2013 Alabama vs UT Chattanooga Tailgate

The last home tailgate of 2013 is here.  With that we welcome the UT Chattanooga Mocs to Tuscaloosa.  You can bet this much, I will not be serving Mocs in any form or fashion.    Granted their mascot is no longer the water moccasin and has not been since the 20’s. I will be tailgating on […]

Honey Brined Smoked Catfish with Sriracha Spiked Tartar Sauce

Alabama Tailgate

A few years ago I smoked catfish for a tailgate.  It turned out great and was a huge hit.  It is easy and perfect if you are having folks over for the game.   You will want to brine this to help keep it juicy.  The spiked tartar sauce adds a nice kick.  Click here for […]

2013 Alabama vs LSU Tailgate

It’s here, my favorite game of the year.  LSU means one thing, Cajun food!  Throw in a little brew from Cahaba Brewing Company and we have a tailgate! As most of you know, I repeat one menu year after year and this one is it, though I do plan on adding Étouffée this year.  I […]

Tailgating Across the Country

Ever wonder what other folks do for tailgates?  What strange rituals do they have?  Ever wear the same shirt to every game? I know I have talked a little about supporting local companies like Cahaba Brewing Company and McEwn & Sons in some of my other posts.  Turns out I am not the only tailgater […]

Shrimp Boil at Cahaba Brewing Company

Since Bama is off this weekend, I thought I would mention again a wonderful event we are having at Cahaba Brewing Company.  Come on out Saturday and enjoy some hot shrimp, cold beer and great music!  Doors open at 3pm and shrimp will be coming off from 3-5 and music till 7.  Get your tickets […]

Smokey Mountain Chicken Pasta

Since I am doing a traditional Oktoberfest for this year’s tailgate, I thought I would share a recipe I came up with a few years ago.  I wanted something that was easy to cook at a tailgate, but also was looking for something that brought Tennessee into the menu.  So I came up with the […]

2013 – Third Saturday in October – Alabama vs Tennessee

Third Saturday in October!  Fall weather!!  Oktoberfest Beer!  Roll Tide! This year the game is actually the 4th Saturday… however that does not change the rivalry.  For those of you, who are too young to remember, check out the wiki post Third Saturday in October.   I was in school or living in Tuscaloosa during the […]

2013 Alabama vs Arkansas Tailgate

2013 Alabama v Arkansas Tailgate

Fall is finally in the air. This time of the year is by far one of my favorite, not only for football but also for cooking. As luck would have it, I have a project going live this weekend. I will be tied up before the game and am not cooking. However, I will be […]

Crimson Sunrise Mimosa

This is a great way to start off an early morning tailgate. I do not like all the acid in orange juice first thing in the morning. These are a little lighter and can even be made with light cranberry juice. Orange Slices for Garnish 1 part cranberry juice, chilled 1 part sparkling wine, chilled […]

2013 Alabama vs GA State Tailgate

Tailgating on the Quad

Blue – White, GA State is in the Fight! It’s the 2013 Alabama vs GA State Homecoming tailgate This week brings us an 11:21 Kickoff. That’s AM by the way. It also brings us homecoming. As I mentioned in the newsletter we are excited to announce the endowment of the Virginia F. Hill Scholarship. Homecoming […]