Thrill of the Grill

This season hasn’t been stellar for the Buffs — and the Cornhuskers haven’t exactly been tearing up the field in 2009, either. But that’s no reason to throw in the towel when you can still party hearty at the Millennium Harvest House Saturday Afternoon Club’s Last Buffs Tailgate in the hotel’s Boulder parking lot today. “The rivalry with Nebraska always makes things unpredictable, even if both teams suck this year,” Harvest House spokeswoman Karen Meyer points out. Then toss in the uncertainty of other factors, including the fickle Colorado weather of late November, the amount of beer you can down before the 1:30 p.m. kickoff, and who will actually show up for the party. “People keep coming without actually intending to,” Meyer notes.

It all adds up to a blowout bash for ticketless fans left out in the cold for the last Buffs home game of the year.

The party starts at 9:30 a.m., and the game will be televised on a fourteen-foot screen. But that’s not all you can watch while you snack and swig: This is also the final week of the Tecate Grill-Off Challenge, with open-air cooks vying for a trip to Mexico. The Harvest House is at 1345 28th Street in Boulder; game-day parking is $20. For more details, call 303-443-3850 or go to
Fri., Nov. 27, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m., 2009

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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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