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Tailgate at Home for the Big Game with Easy Make-at-Home Snacks & Cocktails from Chefs across the Country

Super Bowl Sunday is around the corner and like everything else it will be very different this year. Even if you don’t get to celebrate it as usual and just with a limited group of friends or family members make sure guidelines are in place. To help you get into the spirit we have gathered 10 easy-to-make tailgate food and cocktail ideas from some of our best local and national chefs and restaurants. Enjoy!

Bayou Bar | Boudin Chimichangas (New Orleans, LA)

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Bayou Bar | Boudin Chimichangas (New Orleans, LA)

Bayou Bar, the casual tavern-style bar located in NOLA’s Garden District, is filled with history and memories including serving as a drinking den for both Sinatra and Capote and being the locale where the New Orleans Saints football franchise was christened in 1966. At Bayou Bar, diners can find the ultimate game-day snack: boudin chimichangas. Made with pork shoulder, alliums, spices, flour tortillas and served with a creamy, tangy pit house sauce, this is the perfect meal to enjoy while watching the big game.

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TAILGATE AT HOME FOR THE BIG GAME Easy Make-at-Home Snacks & Cocktails from Chefs across the Country
Photo Credit: Denny Culbert

Chef Isaac Toups | Cajun Queso (New Orleans, LA)

Chef Isaac Toups, Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” season 13 “Fan Favorite;” owner of Toups Meatery in New Orleans and author of Chasing the Gator – Isaac Toups & the New Cajun Cooking (Little, Brown) loves finger foods for game day snacks. Isaac’s Cajun Queso, also known as crab fondue, is more of a béchamel sauce with all the components of fondue. If you’re watching the game at home with a small group of close family members, feel free to scale this down or just do as we do in Cajun country and have a pound per head.”

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TAILGATE AT HOME FOR THE BIG GAME Easy Make-at-Home Snacks & Cocktails from Chefs across the Country
Photo Credit: Compere Lapin

Chef Nina Compton | Hot Fire Chicken & Biscuit Sliders (New Orleans, LA)

James Beard Award-winning Chef Nina Compton’s hot fire chicken & biscuit sliders are highly sought after at her restaurant Compere Lapin. Compton’s super spicy, crispy chicken served between flaky, buttery biscuits can best be enjoyed in front of the TV with a cold beer in hand.

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Chugs Cuban Sandwich
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Chug’s Diner | Cuban Muffuletta Sandwich (Miami, FL)

Is there a better game-day snack than a sandwich? This one, created by Chug’s Chef/Owner Michael Beltran, is inspired by the popular Cuban Sandwich found in Miami, and the tasty New Orleans sandwich, the Muffuletta. Made with sourdough, honey ham, salami, country pate, gouda, cornichons, mayo, and mustard, this sandwich is a must for the big game. Enjoy with a bag of plantain chips and your favorite game-day drink.

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L.A. Jackson Pork Poppers
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L.A. Jackson | Pork Poppers (Nashville, TN)

L.A. Jackson, the bustling rooftop bar at Thompson Nashville suggests these mouthwatering easy to make pork poppers, made with pork tenderloin, bacon, cream cheese, and herbs to add some fun to your game day cravings. These poppers are a real crowd pleaser and perfect game day snack!

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Lona Alitas
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Lona Cocina & Tequileria | Guacamole & Alitas (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

Known for bold and authentic Mexican cuisine, Lona Cocina & Tequileria’s Guacamole and Alitas are fan favorites that make for the perfect game day snacks. Simple to prepare and packed with flavor, Lona’s Guacamole can be served three ways – Tradicional, with Lump Crab, or if you prefer a little extra flair, with Chicharron. To round out your game day snack platter Lona’s Alitas – delicious seasoned wings tossed in Caramel Guajillo sauce – are a must.

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R House| Lechon Tostones
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R House | Lechon Tostones (Miami, FL)

R House’s Lechon Tostones are the perfect savory bite for game day. This Latin/Caribbean staple food is topped with generous amounts of lechon asado (roast pork) for a sweet/salty combo; the fried banana and roast pork are rich, flavorful, and completely comforting. The Lechon Tostones are most definitely shareable and pretty simple to execute without compromising flavor! Up the ante to create a tostones bar for your game day gathering and include shredded chicken, ropa vieja (shredded beef), and/or veggie toppings in addition to the roast pork.

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Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina Punch Bowls
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Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina | Punch Bowls (Miami Beach, FL)

Nationally acclaimed Star Chef Michael Mina’s casual eatery Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina gets straight to “The Punch” with tiki-inspired punch bowls. Perfect for elevating your game day, each bowl equals 128 ounces – fit for sharing with a gathering of friends.

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Satterfield’s Crispy Deviled Eggs and Conecuh Sausage & Bacon Poppers
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Satterfield’s | Conecuh Sausage & Bacon Poppers (Birmingham, Alabama)

Another crowd-pleaser is Satterfield’s wildly popular Conecuh sausage and bacon poppers dish. Made with chive cream cheese and jalapenos and very easy to make. These stuffed sausage and bacon poppers are a great addition to your “Big Game Day” menu.

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Wild Fork Tamarind Pork Ribs
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Wild Fork | Tamarind Pork Ribs, Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings and Wagyu Burgers with Sofrito and Queso Blanco (Nationwide)

Prepare the perfect game day spread with quality products and curated recipes from South Florida-based meat and seafood market Wild Fork. Whether it’s a big or small gathering the added convenience of having all of your items delivered will give you more time pre-game. Guaranteed to impress your guests and appease your palette Oven-Baked Tamarind Pork Ribs & Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings with Mango Rum Dip and Wagyu Burgers with Sofrito and Queso Blanco are the perfect choices. Same day delivery or in-store pick up available for those who order online in South Florida; or shop in-store at one of eight (8) South Florida locations. Nationwide delivery is available in 1-2 days for select states.  Please visit for more recipes and delivery information.

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