It’s officially football season! Whether you’re a diehard alum of your college team, or you root for the big dogs of the NFL, nothing says football quite like a good tailgate party. And what makes a great party? The FOOD!
But how do you cook that food once you’re set up at the stadium? If you’re a regular tailgater, you’ve likely seen a lot of what is available in the way of portable grilling gear. Charcoal, gas and electric… grills, griddles, stoves, and smokers around every corner.
Depending on what you’re cooking, they can all get the job done. But if you want to up your grilling game and deliver the quality you get at home, you need the right gear.
Get game day ready with these top-of-the-line portable gas and charcoal grills from Broil King.
Portable Gas Grills
There are lots of portable and tabletop gas grills on the market. They are super convenient because you can bring along a small propane tank, the grill heats up quickly, and you don’t have to worry about disposing of charcoal ash after the game.
Broil King changed the tailgating game when they introduced the Broil King Porta-Chef series. The powerful Porta-Chef 120 (see picture below) has 348 square inches of cooking space. This grill includes an upper rack for warming or indirect cooking. The sky’s the limit when you show up to the game with this portable gas grill. With its cast aluminum body, it’s one of the most rugged portable stoves available. It also features detachable legs that store on the bottom of the grill. It also has the ability to latch the lid for easy carrying. The Porta-Chef series goes from home to the game in a snap.
While you can grill a 5-star meal on the Broil King Porta-Chef, if you’re craving more traditional BBQ, we recommend smoking some perfect pulled pork or beef brisket at home the day before the game. Then, simply use the warming rack to reheat and keep the meat warm while you whip up some delicious sides on the burners below.
Portable charcoal grills are even more commonplace at tailgates, and they come in an even bigger selection. There are $5 disposable grills, $50 tabletop grills, homemade Franken-grills, and top-of-the-line smokers for the serious tailgater who’s waiting for the gates to open at 7am. While charcoal does require a longer heat-up time and you have to dispose of the ashes when you’re done cooking (Hint: most stadiums have metal ash buckets in the parking lot just for tailgaters!), there’s no denying the distinct flavor and aroma that charcoal delivers.
If you’re a serious tailgater who grills hard all day, you definitely want to check out Broil King’s Keg 5000 shown below. This updated take on a classic kamado grill allows you to both grill and smoke. It features 480 square inches of cooking space, and an insulated double-walled steel body that keeps heat in, making it more efficient while using less charcoal. Best of all, it’s game day ready when you add a hitch adapter kit, making it the EASIEST grill to transport to the game. Not to mention it looks pretty sharp on the back of your truck!
So “Get Game Day Ready with Broil King”…and visit Fireplace & Bar-B-Q Center to see all of these fantastic products!