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Tailgating tips.

Tailgating is now a whole new ball game. From the stadium to your home, here‘s how to be ultimate at any game-day experience.


Prepare the night before. You don‘t want to stress on game day.


There‘s no such thing as too many chairs, bottle openers, phone chargers, or ice cubes. The more, the merrier.


Plan your game-day menu ahead of time. We’re here to help.


Bring plenty of sunscreen and hand sanitizer for extra safety.


T-bone? Flank steak? Ribeye? If you‘re not sure what to grill, talk to the folks in our Meat department.


Raw Veggies? Or grilled veggies? Now you’re tailgating. A little olive oil keeps asparagus, eggplant, and squash from sticking to the grill.


Smooshing burgers while they cook? Amateur move. Less spatula = more juice.


Over-flipping toughens meat. Flip once for more tenderness.


Give your grill ample time to heat up before donning your pregame apron.


Wait five minutes after taking steak off the grill. This allows the juices to settle back into the meat.


Say no to puffy burgers. Use your (clean) thumb to put an indent on the patty. It keeps the meat even while cooking.


Chances are, you have three types of mustard in your fridge or cooler—so don‘t forget the hot dogs.


Toasted buns: Further proof that if you can grill it, you should grill it.


Meat on kabobs stays juicier longer. Not that they’ll last long at your tailgate.


No one has to know the “homemade” potato salad you’re serving came from our Deli.


Coleslaw goes great with a pulled pork sandwich. It’s even better on a pulled pork sandwich. That’s ultimate tailgating.


Chili. Perfect in a bowl. Perfect on a hot dog, burger, or nachos. Perfect for your tailgate.


Skewer and marinate kabobs the night before. It saves time, and you’ll probably dream about kabobs. Mmm, kabobs.


Slice veggies in advance. You’ll thank yourself later.


Set up a DIY toppings bar so people can customize their burgers and hot dogs.


Top your drinks with cupcake holders to keep the bugs out.