Monthly Archive: September 2014

Tailgate Recipes

Tailgate party

It’s that time of year again—football season and pre-game parties. Here is a compilation of tailgate-worthy foods that can be grilled:   Appetizers Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers Pepperoni Roll Moink Balls: Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Meatballs...


Sep-Oct 2014 Events

BBQ festival

A listing of events happening around the country involving Barbecue, Blues and Brews—as well as other live music, cornhole, motorcycles……   Pass along any festivals or competitions you know about and I’ll add it...


What’s on Tap: Pumpkin Ales

It’s about that time! Every fall my husband and I buy a variety of pumpkin beers. We build a fire out on the patio and do our own tasting—we sometimes do the same thing with Octoberfest...


A Texas-Sized Tailgate

Cy Ditmore, tailgate

Football is a pretty big sport in this country. In Texas—particularly Dallas—it appears to be more than a sport to some folks. It’s a reason to eat, drink and celebrate their team. For the...


Tailgating Overview


As we slide further into fall, football season is in full swing. And I love it. If you are going to see the game in a stadium and not perched on a bar stool...


Grate Bites: An Intro

So this is my first time blogging. As many of my friends already know, I usually have something to say…about a lot of things. But I never really thought I was an authority figure on...