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5 Chef-Approved Tips For Elevated Tailgating (You Read That Right)!

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    UPDATE: This story was originally published on September 20.

    Football season is in full swing, and along with getting the best seats — even at a bar — game-day food is an absolute priority. When chips and guacamole get old (or shall we say, stale), look to one of these tailgating suggestions from Chicago's top chefs. And these aren't tips on making the perfect crudité platter either — especially considering these masters of meat are leading the kitchens of DMK Burger Bar, Markethouse, Chicago Pour House, Mercat a la Planxa, and a newcomer backed by an ex-NFL player you'll have to read on to discover.

    From learning the proper way to grill meat (don't put that charcoal away just yet), a new recipe to try, and options for those who don't want to cook, you'll be set for the game no matter where you end up watching it!

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