Are you a heavy-duty tailgater?
Then you probably have this tailgating thing down!
For the rest of us non-professionals, some tips might be useful before heading out to cheer on your team – and eat like a champ!
Tip #1 – Prepare as much food as you can beforehand. You don’t want to spend ALL your tailgate time working away over a hot propane stove.
Tip #2 – Keep it simple. Do you really want a four-course meal with dijonnaise sauce and delicate fritters? No! You’re out in a parking lot for goodness’ sake. Try brisket. Ribs. Burgers. Steak. Bite-sized appetizers.
Tip #3 – Never, ever run out of food. We don’t want a brawl on our hands. Those fans get hungry!
Tip #4 – Since you will be following tip #3, make sure to bring a cooler specifically for leftovers. Tailgate food is great even the next day! But you have to store it properly so it will keep.
Tip #5 – Don’t make it so complicated that you won’t have time to have fun yourself. Try sides – and even meals – you can just heat and eat.
Have fun cheering on your team at your next tailgate party. And eat a rib for me!
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