It's tailgating season, and it hits every one of your senses: the team colors dance off your eyes, the fight song plays in your ear, the feel of the pigskin rubs across your finger tips, the smell of fresh grass hits your nose, and the taste of stadium food favorites like fresh grilled burgers and potato salad are savored with every bite. It's not just a game, it's an experience, and you get to enjoy it with a former group of strangers that, for at least the next few hours, are now part of your community.
Every part of the tailgate experience amplifies the atmosphere for fun, enjoyment and camaraderie. But no element--besides the game itself--is a bigger part of the experience than the food. Food, as it turns out, is the reason for the coined term, "tailgate" to begin with. It is believed the term was coined by fans of the Green Bay Packers in 1919, when Packers fans would park their pickup tracks around the field, sit in the truck bed and enjoy foods with fellow fans such as ham, potatoes and custards.
Modern day tailgates generally include a hand-held entrees like sandwiches, breakfast burritos, hamburgers, hot dogs or fried chicken, but those with more tailgate swagger--and generally a tailgate-friendly RV to cook in--will dabble in more sophisticated culinary adventures like tri-tip, rotisserie chicken, chili--almost anything goes!
For sophisticated, next level taste that will impress any fan without the heavy-duty prep time, tailgates all over have found the secret: Kobe-crafted Waygu beef, perfectly formed into a ready-to-grill burger, courtesy of our expert beef handlers at Steakhouse Elite. It's juicy, firm in texture, beefy, bold and savory. Sandwiched between a soft bun and topped with any assortment of gourmet toppings, it's burger perfection with all the taste of a steakhouse burger right at your tailgate.
For the best tailgating burger experience, there are a few tips we--as seasoned tailgaters ourselves--can offer for the optimal tailgating experience:
The yells of fans can be heard. People are dressed in a sea of coordinating colors. The deep beat of drums is thundering through blocks around the stadium. The football is being tossed. And that's all before the game even starts! Keep up the tradition of a fantastic, food-focused tailgate and add to the sights, smells, sounds and tastes by offering up simple, easy, and delicious tailgate food options this football season. Go team!