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Sep 15, 2011 12:21 PM

Tailgate suggestions

We are going to the Chargers / Patriots game this weekend and I'm looking for suggestions for San Diego type tailgate recipes. I hope you can help me out.

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      1. re: cstr

        Second carne asada. Its the go-to meat of choice for any celebration. And I'd wash down all that carne asada and guacamole with some fine local IPAs.

      2. Go to Northgate market (or another good carniceria like Kennedy's Karne in Escondido) and buy various types of pre-marinated meat - carne asada, chicken, pork, etc. You can also buy all the fixins you want there - tortillas, crema, guacamole, salsas as well as ceviche or other snacks. Assuming you are a Pats fan, hope you enjoy the tailgate more than the game! :)

        Make sure you get plenty of local beers to open as well. Unfortunately SD breweries are a little behind in the canning dept.

        Kennedy's Karne
        1760 E Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92027

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        1. re: JRSD

          The game in question is actually in Foxboro - don't know what SD craft beers are easily found in the Boston area, and whether there are good carnicerias around there. Stone is probably the likeliest beer available.
          If all else fails, just add avocado to whatever you make. For most Bostonians I know, that is SD enough!

          1. re: ipsit

            Then disregard my whole post.

            1. re: ipsit

              Get some skirt steak, marinate in beer, soy sauce and garlic, then grill over charcoal.

              1. re: jmtreg

                Thanks to you all. I was leaning toward the carne asada before I made the posting but you all certainly confirmed it for me. One last question. Corn or flour tortillas. Let's hope for a good game and no one gets injured. Thank you all again.

                1. re: BostonTparty

                  Forget my question. The answer is intuitively obvious even to me.

              2. re: ipsit

                Stone Beers can easily be found on the "Left Side'. However, when in NE, steak tips are the go to meat.

                1. re: cstr

                  When you say steak tips do you mean I should use them for the carne asado instead of flank steak?

                  1. re: BostonTparty

                    No definately the wrong cut of meat. Carne Asada is generally the skirt steak cut. Also, it generally has a simple marinade of OJ and S&P.

                    1. re: cstr

                      Thank you for making that clear. I was just about ready to go out and star shopping

                      1. re: BostonTparty

                        Where in BOS area are you from? I'd also recommend steamers for you TG party,

                        1. re: cstr

                          I live in the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. You're right , steamers cooked in a little beer with onions and Portugese sausage would be great but we try to base the TG around regonal specialtys of the visiting team.

                          1. re: BostonTparty

                            Ah... I see, kinda like a mercy meal for the visiting team...ha..ha. You should also have some marisco's like Baja style fish tacos, marinated grilled octopus, calamari etc, some great guacamole, spicey salsa, warm tortilla chips and great burgers, as SD has a slug of burger joints. Lastly, SD is known for it's excellence in craft beers, have plenty chilled and ready as Brady suggested in his 'presser' this past week. It's go'in to be a wicked pissa game!

                            1. re: cstr

                              We will most assuredly be well hydrated for the game. And I must commend you on the proper use of a Boston colloquilism