New gadgets and gizmos will make your parking space the life of the party before the big game.
Grill next door
The sleek Margaritaville Portable Tailgate Grill is tailored to fit easily and firmly outside your SUV, truck or RV and swings out when ready to cook.
It packs plenty of power in the form of a 20,000 BTU propane grill, and its 352-square-inch cooking space has room for as many as 20 burgers or 40 hot dogs. The grill head itself is removable and comes with its own built-in legs, fully integrated handles and a set of fold-out side tables, making for very easy grilling right next to a tailgate table.
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It costs $399 and is available through Frontgate at www.frontgate.com.
An elegant take on the cold beverage tub, this Zodax model's wicker-rattan exterior beautifully insulates and elevates a stainless-steel interior.
A tall tripod stand keeps beverages within easy reach during the tailgate, and button-and-loop leather handles allow it to be carried like a picnic basket apres party.
It costs $175 (limited quantities available) and is available at Into the Garden in Fort Worth and Dallas; www.intothegardentx. com.
Booze in the blender
Powered by an 18-volt battery, the powerful and portable Margaritaville Portable Frozen Concoction Maker can make up to 70 beverages on a single charge.
Conveniently cordless and brightly colored, this frozen-drink machine offers various preprogrammed settings and can shave ice for up to 36 ounces of drinks per batch. It costs $299.95 and is available at Sur la Table; www.surlatable. com.
Brand your steak
This monogrammed steak brand from Williams-Sonoma is hand-tooled and forged in the Lone Star State.
The 11 1/2-inch-long iron can brand one-, two- or three-initial monograms, in letters A-Z.
It also can be holstered in its own 14-inch-high storage rack.
It costs $39.95 and is available online only at www.williams-sonoma.com.