Infamous for its devotion to all things football, the state of Texas, and well, the entire nation, too, turns its focus from summertime pool parties to football tailgating frenzies in the fall. Whether your allegiance belongs to the Texas Longhorns, Aggies, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, or your kid’s high school team tailgating is an integral part of the game day experience.
These parking lot stadium pre-celebrations are a gathering of family and friends and a precursor for what’s to come. They also give us the opportunity to reconnect with college friends, reminisce about the good old days, and eat. Though there are times our allegiances may divide us, it is food that ultimately bring us all together. There’s nothing quite like talking football and simultaneously inhaling a slice of juicy brisket—an obligatory menu item in this state.
Make no mistake. With family and friends in tow Texas-sized tailgating is all about the food. And the drinks too. The bigger the spread, the better. A bowl of chili, chicken fingers, and a few nachos doesn’t quite make the cut. Try serving that and see how many people show up next year. The tried and true test of tailgating success relies on pre-planning and assembling a loyal team to elevate your tailgate. So, don’t be afraid to delegate. Start by tackling a to-do list. Then, assign tasks to family and friends and see how fast things come together. Make your celebration a winner with game day products, delicious foods, and a few tips and tricks. Score big with these game day essentials.
Grills, Smokers and Accessories
Take your tailgating spread from ordinary to extraordinary. It starts with Breed & Company. Gear up with a wide selection of portable products like power stations, propane grills, wood pellet grills, and charcoal tailgating smokers. The Traeger Tailgater 20 Travel Series Wood Pellet Grill is an excellent choice. Whether you are cooking low and slow, or hot and fast, you’ll fire-up consistent results every time. Its legs fold flat making it the perfect grill for balconies, tailgating, or anywhere else you want to roll out wood-fired flavor. Want to cook grilled onions for those bratwurst? Try the Blackstone Gas 17” Tabletop Griddle. It’s lightweight, easy to use, and ready for any outdoor occasion. For grilling hamburgers and hot dogs the Weber Jumbo Joe Charcoal 18” Black Portable Grill won’t disappoint. You’ll also need to equip yourself with all the necessary accessories. And don’t forget the tables and chairs and plenty of coolers.
“Wow” the Crowd with Food
To kick-off the big day and set the bar for what’s to come when creating a tailgate menu it’s best to let your taste buds flow. In other words, the sky’s the limit. And, though we’re not quite sure why food always tastes better outside, it just does. Because there’s just something about fresh air and the great outdoors that makes us want to eat more. Set your sights on the “wow” factor and serve a variety of delicious appetizers, creamy dips, triple-decker sandwiches, and brisket and ribs with bold barbecue spices and sauces. Gourmet buns and breads, scrumptious desserts and twists on old standbys takes the spread to a much higher level. Hand-held desserts such as chocolate chip cookies, brownies, and apple and pumpkin bars are fall favorites and easy to put in your pocket for a stadium snack.
Clear Bag Totes—A Stadium Necessity
To keep fans safe and free from harm’s way, many pro and college stadiums like the University of Texas have implemented additional security measures including a Clear Bag Policy. If you have been searching high and low for the perfect stadium bag Breed & Company carries Baggallini Clear Stadium Totes in two sizes. They come in a variety of team colors and are designed to hold all your necessities, merchandise, booklets, event essentials, and a phone. These great organizers are also stylish, lightweight, and water-resistant and come with an adjustable crossbody strap.
From tablecloths to napkins to portable tables and chairs, coolers, grills, and stadium totes let Breed & Company be your one-stop-shop for all your tailgating needs. There’s also gourmet barbecue sauces and rubs and special sauces and dips too for extra yummy deliciousness. Call or visit our stores today.