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  1. #1
    Kris Guest

    Default Tailgating anyone?

    Good morning all,

    This lovely fall weather and college football starting has been making
    me think of maybe having a tailgate.

    I've only ever brought a contribution to one before, not actually
    organized one.

    I might even "cheat" and have it in my driveway (I know, it's lame,
    but I live two blocks aways from the local high school field so it's a
    close subtitute).

    When I think of tailgates, I think of:

    bloody marys and/or pony keg
    chili con queso w/ tortilla chips
    some sort of soup
    brats (maybe sauerkraut too?)
    chili
    Some sort of hold-in-hand-to-eat dessert (like cookies or bars)

    Has anyone else hosted one? Or been to one that had a great menu?
    Recipe & planning ideas welcome.

    Go Michigan State,
    Kris


  2. #2
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Tailgating anyone?

    Kris wrote:

    > I might even "cheat" and have it in my driveway (I know, it's lame,
    > but I live two blocks aways from the local high school field so it's a
    > close subtitute).
    >
    > When I think of tailgates, I think of:
    >
    > bloody marys and/or pony keg
    > chili con queso w/ tortilla chips
    > some sort of soup
    > brats (maybe sauerkraut too?)
    > chili
    > Some sort of hold-in-hand-to-eat dessert (like cookies or bars)
    >
    > Has anyone else hosted one? Or been to one that had a great menu?
    > Recipe & planning ideas welcome.


    Today's tailgate is washed out, but I had all my ingredients for
    stromboli ready (pizza dough, prosciutto, salami, pastrami, hot peppers),
    so I made them anyway. Froze one, baked the other and had that for
    lunch. Unfortunately my brain let me down at the last minute and I
    forgot to eggwash the outside of the stromboli before baking it. Tasted
    great, looked anemic. Oh, well.

    Last week it was a big bricked sandwich with the same salami &
    prosciutto, artichoke hearts, goat cheese, basil and tapenade.
    Other stuff I likely forget.

    nancy

  3. #3
    Kris Guest

    Default Re: Tailgating anyone?

    On Sep 12, 11:31*am, "Nancy Young" <rjynly...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > Kris wrote:
    > > I might even "cheat" and have it in my driveway (I know, it's lame,
    > > but I live two blocks aways from the local high school field so it's a
    > > close subtitute).

    >
    > > When I think of tailgates, I think of:

    >
    > > bloody marys and/or pony keg
    > > chili con queso w/ tortilla chips
    > > some sort of soup
    > > brats (maybe sauerkraut too?)
    > > chili
    > > Some sort of hold-in-hand-to-eat dessert (like cookies or bars)

    >
    > > Has anyone else hosted one? Or been to one that had a great menu?
    > > Recipe & planning ideas welcome.

    >
    > Today's tailgate is washed out, but I had all my ingredients for
    > stromboli ready (pizza dough, prosciutto, salami, pastrami, hot peppers),
    > so I made them anyway. *Froze one, baked the other and had that for
    > lunch. *Unfortunately my brain let me down at the last minute and I
    > forgot to eggwash the outside of the stromboli before baking it. *Tasted
    > great, looked anemic. *Oh, well.
    >
    > Last week it was a big bricked sandwich with the same salami &
    > prosciutto, artichoke hearts, goat cheese, basil and tapenade.
    > Other stuff I likely forget. * *
    >
    > nancy *- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Those both sound good! How do you transport the stromboli (pale or
    otherwise)?

    Kris

  4. #4
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Tailgating anyone?

    Kris wrote:
    > On Sep 12, 11:31 am, "Nancy Young" <rjynly...@comcast.net> wrote:


    >> Today's tailgate is washed out, but I had all my ingredients for
    >> stromboli ready (pizza dough, prosciutto, salami, pastrami, hot
    >> peppers), so I made them anyway. Froze one, baked the other and had
    >> that for lunch. Unfortunately my brain let me down at the last
    >> minute and I forgot to eggwash the outside of the stromboli before
    >> baking it. Tasted great, looked anemic. Oh, well.


