'Tis the Tailgating Season

16 Sep

There’s nothing better than grilling some food in the crisp, autumn air while standing in the middle of an asphalt parking lot.

I’m talking about tailgating, people.

We’re in the midst of football season and it’s about the only time I get to enjoy the use of an outdoor grill. Then again, you can blame that more on Montgomery County and their strict ban of grilling appliances on balconies, but I digress.

Anyway, Rachel and I finally had the opportunity to pull the grill out of storage a couple of weeks ago while tailgating before the Maryland/Navy football game in Baltimore.

We threw on some hot dogs, sausages, burgers, and plenty of veggies. Let me tell, it’s hard to top some grilled onions atop a freshly cooked burger.

But the biggest hit of the day might have been the corn. We decided to grill several corn on the cobs right in their husks over a medium heat for a good 15 minutes or so and the results were excellent.

Our only lapse in judgment was that we did not soak the corn in water before throwing them on the grill which led to some partial dryness. Lesson learned for next time but it wasn’t a deal breaker by any stretch.

Speaking of college football and, well, eating, Patrick Stevens (one of the Interweb’s best college sports bloggers in my honest opinion) compiled a list of the best restaurants in the ACC.

Having already visited seven of the eight listed establishments in College Park, Marathon Deli is hands down the one you must step foot in should you ever be in the area during game day, or any day for that matter.

That place warrants a post of its own, and it will definitely deserve one down the road, but their gyros are undoubtedly the best in the entire Washington metropolitan area.

On that note, DMV Dining wants to ask you: What’s your favorite eatery from your alma mater?

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