The Top 10 College Football Tailgating Foods
With college football season finally upon us, perfect Saturdays are here again. We can return to making grand efforts to relocate couches and televisions outside, justifying midday beers with collegiate loyalties, and of course, the very best part of football…pre-game tailgating! Without further ado, the Top Ten Tailgating Dishes any food or football fan can’t live without.
There’s just no substitute for a perfectly cooked, crispy wing drenched in hot sauce and dunked in ranch dressing. Sure, you can go for chicken fingers if you don’t like bones, but where’s the fun in that?
9. Vodka Soaked Fruit
I’d like to think our great, great, great, great ancestors figured this one out, but let’s be honest; this is pure drunk college ingenuity.
Salsa, guac, 7-layers, mango, hummus, etc, etc, etc. Those chips aren’t going to dip themselves people.
7. Fried Chicken
Hey, at least it’s not fried in transfats anymore. I mean I’d still eat it if it was.. but that’s gotta count for something, right?
6. Stuff on Sticks
Did you think ES would ever get tired of food on a stick? Nope, I didn’t either. Veggies or meats, all are equal skewered over a grill.
Designed to be soaked in beer and eaten with as many toppings as you can find. Germanic culture was ahead of it’s time. Of course, they didn’t reach perfection until Americans started melting cheese on them. Or, in Wisconsin, injecting cheese inside them.
Not something you can necessarily whip up on site, but in the colder winter months, a perfect way to warm up while drinking cold beers.
3. BBQ Ribs
There are people on this planet that will wake up at the crack of dawn, hook up a giant grill to their truck and spend an entire morning slow cooking various pork products. From the bottom of our artery-clogged hearts, we salute you.
The burger may be the latest gourmet trend, but let us not forget its humble roots. Ground beef, turkey or veggie patty, any cheese you want or none at all, onions, ketchup, mustard, pickles. What I’m trying to say here is that the burger = freedom = America. God bless.
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Happy Labor Day Weekend everybody! And happy football season. What did we miss? Holler back in the comments with your favorite parking lot eats.