ISTORY - Pagliacci Pizza


ISTORY - Pagliacci Pizza
An ocean of purple and gold blankets the parking lots surrounding Husky Stadium. Clouds of smoke rise from
grills and hover above the hum of spirited fans gathered before the game kicks off.
From the outside, this looks like a typical tailgating party. But, winding through the crowd, it’s clear that this
collective is a microcosm of our city. It’s generations of alumni who find themselves here year after year, the
bright-eyed freshmen just starting the next chapter of their lives, a grandstand of boaters docked in the harbor
hopping from deck to deck, and transplanted townspeople getting to know their neighbors.
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Tailgating spans centuries in this country. Since families packed up picnic baskets and blankets and headed to
the hill to cheer, “Go, Big Blue!” at the Battle of Bull Run in 1861, it has become woven into the American fabric.
The ritualistic tradition was intertwined with college sports in 1869 at the inaugural game between Princeton
and Rutgers. Rutgers fans and football players transformed scarlet scarves into turbans worn in solidarity for
their team.
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These days, tailgating looks much different with groups turning the pregame pastime into a sport in and of
itself. Picnic baskets are exchanged for coolers decked out with sound systems and blenders to boot, official
jerseys take the place of turbans, and fans convert lots into virtual living rooms. Each slice of the country puts
its own spin on the tradition and even within each parking lot no two parties are the same. But, just like the
crowds surrounding Husky Stadium, they are a window into the city and a place where everyone can come
together for a common thread: team pride.
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So grab your warpaint, lucky boxers, sacred talismans, and that jersey that has never touched a drop of
detergent, and head for the stadiums. The heart and soul of the home team lives and dies with its fans, and
everything leading up to kickoff is preparation for another big win.
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Turn your pregame bash into an epic pizza party with the Pizzeria Pronto
Outdoor Pizza Oven. This portable pizza oven, found at kitchen retailers like, will help you recreate your favorite Primo pie wherever the
action takes you.
We all know that the MVP of any proper tailgate is the
food. There are only a few essentials necessary to create
a tailgating feast, but we found some pregame gear that
will crank your parking lot party all the way up to 12.
Not Your AverageJoe
Wonderbag is not your mother’s Crock-Pot. For starters, this slow-cooker
works without electricity, so you can prepare a batch of hot wings or hot
apple cider anywhere from couch to car. Kick off the cooking process on the
stove and then place the pot into the Wonderbag to keep things hot until
game time. Even better, for every Wonderbag sold, one will be donated to
an African family in need. Find Wonderbag at
“I refer to tailgating as the last great American neighborhood,” says Joe Cahn,
the self-appointed Commissioner of Tailgating, on a call from Fort Worth, Texas.
Joe’s home base is perfectly positioned in the belly of football country, but it’s
hardly where his heart lies.
After a million miles on the road traveling to nearly a thousand tailgates (including both college and professional football stadiums, NASCAR tracks, steeplechase fields, and Jimmy Buffett concerts), Joe has turned his passion for tailgating into a profession.
“The tailgating area is really, truly America, where you’re not judged by your race,
religion, ethnicity, wealth or political beliefs. You’re judged by one thing, and that’s
what color jersey you have on,” he says. “I think that’s what sports does. It allows
us to get to know each other without obstacles. It’s like walking through thousands of backyards with no privacy fences.”
Joe launched his tailgating tour in 1996. He sold his New Orleans-based cooking
school, bought an RV, hit the road, and hasn’t looked back. To keep the wind in
his sails, he has scooped up a host of sponsors along the way (big brands like
Coca-Cola and Campbell’s), runs the website, punctuates his trips
with TV appearances, and even had a short-run series on the TLC network.
By now, tailgating events resemble family reunions for Joe. Though he is not
able to hit all of the stadiums every year, he manages to reunite with old friends
when he does make it back, sometimes five or six years later. It’s much more
than a celebration of the game; it’s a rekindling of friendships.
