The Top 10 Tailgating Sandwiches Across the U.S.
Copy these tried-and-true sandwiches from restaurants across the country at your next tailgate party.
College football season kicked off last weekend, and with football comes tailgating. Whether you go all out for your tailgate party or you prefer something low key, one thing is true — there will be food and plenty of it.
Sandwiches are a staple food because they're portable and filling. The experts at TravelChannel.com sampled sandwiches from restaurants across the country, and they've shared some of their favorites below.
Slow's Bar-BQ | Detroit
Amish chicken is drenched in mustard sauce and tossed with sauteed mushrooms and cheddar cheese in this juicy sandwich.
Make This: The Yardbird
La Torta del Rey
Los Reyes de la Torta | Phoenix
With 12 total ingredients, there is something for everyone.
Make This: La Torta Del Rey
Big-Ass Roast Beef
Big-Ass Sandwiches | Portland, Ore.
No need to keep the fries on the side — this sandwich has French fries piled right on top of slow-cooked roast beef.
Make This: Big-Ass Roast Beef
Pork Belly Cubano
Bunk Sandwiches | Portland, Ore.
Thick-sliced, caramelized pork belly is the star in this classic sandwich recipe.
Make This: Pork Belly Cubano
Faidley Seafood | Baltimore
Filled with 6 1/2-ounces of jumbo lump crabmeat, these fried patties are super tasty.
Make This: Crab Cake Sandwich
Al's Beef | Chicago
You may not see it, but there is Italian sausage underneath the fall-apart tender beef, making it the perfect sandwich for meat lovers.
Make This: Italian Beef Sandwich
Crown Candy Kitchen | St. Louis
This isn't your odrinary BLT — a mountain of thick-sliced, crispy bacon will keep you full for hours.
Make This: Heart-Stopping BLT
The Fifty/50 | Chicago
It's surprising what all you can fit between a smoked pretzel bun. The 4-Courser consists of smoked pulled pork, gouda bechamel sauce, pickles, jalapeno chips, sweet potato chips and waffle-ized macaroni and cheese.
Make This: 4-Courser Sandwich
Chicken Cheddar Biscuit
Time-Out | Chapel Hill, N.C.
Fluffy biscuit, gooey cheddar cheese and crispy fried chicken — this sandwich is delicious no matter what time of day you're tailgating.
Make This: Chicken Cheddar Biscuit
Aguila Sandwich Shop | Tampa, Fla.
If you love a classic Cubano, you'll love Aguila's twist. The egg roll is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, giving it the perfect texture.
Make This: Media Noche Sandwich
Nacho-Stuffed Potato Skins
Trade in the tortilla chips for restaurant-style potato skins topped with all the good stuff: guacamole, sour cream, scallions, cheese, bacon and more. (And guacamole does not cost extra.) Get the recipe.
Pepperoni and Cheese Pizza Hand Pies
We all know that pizza's a crowd-pleasing food that can disappear in seconds. These hearty hand pies are a perfect accompaniment to other bite-size party snacks. And they're simple to make, too. Get the recipe.
For a quick crowd-pleasing food that won't bust the budget or your time, pick up a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket; then pull it apart and serve it as barbecue chicken sandwiches or sliders.
Grab a lager from the pack to flavor bratwursts. Add Dijon mustard and honey, and grill them for a perfect portable treat. Sub a hot dog bun for a freshly-grilled baguette. Get the recipe.
Deviled Eggs, Three Ways
Deviled eggs are a classic party appetizer, but we've taken inspiration from favorite flavor combinations to put a new spin on the expected. BLT? Yup. Pesto? You know it. Get the recipes (three!).
Roasted Pepper and Mozzarella Bites
If you just found out you're hosting the Super Bowl at your house, fear not. Three major ingredients create one delicious and good-looking appetizer in a jiff. Get the recipe.
Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
I don't trust anyone that doesn't like cheese. This bubbling dish calls for a combination of three tasty cheeses — white Cheddar, Gruyère and Swiss — making this mac 'n' cheese a creamy comfort food that's destined to become the center of attention at your next game. Get the recipe.
Coca-Cola Cupcake With Salted Peanut Butter Frosting
Satisfy their sweet tooth during the halftime show with chocolate cupcakes flavored with Coca-Cola and salted peanut butter frosting. Get the recipe.