    > Those both sound good! How do you transport the stromboli (pale or
    > otherwise)?


    I wrap it in foil, then in a towel or something. It doesn't need to
    stay hot or warm for longer than 45 minutes to an hour.

    And I'm easy, I'd even eat it cold. Heh.

    nancy

  5. #5
    Tom Biasi Guest

    Default Re: Tailgating anyone?


    "Kris" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Good morning all,
    >
    > This lovely fall weather and college football starting has been making
    > me think of maybe having a tailgate.
    >
    > I've only ever brought a contribution to one before, not actually
    > organized one.
    >
    > I might even "cheat" and have it in my driveway (I know, it's lame,
    > but I live two blocks aways from the local high school field so it's a
    > close subtitute).
    >
    > When I think of tailgates, I think of:
    >
    > bloody marys and/or pony keg
    > chili con queso w/ tortilla chips
    > some sort of soup
    > brats (maybe sauerkraut too?)
    > chili
    > Some sort of hold-in-hand-to-eat dessert (like cookies or bars)
    >
    > Has anyone else hosted one? Or been to one that had a great menu?
    > Recipe & planning ideas welcome.
    >
    > Go Michigan State,
    > Kris
    >


    The TG's at Giant's stadium used to be awesome. You could walk around the
    parking lot and socialize and trade food.
    The TG squad now patrols the lot and dampers the fun a little. They want you
    in your own spot and not in a an adjacent parking space.
    So your setup has to be in the same parking spot as your car. I tow a
    trailer and take 1.5 spots. I tell them I drove two vehicles to the game and
    need two spots.
    So far just a sideways look and they leave.

    Tom



  6. #6
    U.N. Guest

    Default Re: Tailgating anyone?

    Tailgating in the driveway sounds like the way to do it!

    You'll be able to offer all your guests the comforts of home (such as
    a restroom, etc) during the tailgating session. And then, no matter
    how hammered everyone gets, your group can just walk to the game, then
    walk back and have a place to finish sobering up before they have to
    drive.

    That's how -I- see it anyways.

    -J

  7. #7
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Tailgating anyone?

    Tom Biasi wrote:

    > The TG's at Giant's stadium used to be awesome. You could walk around
    > the parking lot and socialize and trade food.
    > The TG squad now patrols the lot and dampers the fun a little. They
    > want you in your own spot and not in a an adjacent parking space.
    > So your setup has to be in the same parking spot as your car. I tow a
    > trailer and take 1.5 spots. I tell them I drove two vehicles to the
    > game and need two spots.
    > So far just a sideways look and they leave.


    Isn't parking still tight because they built a new stadium? It might ease
    up after things settle down.

    Today at my game, long story short I wound up waiting in the outdoor
    stairwells to keep out of the rain. The stairs overlooked the
    handicapped parking area. Something caught my eye and I realized
    that people were parked in handicapped and taking up the next
    space (or two) with their canopies and their other tailgating stuff.

    People who also had handicap rights kept driving by slowly
    looking for a spot. One guy finally got a group to move their
    stuff so they could squeeeeeze into the space. Then he helped
    his elderly passenger with double leg amputations into his
    wheelchair to go into the game.

    Imagine? Of all people, shouldn't the people who use handicapped
    parking know not to take up extra spaces?? It's a different matter
    from your situation where some people do wind up taking up
    extra spots. I don't understand why the police weren't right
    there writing tickets.

    See what you did, set me off. (laugh)

    nancy



  8. #8
    ffu Guest

    Default Re: Tailgating anyone?

