Fun Food

World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party

Have you ever been to a cocktail party? According to America’s #1 source for credible information (Wikipedia, y’all), a cocktail party is “a party at which cocktails are served.” Well, duh. And for those of you not in the know, a Cocktail is that movie where Tom Cruise and Elisabeth Shue tugged at my heartstrings. Well there are cocktails and […]

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Revelry, Rivalry, and Ice Cream: College Football Week 9

Pop Quiz: How do you take something as entertaining as college football and kick it up a notch? You know, turn the intensity and drama up from 10 all the way to 11? No, the answer is not inviting Mike Gundy to your presser. You do it with a good old fashioned rivalry game, of course! Nothing gets the blood pumping like […]

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Halfway Home: College Football and Pacific Northwest Burgers

We’re at the 2014 season’s halfway point, folks, and what a journey it’s been. If you had told me back in July that by week 8 my home state would be perched atop the polls with a clear view of the college football playoffs on the horizon, I would’ve scheduled you an MRI (being the concerned friend I am). But […]

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Red River Rivalry and Brisket, Lone-Star Style

Wow. I’d try to sum up the craziness that was last Saturday, but this blog would run too long, so I’ll abridge my rant into two amazingly fantastical words: Katy. Perry. Now that that’s out of the way, we’ve got another weekend chockfull of great games, sports fans! There’s lots of heavy-hitting SEC action featuring three of the nation’s top […]

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Tailgating Dish of the Week: Shrimp and Grits

This week the ESPN College GameDay crew sets up shop for the first time ever in The Grove, Ole Miss’s vaunted and ballyhooed tailgating mecca. And if you look really close on Saturday, you might see a certain someone standing in “The Pit” of fans behind the GameDay stage, holding up a hopefully? witty sign and soaking up the inevitable tailgating insanity […]

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Five Tailgating Must-Haves

College football fans sure do love our tailgates. They’re a delightful amalgam of (hopefully) crisp, cool weather, delicious food, imperfectly measured libations, passionate hypotheticals (“Seriously, man… I think we have a shot at the championship this year!”), fellowship and so much more. But what’s a tailgate without the proper accoutrements? Picture Destiny’s Child, minus the Bey. Fear not, for in honor of […]

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CFB Week 4: Come Along on a Crab-tastic Voyage

It never fails—every season there’s always one weekend that goes against the grain. A weekend in which teams that should win do not, and teams that were deemed as having no chance pull out their slingshots and get their David on. They call it Shakeup Saturday (if they don’t, I’m trademarking it), and it’s more unpredictable than a conversation between […]

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CFB Week 3: Rumble in the SEC East Jungle

If this were a perfect world, Dippin’ Dots would be readily available on every street corner (is it not the future yet?), Kimye would be a word unrecognizable by humanity, and Bobby Boucher, Jr., would be plying his trade on NFL Thursday night football for our viewing pleasure. Alas, this crazy world is far from perfect, so for now we’ll just have to […]

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CFB Week 2: West Coast Showdown and Guac Burgers

Ah, the sweet smell of tanned leather is in the air again. Week 1 is officially in the books, and we now all know why it was worth the wait. Pretenders were cast aside. Contenders proved… nothing (only the first game, folks!). Hyperbole was liberally applied to teams like Georgia, Southern Cal, and Texas A&M, and ridiculous plays were made. […]

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Cooking Light’s Collegiate Football and Food Kickoff

Come the waning days of August, when the weather cools ever so slightly and anticipation hangs in the air thicker than all the gooped-up butter on Paula Deen’s kitchen utensils, there’s an unspoken understanding here in the South: Plan a wedding during college football season at your own peril. Because when the first SEC game kicks off this Thursday, August 28th, weekends […]

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