Sunday, November 2, 2008

Culinary Tailgating

This weekend I learned that my friend Larry has been throwing incredible (or so I hear) tailgates for every Northwestern home football game, feeding up to 20 people. His themed tailgates provide breakfast at 7:30am, lunch at 9am, and dessert shortly before the 11am kickoffs. Next Saturday, Northwestern plays Ohio State. Since Ohio State is located in Columbus, Ohio, Larry has planned a Christopher Columbus themed tailgate. Columbus was an Italian who was funded by Spain, so the tailgate will be incorporating both Italian and Spanish elements. Tortillas (potato omelettes) and breakfast bruschetta for breakfast. Chorizo hamburgers and chicken parm for lunch. Flan or tiramisu for dessert. Even this home cook was impressed by the culinary feat of pre-making or cooking all the food on a grill on-site. Why buy a ballpark frank when you can make a gourmet meal in a parking lot?

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