What’s a tailgate party without some chili? Dolores Chili becomes sponsor at the Ralphs Ultimate Tailgate Experience

“USC and UCLA fans will kick-off this football season with a special tailgate party, the Ralphs Ultimate Tailgate Experience,” that includes delicious food and beverages from an array of sponsors and all the pre-game excitement before select Trojan and Bruin home football games.

Dolores Chili is among participating sponsors at the 13 USC and UCLA home games where the event will be hosted and will be on site sampling their famous all-beef Chili Brick while offering giveaways and future product discounts to fans enjoying the game day fun.

The “Ralphs Ultimate Tailgate Experience” includes a buffet lunch to all attendees, and what goes better on grilled burgers and dogs than Dolores Chili?

Samples of straight chili will also be available for those who prefer.

Dolores’ all-beef, one-pound brick chili is available in the fresh meat case at Ralphs stores statewide. The frozen chili is ready to thaw, heat and serve, and a single one-pound brick serves up to four people.

Each tailgate event begins either three hours (USC) or four hours (UCLA) before kickoff.

Ralphs customers will receive an offer printed on the bottom of their receipt good for entrance into the tailgate party, after purchasing $35 in participating items using their rewards card. According to the Ralphs website, for every increment of $35 in participating item purchases made, the number of persons eligible for free admission printed on the receipt increases. No tickets to the tailgate event will be available for purchase. Eligible events will also be printed on the receipt.

The 13 USC and UCLA games where fans can enjoy the Ralphs Ultimate Tailgate Experience and some Dolores Chili, include:

Saturday, Sept. 1

USC – Coliseum

UCLA – Rose Bowl

Saturday, Sept. 15

UCLA – Rose Bowl

Friday, Sept. 21

USC – Coliseum

Saturday, Oct. 6

UCLA – Rose Bowl

Saturday, Oct. 13

USC – Coliseum

Saturday, Oct. 20

UCLA – Rose Bowl

Friday, Oct. 26

UCLA – Rose Bowl

Saturday, Oct. 27

USC – Coliseum

Saturday, Nov. 10

USC – Coliseum

Saturday, Nov. 17

UCLA – Rose Bowl

Saturday, Nov. 24

USC – Coliseum

UCLA – Rose Bowl