Take a journey through America's food landscape as we explore tailgating traditions at some of the biggest college football towns in the country. We're meeting up with some of the best local chefs and challenging them to create epic tailgates inspired by their city's food culture.
Season 1, Episode 1

Michigan Coney Dogs and Ohio State Po' Boys

We're visiting two of college football's most famous tailgates and teaming up with local chefs to make inspired versions of local tailgate classics.

Friday
Feb 3
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 2

South Carolina Beef Ribs and Florida Fried Chicken

Boiled peanuts and beef ribs at a South Carolina tailgate, and then an early morning shrimping trip on the Florida Gulf.

Friday
Feb 3
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Florida State Pork Loin and Tennessee Stuffed Quail

Chef Tom Gray makes a delicious FSU-inspired tailgate dish, and we visit the home of the world's best bacon in Tennessee.

Friday
Feb 3
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 4

Los Angeles Breakfast Polenta and Thai Tailgate

Chef Bruce Kalman creates an unforgettable UCLA breakfast after a trip to an artisanal flour mill, and Chef Tin Vuong throws down an epic Thai tailgate at USC.

Friday
Feb 3
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Penn State Pierogi and Arizona Sausage Sliders

Join Chef Richard DeShantz on a tour of a traditional Pennsylvania pierogi factory, and a unique winery in the middle of the Arizona desert.

Friday
Feb 3
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 7

Alabama Pork Croquette and The Grill Iron Championship

Slow-cooked Southern barbecue in Alabama, and our top three chefs meet up in Los Angeles for the Grill Iron Championship.

Friday
Feb 3
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Los Angeles Breakfast Polenta and Thai Tailgate

Chef Bruce Kalman creates an unforgettable UCLA breakfast after a trip to an artisanal flour mill, and Chef Tin Vuong throws down an epic Thai tailgate at USC.

Friday
Sep 22
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 5

Oregon Smoked Duck and Austin Grilled Fish

Old-world style blush wine in Oregon, and Chef Alexis Chong brings her Thai food wizardry to a University of Texas tailgate.

Friday
Sep 22
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Alabama Pork Croquette and The Grill Iron Championship

Slow-cooked Southern barbecue in Alabama, and our top three chefs meet up in Los Angeles for the Grill Iron Championship.

Friday
Sep 22
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 3

Florida State Pork Loin and Tennessee Stuffed Quail

Chef Tom Gray makes a delicious FSU-inspired tailgate dish, and we visit the home of the world's best bacon in Tennessee.

Friday
Sep 22
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

Michigan Coney Dogs and Ohio State Po' Boys

We're visiting two of college football's most famous tailgates and teaming up with local chefs to make inspired versions of local tailgate classics.

Friday
Sep 22
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 6

Penn State Pierogi and Arizona Sausage Sliders

Join Chef Richard DeShantz on a tour of a traditional Pennsylvania pierogi factory, and a unique winery in the middle of the Arizona desert.

Friday
Sep 22
9:30am | 8:30c

About the Host

Jackie Tranchida

Jax Tranchida is a food nerd, roaming gnome and host of The Grill Iron on Cooking Channel.