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Biggest Pizza Ever?

Posted by lukelorick on March 20, 2018 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (1)

I went out to Deep Ellum in Dallas Texas for St. Patty's Day 2018. Having a great time can cause you to work up a BIG appetite. I was lucky since we saw a sign for SERIOUS PIZZA. We ducked in to order a pizza for the 6 of us and learned it was a 90 minute wait time. Normally I would be shocked and appalled, but given my current mood and the ability to go to a local bar to kill time, it was all good. 

After downing a few beers, while waiting, we learned our pizza was ready. I'm not sure what I was expecting but it wasn't a pizza this big. This was the biggest pizza I had ever seen in my life. When the box was opened it was like an angel started to sing. The steam came up and the smell made us even more hungry. I still couldn't believe how big the pizza was and you hear me let out "Man thats a big A$$ pizza" in the background of the video. I love honest and real reactions!

We all had plenty to fill the six of us up and then it was back to celebrate the rest of St. Patty's Day. I may not remember everything from this day, but this pizza was unforgettable!

Check out the video and let me know the biggest pizza you've ever seen!

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McGangBang Challenge

Posted by lukelorick on March 5, 2017 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (2)

The buzz on social media recently has been with major fast food restaurants having secret menu items that you can find and order at different times of the day. 

The one that stood out to me based on, shall we say, a rather unique name was McDonalds: McGangBang. 

The McGangBang takes the McDouble and the McChicken and forms them into one crazy sandwich. Think one piece of chicken between two burgers. 

Not every McDonalds associate knows about this special menu item and some could even take offense to you ordering something with the name: McGangBang. 

The Challenge: Video yourself ordering the McGangBang and then eating it. Share it with us. 


Here is my submission: 

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Tremendous Tailgate Burger

Posted by lukelorick on February 26, 2017 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Burgers are a staple at tailgating events, but a basic burger is old news. Its time to get creative with burger skills. 

On a plane ride recently the vision of the Tremendous Tailgate Burger came to me. 


Buffalo meat, unique cheeses (gouda and colby jack for this one) green leaf lettuce, carmalized onions, red bell pepper, avacado, BACON, and sweet potatoes!

Most you may have had these ingredients on a burger at some time or another, but sweet potatoes? Well that may be a new one to many of us. 

Steps are easy!

Hand craft burgers and add any seasoning you like (garlic salt for me)

Cut up Onion, Sweet Potato, Red Pepper, Avacado. 

Sautee the Onion on the stove top. Put the Sweet Potatoes and burger on the grill. Apply Olive oil on the Sweet Potatoes. 

Cook your bacon

Build your burger

I CHALLENGE you to build a great tailgating burger and show it off!

Then Appreciate the Greatness of the flavor. You won't believe how good the sweet potato is on this Tremendous Tailgate Burger. 

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Tailgate Sunrise Drink

Posted by lukelorick on February 5, 2017 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (5)

Early morning tailgates suck. Why do they have noon kickoffs anyways? Half of the tailgaters were out the night before conversating at local bars about how the team would do the following day. 

Getting up early with a mild hangover and no taste for the normal alcohol choices can doom a tailgate. 

I had to do something about this. Currently there are a few early morning go to's that people use to start the early tailgate with Mimosa, Bloody Mary or heck, even an ice cold beer. 

I decided to make a cocktail that would be smooth tasting, have alcohol and caffiene in it to hit the trifecta of what you need this early in the morning. 


To make you need the following: Champagne, grapefruit juice (or a juice of choice), and monster energy (or an engery drink of choice) this is my fav combo though. Your individual results may vary. 

You need about 75% champagne, and then split the remaining with juice and engery drink. 

The drink is sure to go down smoothly and get you awake in the right state of mind to dominate your tailgate!

Let us know what you think of this combination. 

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As always NEVER drink and drive and please drink responsibly. 

