This coming Saturday prior to the South Carolina Gamecocks taking on the Georgia Bulldogs in Columbia a "Devour the Dogs" hot dog coolk off will take place at the SC Department of Agriculture's Certified SC Grown Tailgate starting at 4:00 pm. Celebrity chefs, Matt and Ted Lee will be using Certfied SC Grown to create all the fixings for th ehot dogs an fans get to vote on their favorite.
The purpose of the tailgate is to give fans a taste of tailgate food made with South Caorlina grown produce and products.
“Before the South Carolina/Georgia football game, at 4 pm we will have a competition out in the Gamecock village. We have a big tail gate planned, with hot dogs, celebrity chefs to see who can top off the dog the best. All the fans can stop by to see who they like most. All of the products there will be certified South Carolina mix of products, chicken wings, hot dogs, collard greens, and boiled peanuts. We want people to see that no matter what the event, all of the good stuff can come from South Carolina.
The best part is that it’s free until the food runs out. The village is located in the old farmers market property right across from the stadium. We’ll have a lot of activity going on under our green and white tent. These colors, along with our logo, are part of our branding of South Carolina products. We hear from folks that they are seeing it more often and it influences their food selection. We think it is a benefit to South Carolina farmers. We have been a part of SC football for a few years with a certified SC grown player of the week, so this just takes it to the next step.
There will also be some of the local producers of the food at the event. All of the food has been donated so we are very proud of our partnerships. We are excited for people to get out and support their team along with SC agriculture.”