    On Sat, 12 Sep 2009 21:05:20 -0400, "Nancy Young" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    -->Tom Biasi wrote:
    -->
    -->> The TG's at Giant's stadium used to be awesome. You could walk around
    -->> the parking lot and socialize and trade food.
    -->> The TG squad now patrols the lot and dampers the fun a little. They
    -->> want you in your own spot and not in a an adjacent parking space.
    -->> So your setup has to be in the same parking spot as your car. I tow a
    -->> trailer and take 1.5 spots. I tell them I drove two vehicles to the
    -->> game and need two spots.
    -->> So far just a sideways look and they leave.
    -->
    -->Isn't parking still tight because they built a new stadium? It might ease
    -->up after things settle down.
    -->
    -->Today at my game, long story short I wound up waiting in the outdoor
    -->stairwells to keep out of the rain. The stairs overlooked the
    -->handicapped parking area. Something caught my eye and I realized
    -->that people were parked in handicapped and taking up the next
    -->space (or two) with their canopies and their other tailgating stuff.
    -->
    -->People who also had handicap rights kept driving by slowly
    -->looking for a spot. One guy finally got a group to move their
    -->stuff so they could squeeeeeze into the space. Then he helped
    -->his elderly passenger with double leg amputations into his
    -->wheelchair to go into the game.
    -->
    -->Imagine? Of all people, shouldn't the people who use handicapped
    -->parking know not to take up extra spaces?? It's a different matter
    -->from your situation where some people do wind up taking up
    -->extra spots. I don't understand why the police weren't right
    -->there writing tickets.
    -->
    -->See what you did, set me off. (laugh)
    -->
    -->nancy
    -->


    They do it because they think they can, we have the same probnlem here

  9. #9
    Gloria P Guest

    Default Re: Tailgating anyone?

    Tom Biasi wrote:

    >
    > The TG's at Giant's stadium used to be awesome. You could walk around the
    > parking lot and socialize and trade food.
    > The TG squad now patrols the lot and dampers the fun a little. They want you
    > in your own spot and not in a an adjacent parking space.
    > So your setup has to be in the same parking spot as your car. I tow a
    > trailer and take 1.5 spots. I tell them I drove two vehicles to the game and
    > need two spots.
    > So far just a sideways look and they leave.
    >
    >


    Do you pay for two parking spaces when you bring a trailer?

    gloria p

  10. #10
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: Tailgating anyone?

    In article <PzXqm.214669$[email protected]>,
    "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Tom Biasi wrote:
    >
    > > The TG's at Giant's stadium used to be awesome. You could walk around
    > > the parking lot and socialize and trade food.
    > > The TG squad now patrols the lot and dampers the fun a little. They
    > > want you in your own spot and not in a an adjacent parking space.
    > > So your setup has to be in the same parking spot as your car. I tow a
    > > trailer and take 1.5 spots. I tell them I drove two vehicles to the
    > > game and need two spots.
    > > So far just a sideways look and they leave.

    >
    > Isn't parking still tight because they built a new stadium? It might ease
    > up after things settle down.


    The stadium is almost in downtown San Francisco. It's *never* going to
    settle down there. That's just a high density area. We take the ferry
    to the game. Close parking costs more than the ticket to the game. The
    old stadium (which is still there, but not used for baseball anymore),
    is in a lower density area.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  11. #11
    Tom Biasi Guest

    Default Re: Tailgating anyone?


    "Gloria P" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Tom Biasi wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> The TG's at Giant's stadium used to be awesome. You could walk around the
    >> parking lot and socialize and trade food.
    >> The TG squad now patrols the lot and dampers the fun a little. They want
    >> you in your own spot and not in a an adjacent parking space.
    >> So your setup has to be in the same parking spot as your car. I tow a
    >> trailer and take 1.5 spots. I tell them I drove two vehicles to the game
    >> and need two spots.
    >> So far just a sideways look and they leave.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Do you pay for two parking spaces when you bring a trailer?
    >
    > gloria p


    If I do, then there is no issue, it's my space. Sometimes in the past the
    parking guy would just say, "Keep it tight". Then I was at their graces.

