While October is typically just football season in Kansas City, this year we are still cheering on our beloved Royals. That means double the tailgating fun. But it also means that you should be a seasoned tailgating pro now. If you’re like many Kansas Citians, who are just now getting sports fever, then now is the time to learn the ropes of a proper Kansas City tailgate.
Secure Your Meat and Other Sustenance at McGonigle’s
The first, and most important step is to make sure you’re prepared with the best tailgating supplies; your sustenance. Stop by McGonigle’s Market before you head out for all your meats, condiments, side dishes, and beverages of choice. Whether you’re going to be serving up juicy burgers, perfect hot dogs, or beef kebobs, McGonigle’s Market has the best meat for every type of tailgate at our meat counter. Come see us, and you and your tailgating friends will be able to taste the difference. We even have our delicious BBQ favorites hot and ready to go, for those of you that are a little less DIY when it comes to the tailgating grub.
After you’ve secured your food and beverages at McGonigle’s, it’s time to prep the rest of your supplies. Here are our top tips for a successful tailgate this season, whether you’re celebrating the boys in blue, the Chiefs, the Tigers, the Jayhawks, or the Wildcats!
Our Top Tailgating Tips
- Arrive in your tailgating spot four to five hours before the game to allow plenty of time for activities.
- Dedicate at least an hour before the first pitch or kickoff for cleanup.
- Marinate and prepare your meat the night before for the juiciest meal, and the easiest prep and cleanup.
- Transport meat in disposable tin dishes, and store burger patties in-between wax paper for less mess.
- Freeze water bottles ahead of time. They double as ice for your coolers and water to quench your thirst once they melt.
- Follow Mike McGonigle’s grilling tips to really win over your tailgate attendees.
Stop by McGonigle’s Market today for all your tailgating needs. We’re located at the corner of Ward Parkway and 79th Street in Kansas City.