Tailgating ACC Style

Kick off is just around the corner. Take time to plan your tailgating menu with these ACC-inspired recipes.

  • Turkey Club Sandwiches with Herb Mayonnaise
    Blair Rumley, Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Stephana Bottom

    Boston College: Soaring Sandwiches

    Like the Boston College eagle soaring in the sky, these sandwiches go almost as high. Start with the bread and simply pile your plate.
  • Gold Nugget Burger
    Blair Rumley, Sunset

    Wake Forest: Old Gold and Black Burgers

    Even The Demon Deacon himself will delight in this burger. And dressed in the colors of old gold and black, this tailgate treat is a Wake Forest favorite.
  • Basic Deviled Eggs
    Blair Rumley, Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski

    Duke: Blue Deviled Eggs

    Try a simple Southern side for a Blue Devil-inspired dish. Add a dash of paprika for a pregame crowd-pleaser.
  • Grilled Pork Chops with Tomatillo, Corn, and Avocado Salsa
    Blair Rumley, Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

    Florida State: Seminole (Pork) Chop

    Before you start the Seminole chop, try a Seminole pork chop for the pregame party. Add a tomatillo and corn salsa for that vibrant garnet and gold.
  • Grilled Peaches and Pork
    Blair Rumley, Randy Mayor

    Georgia Tech: Grilled Georgia Peaches and Pork

    Prepare your grilled pork with a side of Georgia peaches, and this tailgating temptress will have your Yellow Jackets yelling for more.
  • Maryland Crab Cakes
    Blair Rumley

    Maryland: Crab Cakes

    Simply add a bun to these crab cakes for Terrapin tailgating in the tried and true Maryland manner. And of course, add some Old Bay for good flavor and good measure.
  • Black-Eyed Pea Salad
    Blair Rumley, Oxmoor House

    Miami: Eye of the Storm Salad

    Enjoy the calm before storming the field with this Black-eyed Pea Salad. This pairs well with most tailgating trademarks.
  • Pork Chops with Carolina Rub
    Blair Rumley, Randy Mayor

    University of North Carolina: Carolina Chops

    Feed your tailgating Tar Heels the flavors of Carolina with pork chips on the grill.
  • Black Bean Burgers with Spicy Cucumber and Red Pepper Relish
    Blair Rumley, Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

    North Carolina State: Red and Black Wolfpack Burgers

    Show your pack pride with these black bean burgers. Add a red pepper relish for a sandwich that screams school spirit.
  • Grilled Ham and Apples
    Blair Rumley

    University of Virginia: Grilled Virginia Ham

    Effortlessly elegant, grilled Virginia ham is an ideal tailgating treat with Cavalier class.
  • Turkey Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions and Charmoula Mayo
    Blair Rumley, Annabelle Breakey

    Virginia Tech: Hokie Hoagies

    Forget the grill and have a Hokie Hogie. With a kick from caramelized onion and charmoula mayo, this sandwich will have you ready for kickoff.
  • Chipotle-Orange Chicken Legs
    Blair Rumley, Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Clemson: Chipotle Chicken

    In true Clemson character, serve orange chicken with a kick at your Tiger tailgate.
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