    Tom



  12. #12
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Tailgating anyone?

    Tom Biasi said...

    >
    > "Gloria P" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Tom Biasi wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> The TG's at Giant's stadium used to be awesome. You could walk around
    >>> the parking lot and socialize and trade food.
    >>> The TG squad now patrols the lot and dampers the fun a little. They
    >>> want you in your own spot and not in a an adjacent parking space.
    >>> So your setup has to be in the same parking spot as your car. I tow a
    >>> trailer and take 1.5 spots. I tell them I drove two vehicles to the
    >>> game and need two spots.
    >>> So far just a sideways look and they leave.
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Do you pay for two parking spaces when you bring a trailer?
    >>
    >> gloria p

    >
    > If I do, then there is no issue, it's my space. Sometimes in the past
    > the parking guy would just say, "Keep it tight". Then I was at their
    > graces.
    >
    > Tom



    Tom,

    Maybe five years ago I was invited to a Giants game to tailgate and watch
    the game. Of all things I offered to bring they said "bring donuts." WTF???
    From Philly,??? I could've brought cheesesteaks. Turned out the kids went
    to town on the donuts.

    It was genuinely a grand time!

    I forget who the Giant's played or who won but I remember tailgating!!!
    First and only time!

    Best,

    Andy
    --
    I'm no longer a danger to society.

  13. #13
    Un-Yawn Guest

    Default Re: Tailgating anyone?


    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > Tom Biasi said...
    >
    >>
    >> "Gloria P" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> Do you pay for two parking spaces when you bring a trailer?
    >>>
    >>> gloria p

    >>
    >> If I do, then there is no issue, it's my space. Sometimes in the past
    >> the parking guy would just say, "Keep it tight". Then I was at their
    >> graces.
    >>
    >> Tom

    >
    >
    > Tom,
    >
    > Maybe five years ago I was invited to a Giants game to tailgate and watch
    > the game. Of all things I offered to bring they said "bring donuts."
    > WTF???
    > From Philly,??? I could've brought cheesesteaks. Turned out the kids went
    > to town on the donuts.
    >
    > It was genuinely a grand time!
    >
    > I forget who the Giant's played or who won but I remember tailgating!!!
    > First and only time!
    >


    I cannot imagine that they wouldn't have invited you back.

    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Andy
    > --
    > I will no longer be a danger to society when I croak.





  14. #14
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Tailgating anyone?

    On Sun, 13 Sep 2009 21:00:45 -0400, Un-Yawn wrote:

    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    >> Tom Biasi said...
    >>
    >>>
    >>> "Gloria P" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>> Do you pay for two parking spaces when you bring a trailer?
    >>>>
    >>>> gloria p
    >>>
    >>> If I do, then there is no issue, it's my space. Sometimes in the past
    >>> the parking guy would just say, "Keep it tight". Then I was at their
    >>> graces.
    >>>
    >>> Tom

    >>
    >>
    >> Tom,
    >>
    >> Maybe five years ago I was invited to a Giants game to tailgate and watch
    >> the game. Of all things I offered to bring they said "bring donuts."
    >> WTF???
    >> From Philly,??? I could've brought cheesesteaks. Turned out the kids went
    >> to town on the donuts.
    >>
    >> It was genuinely a grand time!
    >>
    >> I forget who the Giant's played or who won but I remember tailgating!!!
    >> First and only time!
    >>

    >
    > I cannot imagine that they wouldn't have invited you back.
    >


    <snort>

    your pal,
    blake

  15. #15
    sueb Guest

    Default Re: Tailgating anyone?

