If you ask me, chili is one of my MAIN dishes for tailgating, but Im pretty sure San Antonioans are sick of hearing about chili, so I headed to KABB here in Texas to talk tailgates.
One of the first things I noticed about San Antonio is that everyone is so friendly! Southern hospitality really does exist, ladies and gents. And also, I went to the local Wal-Mart and realized I have never ever seen a grocery store that large in my life. Man, the offerings made me consider leaving me tiny 1 bedroom apartment in Manhattan.
Anyway, lets get to the good stuff. Here is a preview of what I will be talking about on the air tomorrow morning in the 9AM hour, so please tune in if you are in the area!
Touchdown Worthy Tailgating Parties
Football season has officially arrived and fans are firing up grills for game day tailgating. So how can you make sure you throw a touchdown worthy party? Here are some fun tailgating ideas that will have everyone ready for kick-off.
Take your tailgating party to the next level by changing up your beverage menu. Instead of only serving beer, put together a Bloody Mary bar and throw some single serve wine into the cooler too. Or have fun with sodas by letting guests create their own with a soda machine.
Powell & Mahoney Chipotle Bloody Mary Mix $7.99 at Whole Foods and powellandmahoney.com
Zipz Wine $39.99 12pk at zipzwine.com
SodaStream Play $89.99 at Bed, bath & Beyond and Target
So you obviously need chips, right? But all the flavor, with half the fat? That sounds like… Popchips!
While I was at my lovely, gigantic neighborhood Wal-Mart, I saw some amazing flavors, there is a chipotle lime one that I have never seen in NYC, So yea, I am definitely bringing this one home.
Wings are a tailgating staple, but spice things up with different sauces. Buffalo is always a favorite, but go for some non-traditional flavors as well. As a Korean gal, I have to suggest a Korean mainstay.
Annie Chun’s Gochujang Korean Sweet & Spicy Sauce $4.19 at Whole Foods
A good olive oil is a tailgating must-have because it can be used with almost anything. Use it for salad dressing or even a marinade for grilling meats. I like Pompeian because they are the onlybrand to have the USDA quality monitored seal.
Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil $5.49 at supermarkets
Game day tailgating can make for a long day, sometimes from morning until night. Have some snack bars on hand for your guests to munch on between meals or to take with them for the drive home. I was kind of surprised by the very “bench-press-y” flavor of the first ever savory snacks by KIND. You have to try em to understand.
STRONG + KIND Bars $1.79 per bar at Target and kindsnacks.com
Fun Fact: I will be in Phoenix on Wednesday and Denver on Thursday also talking tailgate so please tune in!