Element-Portable-Gas-Grill

We recently got all philosophical about our favorite tailgate beers (hey, that will happen after some PBR 24-ouncers). Well the fact is, the beer is only part of the tailgate equation for success. The obvious other variable is the food. The biggest issue with tailgate cooking is portability—good luck convincing your buddy to haul that nice Weber over to the stadium’s parking lot—so if you’re looking for a compact option that cuts down on how much you have to stuff in your truck, there’s The Element Portable Gas Grill by Fuego. Pop the folded legs into position, press the igniter, adjust the temperature of your cast iron cooking surface (yup, this little guy allows you to do that) and start flipping some burgers. It’s also the only grill that you can put over your shoulder like a meat-scented messenger bag.

Pappy-Van-Winkle-Hot-Sauce

Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.