Our signature tailgate dish probably isn't hard to figure out.

There's just something about football, right? Whether high school, college or professional the atmosphere is electric. I enjoy the pregame festivities almost more than the game itself.

The tailgate is where the party is at!

Fans gather around the stadium in preparation for the game. There are games, music and, of course, food. I usually find myself gravitating toward the biggest grills and the biggest pots. That's where the good stuff is.

And the best part is that every tailgate is different.

Travel Channel has put together a list of the 50 States of Tailgating to celebrate these pregame offerings. These dishes are ones that you will most likely find at a tailgate in each state. For Louisiana it's all about gumbo.


Gumbo is completely appropriate to serve at any function in the state of Louisiana. Heck, if I had gotten married in Louisiana I would have had a huge pot of it as the main dish. Ladle it over rice and you've got a satisfactory dish that will hold you over until the last whistle blows.

And the best part is that it just gets better and better the longer it simmers.

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