Its Sunday morning, the day youve been waiting for, and you have the perfect tailgate planned for the Chiefs home-opener.
By MELISSA SCHUPMANN
The Kansas City Star
But lets face it: Theres a chance some things will go wrong. Your coveted BBQ sauce might spill, the food you spent hours preparing might overcook, or God forbid, you might run out of beer.
Never fear. Its going to be alright. All those folks behind the counters inside Arrowhead? Theyve got your back.
So sip a Hail Mary and settle down for the kick-off with a Chiefs Brisket Stack or some of these other choice offerings:
Short Rib Melt
The slow-simmered, pulled rib is long on flavor, sandwiched in between two pieces of Parmesan-crusted toast, Havarti cheese and caramelized onions. Pair it with the Really Good Fries, which are dusted with herbed Parmesan and garlic, for the perfect combination. $11, $7 Gridiron Grill
Jalapeno Popper Burger, Awesome Burger
The Jalapeno Popper Burger will send your taste buds into overtime, with jalapenos, applewood-smoked bacon and a jalapeno spread to add an extra kick. If you cant take the heat, try the Awesome Burger, which adds fried onions, steak sauce, cheddar cheese and bacon to your burger bliss. $11, Gridiron Grill
The Chop Block
Sweeter than it sounds, the Chop Block is Arrowheads hard version of a Shirley Temple, with Skyy Vodka, Malibu rum, Sprite and grenadine. This candy-sweet cocktail can serve as a nice break between any bitter game moments. $12, Chiefs Bar
KC Smokehouse Nachos
Youll get a full meal with each mouthful of the KC Smokehouse Nachos, which are topped with chipotle cheese sauce, chopped brisket, baked beans, coleslaw and BBQ sauce. Be sure to mix the toppings for a taste of your favorite backyard BBQ in every bite. $10, The Foolish Dog
The KC Wolf, West Coast Offense
No sporting event would be complete without a beef frank, and the KC Wolf doesnt disappoint. The hot dog, smothered in chopped brisket, red and gold BBQ sauce and fried onions, is the perfect mix of salty and sweet, crunchy and chewy. If youre feeling a bit more adventurous, opt for the West Coast Offense dog, which is barely visible under the blanket of pepper jack cheese, pulled chicken, guacamole, black bean and corn salsa, sour cream and pico de gallo. $8, The Foolish Dog
Chiefs Brisket Stack
Its no surprise that BBQ is heavily featured on menus at Arrowhead. But if you just cant get enough, the Brisket Stack is the perfect way to indulge in KCs finest. The brisket is smoked in-house and comes topped with hearty BBQ sauce. $8, KC Style BBQ stands
This custom Bloody Mary is the perfect pick-me-up after a long morning of tailgating, or a good excuse for a fresh start after a long first half of fandom. The complex-cocktail is served in a mason jar and is available at all bars on the Club Level. $11