Football Nation Road to New Orleans with, Samuel Adams and Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse

Tailgates, media stops, party tips, football analysis, plus recipes (below) and more!

The Football Nation and Cold, Hard Football Facts crew is rolling all the way from Boston to New Orleans in an RV for the big game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers.

Along the way we’ll tailgate with Taste of the NFL chef Steve DiFillippo of Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse (Boston, Foxboro, Philly, Atlanta, and opening soon in NYC), prepare great gameday recipes, stop to chat with NFL players and media friends and enjoy life on the open road.

You can follow the tour in print and video here at Football

We kick off with a tailgate party at New England Cable News studios on Thursday, Jan. 24 and then host a Taste of the NFL RV tailgate party at Davio's Foxboro next to Gillette Stadium Thursday at 4 p.m. 

Then we hit the road, stop in New York City, Baltimore and other cities along the way, and wrap up with a big party with Samuel Adams, and Davio’s at Barcadia, 601 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans on Friday, Feb. 1. 

Follow the tour via Twitter with #RoadTripNOLA.

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Here are some of the iconic regional dishes from our tailgate repertoire that football fans can prepare for their big party and that we'll be showcasing along the way.

Davio’s Pasta Bolognese

Baltimore-Style Old Bay Grilled Shrimp

Authentic French Quarter Shrimp Remoulade

New Orleans-style muffuletta sandwich

San Francisco-Style Garlic Fries