As the ultimate pregame festivity, tailgating has become the social event heard around the stadium. Next to cheering for your favorite team, the food has become one of the most important parts of a spirited tailgate. If you’re stuck wondering what to serve (or grill), we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite recipes — best served with an ice-cold beer.
With the NFL season just beginning, it’s time to fire up the grill and get to cooking — dressed in your team’s colors, of course. So whether you plan on grilling some fiery kickoff wings or bratwurst with peppers and onions, the Cook editors at The Daily Meal have compiled a few recipes that will make for a tasty tailgate. If you’re opting for something healthier, grilled lemon pepper shrimp kabobs will do the trick. And a meal isn’t complete without a few sides like barbecue potatoes or potato salad. Whatever you're in the mood for, these recipes are sure to please.
At your next pregame tailgate party, try some of these picnic staples and grilling ideas. And even though summer is waning, don’t pack away your barbecue just yet. We suggest you move it to the parking lot and start the day off with these hearty and delicious recipes — sure to bring bring you and your team to victory.
Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.