No. 79 - Big Ass Turkey Leg
In Iowa City, brisket is for pansies. Bar-B-Que is for Curly Cues. That's because there's Chucky. The man who sells the famous Big Ass Turkey Legs on Melrose Avenue outside Kinnick Stadium. The cost? $5.
Sure you can play, but can you tailgate? As an uninitiated mother tells the tale:
"I knew that large colleges played football and that it seemed to involve bare-chested guys in freezing weather and beer, but that was about as far as it went.
That was before Iowa.
Before last weekend, I didn’t know that in Iowa, people got up before dawn to head out for tailgating.
I didn’t know that people parked RVs in lots, set up big-screen TVs and spent the entire day cooking, eating and drinking.
I didn’t know that they started drinking at 7 a.m. I didn’t know why anyone would want to start drinking at 7 a.m."
Hey lady, don't spoil the surprise, we've still got 78 entries to go.