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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Feb 3
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.