Tailgate Giveaway, Week 5: Men’s Game Day Essentials from Dillard’s

October 5, 2016 | By and | Comments (29)

1 Tailgate Giveaway, Week 5: Mens Game Day Essentials from DillardsRaise your pom poms, Southerners – it’s time for football in the South! Give us a Saturday,  the SEC, and a tall glass of sweet tea (or bourbon) and you can find us at the tailgate, cheering on our favorite teams. In honor of this fall tradition, we’re going to be giving away items every Wednesday that’ll take your tailgate party-throwin’ to the next level.

Picture this: a man standing over a grill, BBQ tools in hand, flipping charred burgers onto fresh hamburger buns, standing sturdy in a comfortable pair of brand-new leather driving slippers. Yeah, that’s a man. And that man can be you (or, your man!), with this Men’s Game Day Essential Giveaway from our fancy friends over at Dillard’s.

One lucky winner will receive a set of 8 stainless steel BBQ Tools, complete with a customized carrying case, from the Southern Living collection exclusively for Dillard’s. This top-notch 8-piece grill set includes a 19″ turner, 18.5″ tongs, 18.5″ fork, 18″ grill brush, and four 11″ skewers. The winner will also receive a pair of rich brown leather Cole Haan Gunnison Drivers. You’ll be cheering on your favorite football team in comfort, style, and with an expertly grilled burger in hand.

What’s your favorite food to flip from the grill on game days? Tell us in the comments below for a chance to win. Official rules here.


  1. Carl

    Most Americans love to tailgate and me and my family are no different! When we don’t have sideline tickets or special stadium parking passes to a game we just host a party at home! I have flipped lots of different meats on my grill but one of the favorite’s in my playbook is Grilled Marinated Steak! First you sprinkle steaks with Tex Joy Steak Seasoning. Marinate the steaks overnight in a Worcestershire Sauce and Italian Dressing mixture. On game day get the grill good and hot before you toss the steaks on to sear them on both sides. Then, here’s the secret for tender, juicy steaks. Place one steak on other side of the grill away from the heat and stack the other steak on top. Turn every five minutes and change stacking order. Next lay the steaks out across the grill and add Zummo Party Time Links on top of them to cook 3 to 5 more minutes. This will give the steaks a wonderful flavor and keep them moist! Hanging out in a stadium parking lot or in front of the big TV at someone’s home works fine with me as long as we have some great eats to share with friends and family!

    October 12, 2016 at 10:09 pm
  2. Annette

    My favorite food to flip on the grill …. tuna! It’s perfect in a mixed salad or on a toasted bun slathered with homemade aioli. Game day food can be healthy while still being delicious!

    October 12, 2016 at 8:35 pm
  3. buzz8 (@buzz8)

    I love to cook burgers on the grill along with corn

    October 12, 2016 at 4:38 pm
  4. Mendy


    October 11, 2016 at 12:00 am
  5. Danielle

    My family’s favorite is smoked chicken wings. First, I make a dry rub for the wings, which is a secret family recipe, consisting of a combination of different spices. Then, I put the wings in the smoker and let those wings smoke for one hour. The smell of those delicious, smoked wings wakes up my family and brings our neighbors over. After flipping and turning those wings, I let them smoke for thirty more minutes. Next, I prepare homemade ranch, blue cheese and BBQ sauce. The juiciness and smoked taste of those wings makes them a family football tradition.

    October 10, 2016 at 12:31 pm
  6. Corinna

    Peaches! Stuff them with goat cheese or ricotta, drizzle over honey or maple syrup, then top with pecans and chives. They’re great with greens as a salad or on their own as a healthy dessert.

    October 10, 2016 at 12:04 pm
  7. Melissa A

    At large football parties, I love to do a spread of munchies and appetizers as opposed to a “meal”. My most recent favorite was cream cheese stuffed bacon wrapped jalapenos [you heard that right!]. You cook it on the grill just long enough to get the bacon crispy—the inside is warm and gooey and the outside is crispy…an awesome blend of flavors with the sweetness of the cream cheese, the spiciness of the jalapeno, and the saltiness of the bacon. It’s to die for!!

    October 10, 2016 at 7:55 am
  8. Charles Isbell

    Low and Slow Boston Butt. Once at the tailgate party I will fire up the smoker and get the wood chips smoking. The best way to cook the shoulder is to keep it smoky and cook it for a long time and at a low temperature. I will use apple wood chips for the flavor. Smoking the shoulder will last the first ¾ of the time and then it will just cook the last ¼ this all depends on my experiences and how I feel the shoulder is cooking up.

