Tailgate Tech.

Tailgate Tech.

Food & Drink

Tailgate Tech.


Tailgating 2.0 has hummed and rumbled its way onto football stadium parking lots across the nation. You’re still using a mini Hibachi grill and some flimsy lawn chairs? That’s so XFL. Take a look at what’s new and a little nutty at today’s high-tech tailgate scene.

bq(left){clear:none; width: 250px;}. The Evolution Mobile Bar is an ultra portable bar that sets up and disassembles in less than five minutes. Now rolling your booze around game day has never been easier.

bq(right){clear:none; width: 250px;}. How about some freshly made Margaritas to help get you psyched up before kickoff? This Blenderblaster gas powered blender has all the turbo power you need to make your favorite drinks anywhere. Info at blenderblaster.com.

bq(left){clear:none; width: 250px;}. If you need something nuked on a frigid game day, the WaveBox portable microwave oven will heat it up in seconds. It includes a retractable AC cord, removable DC direct-to-battery cable with alligator clamps, a removable DC power outlet cable, and removable soft-sided cooler. Info at thewavebox.com.

bq(left){clear:none; width: 250px;}. Want piping hot french fries to go with your steaks or burgers? You can fry up your favorite foods right on the stadium parking lot (depending on local ordinances) with the Coleman FryWell Portable Table-Top Fryer. It’s fully portable: no cords needed, because it operates from one 16.4-ounce propane cylinder. Click here for more info.

bq(left){clear:none; width: 250px;}. Zippo Outdoor Utility Lighter is like the Swiss army knife of lighters. It’s windproof, childproof and refillable, and also comes with a LED light and a handy carabiner clip. Plus, it’s just cool. Don’t be caught tailgating with out one.

bq(right){clear:none; width: 250px;}. Want to get a bird’s eye view of the tailgating scene? UpFront truck bed seats feature five comfy chairs that turn your payload into a grandstand. You and your crew get the best view of the entire surroundings—or your kids’ soccer games and auto racing events. Info at autoanything.com.

bq(left){clear:none; width: 250px;}. For the tailgater who wants it all there’s the All American Tailgater trailer. It has everything you need, including the grill, a full bar area which includes a keg refrigerator, food refrigerator/freezer, microwave, and sink. Plus a surround sound stereo system, 5 disc DVD/CD player, and TV. They’ll even customize the exterior with your team’s logo or other graphics. Info at allamericantailgater.com.



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