Reuters recently ranked Cincinnati USA #4 in a list of Top NFL cities for tailgating parties (Ohio has bragging rights for two cities in that top four - Cleveland is #2). We don't just limit our parking lot feasts to the riverfront - a handful of area universities and an impassioned high school gridiron scene provides a smorgasbord of tailgating excuses. No matter how our teams are doing, at least we know the food will be a fantastic fall experience.
Another accolade - The Queen of Tailgate Nation - went to Nadine Mesch, a Cincinnati mother of four earlier this year. Mesch won Football Nation's first tailgate recipe contest with her Grilled Baby-back Ribs with Harpoon "Magic" Sauce. The sauce is made with contest sponsor Harpoon Brewery's Munich Dark beer.
Whether you're a seasoned veteran, or jumping on the Wagoneer, there's uniquely local opportunities to expand your tailgating playbook.
- NFL Kick-Off with Mark Khudyak
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Cooks Wares, Harpers Point
Class Fee: $45
Chef Mark Khudyak of The Pub Rookwood Mews will demonstrate:
Sliders - several variations will be shared
Quesadillas with Chicken marinated in Mark’s “Secret” Margarita Marinade, Salsa and Guacamole prepared in a traditional molcajete
Wings with Young’s Chocolate Stout BBQ Sauce as made at The Pub
Football Sundays with Janet Hontanosas
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Jungle Jim's, Fairfield
Class Fee: $50
Many of the recipes in this class can be done in advance, so you will have plenty of time to cheer on your favorite team. On the menu:
Hot Curried Party Mix
Herbed Appetizer Braid filled with Cheese, Roasted Red Peppers and Salami
Steak Tacos with the Works
Jicama and Cabbage Slaw with Cilantro and Lime
Southwest Rice Pilaf
Macadamia Double-Decker Brownie Bars
- The Midnight Gourmet adds a new recipe in anticipation of every Bengals game on the team's official Web site.
- CookEatShare has a section of Popular Cincinnati Tailgating Recipes.
- Healthylicious Tailgating (University of Cincinnati: U Well)
UC's Dining Services provides recipes and "Smart Tailgating" tips to add healthful options to your weekend spread.
To help you execute your mobile meals with finesse: