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Infographic on How To Play Cornhole

Posted by Dan Stern On September - 8 - 2015Comments Off on Infographic on How To Play Cornhole

With tailgating season here, it’s time to start thinking about becoming the tailgating king or queen.  One big way to do that is to dominate at every single game you play at your tailgate.  Of course, Cornhole has become one of the most popular tailgating games today, and if you don’t know how to play, you’re screwed.

Luckily, we have an infographic on How to Play Cornhole.  It’s perfect if you’re just starting out.  And if you’re a cornhole professional, make sure to pass this along to a friend.

Johnsonville Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Grillers Recall

Posted by Brandon On September - 5 - 2015Comments Off on Johnsonville Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Grillers Recall

Wanted to pass along some quick information prior to some of this week’s tailgates that will be taking place. Our friends at Johnsonville have issued a recall on some select packages of their Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Grillers product.  Testing showed traces of metal fragments that made their way into the patties.  Thankfully for everyone, there have been no incidents of injury or illness stemming from this, and at this time the issue is isolated to only a particular batch of these products. If, by chance, you have recently purchased a package of these in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin, you’ll be able to identify those that were recalled by a batch number that reads EST425B  and a date of 122915(see pic below).

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If you have purchased some of these Grillers that are affected by this recall, remember its limited to only this variety and batch you can return the affected product to the retailer you purchased it at for a full refund.   According to this Johnsonville FAQ you can also do the following:

Please contact Johnsonville’s Consumer Affairs team to arrange for Johnsonville to send you a self-addressed stamped envelope. We ask that you return the end piece off the side of the box that reads “Best Flavor By” date with the two sets of numbers. Johnsonville will then issue coupons (for any Johnsonville Griller variety or another Johnsonville product) for the full retail value or if you prefer, a check for the full retail value of $6.99. No receipt is necessary. Please contact Johnsonville: 1-888-556-2728 or complete a brief form in the “Contact Us” section of Johnsonville.com:http://www.johnsonville.com/contact.html

 

 

Johnsonville Old Country Bloody

Posted by Brandon On September - 2 - 2015Comments Off on Johnsonville Old Country Bloody

Good evening Tailgaters! Our friends at Johnsonville passed along some recipes for varying types of bloody mary cocktails. While I personally don’t drink them I’m confident that plenty of you are no stranger to one on a Sunday morning, plus they just look cool. Not to mention they’re all based on a region, we’ve had Wisconsin and New Orleans, so it might be fun to pick and choose based on the teams that are playing.   Not sure I can pin this one to a a specific region, but if the area has a strong Polish connection, say like one of my favorite places Buffalo, it might be a good one.  So without further adieu I give you the Old Country Bloody:Johnsonville Logo Small

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Courtesy of Johnsonville

Servings: 4 cocktails

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup vodka
  • 1 ½ cups bloody mary mix or tomato juice
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 dash of pepper
  • 1 dash of celery salt
  • 1 JOHNSONVILLE® Polish Sausage, grilled
  • 4 skewers
  • 4 sliced artichoke hearts
  • 4 cubes of parmesan cheese
  • 8 olives
  • 4 lemon wedges

Directions

  1. In a pitcher, mix vodka, bloody mary mix or tomato juice, horseradish sauce, hot sauce, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper
  2. Pour into 4 glasses with ice
  3. Cut sausage into quarters lengthwise
  4. For the garnish, assemble each of the four skewers with the sausage, artichoke heart, cube of parmesan cheese and olives to lay on top of the glass with a lemon wedge.

Johnsonville NOLA Bloody

Posted by Brandon On September - 1 - 2015Comments Off on Johnsonville NOLA Bloody

Good evening Tailgaters!  Our friends at Johnsonville passed along some recipes for varying types of bloody mary cocktails.  While I personally don’t drink them I’m confident that plenty of you are no stranger to one on a Sunday morning, plus they just look cool.  Not to mention they’re all based on a region, yesterday was Wisconsin, so it might be fun to pick and choose based on the teams that are playing.  So without further adieu I give you the NOLA Bloody:

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NOLA Bloody

Courtesy of Johnsonville

Servings: 4 cocktailsnolabloody

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup vodka
  • 1 ½ cups bloody mary mix or tomato juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Tony Chachere’s Louisiana spice mix
  • 4 JOHNSONVILLE® New Orleans Smoked or Andouille Sausages, grilled
  • 4 skewers
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 4 gimlet olives
  • 4 pickled okras
  • 1 sliced red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of celery bitters or celery salt

Directions

  1. In a pitcher, mix vodka, bloody mary mix or tomato juice, hot sauce, lemon juice and spice mix.
  2. Pour into 4 glasses with ice and celery salt rim.
  3. Cut sausage into thirds
  4. For the garnish, assemble each of the four skewers with the sausage, sliced red pepper, gimlet olives and pickled okra, place into cocktail with celery stalk.

The Booze Smuggling Checklist for Tailgating Season

Posted by Dan Stern On September - 1 - 2015Comments Off on The Booze Smuggling Checklist for Tailgating Season

We’ve all been there.  You and I have both tried to smuggle booze into an event at some point in our lives. Whether it’s at an NFL game or a college game, smuggling alcohol will always be better for your wallet than spending $10 on a beer.  Plus, it’s just fun to do.  Tailgating season is finally upon us, so check out this list of booze smuggling gadgets, and start making your game plan!

 

  1. The Sunscreen Flask 
Sunscreen Flask Petco Park

Sunscreen Flask at a San Diego Padres game

Perfect for those early games where the sun’s still shining and it doesn’t look sketchy to bring in!  Note: do not try this in December.

 

2. Tampon Shots 

Tampon Flask

Sorry guys, for ladies only.  But wow that’s a good idea.  Use all season long!

 

3. Secret Flask Scarf

Sippin Scarf

Sneaky, sneaky.  Perfect for those cold weather games. 6 bottles too? Yesss!

 

4. Flask Tie

Courtesy of Wear Your Beer

Courtesy of Wear Your Beer

You get to look fresh and fancy while getting drunk.  What’s better than that?

 

5. The Wallet Flask

Courtesy of RefinedGuy

Courtesy of RefinedGuy

They’ll never check in there.

 

6. Binocular Flask

Courtesy of HomeWetBar

Courtesy of HomeWetBar

You can see up close, and take a shot at the same time. Greatest invention ever.

 

7. Resealable Caps for Water Bottles

Camo Caps before and After

This is a timeless classic.  Security won’t know what hit ’em.

 

What else do you use to sneak alcohol into these games?  Let us know in the comments!

(This is a post by Dan Stern of East Coast Cornhole. Dan attended college at the University of Maryland where he perfected his tailgating style and his cornhole technique. He currently owns and operates the website eccornhole.com offering unique and customized cornhole sets for sale.)

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