Tailgate party

This article was originally published in September 2013

Football season is upon us, which means it’s time for parking lot hangouts and group gatherings before game time. The PCC Deli has food fit for tailgating, with all kinds of to-go options.

Put together a tasty, themed spread with any of our following suggestions.


Spice lovers

Tiger Mountain Chili — Our hearty chili simmered with spices and made with ground turkey from Diestel Family Farms

Spicy Chicken Thighs — A savory Tandoori spice mix lends medium heat to this free-range chicken

Smoked Mozzarella Pasta — Local Mama Lil’s peppers give this smoky, creamy salad a tasty punch

Pepian Enchiladas — These take-and-bake casseroles feature a sauce made from roasted pumpkin seeds and tomatillos; choose from veggie or chicken


Very vegan

Vegetarian Chili — Warming and flavorful with black and kidney beans, tomatoes and bell peppers seasoned to perfection

Steph’s Tofu — Our classic tofu marinated and baked in Steph’s orange-ginger sauce

Broccoli Waldorf Salad — Raw, organic broccoli, tomatoes and sunflower seeds dressed in a creamy vinaigrette

Walnut Beet Salad — Red beets in a balsamic-walnut dressing, garnished with toasted walnuts


Cheesy goodness

Zesty Queso Dip — A delicious take on the ever-popular nacho dip; just right for organic tortilla or corn chips

Feta and Sundried Tomato Spread — This tangy, creamy spread is fantastic slathered on pita bread

Pub Cheese — Spreadable cheese in sharp cheddar, horseradish and jalapeño flavors; great for cut veggies

BelGioioso Creamy Gorgonzola — Smear this excellent blue cheese onto crackers or a sliced baguette


Post-game delights

Brownies — Soft, delicious chocolate chip brownies baked fresh and available traditional or vegan

Galettes — A flaky oatmeal crust is filled with a thin layer of almond cream and topped with seasonal fruit; serves up to four

Mini Cupcakes — Baked fresh and sold by the dozen; choose from a rotating assortment of flavors including vegan options

Nut and Honey Clusters — Bite-size treats made with chunky peanut butter, wildflower honey, moist dates and rolled oats

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