Number to Know
$500: Tailgating is an investment in having fun. Forty-two percent of tailgaters spend more than $500 a season on food and supplies, according to a Tailgating Institute research study.
What is the most popular method of cooking while tailgating?
A. Using a grill
B. Using a smoker
C. Using a stove
D. Using a combination of grills, stoves and smokers to cook
Answer at bottom of rail.
Wise to the Word
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Food Quiz answer
- D. (According to a Tailgating Institute research study, 59 percent of tailgaters use a combination of grills, stoves and smokers to cook their food before the big game, while 39 percent use just a grill to cook and 1 percent each of tailgaters use just a smoker or stove.)