You Got Game

Okay, so you’re not exactly a sports buff.

But other people are. And for some inexplicable reason they congregate en masse at your place. They talk stats and argue strategy while your eyes glaze over. And before the drool has time to collect, you have slipped into a silent, lonely coma of complete and utter boredom.

There’s only one thing you can do. Throw a killer party that will wow your friends and keep you sane, even if the game goes into overtime. The best part is you won’t even have to lift a finger.

Meet Angela Johnson, a.k.a. The Short Order Cook. Her Tailgate-to-Go service makes even the sports-averse enthused about game day. Johnson shops, cooks, marinates, and packs everything you need into a cooler (including instructions for game-day prep and grilling). Choose appetizers like seven-layer bean dip, spicy buffalo wings, and tomato-basil bruschetta and grill-ready entrees like teriyaki tri-tip, shrimp fajitas, and seafood kabobs. She’ll also prepare chili, salads, and down-home deserts from Rice Krispies treats to sugar cookies. All you have to do is light the grill, throw some beer on ice, and be the excellent hostess you are.

After all, it sure beats watching the game.

The Short Order Cook (408-892-2253 or theshortordercook.com).