Tastiest Tailgate Messes

Dec 23, 2012

©Blue Moon Studio, Inc.The Travel Channel’s Adam Richman of “Man v. Food” will be the judge…

This year the Wisconsin Badger’s will face off against the Stanford Cardinal’s for the Tournament of Roses Champions title.  BUT another show down is brewing between Badger and Cardinal fans – and it involves something almost as sacred as their teams – their signature tailgate dishes.

Will Badgers brats and cheese curds win out over the signature Cardinal tailgate favorite?  Will the winning dish have any bearing on the game? Only time will tell.

Adam will be hosting the VIP Tailgate, judging the “Tastiest Tailgate Messes,” offering tailgate food predictions, and chatting about his forthcoming book Quest for the Best. (Press release via Calvin Fleming of Good PR.) says that besides bratwurst—”Wisconsin’s Soul Food”—grilled with onions and mustard, and cheese curds (really?), Badger fans like to eat chicken wings. This all goes down more smoothly, of course, by knocking back some brewskies from Wisconsin’s own Miller, Capital, or New Glarus brewing companies.


After some internet surfing, we drew a bagel when we tried to locate specifics about what Stanford Cardinal fans prefer to eat when they tailgate. Perhaps they’re still researching.


Whether it’s bratwurst or chicken salad, congratulations to the Badgers and Cardinals for reaching the Rose Bowl Championship. Here’s to an exciting football game, laughs and mannerly craziness, and well-fed stomachs with satisfied appetites.