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Plate-A-Cup

Posted by Dave On July - 23 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

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It seems as though the market for one-handed eating has expanded to monstrous proportions as of late. A few years ago there were only a few products out there but it seems in just the past year we have reviewed and tried out a number of plates that hold your food and your drink all in one place allowing your free hand to eat, take a drink, shake a hand or give a high five all while standing up. The most recent one-handed plate we have discovered is called the Plate-A-Cup from Eco-Eats Partyware.

Plate-A-Cup PartyAs you can see, the Plate-A-Cup is a square, paper plate with a large area to place food and a cut-out round surface to place your can, bottle wine glass or plastic party cup. The Plate-A-Cup comes in two sizes, seven inch and nine inch depending on the appetites of your tailgate party guests.

Because these plates are made by an environmentally friendly company, you would expect them to be eco-friendly as well. The Plate-A-Cup plates will biodegrade in 30 days or less in a commercial composting facility and approximately 90 days or less in a home composting system. Compare that kind of carbon footprint with those plastic plates that don’t even have the durability and strength to hold up to the rigors of tailgate partying.

We were sent a sampling of the Plate-A-Cup plates and put them to the test. We thought the best place to try them out would be a day at the beach.

We did previously mention that these are paper plates but by no means are they flimsy and weak. These plates are strong and thick and can handle quite a bit of food and weight. No need to skip the heavier foods like ribs, a turkey leg or even a double cheese burger with everything. We found that by placing the drink portion in the palm of our hand and placing our fingers in the grooves between the plate, the Plate-A-Cup is very sturdy with no fears of dropping even a single chicken wing.

Another cool idea you could implement when using the Plate-A-Cup is you can personalize these plates. Throwing a tailgate party before watching your favorite team? Just use some labels you can buy at your local office or stationary store and personalize the drink portion of the Plate-A-Cup with a logo, slogan, your business name, etc. It might be fun to play a fun prank on an old friend and print labels with their face on it and make them feel like they are the guest of honor. In order to customize Plate-A-Cup plates, buy labels that are compliant with Avery 2 1/2″ round labels (#22830) and follow the instructions on the design template.

After testing the Plate-A-Cup while at the beach, this product will definitely feel at home at a tailgate party. That is why we are going to declare the Plate-A-Cup “Tailgate Approved”.

The Plate-A-Cup is priced at $4.50 for a 12-pack of seven inch plates and $7.35 for a 12-pack of nine inch plates. Eco-Eats also offers these plates in a 50-pack or even a case of 200 plates. For more information or to buy some Plate-A-Cups for your next tailgate party, visit: ecoeatspartyware.com/plate-a-cup

Team Cocktail Tailgating Shirts

Posted by Dave On July - 21 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

Drinking Shirt

It’s that time of year again. Time for you to assess what tailgating gear needs to be purchased, what tailgating gear needs to replaced and what tailgating gear needs to be repaired. The same goes with your tailgating clothing.

We recently discovered Team Cocktail, an apparel company out of Lenexa, Kansas that offers a wide array of clothing that promotes drinking, partying and boozing that would fit in perfectly at any tailgate party.

Although the vast majority of their offerings are mainly T-shirts, Team Cocktail also offers hats, can and bottle koozies, drinking glasses, tote bags, flags, bottle openers and alcoholic themed candles. They offer their apparel in both men’s and women’s sizes (sorry, no kids sizes… duh!) and even offer events and travel packages so you can meet and mingle with other like-minded booze hounds.

As you can see from the sampling of shirts the folks at Team Cocktail provided us, their mind is right on the money when it comes to tailgating and the tailgate party lifestyle. They have plenty more to choose from that all promote tailgating and the unique way of looking upon the world only we tailgaters know how.

Most Team Cocktail shirts run between $20 and $25 but some have been drastically marked down to $9.99. They even offer shirts in 3XL size for those of us tailgaters who enjoy our BBQ ribs a little bit more than others. You’ll just have to visit their website to see which shirts come in the different sizes and variations.

They currently offer free shipping on orders over $75 and that equates to about three shirts in a single order.

For more information or to get some shirts before football seaosn and the tailgating really cranks up, visit: TeamCocktail.com

Jerry King Tailgating Cartoon #189

Posted by Jerry On July - 20 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

Uninvited Tailgater

Canopy Cooler Price Reduced

Posted by Dave On July - 19 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

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Do you remember last year when we introduced you to the Canopy Cooler? You probably thought it was an awesome way to weigh down your canopy on windy days and to also elevate your cooler off the ground. You probably didn’t buy it because you thought the price was a little high.

The good news is that the price has been lowered on the Canopy Cooler and is now available via our online tailgating gear store. Click HERE to purchase the Canopy Cooler now at it’s new lower price.

Video: Drunk Dude at Luke Bryan Tailgate Gets WWE Remix Treatment

Posted by Dave On July - 2 - 2014Comments Off
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Image of drunken jackass tailgater falling down courtesy of Deadspin

Concert tailgaters tend to be a different breed. Concert tailgating is a lot more of high volume and rapid delivery of alcoholic beverages and not a lot of grilling and food consumption like you see for sporting event tailgating.

Those in Pittsburgh were treated to a Luke Bryan concert and with it came a lot of tailgating. This poor dude probably spent a ton of money on his ticket and never made it into the concert. And to add to it, the WWE fans will appreciate this remix dubbed from the WPXI’s 11 pm news report.

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