Year-round, sports fans gather to cheer for their team. My friends and I attended a San Francisco Giants game (I was in full orange/black regalia) where we barbequed skirt steak, tri-tip and hot dogs. Buying pre-marinated meat is convenient and those shrink wrapped packages make for easy clean up. The below is from our entertaining guru, Beatrice Charpentier:
Try to keep your tailgate party simple by planning easy to prepare foods and storing them in disposable containers. Prepare as much as you can a day or two ahead of the game. Arrive 3 or 4 hours before the game so you can find a good parking spot. Finally, make extra food and bring plenty of St. Supéry wine (and a few beers) to share with your tailgating neighbors.
The key to a stress free tailgate party is preparation. There is nothing worse than getting to the game only to realize that you forgot something (like your St. Supéry wine!) For this reason, I am a big fan of lists. I have prepared this list for you as a starting place. Just add the items that you need for your particular menu.
-St. Supéry wine (red and white)
-Wine glasses (plastic is safer for your tires in the event of breakage–GoVino is a favorite)
-Disposable plates, forks, knives
-First aid kit
-Zip lock bags
-BBQ utensils (tongs, wire brush, fork)
-Grill (charcoal, chimney starter, matches/extra propane cans)
-Don’t forget the food!