April 20, 2005 

The Culinary Art of Tailgating • Product News for the Caffeinated Hordes • Get Your al fresco on at Westside

The Culinary Art of Tailgating

by sara beitia

The Blue and Orange Club-comprised of volunteers who support Boise State and the Bronco Athletic Association-is now accepting recipes for their upcoming cookbook, Tailgating With the Broncos. The appropriately-titled cookbook, a collection of recipes and "tailgating stories," is scheduled to be published this fall-coinciding nicely with football and tailgating season. Proceeds from sales of the book will benefit the Boise State Summer Scholarships Fund. Wannabe chefs will be in good-or at least interesting-gastronomic company, as Coach Hawk and the football coaching staff will likewise be contributing to the book. Let's hope they don't end up with a dozen variations on a Little Smokies theme.

Interested parties, you'd best get cracking (or cooking)-the deadline for entry is April 30.

For more information on Tailgating With the Broncos, go to www.blueandorangeclub.org or e-mail Rod Couch at rcouch50000@aol.com

Product News for the Caffeinated Hordes

Beth Alpaugh, owner of the Me Time Coffeehouses here in Boise, hasn't got enough to do. Having found another niche to fill in the coffee market, she recently launched a new business called My Café Creations. My Café Creations is a line of flavor add-ins for coffee, marketed as a cost-effective way to give regular coffee a gourmet boost. With flavors such as Triple Chocolate Mocha and Creamy Spice Latte, the product has been out for just a couple of weeks and is doing well nationally at wholesale markets, coffeehouses, specialty stores and, surprisingly, butchers (with the espresso BBQ rub).

For more information about My Café Creations, go to www.mycafecreations.com or call Beth Alpaugh at 429-1121.

Get Your al fresco on at Westside

As the weather threatens to get nice (in that slim season we have here between wet icky winter and blisteringly hot summer), more and more eateries around town are opening up their outdoor seating to Spring-minded diners. In that spirit, Westside Drive In has followed suit, opening their "21st Street Patio." Now Westsiders can enjoy Chef Lou's culinary creations in the, er, great outdoors.

Westside Drive In, 21st and State St., 342- 2957.

Have an item for Füd News? Send info to Sara Beitia via e-mail (preferred) to sara@boiseweekly.com or via fax to 342-4733. (No guarantees on inclusion.)

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