Food, drink, storage: Tips to throw the best tailgate party ever

It's tailgate time in Los Angeles! Between the Rams and the Chargers, UCLA and USC -- everyone is excited about football and tailgate party before.

Tommy Bahama joined us on Good Day LA to share tips on how to tailgate in style, including what to bring, what to eat and drink, what to wear and how to transport it all!

Food & Drinks: Protein Bowl Build It Bar! Leave the grill at home. Pre-cook and pre-pack all the elements for a great interactive protein bowl bar. Different bases, toppings and sauces make this a great way for each guest to customize to their own taste and give the tailgate menu a new twist.

-Steak, chicken, shrimp (pre grilled at home)

-Rice, quinoa, noodles, veggies, salad…pick your base.

-Toppings and sauces to make it your own.

-Barrel Aged Cocktails & Frozen Drink Packets

-Mini-kegs- with team customizable water bottles


-Bring batch drinks and make your own cups.

-Bring food that can be kept at room temperature.

-Leave the grill at home and build your own protein bowls.

-Use a tackle-box to easily store condiments and utensils.

-Use ice packs that double as water.

-Mini desserts don't require a plate!

Tommy Bahama Island Grille Newport Beach is located in Corona del Mar Plaza at 854 Avocado Ave. in Newport Beach. For more stores visit:

You can also check out more of Tommy Bahama's tips on how to tailgate like a pro here.

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