Footballnation.com Fires up Its First Ever Tailgate Contest to Find the Tailgate Recipe of the Year
NEWTON, Mass., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Calling all game-day dips, wings, pots of chili and grilled recipes from tailgating specialists around the country for Football Nation’s first-ever ‘Tailgate Recipe of The Year Contest’. The contest is in conjunction with Football Nation’s TV Special ‘A Thanksgiving Tailgate,’ hosted by Kelly Malone and Kerry Byrne, food writer extraordinaire and Founder of Football Nation’s ColdHardFootballFacts.com.
“Football Nation’s ‘A Thanksgiving Tailgate’ TV special shows millions of Turkey Day tailgaters how to put on a total Thanksgiving feast – deep fried turkey and all,” said Andrew Miller, Founder & President of Football Nation, LLC. “This contest will allow tailgaters the opportunity to show us their game day talents.”
Football Nation, LLC (www.footballnation.com), which kicked off the contest on October 28, 2011, is asking nationwide football and tailgating fanatics to dig up and submit creative, appetizing recipes and photos. The diehard, football fan website will award one lucky fan a party for 10 in time for the biggest game of the year on February 5th, 2012. The prize package will include:
- Tailgate Meal for 10 From Whole Foods MarketÃ‚®, Delivered by Football Nation
- Brand New 46 inch Flat Screen Television
- Harpoon Brewery “Everything But the Beer” Tailgate Package
- Mr. Bar-B-QÃ‚® Tailgate Package Including Collegiate Grill Mat and Grill Cover, 30 Piece Barbecue Tool Set and Grill Accessories
“Footballnation.com is the hub of passionate, deeply engaged NFL, college and fantasy football fans, which means they are constantly thinking football, tailgating, food, and beer,” said Kerry Byrne, an award-winning food writer and football analyst. “Fire up your grills, get out your crock pots and sizzle up the stove top – send us your best dish for a chance to throw the ultimate big game party.”
The ‘Tailgate Recipe of The Year Contest’ contest allows participants to enter the best tailgate recipe and an optional recipe photo. The contest runs from October 28, 2011 through Monday, December 12 at 11:59 p.m. EST. The top 10 finalists will be chosen on December 12 and the Footballnation.com community will have a chance to vote for the top recipe. Voting ends January 1, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST and the grand prize winner will be announced in January 2012.
“Our millions of fans deserve to see their recipes voted on and recognized by tailgaters across the country,” said Miller. “When the contest wraps, we’ll have an incredible collection of recipes straight from nationwide football fans. And we’ve partnered with exceptional brands to offer the complete Tailgate Prize Package.”
For more information, visit www.footballnation.com/tailgate-contest
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About Whole Foods MarketÃ‚®
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com) is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company’s motto “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”(TM) captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s nearly 60,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 14 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2010, the company had sales of more than $9 billion and currently has more than 300 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
About Harpoon Brewery
The Harpoon Brewery was founded by beer lovers, Rich Doyle and Dan Kenary. In 1986 Harpoon was issued Brewing Permit #001 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, since it was the first brewery to brew in the state after a dormant period of about 25 years. Harpoon’s line of craft beer features its award-winning IPA and UFO Hefeweizen beers, along with four special seasonal selections. In 2000 Harpoon purchased a second brewery in Windsor, VT, making Harpoon the 9th largest craft brewer in the US. Harpoon has since introduced two lines of limited edition beers, the 100 Barrel Series and the Leviathan Series, as well as the all-natural Harpoon Cider made from freshly pressed, local apples. For more information about Harpoon beers and visiting the breweries, visit www.harpoonbrewery.com.
About Mr. Bar-B-QÃ‚®
Mr. Bar-B-QÃ‚® is the world’s expert in designing innovative, premier barbecue accessories and outdoor lifestyle tools. The family owned-and-operated company continues its nearly 40-year commitment to provide superior quality, outstanding service, excellent value, and competitive pricing. The company is constantly growing and changing by developing the latest in the grilling and barbequing industry, meting new needs, offering a variety of original products and providing the ultimate grilling experiences.
SOURCE Football Nation