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Ken Oringer needed a rock. He tramped through the snow at the Christmas tree farm in search of one that was large but not too heavy. With the temperature hovering near 20 degrees, he moved quickly. Soon he found what he wanted: a stone he could set on top of sandwiches filled with shredded pork, ham, Gruyère and sweet tomato jam, pressing them down on a portable grill to make warm and crisp cubanos.
Such are the challenges of a winter tailgate on a frigid New England day. "You want to party," says Oringer. "But you want the party to start immediately and end promptly."
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