Tailgating

Try These Dead End BBQ Combos for the Ultimate Tailgate

Football season is in full swing. Whether you’re a die-hard for SEC college football or a tried and true NFL fan, every gameday tailgate needs fantastic eats! 

It doesn’t matter if you’re hosting in the backyard, taking a spread to the stadium parking lot, or just need some game day snacks to enjoy on the couch. Dead End BBQ has the perfect dishes to go with your homemade tailgate favorites.

When you let DEB help with the cooking, you can have the ideal football feast ready with plenty of time to spare before kickoff. And you can rest assured these mouthwatering combinations will have you and your guests cheering for more than just the game!

Burnt Ends and Mac ‘n Cheese 

Kick off the party with a pound of Dead End’s tantalizing burnt ends. These smoky, juicy, caramelized tips of beef brisket will have everyone reaching for seconds. Team them up with your own homemade mac ‘n cheese for a duo as good as Tee Martin and Peerless Price.

Running short on time? No worries! You can add Dead End’s crowd-pleasing macaroni & pimento cheese to your order, and you’re set. It’s all the comfort of homemade, without the fuss. (We’re sorry to say we won’t be there to help with the cleanup, though.)

Pulled Pork Sliders with Coleslaw

Looking for the perfect pairing for your famous cole slaw? Grab a few pounds of Dead End’s perfectly moist, smoky pulled pork and grab your favorite mini-buns from the store to create a mouth-watering combo of sweet and spicy, crunchy, and creamy combo. Your guests won’t be able to resist these craveable sliders.

All it takes is a spoonful of pork, a drizzle of BBQ sauce, and a dollop of coleslaw (your own recipe or our red, white, & blue slaw), and you’ve got yourself a little bite of heaven on a bun. Just make sure you keep these in good supply—and close to the TV—so you don’t miss any football action running to the kitchen for more.

Smoked Wings and Dipping Sauce Galore

This dish might have you asking that age-old question: Which came first — chicken wings or football? 

Dead End’s smoked wings are a game-changer. They come out perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Offer up a variety of sauces, from tangy to fiery hot, and let guests customize their wings to their liking.

Wings go great with other tailgate staples like nachos, Vienna sausages, BBQ meatballs, and more. You simply can’t go wrong by adding some smoky, spicy wings to your game day menu. 

Pro tip: Be sure to pick up some DEB sauce with your wings to get more classic BBQ flavor on the table! You can also order it online here.

Ribs and Grilled Corn on the Cob

For those who prefer to get a little messy during the game, Dead End’s tender, flavorful ribs are a must. Serve them up alongside some grilled corn on the cob smeared with butter and sprinkled with a touch of chili powder or parmesan. It’s a perfect fall football combo.

Don’t Forget to Treat Your Sweet Tooth

Everyone loves savory eats at football games, but you shouldn’t let your sweet tooth go unsatisfied at your tailgate. Offer your guests an assortment of sweet treats with our by-the-slice options. Banana pudding, peanut butter pie, and our signature Pond Gap pie—a delicious blend of chocolate pudding, Oreos, and Cool Whip—are the perfect end zone for your game day celebration.

All you need to do is add some coffee or your favorite after-dinner drink to make everyone feel like a winner at your party—no matter who wins the game.

You’re Always Invited to Our Party

One more thing. If you’re heading to the game and don’t have a tailgate party lined up, you can always join ours! Dead End BBQ is on Sutherland Ave, just 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. Stop by for lunch or dinner on game day—or anytime!

And, as you’re drawing up plays for your next tailgate menu, remember us for when your tailgate all-stars get hungry. After all,  DEB has a deep bench of amazing dishes and desserts that will make your party a champion.

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