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Lucas Museum On The Lake? Tailgaters Would Prefer Grilling Space

Bears fans say it would be a sacrilege to put a museum between Soldier Field and McCormick Place, where they currently set up their grills.

08/08/2014

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Pick-A-Side: What Is Your Favorite Tailgate Food?

From guacamole and chips to spicy buffalo wings, what’s the best tailgate food?

09/09/2013

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Gridiron Grub: Winning Season Sliders

Frozen hamburgers patties are so last season. Fire up your fan base with mini-bison burgers, topped with gooey fontina cheese and a tart-sweet red onion and cherry relish.

12/28/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Curried Cauliflower Kebabs

Who says tailgate food has to be bad for you? With this tasty snack, your fellow football fans will be happy for the remaining room around their waistlines.

12/26/2012

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Gridiron Grub: A Sweet Victory

After indulging in the traditional hot and meaty offerings from a tailgate grill, there is little space left for a heavy dessert. Here’s a light option that hits the right spot.

12/21/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Shirts and Skins Potato Skins

Whether playing on the shirts or skins team, these potato skins will be loved by all. Enjoy this hearty dish during a tailgate for a real game winner.

12/19/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Bring a Taste of the Sea to Your Tailgate

This succulent, lightly flavored fish dish brings a different nuance to tailgating offerings.

12/14/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Who Needs A Football When You Have A Cheese Ball?

Fans will forget all about the football once they see you arrive at the tailgate with this dish.

12/12/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Double Threat Chicken Wings

By using similar ingredients with a change-up in technique, you can make two types of chicken wings. These will keep all fans happy.

12/07/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Nutella Cookie Sandwiches

A happy-go-lucky, finger-food dessert choice, these no-bake sweet treats brighten up just about any event or celebration. Pull them out after your team’s loss to cheer up discouraged fans.

12/05/2012

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GridIron Grub: Wrap Your Hands Around This Mushroom Delight

Whether you’ve got a vegetarian in your group or are just watching your calories, this hand-held grilled portobello wrap is the perfect tailgating food at only 300 calories per serving.

11/30/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Throw a Touchdown with These Hand Pies

Pies and the holidays just seem to go together, but taking them to a tailgate party is a bit tricky because they are fragile to transport and hard to serve. Hand pies are individual treats that can be made ahead of time (even frozen) and brought to the game with very little fuss.

11/28/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Get The Party Poppin’ With Corn

You can do so much more than a cold vegetable tray with ranch dressing to fill out the menu for a tailgate party. Football season marks the tail end of fresh corn season, so get this on your menu soon.

11/23/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Confetti Omelet Cupcakes

While waiting for the gridiron grill to heat up in readiness for the classic tailgate food of burgers and brats, the hunger bunnies still have to be satisfied. A delicious accompaniment to your beverage of choice while you wait are these two-bite morsels.

11/21/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Souper Tailgating Warm-Ups

When the weather dips, tailgating calls for hot soups. Check out these recipes.

11/16/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Chili Cheese Haystacks

In the belly-filling fare of potluck football parties, who knew a man-pleasing dish could have secret nutritional value? Enter the Chili Cheese Haystack.

11/14/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Pass The Polenta Portobello Sliders

Put on a twist on your tailgate menu this weekend. These alternative “sliders” will not only be super delicious snacks for the vegetarian, but will have the die-hard carnivores clamoring for their share, too.

11/09/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Add A Sweet Component To The Game

Dessert often gets neglected at tailgating functions, but whip up a batch of this homemade slow cooker bread pudding and your tailgating buds will be begging you for more.

11/07/2012

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Gridiron Grub: FUNdido Dip

The grill is made for more than just hot dogs and brats. Use it as a cooktop for hot dips like this Mexican favorite: FUNdido.

10/31/2012

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Gridiron Grub: Warm Apple Treats

Nothing screams Pennsylvania Dutch warm-weather cooking than a good, old-fashioned apple dumpling. Be the hit at your next tailgate party with this sweet fall treat.

10/26/2012

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