How-To & Diy

5 Links to Read Before Heading to a Tailgate

September 18, 2013

Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master a cooking technique. Culinary greatness, here you come.

Today: How to tailgate like a pro.

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Fall means never having to say you don’t love football. Whether you’re rooting for your alma mater, or are just in it for the wings, football season can be a magical time: there's spirit, there's pride, and if you're going, there's really good food. This year, be prepared to throw even better tailgating parties with a little help from these links.

  • Before you get started, review these 17 ways to maximize the awesomeness of your tailgate. (BuzzFeed.)
  • Do you live in one of America’s Best Tailgating Cities? If not, you might want to consider moving. (Food and Wine.)
  • A tailgate is essentially a picnic. Right? (NPR.)
  • Turn the volume up on your traditional tailgating practices and get luxurious. (Bon Appetit.) That means moving past burgers and dogs, too. (Food52.)

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1 Comment

Peggy G. September 19, 2013
A Well Stocked Tailgate Box. The Tailgate Box filled with weekly essentials assists towards an organized Team Effort. Items should include paper plates- both dinner and luncheon size, cutlery, napkins, takeaway boxes,aluminum foil, tablecloths, serving utensils, a lighter, salt and pepper. When one person is in charge of the Tailgate Box, the focus then can be about the weekly food contributions and having fun.