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Friday Fun: Cook-off Finalists Revealed Tonight!

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Isn’t this time of year always so exciting?… with the anticipation of cooler weather (more commonly referred to in this area as gumbo weather), fall festivals, school for the kiddos, and  FOOTBALL!! Football is a pretty big deal to us here at Tony Chachere’s with all the tailgating we do in the Southeast region. As many of you may remember we partnered with CSS-Sports to host an SEC tailgating cook-off last year.

Tony Chachere's Chef Kelly watches lines form for a taste of jamabalya at the Tailgate Cook-off!


Fans were able to submit their favorite tailgating recipe for a chance to be one of the 12 finalists representing their school in our SEC Tailgating Cook-off. Out of the 12 finalists, the top 3 with the most votes were sent out to the LSU vs. Ole Miss game in Baton Rouge, LA to cook up their dish! The feature was aired on CSS and a winner was declared by viewer votes. Last year, our winner was Jay Ducote of Baton Rouge, who you may know from his blog, Bite and Booze.



Dubbed Tony Chachere’s Tailgating Champion for his Blackberry Bourbon Bone-in Boston Butt Recipe, Jay was sent home with some pretty dang sweet prizes including, a Big Green Egg, 1-year supply of Tony’s, gift certificate to Walmart, a private Tony Chachere’s cooking trailer event for 25 of his friends, so on and so forth. This year the stakes are even higher with bigger and better prizes! Be sure to tune in to CSS every Friday at 5pm CT/6pm ET for the big reveal of the 12 finalists and watch Chef Celeste Podojil prepare each recipe! Recipes will be featured in alphabetical order and the schedule is as listed below:

Alabama                              8/19

Arkansas                              8/26

Auburn                                 9/2

Florida                                  9/9

Georgia                                9/16

Kentucky                             9/23

LSU                                        9/30

Mississippi State               10/7

Ole Miss                               10/14

South Carolina                   10/21

Tennessee                          10/28

Vanderbilt                           11/4




Be sure to tune in to CSS on Friday nights and keep up with us and our tailgating adventures on our blog and Facebook & Twitter Feeds!!


Happy Friday Spice Nation!