“Every tailgate is wonderful,” he says. “I’ll tell ya, around the grill having bread
and butter or a grilled hot dog, it’s better than having a sit-down meal by 10 of
the finest chefs in the world at a table with people you don’t like. When you’re
with friends, anything tastes good.”
In the last 18 years, Joe, affectionately called “The Commish” by fans, has
donned blue and green at the Kingdome, pregamed with legions of “sailgaters”
in Husky Harbor, and watched parking lots and parties ebb and flow as our city
grows. But, he says no matter the venue and despite downtown developments
encroaching on prime pregame real estate, Seattle’s 12s always find a place to
“I very much look forward to being in Seattle and partying with everyone from
the 12th Man at Hawk One to my friends who have a small tailgate group. It’s a
very exciting time.”
If you spot him in the lot, throw another brat on the grill and be ready to hear
some tailgating tales from the legend himself. This man has been places.
The Commish’s Tailgating Game Plan
1. Get organized
It’s easy to forget something essential
when throwing a party away from
home. Gear up for game day with a
checklist on the Tailgating app (free on
iOS) or set up and share your event on
2. Keep it simple
Make it easy for friends to walk around
and socialize with bite-sized food.
Swap burgers for sliders, steak for
ribs, or grill pizza and slice it into
small pieces.
3. Be a participant, not a spectator
Show up early, bring a friend or two,
wear team colors, and see what your
neighbors are up to.
4. Always be prepared
The Scout motto is ubiquitously
applicable for good reason. At a
tailgating event, remember to stay
hydrated (preferably with water), wear
sunscreen and pack rain gear.
5. Remember the Golden Rule
The only rule in tailgating is to have fun!
seasonal pies
Leave the fungi field guides at home. Our friends at Foraged & Found Edibles have you covered. We combine a medley of freshly harvested wild
mushrooms with roasted red peppers, onions, mozzarella, provolone and
fresh thyme over garlic and olive oil. Find it on our roster through the end of
Once again, we are teaming up with Foraged & Found Edibles to bring
you this savory seasonal pie. Tackle hunger with wild chanterelles, La
Quercia prosciutto and mozzarella over garlic and olive oil. This pizza will
have you cheering for more. Score it during most of November.
Described as a “portable party disguised as a cooler,” The Coolest Cooler is
a blender, Bluetooth speaker, phone charger, gear hauler, cutting board,
picnic basket, light, and bottle opener in addition to the traditional
cooler used for cold and dry storage. Created by a Portland inventor, it
clinched the title of most funded Kickstarter project in America. Check it
out at
Impress your tailgating team and add some spirited sizzle to your steaks and
burgers with a barbecue branding iron. A variety of irons, including the Meat
Mark-It Branding Iron found at, can be customized with your
team’s name or logo — or the opposing team’s if you’re feeling devilish.
You don’t have to interrupt your game of KanJam to get a cold one. The
Remote Controlled Beverage Cooler can deliver up to six cans or bottles on
ice from up to 60 feet away. This cooler will get a lot of use at home when
watching away games too. Available at
Nix the awkward food and drink fumble and allow party-goers to get into
full-on Feast Mode with The Go Plate. Designed to rest on top of most bottles, cans and plastic cups, this plate frees up a hand for eating, drinking and
cheering. It’s also made to last season after season, cutting down on waste.
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Fans? Check! Food? Check! Team colors? Check! While the
brass tacks of a proper tailgate will never change, each region
of the country has perfected its own tailgating traditions. From
clambakes to cornhole, coast to coast, this is how Americans
The stomping grounds of Walter
Camp (“The Father of American
Football”) and the birthplace of
college football, stadiums along the
Eastern Seaboard are steeped in tailgating tradition.
The saying "Go big or go home"
definitely rings true for tailgating in
the South. Belly up to slabs of brisket cooked low and slow in mobile
smokers that stretch to the 50-yard
line and enjoy Southern hospitality
no matter your team.
Think subzero temperatures and
five-foot snow banks deter these
fans? Think again! Frigid forecasts
seem to bring tailgating crowds
closer together — if only for the
warmth around the grill.
Football fandom is a force to be
reckoned with on the West Coast.
