St. Louis Football (and Baseball) Tailgating Checklist from the Chicken

Dear Football Fanatics,

(Warning: You will be given TOP SECRET info in this post)

Fall is in the air, and our favorite hometown teams are on the field. If you didn’t know, I take this time of year very seriously…to me nothing is more important than St. Louis football (and baseball) tailgating.

St. Louis Tailgating beer wineIn fact, I am on a very strict training regiment for tailgating. Every morning/afternoonish I wake up, do a jumping jack, stretch out my beer opening hand, then do a lap around the block with my rolly cooler in toe.

Why do I do this? Well, because no one tailgates like the Dirt Cheap Chicken! I’ve been honing my skills for years and I never miss a game, which is why my friends call me “The Iron Chicken.” (Take that Cal Ripken!)

And like the crafty veteran I am, I’ve devised some pretty awesome systems to be the best! For example, I always shop at Dirt Cheap to save money, and I always bring a checklist with me.

To me, the checklist is like a quarterback’s playbook. I walk in the store, know exactly where and what I’m doing (occasionally calling an audible for something extra). And when I walk out of the store, I do a touchdown dance – no reason I am just that excited.

Now, usually I keep my checklist pretty secret, I don’t need anyone stealing my optimized mix of beer, liquor, wine, snacks and party goods. But…since we’re friends, I guess I can let you have a peak. Just remember don’t tell anyone!

(Tell your friend looking over your shoulder to cover his eyes! No peaking either)

My checklist:

The pre-tailgate stretch

  • GiGi’s Fresh H20
  • Chips (Fritos, Doritos, Pretzels)
  • Jimmy Luv’s Bloody Mary Mix
  • Coffee and Bailey’s
  • Party Napkins, Table Cloth, Plastic Fork and Knifes
  • Bottle Opener and Cooler

Getting into the game

  • 30 pack (Budweiser, Bud Light, Coors, Miller Lite) Ice cold of course
  • Sweet Cheeks Wine (Red and White)
  • Jagermeister, Red Bull and Bomb Cups (Shot Cups)
  • Skinny Girl Margarita
  • Jello Shots and Jellinator Jello Shot Maker

Post game cool down

  • Soda (Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite)
  • Korbel Champagne

Ok, so the cat is out of the bag…do you like my list? I guarantee it is the blue print to a good time!!! Just remember, be responsible! The number one party foul is not staying in the game!

If you’re heading downtown for a game, remember to live life on the cheap with Dirt Cheap!!! I have a location right down the street and even on the way!

Go Cards! Go Rams!

The Dirt Cheap Chicken