The Tailgating Guide for Scouted College Towns
It’s officially Fall, which means our social calendars are likely conducive to the schedules set forth by our local college football team…and let’s be honest, we wouldn’t have it any other way. When you consider that towns all over are operating off of the same agenda, it brings a nostalgic energy into the air and proves that in the end, we’re all really more alike than we are different.
As such, we’ve teamed up with editors across #ScoutedCollegeTowns to bring you a roundup of local traditions. Whether you’re traveling to support your team or catching a game while on vacay, our fellow editors share their local spots equipped with must haves for the perfect Game Day!
Scouted Spirit | A ranch water from Ranch Rider Spirits or a to-go Margarita from Maudie’s Milagro
Favorite Tradition | The burnt orange tower after a win
Rival | Oklahoma
Scouted Spirit | A ranch water or a frozen ‘Mambo Taxi’ from Mi Cocina
Favorite Tradition | ‘Boulevarding’ before the game in front of the iconic Dallas Hall
Rival | TCU
FORT WORTH, TEXAS
Scouted Spirit | Scouted Interior Designer and TCU Alum, Kelley Roberts, of Beckley Design Studio, likes to serve drinks over ice at their tailgate party. From Margaritas, Ranch Waters, and Palomas to a beer in an always purple TCU koozie!
Favorite Tradition | Kids running on the field prior to kick off, Riff Ram Bah Zoo Chants and the celebrity guest that always appears on the Riff Ram video on the jumbotron each game
Go-to Local Items | Purple cookies from Bluebonnet Bakery
Rival | SMU + Baylor
Scouted Spirit | A Chilton
Favorite Tradition | The Tortilla Toss at Kickoff
Go-to Local Items | Evie Mae’s or Chimy’s Nachos
Rival | Everyone
Scouted Spirit | A beer from a local spot
Favorite Tradition | Tailgating on Tiger Lane with Pounce
Go-to Local Items | It’s not a Memphis tailgate without Corky’s BBQ
Rival | Arkansas State
Scouted Spirit | Anything with Wonderbird Spirits or A Funkys Daiquiri if you’re cheering on the Rebs from The Square
Favorite Tradition | Hotty Toddy!, Tailgating in The Grove and hanging out on The Square, Lock the Vaught, Trash Can Friday, Walk of Champions, Cheerleaders + Rebelettes in front of the Grove Stage
Go-to Local Items | Stock your Grove Tent with party sandwiches and a Bloody Mary bar for those 11 a.m. games!
Gameday Fits | Cicada
Favorite Tradition | The Vol Navy and tying up at Calhoun’s
Go-to Local Items | We are a laid back tailgate crowd. Ham & Goodies is a local sandwich favorite with the best iced lemon cookies. And there’s always room for a charcuterie board from The Cheese Boss!
Rival | Depends on who you ask… local editor, Frances King says it’s Alabama. Tennessee & Alabama have been meeting on the field since 1901 — AKA “the 3rd Saturday in October”. Don’t forget to smuggle in a cigar from Alchemy to partake in the storied Victory Cigar tradition when the VOLS win! Go Big O!
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
Favorite Tradition | Most wins…Ever + Touching the M Club Banner
Go-to Local Items | Find Michigan Made snacks and more at Rock Paper Scissors or cater your tailgate using The Produce Station, stop into Venue Market & Cafe for local beers to go along with a tailgate or tailgate every home game on the patio of Venue by 4M!
Rival | TSDS (That School Down South) also known as Ohio State
Wherever your team spirit takes you, don’t forget to tell them Scout sent you! Looking for more Scouted businesses to tap for your tailgate? Find them here.