5. LSU “The Food”
Across the country, food plays an important part in tailgating. Certain regions bring to mind foods like barbecue or brats. But in Baton Rouge, the food is the main attraction, a stark reflection of the culture, and a reason to tailgate even if you don’t care for football. A sample of what’s on the menu at an LSU tailgate would be jambalaya, gumbo, shrimp and crawfish etouffee, alligator (when Florida is in town) boudin pie and apple cinnamon bourbon. The list goes on and on.
Mouth watering yet? Oh, and they do have a pretty healthy bar scene in Baton Rouge as well. But LSU is more known for its intense parties flush with tents and motor homes that sometimes set up as early as Thursday in anticipation for Saturday’s contest.
Plus, there’s Keg Stand Granny.