Football season is back. Thank goodness.
And with its arrival comes the fall version of tailgating.
The tailgate party has been confined to stadium parking lots for far too long. And we firmly believe that something so awesome should never be kept in a cage. That’s why, this month, we’ll be exploring a variety of different ways to liberate the tailgate. This is Tailgating Redefined.
To kick things off, we’re going to take a look at the coziest (and most convenient) of tailgating locations – right outside your front door.
Although we still love a good old parking lot tailgate, they do come with a few downsides – the way too rowdy super fans; the competing car stereos; the occasional whiff of car exhaust…all things you can avoid by tailgating at home. In the sanctity of your own driveway or garage, you get to enjoy your choice of tunes (and only your tunes), your choice of company, and plenty of fresh air without the fumes.
Another distinct advantage of tailgating at home is having access to more than just a couple of coolers and a set of dirty tongs. With the kitchen right by your side, you get a fully-stocked fridge to choose from, and a lot more tools to work with. That means the grill master can do a whole lot more than just a few burgers and dogs. At a home tailgate, you can include appetizers, sides, and even some dessert if you want.
And if you or any of your guests eat a little too much steak, there’s always a couch to lie down on. Plus, we’re pretty sure no one will miss the port-a-potties.
Despite the nontraditional location and added amenities, the spirit of tailgating can still thrive in your driveway. That’s because, no matter where it happens, tailgating is about firing up the grill, enjoying time with friends and cheering on your favorite team.
So, let’s let tailgating off its leash.
This season, take your grill wherever your heart desires… and make sure to top it with some of the best meat in the business.
Check back next week for our next installment of “Tailgating Redefined”.