You can argue all you want about where the best tailgating is, until someone from Baton Rouge puts a bag over your head, tosses you in a fan boat, and dumps you in a swamp full of alligators. Try arguing then, son! Here to win you over to their way of 'gating: the Cajun Tailgators food truck, available now for private parties, and soon for walk-up service.
From two huge LSU/parking-lot-food fans, this Mardi Gras-masked Bourbon Street-mobile blares jazz from its speakers, hands out beads even if you don't flash breasts, and hosts a 42" flatscreen that for some reason only plays the '03 and '07 BCS title games. The seasonally rotating menu will kick off with small bites like Natchitoches meat pies, French-rolled creamy crawfish pistolettes (also w/ bell pepper/onion/cheese), and spicy-pork-n-rice fried boudin balls, which'll pump you up almost as much as Budden balls. Sammies'll include the "Debris" gravy-smothered roast beef po' boy, and another po' boy overstuffed with "more shrimp than the sandwich can hold", actually the line that helped Verne Troyer land Liz Hurley & Heather Graham.
Of course there's chicken and sausage gumbo, as well as beignets doused in powdered sugar, or what police say they tailgate with at TCU.
Published: February 17, 2012 at 4:00am EST
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