SMU vs Baylor Tailgate 9/4/15

Posted by lukelorick on September 6, 2015 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (2)

We attended the SMU vs Baylor tailgating event on Friday. This was the first game of the season for both teams. SMU had a 'white out' plan for their fans to come in white attire.  We located a pay lot and set up shop. Some of our goodies that people drooled over included:

The Cruzin Cooler: Had quite a few friends test drive this out and LOVED it.  EVERYONE was asking where to get one, what it was and so on. There was at least one Cruzin Cooler vs Golf Cart race during the tailgate:)

The Traveling Breeze Cooling Chair. Yesterday it was HOT. Heat index around 100. Having a chair with built in fans was a fan favorite to come by and get some cool air blown on them. Yes this thing works!

The Kool Max Cooler: This may have been may favorite. Earlier in the day the microphone I ordered came in. Did I mention this cooler has 350 sound system and is also a PA system (meaning I could allow the world to know my thoughts on all thing tailgating) We listened to music the first half of the tailgate and the second half we plugged in the mic to help get the fans pumped up and have some laughs along the way. This cooler also serves it function as it held a 30 pack of cold beverages, bottle of champagne, 6 bottles of water and food.

The EZ Hitch Tailgate Table was great as it has an added umbrella that really stands out and allowed all of our friends who Ubered in to find us quickly.

The tailgating was a blast and the fans were all super friendlly on both the SMU and Baylor side. We attended the game and it was a nail biter in the first half.  The SMU stadium rocks in the fact that they sell beer and they allow you leave at halftime and come back into the stadium. Baylor rolled in the second half and we called it a night after.

Shout out to Baylor and SMU fans at the game!

Until the next tailgate. Remember don't HATE just Tailgate!

#SMU #SMUMustangs #Baylor #SicEm #Tailgate

The pic below shows off some of the products but the Cruzin Cooler was so popular it was hard to keep it around the tailgate!

Super Bowl 49ers vs Ravens Tailgating Challenge

Posted by lukelorick on January 29, 2013 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The Super Bowl is this Sunday and what better way to celebrate it then by having a tailgating challenge between the teams.

First up, the 49ers tailgate by the bay in front of Candlestick park.  They have a legendary figure known as the banjo man who attends all the home games and works to get the tailgaters and fans in the stadium pumped up for a niners victory.  The Tailgating is done literally steps away from the ocean so, on a fall day you can feel the sea breeze throughout the tailgating festivities.  On a rainy day however this area is prone to flood, so beware!  The Bud Light Goldmine is also a must see. It is inside the statdium and has huge tv's playing other NFL games with a live DJ and plenty of food and drinks.  The other attraction to visit is "Faithful City", this is a family friendly area and has free admission.  The 49ers cheerleaders, as well as the mascot will make appearances.  There are usually retired 49er players that may also pop up in this area.

Next up you have the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens tailgate in a much colder part of the country in Baltimore, MD outside of M&T Bank Stadium.  They also have some legendary figures known as the Fan Man and the Bus Boys.  This crew drives around the tailgating lots letting off the infamous Raven call to spark up the fans and to show the visitors who runs things.  The cool thing about the tailgating outside of the Ravens stadium is that they have lots that are designated to your tailgating taste.  Some lots are for the hardcore and wild tailgaters, while others are family friends lots or special needs lots.  Most places its a mix of everyone in the same parking lot, so this is an innovative idea.

Who throws the better tailgate? Only the fans can decide that!


South Carolina vs. Michigan OUTBACK BOWL Challenge

Posted by lukelorick on January 27, 2013 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Who has the most unique tailgating, USC or Michigan?

South Carolina has 22 cockabooses that are old railroad cars turned into amazing tailgating venues for games. They were build in the early 1990'd and have big screen tv's, mahogany cabinets, granite counter tops etc.  There are larege party areas on top of each cockaboose with a live feed to the football game if you can not find a ticket to get in.

Michigan has the famous 1985 tailgating school bus that is assocate with the business school and can be found at every home game.  The bus has a large roof top dance floor and a normal tailgating session goes through upwards of 25 kegs of beer each game!  An average tailgate around the bus consists of over 100 patrons!

      The Cockaboose


The Michigan Tailgating Bus