to 50 people, and you don't even need to trip anyone to get in.
Nearby: Met Bar & Grill; Sel de la Terre; The Verve Crowne Plaza