The challenge is the brainchild of Shannon Wilson, who recently auditioned to appear on Grill It!, Bobby Flays popular Food Network series, and made it to the final round before going up in flames. Im a huge chef by hobby, and trying out for Flays show inspired me to put a grilling competition together here, explains Wilson, whos also behind grubology.com, a Denver food blog. The whole point of this is to have a spirited competition thats fun and gets everyone together to cook and eat.
Admission to the entire Octoberfest at Castle Pines Marketplace, 560 East Castle Pines Parkway, is free; food and drink will be avail-able for purchase. For more info, go to www.thrillaonthegrilla.com.
Sat., Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 2010