A classic American pastime, tailgating should involve grilled food and plenty of beer. Here's your guide on doing it right with tips from our community on recipes, creative side dishes, how to transport food, and more.

Try These Secret Ingredients for Award-Winning Chili

What are the best secret ingredients for chili? Depends on who you ask, but there's a whole world of extra ingredients people like to add to the pot to boost the flavor. Chili can be a surprisingly...

Caterer for baseball "tailgate" themed cocktail hour

by sfggirl22 6 years ago

I am in search of an affordable caterer in the Oakland area who can provide us with appetizers for our baseball "tailgate" themed wedding cocktail hour. We're thinking things like pigs in a blanket...

Sausage Tailgate for Veggie and Meat Heads

by blackbookali 7 years ago

Planning an office parking lot tailgate as an appetizer to office dive bar crawl and am tasked with coming up with mouth watering sausage options for meat heads(like myself) and my skinny vegetaria...

Transporting chili for tailgating

by Christina D 7 years ago

Greetings, 'hounds. Next weekend, I'll be taking some Texas chili to a tailgate. I can't quite figure out how best to transport it. Heating it up on site isn't really possible for two reasons...

New tailgating ideas

by Karl 7 years ago

I'm hoping people can help me out with some new tailgating ideas. I find that year after year I get in a rut with the same recipes and was hoping people might have some new things to try. FYI, I'...

Tailgating at the Santa Fe Opera

by tfallath 8 years ago

We're planning on attending two performances of the SFO this month, and tailgating, as usual. Even though we've been doing this every summer for 20 years, and we have enjoyed a number of great mea...

Tailgate ideas for Holiday Bowl?

by melee 8 years ago

We are headed to the Holiday Bowl tomorrow with a group of about 20 to cheer on the UCLA Bruins and I'm tired of cooking. Any great ideas of good food I can pick up for a tailgate party - aside fro...

Reheating Waffles for a Tailgate - ideas?

by Katafer 8 years ago

This weekend we are having Fried Catfish & Fried Chicken over waffles for our tailgate entree. My BF is planning on making the waffles in advance, and then re-heating them at the tailgate. His cu...

Tailgating recipes

by uneed2eat 8 years ago

Anybody a die hard tailgater? If so, I would love to hear some of your tried and true tailgate recipes. We are Raider fans, don't judge:) and are very excited they are coming to Charlotte to play...

tailgating for a Bruce concert - about 35-40 people!

by smilingal 9 years ago

I would love your suggestions for ideas that will feed a lot of people, be very portable, and not be one of the foods requiring BBQing.

Pre-game "tailgate" meal in Westwood

by LCMom 9 years ago

Looking for a casual pre-game meeting place meal/grazing before a soccer game at Drake Stadium at UCLA. Should be able to accommodate a group of 15-20.

Tailgate suggestions

by BostonTparty 10 years ago

We are going to the Chargers / Patriots game this weekend and I'm looking for suggestions for San Diego type tailgate recipes. I hope you can help me out.


by PantryandFridge 10 years ago

Now that football season is back, what's your idea of the perfect tailgate party???

Tailgaters Pub and Grille in Acton

by Smokey Joe 10 years ago

Anyone know when this is set to open up? It's taking over the old Ichabod's spot on Great Road from the looks of it. Signs went up in the windows a couple days ago. It appears to be another bran...

It's Tailgating Season!

by BigE 10 years ago

Ladies and gentlemen, summer is winding down, and that means one thing...football season. I know there are a handful of tailgating threads around, but I feel like we need a definitive thread, pe...

Square Table is an SEC Finalist in the Tony Chachere's Tailgate Cook-off Competition

by yacoperations 10 years ago

Square Table Recipe is a Finalist in Tailgate Cook-off Competition College football is competitive both on and off the field. Nowhere is this truer than in the SEC. Every ounce of energy expend...

Help - Dinner Club Theme- American Tailgate..Done Upscale

by TSAW 10 years ago

My dinner club theme has been decided. American Tail gate party. Ugh. Everyone in the group is Canadian except the fellow who picked the theme. I'm beginning to think that our Mr. USA member is try...

Tailgating JIMMY BUFFETT Style

by aphayes 10 years ago

Putting together a tailgate for the Jimmy Buffett concert tomorrow. So far we are going to do shrimp and cheeseburgers (in paradise?) on the grill. Im gonna mix up some margs and maybe do key lim...

Looking for Chili for a tailgate at Duke

by afdesserts 10 years ago

Wondering if anyone has ideas on where to get the best chili for a crowd of hungry female lacrosse players & their parents. Should I contact Whole Foods? Does anyone know about El Corral? I have ...

Grill to Go - Now even bus riders can tailgate.

by ferret 10 years ago


Breakfast Tailgating Ideas

by trauty32 11 years ago

Wondering if anyone had any good ideas/recipes for tailgating before an 11am football game? Breakfast burritos are great but would like to mix it up a little and try some new ideas. We're cooking...