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Jul 16, 2010 12:37 PM


Chargers season is around the corner. Any good Tailgating ideas?

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  1. Buy some craft canned beer. I.e. something from Oskar Blues (Dale's Pale Ale, Ten FIDY, Gordon Ale, Old Chub, Little Yella Pils) or Maui Brewing (CoCoNut Porter, Big Swell IPA, Bikini Blonde Lager). I wish some of the local brewers would start canning their beer.

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    1. re: DougOLis


      Grab some great sandwiches from GRAB N GO or K Sandwiches.

      If you are grilling on site, stop at IOWA MEAT FARMS, and get some sausage. They also have a walk in beer freezer.

      K Sandwiches
      7604 Linda Vista Rd, San Diego, CA 92111

      1. re: DougOLis

        Agree with you on the canning, DougO. Another good beer in a can is 21st Amendment, an SF craft brewer. They make a pretty good IPA. They also make something called a Watermelon Wheat. Last year at the Great Oregon Beer Fest it was all the rage, though personally it didn't appeal to me.

        In terms of food, I'll be grilling carne asada at our tailgate this year. Marinade well ahead of time and take in 1 gallon Ziploc bags. Bring along tortillas, Mex relish, salsa, cheese, etc.

      2. I'd pick up a bag of fried chicken from the fried chicken place on ECB near Winona (south side) or the Albertsons on Washington.

        You could get all fancy and go to Saffron- great take-out.

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        1. re: Fake Name

          What?! What is the name of the Fried Chicken Place? Have I asked you this before?

          1. re: foodiechick

            Haven't been in a while, but last I was there I believe it was called "Crispy Fried Chicken". Odd place, very down-market wedged next to a drive thru taco shop. The side orders should be skipped, but the chicken is very good.

            1. re: foodiechick

              It is still cleverly named "Crispy Fried Chicken" 4919 El Cajon Blvd


              A post from 2006, but it is still the same: the building, its exterior signage on the windows, the food...but I suppose not the prices.

              1. re: Cathy

                Thanks Mr. Name and Cathy. I think I now recall driving past it, but thought the "Crispy Fried Chicken" was simply a description, hah. While not exactly a glowing recommendation, I may stop in out of curiosity the next time I find myself in that area.

          2. Our group usually picks a meal and then we divvy up the ingredients so one person isn’t stuck buying for the whole group or lugging it to the parking lot for that matter. Warning though is that it can create the world’s longest email chain with all the back and forth, so make sure you have someone to kinda organize the whole thing. Last year when everyone got super busy (read “lazy”), we decided to just order food…and then all we had to worry about was bringing beer and appys. It was awesome actually because the place we ordered from provided all the plates, napkins, etc., and even delivered it to the parking lot. I can’t remember what the place was called because my friend ordered it, but we had these amazing bbq pulled pork sandwhiches. I’m sure you can find it if you search “san diego bbq tailgate.”

            1. anything that contains bacon and several bottles errr cans of craft beer and I am ready for the game. Looking forward to the new season starting up!