    On Sep 12, 9:23*pm, Dan Abel <da...@sonic.net> wrote:
    > In article <PzXqm.214669$RV1.179...@newsfe26.ams2>,
    > *"Nancy Young" <rjynly...@comcast.net> wrote:
    >
    > > Tom Biasi wrote:

    >
    > > > The TG's at Giant's stadium used to be awesome. You could walk around
    > > > the parking lot and socialize and trade food.
    > > > The TG squad now patrols the lot and dampers the fun a little. They
    > > > want you in your own spot and not in a an adjacent parking space.
    > > > So your setup has to be in the same parking spot as your car. I tow a
    > > > trailer and take 1.5 spots. I tell them I drove two vehicles to the
    > > > game and need two spots.
    > > > So far just a sideways look and they leave.

    >
    > > Isn't parking still tight because they built a new stadium? *It mightease
    > > up after things settle down.

    >
    > The stadium is almost in downtown San Francisco. *It's *never* going to
    > settle down there. *That's just a high density area. *We take the ferry
    > to the game. *Close parking costs more than the ticket to the game. *The
    > old stadium (which is still there, but not used for baseball anymore),
    > is in a lower density area.
    >
    > --
    > Dan Abel
    > Petaluma, California USA
    > da...@sonic.net


    Nobody tailgates for baseball - it's a football thing. So in San
    Francisco, it's still going on at Candlestick (or whatever they've
    renamed it to this week), because the Niners still play there. Biasi
    is referring to the NY Giants.

    But in the Bay Area, the place to tailgate is the Coliseum before
    Raiders games. For some reason, Raider fans are into tailgating big
    time - there's great stuff every weekend out in that parking lot!

    Susan B.

  16. #16
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Tailgating anyone?

    sueb wrote:
    > On Sep 12, 9:23 pm, Dan Abel <da...@sonic.net> wrote:


    >> "Nancy Young" <rjynly...@comcast.net> wrote:


    >>> Tom Biasi wrote:

    >>
    >>>> The TG's at Giant's stadium used to be awesome. You could walk
    >>>> around the parking lot and socialize and trade food.
    >>>> The TG squad now patrols the lot and dampers the fun a little. They
    >>>> want you in your own spot and not in a an adjacent parking space.
    >>>> So your setup has to be in the same parking spot as your car. I
    >>>> tow a trailer and take 1.5 spots. I tell them I drove two vehicles
    >>>> to the game and need two spots.
    >>>> So far just a sideways look and they leave.

    >>
    >>> Isn't parking still tight because they built a new stadium? It
    >>> might ease up after things settle down.

    >>
    >> The stadium is almost in downtown San Francisco. It's *never* going
    >> to settle down there. That's just a high density area. We take the
    >> ferry to the game. Close parking costs more than the ticket to the
    >> game. The old stadium (which is still there, but not used for
    >> baseball anymore), is in a lower density area.


    > Nobody tailgates for baseball - it's a football thing. So in San
    > Francisco, it's still going on at Candlestick (or whatever they've
    > renamed it to this week), because the Niners still play there. Biasi
    > is referring to the NY Giants.


    (laugh) Only after I posted did I think ... is there another Giants
    stadium and that's what Tom's talking about? To me it's the one
    in the Meadowlands.

    > But in the Bay Area, the place to tailgate is the Coliseum before
    > Raiders games. For some reason, Raider fans are into tailgating big
    > time - there's great stuff every weekend out in that parking lot!


    I bet. I haven't been to a Giants game in almost never, you can't
    get tickets. But I've heard they have some fabulous tailgate food.

    nancy



  17. #17
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: Tailgating anyone?

    In article
    <6b796b[email protected]>,
    sueb <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sep 12, 9:23*pm, Dan Abel <da...@sonic.net> wrote:
    > > In article <PzXqm.214669$RV1.179...@newsfe26.ams2>,
    > > *"Nancy Young" <rjynly...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > >
    > > > Tom Biasi wrote:

    > >
    > > > > The TG's at Giant's stadium used to be awesome. You could walk around
    > > > > the parking lot and socialize and trade food.
    > > > > The TG squad now patrols the lot and dampers the fun a little. They
    > > > > want you in your own spot and not in a an adjacent parking space.
    > > > > So your setup has to be in the same parking spot as your car. I tow a
    > > > > trailer and take 1.5 spots. I tell them I drove two vehicles to the
    > > > > game and need two spots.
    > > > > So far just a sideways look and they leave.

