11 Things To Know About Throwing A Tailgate
Tailgater Magazine|September/October 2019
Because 10 just doesn’t do it.
Rob Tischler

1 TIMING IS EVERYTHING.

You may think you know how long it takes for set-up, cooking, serving, celebrating and cleanup, but then again, a change in weather, new gear, a forgotten utensil, the smallest thing can mess up your timing. be ready and willing to adapt. it’s a tailgate, not a job.

2 BE UNEXPECTED.

Traditional hamburgers and beer? Fine. bloody Mary’s in the morning? good. but pizza sliders? better. Vesper martinis? Fun. bond fun. Mix it up now and then. the menu, the décor, the games. rules are made to be broken, and tailgating legends distinguish themselves by delivering the unexpected.

3 MAKE IT EASY.

Do everything ahead of time that’s possible. Pre-form burger patties. Marinate meats and veggies so they arrive on the grill seasoned. Cut, dice, season, freeze, pre-cook…if it can be done before you arrive in the lot, do it.

4 THINK WEIRD.

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