Story by Art Department / October 25, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 10.04.25 AMHere in the South, the coming of fall is greatly anticipated. It’s not the cooler weather that produces so much excitement—it’s the realization that once again, it’s football season. What better way is there to celebrate the weekend than donning your favorite team’s colors and cheering on the key players (or socializing with good friends, if you couldn’t care less about the scoreboard)? While you might not always be able to score tickets to the big game, having a championship-quality tailgate in the privacy of your own backyard is completely achievable with the help of Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens.

Stop by their showroom in the Queensborough Shopping Center in Mt. Pleasant (right behind Chick-fil-a) and you’ll see that they mean business when it comes to outdoor grilling and entertaining. With a multitude of brands to chose from in terms of weather-resistant cabinetry, grills, and accessories, Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens can work with you to design your perfect outdoor kitchen and handle the installation process. They also offer cleaning, monthly or quarterly maintenance, and repairs, meaning keeping the kitchen in tip-top tailgating shape is simple. Need a little more inspiration before deciding to install an outdoor kitchen? Check out these mouth-watering, bacon-centric recipes we snagged off their blog—they’re best served outdoors, surrounded by friends and the roar of rowdy football fans from the TV.


Bacon-Wrapped Tator Tots


  • 1 bag Tator Tots
  • 1 Package Regular Cut Bacon
  • Sweet BBQ Rub/Sauce


  • Cook Tator Tots following bag’s instruction
  • Let cool
  • Cut slices of bacon into thirds, wrap each slice around a tot and secure with a toothpick
  • Grill at medium heat until cooked thoroughly
  • During last 10 minutes, paint on sweet BBQ sauce

Stuffed Sweet Peppers


  • Sweet Peppers
  • Pineapple Cream Cheese
  • Crab Meat
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Hot Sauce


  • Mix cream cheese, meat, seasoning, and sauce together
  • Core Peppers
  • Stuff peppers with as much of the mixture as possible
  • Cut good size pieces of bacon and place them on top of the peppers. Secure with toothpick
  • Grill until bacon is thoroughly cooked

For more information, call Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens at (843) 216-006, visit, or stop by the showroom at 1000 Johnnie Dodds Bld. Suite 101 in Mt. Pleasant

Recipes courtesy of

Created by Katherine Bryan