Hickenlooper will serve BBQ at inaugural dinner

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John Hickenlooper and Joe Garcia are promising to be frugal when they celebrate their inauguration next month.

Colorado’s 42nd governor and lieutenant governor will be sworn in Jan. 11th.

Their inaugural dinner won’t be a sit-down affair. Barbecue beef brisket, green chile macaroni and cheese and Colorado beer will be served at the Fillmore Auditorium.

That’s less fancy than the fare served at Gov. Bill Ritter’s inaugural but tickets are more expensive – $100 each. Once enough money is raised to cover costs, proceeds will go to selected charities.

Ritter’s tickets were $60 but the follow-up festivities also included a trip by vintage train and fireworks.

Hickenlooper and Garcia plan to embark on an economic development tour after the inaugural.