Tailgating's importance in the South rivals that of the game itself. It's a ceremony dedicated to socialization and snacks (our kind of ceremony). You may plan a parking lot party or call up the friends for a laidback hangout at the house.
In addition to good company, festive garb, and cold beer, you need a spread of winning eats for the tailgate: Reach for crunchy snack mixes and locally grown peanuts for easy-to-eat bites between conversations. Fire up the grill, and dress your meats with barbecue rubs, blackened seasonings, hot wings sauce, and artisan marinades. Craft portable handhelds, like mini sandwiches, crackers and cheese dip, and sausage balls. Finally, stir up a punch or big-batch cocktail with Southern-made bitters, syrups, and mixers.
From game-day eats to touchdown toasts, the Local Palate Marketplace has the sauces, meats, snacks, sweets, and cordials for your tailgate.