Tailgate Warriors Marathon
Being a chef and an avid football fan (War Eagle!) you gotta know I love tailgating. I have had more than a dozen articles published on the subject in numerous publications including Tailgater Monthly where I am currently a contributor. That’s why I’m pumped that Food Network is running a Tailgate Warriors marathon this weekend.
You aren’t familiar with the show? Well to quote the host, here’s the 411:
Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Guy’s Big Bite) searches for the top “tailgate warriors” as eight tailgating teams compete at NFL stadiums across the country in a four-week series. Each week, two teams must create two appetizers, one entrée, two sides and one dessert in an hour. They will be judged by a three-person panel and scored based on taste, creativity, difficulty and presentation. The two highest-scoring teams will move onto the championship round.
One of the judges for this series was Dr. BBQ Ray Lampe who I was lucky enough to interview just after the show wrapped. Check it out HERE. This past spring I joined Guy (and 500 others) for a special dinner in Gulf Shores, AL. It was the fanciest “tailgate party” I’ve ever been to. I, of course, was adorned in my official Auburn Tigers BCS National Championship collector’s cap. Guy was nice enough to give me a few minutes of his time for this interview:
The Tailgate Warriors marathon starts Saturday at 7PM ET and repeating again at midnight Sunday morning on the Food Network.
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