No idea what NFL actually stands for? Can't name a college football team to save your life? No sweat. Show up with with an herby corn salad in creamy dressing, zippy sweet-hot jerk chicken skewers, or a lemony plum cake. Keep your mouth full and your friends will be none the wiser.

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Pancetta slaw with chili-lime vinaigrette by checker

Tomato salad with corn, summer squash, and roasted onions by Merrill Stubbs

Jerk chicken kebabs by sdebrango

Tailgate paella by North Country Rambler

Grilled skirt steak with greek salsa by thirschfeld

New England lobster rolls with lemon chive mayonnaise by Sonali aka the Foodie Physician

Dilled, crunchy sweet-corn salad with buttermilk dressing by creamtea

Roberto SantibaƱez' classic guacamole by Genius Recipes

Banana, coconut, chocolate chip snack cake by ATG117

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