    October 10, 2016 at 7:07 am
  9. AngelaS

    A skin on, Washington D.C. half-smoke. Best grilled hot dog, that harkens back to the days when a hot dog was a sausage. These are picked up fresh at a small family owned butcher shop, frozen and packed for the long flight back home after visiting my parents in D.C.

    October 8, 2016 at 4:39 am
  10. Steve T.

    Baby Back Loin pork ribs with my own special barbeque rub

    October 8, 2016 at 1:13 am
  11. gmcl

    Perfectly marinated sirloin steaks!

    October 7, 2016 at 3:56 pm
  12. robin

    Nothing like cooking a brisket for hours, then turning it one last time…. Enjoy!!!

    October 7, 2016 at 4:33 am
  13. Victoria Gilmore


    October 7, 2016 at 12:29 am
  14. Susan H.

    Love some grilled chicken wings.

    October 6, 2016 at 3:36 pm
  15. Lisa Dodson

    Can’t beat a ribeye seasoned and grilled by my awesome hubs!

    October 6, 2016 at 1:15 pm
  16. Lisa Christopher Grimes

    Our favorite for flipping would be hamburgers, brats, and hot dogs. Whatever makes our guests happy makes us happy.

    October 6, 2016 at 6:01 am
  17. Anna robertson

    My favorite is a spicy orange marinated chicken recipe I got from SL! You know, the one with orange marmelade, dijon mustard, lemon zest, and a few other amazing ingredients. I mean, this is a work of art. When I open the grill and those flavors waft out, I have the neighbors floating over to try and steal a bite every time!

    October 6, 2016 at 3:31 am
  18. Diana sears

    My favorite is burgers and dogs!!!

    October 6, 2016 at 12:41 am
  19. karen s

    Truth be told, my husband’s favorite thing to flip from the grill are beer tops. Oh yes he does a fine job at cooking the food, but his beers are his favorite thing to flip on game days.

    October 5, 2016 at 11:51 pm
  20. rusthawk

    Flipping jumbo shrimp fresh from the Gulf, drenched in a garlic butter sauce. Burgers too, big fat handmade burgers and toasted buns to match, and we cannot forget those delectable brussels sprouts, which mustn’t be flipped until they’ve scorched just a scooch on the bottom!

    October 5, 2016 at 9:30 pm
  21. Kim G

    Mine fav is steak but for the grilling man, it’s chicken all the way!

    October 5, 2016 at 7:19 pm
  22. pam eilts


    October 5, 2016 at 2:51 pm
  23. Kathleen

    Jalapeno cheese deer sausage.

    October 5, 2016 at 11:49 am
  24. Janice

    For morning games, I love grilling granola. We think Georgia wins are best with Georgia pecans and peaches. Sounds odd, but we make homemade oat granola toasted on the grill with fresh local peaches and pecans spooned over vanilla yogurt.

    October 5, 2016 at 11:40 am
  25. Julie

    This may sound “corny,” but as a Nebraska Cornhusker my favorite food to flip on the grill is sweet corn! Yum! I’m thankful for the name change in 1892, as the University of Nebraska was previously known as “The Bugeaters.” If that were still the case, I might not be as enthusiastic about what we had on the grill to represent our team spirit! Go Big Red!

    October 5, 2016 at 10:49 am
  26. Lynn Welch

    Thick, perfectly marbled ribeye steak is our favorite food to flip from the grill on game days. This game day favorite requires a team effort. I marinate the steaks in pineapple juice, soy sauce, and minced garlic overnight. On game day, my husband cooks the steaks to perfection while I prepare twice-baked potatoes and set up the salad bar. This game day menu is always a winner!

    October 5, 2016 at 10:36 am
  27. Mike

    My favorite tailgating food to flip during a tailgate is grilled oysters! I’m fortunate to have a New Orleans chef as a neighbor, so it is not unusual for us to have gourmet tailgates. I use the opportunity to learn as many tips and tricks as I can. Even if we lose the game, the grilled oysters are always a winner!

    October 5, 2016 at 10:27 am
  28. Steven Bremer

    My all time favorite grill food for tailgates is my bacon cheddar stuffed burgers.

    October 5, 2016 at 9:33 am
  29. Emily e

    Wings! My husband makes the best wings in the world!

    October 5, 2016 at 9:07 am

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