Tailgate from state to state

It’s football season! What does that mean? Time to fire up the grill for tailgating! We’ve crafted a few regional tailgate menus pulled from grill master Steven Raichlen’s bestselling books BBQ USA and How to Grill.

Main Course: Alabama Barbecued Chickens with White Barbecue Sauce
Side: Ember-Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Beverage: Alabama Slammer made with Southern Comfort

Main Course: Double Brats
Side: Grilled Corn with Maytag Blue Cheese
Beverage: Leinenkugel Beer

Main Course: Philly Cheese Steaks on the Grill
Side: Garlic Grilled Tomatoes
Beverage: Yuengling Beer

Main Course: Tex Mex Rib Eyes
Side: Firecracker Coleslaw
Beverage: Tequila chased down with Shiner Bock Beer

New York
Main Course: Buffa-que Wings
Side: Zucchini and Yellow Squash with Greek Spices
Beverage: Genesee Cream Ale

Main Course: Florida Snapper Burgers
Side: Coconut-Grilled Pineapple
Beverage: Pina Coladas or Red Stripe Beer

New England
Main Course: Maple Mustard Salmon
Side: Barbecued Onions with Baked Beans
Beverage: Sam Adams Octoberfest

With a Weber grill, a football, big foam finger, and Raichlen’s BBQ library you’ve got the perfect tailgate display for the fall season.

Did we miss your state? Share your tailgate favorites in the forums.


  • Reply
    Tom Tyma
    October 2, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Pre-game tailgate is Kielbasa, sourkraut, baked beans and beer…Steeler’s food.

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    Dino Vandermark
    September 13, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    These look like the perfect little snack. Plus they are no bake gotta love that!

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