It may be tradition to tailgate with food, but sometimes the actual cooking should be left to the pros. These Austin restaurants can take care of logistics so tailgaiters can devote more of their energy on cheering for the teams, like, say, the Texas Longhorns.
Wings are a classic accompaniment to football, and ordering from Plucker’s means access to the restaurant’s full variety of sauces. Soursop makes spicy sambal wings, with a variety of other unique dishes to choose from to complete the menu. Cane Rosso’s tailgating specials also features wings, along with portable pizza rolls and popcorn-fried cheese.
Of course, chicken is not the end-all be-all of tailgating. Kreuz Market has a barbecue tailgate special that weighs in at over 12 pounds, and Hat Creek Burger Co. can deliver juicy burgers.
At the University of Texas, The Tailgate Guys rent spots on the LBJ Lawn with the option to add catering from Hoover’s, Pok-e-Jo’s, Tacodeli, and Chick-fil-a. Independent tailgating parties have many more options.
For more tailgate-worthy food, scope out Austin’s best chicken wings, fried chicken, whole chickens, barbecue, and takeout. Otherwise, check out the city’s best sports bars.
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