Molly Quirk is chef/owner of Sips & Bites in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. If you haven’t had a thoughtfully handcrafted sandwich in a while, there’s no better place to get your fix. She’s generously donating a few of her tailgate food recipes to our cause: feeding you during football season.

This dish is a great example of the food we make at Sips & Bites. It is simple, classic, delicious and has a tiny twist to make it interesting. Pickled onions are a snap to make and will elevate anything you put them in — especially sandwiches, salads, dips and dressings. We use them in a hundred different ways.

And don’t use a creamy expensive blue cheese here; American versions like Wisconsin’s buttermilk blue are really great in applications where you want a ton of flavor. The secret to delicious skirt steak skewers is all in your slicing technique. Take the long strip you buy at the supermarket and slice it into 5″ lengths, then turn it sideways and cut against the grain into strips for your skewers. Don’t expect leftovers — this combo is a knockout.