It took us a while, but we made it through the first round of the Ultimate Tailgate Bracket. There were buzzer-beaters. Mouths watered. Haters hated. Lovers loved. Feelings were hurt.
As you might expect, chalk kind of carried the day.
There were two 5/12 upsets, WatsonTiger is still crying that Oreo Balls weren't one of ‘em. Tomorrow, we'll get round two crackin' with a regional a day. Since there are still a couple more rounds to go we're going to crank this thing up into overdrive and speed up the voting to 24 hours per contest, so we can have this round wrapped up by the weekend. So if you've got your heart set on one dish, you might want to be ready to make your case and bring your coalition to try and stack this thing.
The remaining matchups:
Jambalaya vs. Roast Beef Debris
Grits & Grillades vs. Pastalaya
Crawfish Etouffee vs. Red Beans & Rice
Alligator Sauce Piquante vs. Gumbo
Pulled Pork vs. Chargrilled Oysters
Cochon de Lait vs. Boudin
Brats vs. Ribs
Hamburgers vs. Brisket
Boudin Balls vs. Hushpuppies
Fried Alligator vs. Fried Shrimp
Fried Oysters vs. Fried Fish
Chicken Wings vs. Fried Chicken
Stuffed Jalapenos vs. Zapps Crawtators
Salsa vs. Guacamole
Sausage Balls vs. Queso Dip
Stuffed Artichoke vs. Spinach & Artichoke dip