Episode 2: Dip

Welcome to another episode of “Tailgating Food” presented by TAILGREETER!

Tailgating is a unique experience like no other, differentiated by what city you are from, what part of the country you live in, what nationality you are, etc.

One of the more prideful factors separating one tailgate from another is….FOOD!

Tailgates are known as one of the best places to experience food! From recipes passed down from generation to generation, to concoctions created solely for tailgaters, food has become a staple of every good tailgate.

I wanted to give a shout out to a few tailgating dishes, because it can be a deciding factor for hosts to attract guests, as well as for guests when they are searching for tailgates on tailgreeter.com!

So be on the lookout for an entire series I’ll be doing called: “Tailgating Food” presented by TAILGREETER!

The series continues with…. drum roll please….

Episode 2: DIP

In this episode I’m focusing on one of the most influential, creative, and lovable type of dishes for tailgaters: DIPS!

If you enjoy tailgating, there is a very high likelihood that just about every tailgate you’ve been to, or will end up going to, will have some type of dip.

Some of the most common ones include:

  • French Onion

  • Ranch

  • Guacamole

  • Salsa

  • Cheese Dip

  • Hummus

  • Spinach Artichoke

  • Taco Dip

It makes a lot of sense to have dip(s) at your tailgate, because there are so many options that are relatively easy to make, and tailgaters especially love finger foods!

According to dictionary.com, dip is defined as a thick sauce in which pieces of food are dunked before eating.

Just the definition alone sounds delicious!!!

Common base ingredients for dip can include, but are most certainly not limited to: cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, beans, softened cheese, and mashed vegetables with different spices, and herbs.

Some, or all of this stuff can then be mixed with other ingredients, and added to the base to creatively come up with different flavors, colors, and textures.

Dips are usually accompanied by some sort of raw vegetables, chips, crackers, or toast.

It’s pretty simple, DIPS ARE A MUST!

With so many easy options, there should never be a shortage of dips.

I would challenge that if we checked 100 different tailgates, there would probably be 100 different versions of dips.

My personal favorites are any kind of cheese dips. I’m a huge fan, because there are so many different flavors, styles, and recipes.

I’ll be posting more recipes in the future... but for today, I’m giving you two dips that will make your TAILGREETER guests want to pay top dollar at your tailgate! ;)

Remember, you can be very creative here. If you love cream cheese (as much as I do), then add more cream cheese! If you don’t like celery, don’t include celery.

Buffalo Chicken:


Spicy Italian Sausage Queso:


Happy cooking!!! And be on the lookout for Episode 3 in my series “Tailgating Food” presented by TAILGREETER.


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