The New Portable Gas Grill is the Ultimate Teammate for the Season

Fall signals many things to many people but to the outdoor and food enthusiast, there is one common passion: tailgating. The history of tailgating offers distinct roots; people gathering to enjoy the bounty of fall harvest, or strangely, during the civil war, union and confederate spectators with picnic baskets who cheered on their ‘team’ at the First Battle of Bull Run. Perhaps the most applicable to today, fans traveling by train to a Yale football game in 1904 arrived hungry and brought both food and drink to the stadium. Whatever the origin, tailgating has become a national pastime that flourishes during the NFL season. Coyote Outdoor Living recently chatted with three experts in different fields about their thoughts on tailgating and how to elevate the experience.

Kerrie Kelly FASID, renowned interior designer explains how tailgating off the back of your truck does not need to be boring. “Tailgating should be as inviting as a backyard barbecue. Load up your SUV with plenty of comfy throw blankets, pillows and portable electric lanterns. Festive plates, napkins and a great playlist will only elevate your pre- game festivities.” As an interior design, lifestyle and entertaining expert, what are some details Kelly adds to the party and jazz things up? “Set the game day tone by incorporating team colors for your tailgating scene. Coordinate blankets, serving dishes and napkins to show your team spirit—whether you’re rooting for the red and blue or green and gold, the right palette can get all your cheerleaders in the mood for the big game.”

Celebrity chef and television personality, Jonathan Collins, shared why he loves tailgating, “Tailgating is one of the best ways to hang out with family and friends. Often set in a scenic background, there is no need for any extras, it’s just simple, easy-to-prepare and easy-to-cleanup food. When a day outdoors is done, hunger soars and I’ve found that food tastes so much better when you’ve worked up an appetite. There is something very honest about food served from a tailgate and that’s what I love the most, good company, good food, and good times!” He offers three of his favorite dishesto elevate your menu at the next game: Barbecued Turkey Andouille Poblano Poppers, Barbecued Quesadillas with Pico de Gallo and Barbequed Apple Dutch Baby. Get the full recipes here

It is always about the right equipment on gameday. The new Coyote portable gas grill is a high-end compact product perfect for tailgaters and outdoor entertaining enthusiasts. This smaller, portable model is for savvy chefs who insist on both quality design and superior functionality. The Portable Gas Grill is made of 316 marine-grade stainless steel and includes Coyote’s signature grate as an added enhancement. The product can be used with either a 20 lb. propane tank or a small disposable propane tank and has upto a 20,000 BTU of output. The model comes with an adapter for smaller tanks and a cover is also availabl