From the earth-shaking roar of the
12s at The Clink to the unbridled
regalia of a Rose Bowl game,
you’ve never seen a tailgate like
this before.
Fan Fare: Buffalo wings, belt-busting
Philly cheesesteaks and pots of
freshly caught lobster.
Favorite Game: It’s safe to say that
flip cup is a popular pastime on the
East Coast. New York City lays claim
to "The World's Largest Flip Cup
Tournament" and Washington, D.C.,
hosts the World Series of Flip Cup.
And if that wasn’t enough to convince you, Hoboken, New Jersey, is
the home of the Flip Cup Guys.
Biggest Tailgate: More than 300
people strong, New York Jets fan
club hosts the
largest tailgate party at MetLife
Stadium. In addition to throwing
epic events, raises
money for cancer research.
Fan Fare: Sauce-drenched plates
of barbecue, piles of Frito Pie and
steaming bowls of jambalaya.
Favorite Game: First played in
Texas during the oil boom of 1901,
washer toss can now be found at
tailgates far and wide, customized
with team colors.
Biggest Tailgate: With more than
10,000 attendees, the University of
Texas Alumni Association claims to
have the biggest tailgate in Texas.
School colors run deep in Louisiana,
too. The Grove at Ole Miss has some
of the most elaborate spreads in the
country with chandeliers at every
tent, silver platters of hush puppies,
and guests decked out in their
Sunday best.
Fan Fare: Beer brats, fried cheese
curds and peanut butter buckeyes
abound at these parties. And it
wouldn’t be a tailgate in Chicago
without Italian beef sandwiches
and Old Style tall boys.
Favorite Game: Cornhole in the
Midwest is as prevalent as, well,
fields of corn. It’s believed that the
game originated with Midwestern
Native American tribes.
Biggest Tailgate: Big Ten college
softball draws quite a crowd in the
middle states, but the tailgates are
even bigger. Nebraska and Illinois
go head-to-head each year for the
title of World’s Largest Softball
Fan Fare: Fresh seafood up north,
gallons of guacamole down south,
and plenty of frosty microbrews in
Favorite Game: Ladder toss was
trademarked by a Californian after
the game gained popularity at
campgrounds. Now, you just can’t
have a tailgate without tossing the
Biggest Tailgate: The UDub party
doesn’t stop where the parking lot
ends. Sailgating (also known as
sterngating) in Husky Harbor is a
long-standing Seattle tradition.
Fans anxiously await the start of our Pear Primo year after year. Featuring fresh Washington State pears, Gorgonzola, Fontina, mozzarella,
mushrooms, red onions and walnuts over olive oil, it is the MVP of the
holiday season. This pizza kicks off after Thanksgiving.
We draft this ultimate seasonal pizza to sideline cravings during playoffs.
With marinated chicken, oven-roasted rosemary potatoes, red onions,
fresh parsley, mozzarella and kasseri cheese over olive oil seasoned with
red pepper flakes, it is the perfect winter warmup. Available in January.
Tailgating Recipes
We love a classic hot dog as much as the next guy, but sometimes we're looking
for something different. Here are a few of our #1 tailgating recipes. Give 'em a go
at your next party!
Shift Leader - Lake City Way
Gunner tailgates for both Hawks and
Storm games. He loves to tailgate
because you instantly become best
buds with everyone wearing the same
jersey, not to mention the free food.
Ritual: Getting a few pocket dawgs to
take into the game.
Least favorite part about tailgating:
Listening to people talk about fantasy
Recipe provided by John Clifford, Director
of Operations, in memory of General
Manager Tyrone Fabroa.
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup fresh Thai basil, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
2 green onions, finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
We suggest grilled oysters as an easy
way to infuse your tailgating party with
Northwest flavor . No shucking necessary.
1/4 cup Vietnamese fish sauce (nuoc mam)
4 teaspoons jaggery or brown sugar
1 teaspoon Sriracha or Asian hot chili sauce
2 pounds ground pork
1/4 cup chunky peanut butter
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground star anise
Vegetable oil for brushing the grill rack
6 burger buns
6 butter lettuce leaves
General Manager - Stone Way
Brady is a die-hard Hawks fan. He has
thrown killer tailgating parties for years.
