Anyone who’s ever enjoyed HBCU tailgate dishes knows the enjoyment that comes with each bite. The way your stomach feels after you bite into mouth-watering grilled pork chops or sweet homemade lemonade is just what you can expect to feel at any HBCU tailgating event. What about the way you feel when you return to your favorite tailgating area to ensure there are no leftovers because they were so good the first time around?
Homecoming is all about tailgating and tailgating is a loved pastime for Black Southern Belles and Black Southern Beaus. But why is it such a great past-time? This pastime is only one of the most anticipated events because of the chefs and self-proclaimed chefs who create dishes they used to love as an HBCU student.
Besides honorary grillers at each Greek plot or notable cooks on campus, Gina Capers Willis is a chef that truly crafts menus that will align directly with each of our HBCU tailgating menus. Whether it’s a blend of her Gullah and Cuban roots or some of your classic dishes, Chef Capers has an impeccable menu for HBCU tailgating.
On Chef Gina Capers’ Upscale Southern HBCU Tailgate menu, students, administration, staff, and alums will enjoy a little bit of their favorite common dishes with a flavorful twist.
Chef Capers Gullah Inspired Tailgate Appetizers
A tailgate without some type of protein isn’t your ideal tailgate gathering. Poultry, seafood, or beef provide the basis of a great homecoming weekend. Specifically, Chef Capers understands that shrimp is a Lowcountry favorite and is a great dish to have handy for a tailgate that is jam-packed with alums and more.
Peanuts are a favorite snack of South Carolinians and Southern Belles and Beaus. Just like many of us, we can find this crunchy yet soft snack in the towns of many HBCUs. Chef Capers takes the love for peanuts in the South into consideration when preparing. Creating dishes that are relevant to the culture of the South and a simple dish to prepare is why this item is on the list of Chef Capers HBCU Tailgate Menu.
Delicate, crispy sesame seed cookies are originally from the Lowcountry in South Carolina a great heritage dessert for an HBCU tailgating menu. This light, snap in your mouth, nutty flavor dainty biscuit pairs well with most dips and is a great finger food to munch on throughout a day of walking or scrolling.
BBQ Bloody Mary’s with Bacon and Crab claws
What’s better than seafood and bacon? If you said nothing at all, reconsider. The combination of both seafood and bacon is a miracle that will touch your tongue when combined together. Served on top of a tangy sweet bloody mary is an experience for your taste buds and HBCU tailgating playing field.
What is homecoming without a great tailgate session? Black Southern Belles and Black Southern Beaus enjoy this pastime because of the great memories and full stomachs that will come from this event. If you are unsure of what way to prepare for your homecoming, hopefully, these Gullah inspired menu choices can be added to your tailgating menu
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