    > >
    > > > Isn't parking still tight because they built a new stadium? *It might ease
    > > > up after things settle down.

    > >
    > > The stadium is almost in downtown San Francisco. *It's *never* going to
    > > settle down there. *That's just a high density area. *We take the ferry
    > > to the game. *Close parking costs more than the ticket to the game. *The
    > > old stadium (which is still there, but not used for baseball anymore),
    > > is in a lower density area.


    > Nobody tailgates for baseball - it's a football thing. So in San
    > Francisco, it's still going on at Candlestick (or whatever they've
    > renamed it to this week), because the Niners still play there. Biasi
    > is referring to the NY Giants.
    >
    > But in the Bay Area, the place to tailgate is the Coliseum before
    > Raiders games. For some reason, Raider fans are into tailgating big
    > time - there's great stuff every weekend out in that parking lot!


    Yeah, that's pretty confusing to me. My wife is a big SF Giants
    baseball fan. Around our house, "Giants" means baseball. We live on
    the West Coast, so a New York team isn't of so much interest. Besides,
    neither of us follow any football teams, other than a couple of college
    teams.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  18. #18
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Tailgating anyone?

    On Tue, 15 Sep 2009 13:43:53 -0700 (PDT), sueb <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Sep 12, 9:23*pm, Dan Abel <da...@sonic.net> wrote:
    >> In article <PzXqm.214669$RV1.179...@newsfe26.ams2>,
    >> *"Nancy Young" <rjynly...@comcast.net> wrote:
    >>
    >> > Tom Biasi wrote:

    >>
    >> > > The TG's at Giant's stadium used to be awesome. You could walk around
    >> > > the parking lot and socialize and trade food.
    >> > > The TG squad now patrols the lot and dampers the fun a little. They
    >> > > want you in your own spot and not in a an adjacent parking space.
    >> > > So your setup has to be in the same parking spot as your car. I tow a
    >> > > trailer and take 1.5 spots. I tell them I drove two vehicles to the
    >> > > game and need two spots.
    >> > > So far just a sideways look and they leave.

    >>
    >> > Isn't parking still tight because they built a new stadium? *It might ease
    >> > up after things settle down.


    LOL! SF Giants parking settle down? Are you aware of where the ball
    park is located? The whole point of putting the stadium where it is
    (besides availability and cost) was for people to walk or use public
    access.

    Does the icon of stadiums, Wrigley Field, have parking? I think not.


    >> The stadium is almost in downtown San Francisco. *It's *never* going to
    >> settle down there. *That's just a high density area. *We take the ferry
    >> to the game. *Close parking costs more than the ticket to the game. *The
    >> old stadium (which is still there, but not used for baseball anymore),
    >> is in a lower density area.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Dan Abel
    >> Petaluma, California USA
    >> da...@sonic.net

    >
    >Nobody tailgates for baseball - it's a football thing. So in San
    >Francisco, it's still going on at Candlestick (or whatever they've
    >renamed it to this week), because the Niners still play there. Biasi
    >is referring to the NY Giants.
    >
    >But in the Bay Area, the place to tailgate is the Coliseum before
    >Raiders games. For some reason, Raider fans are into tailgating big
    >time - there's great stuff every weekend out in that parking lot!
    >
    >Susan B.


    49ers fans tailgait too, but they don't wear all the make up and
    costumes like Raiders fans do. Raider fans are definitely worthy of
    TV close ups! IMO: watching 49er fans is like watching Stanford
    Cardinal fans... too bad we (meaning both teams) don't have a band as
    entertaining as Stanford's.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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