With two gazebos, heaters and the occasional
fire, he enjoys hanging out with his buddies and cheering on his favorite team.
Ritual: I paint my face and crack open
the keg around 6 a.m.
Annual tradition: Once every season I
cook pizza on the grill.
General Manager - Kenmore
Jackie started tailgating for Hawks
games just over a year ago. She likes
to crash Brady Madsen's parties
because his group is experienced,
organized and fun.
Favorite tailgating beverage: Beer!
What makes tailgating special: It gets
everyone in the right state of mind to
have a great time at the game.
Operations Assistant - PSC
Take chilled oysters out of the cooler. Grill
them until they pop open. Enjoy plain or
serve with a splash of lime or hot sauce.
Jeremiah has been tailgating for 12
years. While he tailgates for multiple
sports and teams including the Hawks,
his #1 team will always be the Vikings.
Biggest tailgating group: 20 people.
Favorite memory: Tailgating at Lambeau
Field for an outdoor hockey game in
February with spiked hot cocoa and chili.
Please tailgaters by popping these on the
grill. Recipe provided by Jim Tanguay,
85th Street General Manager.
Driver - Miller
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup cream cheese
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
8 large jalapeño peppers
1/4 cup egg substitute
7 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs
In a medium bowl, combine cheddar cheese,
cream cheese and mayonnaise. Mix well and
set aside. Halve peppers lengthwise and
remove seeds. (Oil and seeds from the peppers can be irritating. Wear gloves and avoid
touching eyes.) Fill peppers with cheese mixture.
Place egg substitute in a shallow dish. Place
breadcrumbs in a separate shallow dish. Dip
stuffed peppers into egg substitute and then
roll in breadcrumbs to coat.
Grill over low heat with the grill top closed
until filling is bubbly and outside begins to
brown, about 20 minutes. Serve hot.
Morgan is a huge Huskies fan and has
been tailgating since he was 21. His
favorite spot is by the rock climbing
wall in the UW parking lot.
Pregame Prep: Morgan likes to eat
a big meal before tailgating begins,
only then will he move on to adult
Ritual: He wears the same T-shirt to
every game in lieu of a jersey.
For the dressing:
In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, basil, cilantro,
green onions and lime juice. Cover and refrigerate.
For the burgers:
In a medium bowl, combine the fish sauce,
jaggery and chili sauce. Add the pork, peanut
butter, ginger, garlic and star anise and blend
loosely with a fork. Form into 6 equal patties
the approximate dimensions of the buns, making a slight depression in the middle of the patties to compensate for the tendency to bulge
during cooking. Brush the grill rack with oil.
Grill the patties over medium-high heat with
the grill top closed for 4 minutes. Flip patties
and grill until desired doneness. Place the buns
cut side down on the grill and toast for 2 minutes.
For assembly:
Spread the bottom buns with a thin layer of
dressing followed by lettuce and patties topped
with generous dollops of the dressing. Finish
with the top buns.
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General Manager - Sand Point
Bridget is a loyal Hawks fan and has
been tailgating since 2000 when the
team played at Husky Stadium. Rain
or shine, you'll find Bridget tailgating
before every home game.
What makes tailgating special: It's a
time to come together with friends.
Favorite tailgate: Brady Madsen's
party in the alley.
Driver - Sand Point
Kris tailgates before every Hawks
game he attends. You'll find him in
Hawk Alley no later than 9 a.m. with
food and drink in hand.
Favorite games: Beer pong and ladder
What makes tailgating special:
Camaraderie and team spirit!
Cook - Main Street
Jason loves the Hawks and Huskies.
While he doesn't tailgate, he is not
short on enthusiasm. Jason keeps up
with four fantasy football teams.
Favorite memory: When I took my
daughter to her first NFL game. She
started cheering for Tom Brady after
he threw a touchdown and I had to
stop her immediately.