2016 Alabama v Kentucky Tailgate and Homecoming

It’s a virtual cold front coming through this weekend.  If you were in Tuscaloosa last Saturday for Kent State, you know it was HOT and I mean HOT!  This week the forecast has it being around 80 at kickoff and around 70 at the end of the game.  Nice! I’ve talked about the importance of […]

2016 Alabama VS Kent State Tailgate

Roll Tide!  This week welcomes the Kent State Golden Flashes.  This week brings us an early kickoff at 11AM and late September is proving to be scorching hot.  The afternoon welcomes several great SEC match ups.  Florida / TN at 2:30, LSU / AU at 5:00 and Arkansas / TA&M at 8. We will be […]

Shane’s Grilled Grit Cakes

Alabama Tailgate

1 cup stone ground grits (I use McEwen & Sons) 1 cup heavy cream 1.5 cups chicken stock 1.5 cups water 1 onion, diced 1 ear of grilled corn, husk removed and grilled – then removed from cob. 1 clove garlic, diced 1 shallot, diced 3 pieces of good slab bacon, diced 3 oz white […]

Shane’s Cheese Dip Recipe

Shane’s Cheese Dip Recipe

2 cans rotel, drained 2 small packages of Mexican Velveeta, cubed 1 lb hot breakfast sausage 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small onion, diced 1 clove garlic, diced Hot sauce, salt and pepper to taste Chips for dipping In a large pot, Sauté onions in olive oil Add and brown sausage in a large pot […]

2013 Alabama vs Colorado State Tailgate

We kick off the 2013 home tailgate season with the Rams of Colorado State University. Colorado is one of the states that have no official food. So, I started doing a little research. I learned that the US Potato Board is in Denver (I would have thought Idaho), Dove Creek, CO is the pinto bean […]

2013 Alabama vs Texas A&M

2013 Alabama vs Texas A&M

This week brings us another away game. It’s kind of crazy that we are going on week three and have not played a game in Tuscaloosa yet. But then we open up with a three week of run of home games. If you are heading to College Station, there should be no shortage of tailgating […]

Shane’s Smoked Shrimp

Shane’s Smoked Shrimp on Grilled French Bread with Goat Cheese and Peach Preserves This is an easy recipe that can be made ahead of time. Cook everything the day before the game and just assemble everything at the tailgate. If you don’t want to try and smoke the shrimp, you can always boil them or […]

Alabama vs Virginia Tech – 2013

It’s finally here!! The official Alabama tailgate season kicks off on Saturday in Atlanta. These road games make tailgating a little harder. I know I don’t want to load my truck up and leave my gear at a hotel or sitting around Atlanta for someone else to decide they like it better than I do. […]

Top 5 Colleges for Tailgating

Summer’s wrapping up, and we’re (begrudgingly) putting the bikinis in the back of our drawers and digging out our second most favorite attire: football jerseys. Time to dust off the body paint, the team sweatshirts, party beads, face tattoos, baby cheerleader outfits, and doggy costumes, and fire up the grill: it’s tailgating season. While some […]

Pork on Pork on Pork on Pork

This was a recipe I came up with for the Alabama vs Arkansas game. I wanted something to showcase pork and also have some layers of flavor. I also needed something that I could cook in 4 hours or so. So, I came up with the idea of stuffing some pork with pork with a […]