The folks at Garden and Gun are doing something like what our hasty, ill-considered gameday menus would be, if a responsible adult person were in charge. They're spotlighting a different game each week, focusing on the party and the after-party, rather than the x's and the o's. This week, it's where Los Gallos del Don Esteban roll into Athens.* Surprisingly, none other than Hugh Acheson, chef, Top Chef Masters contestant, and noted America-hater, has agreed to share a tailgating cocktail idea. Sounds pretty good -- fresh ginger syrup, Bourbon, and a peach? Has Acheson's heart finally softened to the spectacle of these lads getting some exercise and fresh air between classes? Has he, as a Canadian, finally found a way to enjoy this wholesome fun?
Or. Is this concoction part of some diabolical plan? Will this beverage weaken our wills, and allow Acheson to realize his sick, twisted dream where our lads are allowed only three downs, and play on a field that stretches one hundred and ten yards? Is this part of the same diabolical scheme where sick people can see a doctor, even if they are poor? The only way to find out is to mix a pitcher and see what happens.
The folks at G&G are tactfully non-partisan, suggesting their research indicates Gamecock fans read G&G. I find that implausible, but the Cod faces no such restrictions, and will be pulling for the Dawgs Saturday afternoon. If I had my dream job of "Aging hipster-manque mostly secular chaplain motivator guy," this is the jam I would be playing to get the guys hyped up for the game. Play us off, Pavement: