National Tailgate Weekend

“Hosting (and whipping up his own original tailgating recipes) for this year’s showdown was Chef Josh Capon, the executive chef and partner of Lure Fishbar, B&B Winepub, El Toro Blanco, and Bowery Meat Co. in New York City. He’s also the five-time winner of the People’s Choice award at the New York City Wine Festival’s Burger Bash.”- The Manual

Chef Capon served up a mouth-wateringly delicious grilled filet mignon steak sandwich along with grilled brats with red onion jam and grain mustard. He cooked right in front of us prior to the game, demonstrating how to assemble the sandwiches and giving a few tailgating tips: prepare everything you can ahead of tailgating time and have heavy objects on hand to weigh down plates, napkins, and anything else that might blow away during a winter or autumn afternoon, and absolutely don’t skimp on the beer.

Chef Capon and National Tailgate Weekend were kind enough to give us their secret tailgating recipes for the amazing eats we experienced. If you’re looking to fancy-up your tailgating and impress your friends this season, these are the recipes you need to know.