Repeat after me “we are not looking past Penn State”. Seriously, this game has ‘Cats fans extremely nervous – heck, we’re underdogs for crying out loud. However, we interrupt Penn State week to try and get your attention to get on your calendar. First, the big announcement….drumroll…..and….action.
Listen up – if you live in the NYC area then we’ve got a kickass event for you for the OCTOBER 20th #24 NORTHWESTERN vs #21 NEBRASKA game. It is brought to you by one of the organizers of Sailgate – Mr. Scott Smith. It’s part custom-made theater, part customized cooking demonstration, full slate of open bar and phenomenal food…all in a part TV Studio/part Kitchen/part party room. Think of it as a Super Bowl party with Wildcat fans where you get top shelf food, open bar and a great game watching experience with zero hassle. Afterall, based on the $200+ current prices for a Nebraska ticket, which will skyrocket if we win our next two, this could very well be our Super Bowl. Let’s lay out the party details for you:
Date: October 20, 2012 – Time TBD based on TV schedule of Northwestern/Nebraska game (if NU beats Penn State, book 3:30 pm)
Location: The Kitchen NYC (Click Here) – 146 E. 44th St., NY, NY – just steps from Grand Central
Event Description: Chef Patrick Connolly, a James Beard Award-Winning chef, and relatively well-known NY-based chef to the foodie crowd, will be on hand to create a feast specifically designed for Wildcat fans in this one-of-a-kind dynamo kitchen that is also part of a production studio. You’ll have all kinds of crazy good eats as well as open bar all afternoon as Scott Smith converts the space in to a one-of-a-kind Wildcat watch party. Plasma screens, all kinds of comfy seating and a room full of fellow Wildcats will turn this place in to a classy version of the Ryan Field east lot.
How Much?: Great question. $135 per head for the event, and there is a limit of 120 total tickets. While there is no Groupon discount, we need 90 people to make it a go.
I’m in! Where do I sign up?: We aim to please. Simply click here and be sure to spread the link around to your friends.
Having worked with Scott last year on Sailgate, this man knows logistics. He’ll be teeing up an awesome event that is tailor-made for you to either come solo, or, convince your significant other to find a very fun way to enjoy you watching your ‘Cats with a room full of crazy ‘Cats fans. And, let’s face it – it should be a stellar networking event as well. As if you couldn’t tell, this thing is in desperate need of a name. Suggestions welcome!
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You asked, we remind. There have been several comments about Chicago-based transportation to Ryan Field and also inquiries about upcoming road trips. We posted this information last month, but since we’re in ‘Cats FanFest mode, today seemed like a great day to revisit this. Gia DiGiaCobbe, is your Julie McCoy for NU football this year on behalf of the NU Club of Chicago. Here is the skinny:
- Roundtrip transportation, game ticket AND beer for upcoming home games that depart/return via bus to/from Kendall’s Pub, which is at 2263 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago 60614. Get this – the above is all for $60!!! You can’t GET a Nebraska game ticket as single game tix are SOLD OUT, so this is a STEAL. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS DEAL which is for the October 20 date. The bus leaves 90 minutes before kickoff, but the start time is TBD at this point.
- Gia isn’t just thinking about Nebraska. No, she’s all over it for Iowa, our Homecoming game on October 27. The bus departs at 9:30 am (90 minutes before kickoff) and you get the same great deal as above, but for ONLY $45!!! Click here and get on board.
- ROAD TRIP! Gia is one busy woman. She’s also organized the NU Club of Chicago’s FIRST EVER road trip. You can go to the Big House to see the ‘Cats battle Michigan on November 10, this time, on a chartered bus departing from Union Station a MINIMUM of 5 hours before the TBD kickoff. It’s only $50 for transportation, beverages and snack and $130 if you want to include a game ticket to the sellout game. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!
George Scott, who runs the NU watch parties in the Virginia area asked me to pass along some updated info on venues for this weekend’s Penn State game. It has also been changed in the NU Bar Network page which you can access HERE or by navigating along the top of the website.
Wild Wing Cafe
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Buffalo Wild Wings
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I’ve been putting out the call to Phoenix for watch party venues and I finally stumbled across some activity on the NU Club of Phoenix listing for a watch party this Saturday. If you’re interested, here is the venue:
Thirsty Lion Restaurant (Tempe Marketplace, just north of the Barnes and Noble store)
2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281
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