Game Day

Everything You Want to Eat At a Tailgate Party

August 31, 2017

Football (and tailgating) season kicked off with a bevy of NCAA games last Saturday, August 26th. At Louisiana State University (my alma mater) and schools across the country, this means jumping from tailgate to tailgate, saying hello over beers and grabbing boudin from a friend’s dad’s neighbor. No matter if you even like football or not, tailgating at LSU is just as high stakes as the game that brings everyone there. Tents are pitched, charcoals are lit, the music is blasting, and the alcohol flows freely.

If you're throwing a tailgate party, you could reasonably expect dozens of people—classmates, friends, family, godparents—lingering, munching, and sipping for hours. Which is why preparing the right spread is key. Whether your tailgate is in a parking lot, under a canopy of oak trees, or simply in your living room, here are easy-to-eat dishes that will keep everyone in a great gameday mood. Oh, but the beer's on you.

The Kickoff

Running Back (To grab these Finger foods)

Hands Team

Bowl Games

Sweet, Sweet Victory

Tell us your favorite tailgate snacks—or team—in the comments below!

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1 Comment

gandalf September 1, 2017
Thanks, this has pretty much everything you need!

And, it never rains in Tiger Stadium on Saturday night!