Posted May 6, 2015

Signature strolling food and wine event featuring Detroit’s top restaurants - General admission tickets on sale now

DETROIT- VIP Tickets for the third annual Taste of the Lions presented by Ford at Ford Field on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 are SOLD OUT. The strolling food and wine event will feature more than 20 of Metro Detroit’s top restaurants and an opportunity to meet the 2015 Detroit Lions.

General admission tickets ($175), which include a commemorative gift, remain on sale at

Taste of the Lions

Local chefs will prepare a signature dish from their restaurants for guests to sample. VIP guests will enjoy a private cocktail reception in the Huntington Club and early access to each of the chef stations.

Restaurants participating in this year’s event include: Coach Insignia, Detroit Food Lab, Kuzzo’s Chicken and Waffles, Mercury Burger Bar, Ottava Via, Detroit BBQ, Russell Street Deli, Atwater in the Park, Bigalora Cucina, The Root Restaurant, Slows Bar BQ, Detroit Beer Company, TRIA, Zingerman’s Bakehouse and Creamery, Ocean Prime, Twisted Rooster, Sweet & Savory Bake Shop, Billy Sims BBQ, Treat Dreams, Achatz Handmade Pie Company and The Rattlesnake Club. This year’s event will also include a craft beer garden and silent auction.

Players will be available for meet and greet opportunities. Exclusive merchandise for autographs will be available for purchase during the event; OUTSIDE ITEMS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.

Taste of the Lions is an extension of the league’s own Taste of the NFL program which began in 1992. The annual event is held the night before the Super Bowl in the hosting city, and brings together the country’s elite chefs to raise funds for local food banks.

Event proceeds benefit Living for the City partner Eastern Market and their community outreach programming. As the regional food hub for metropolitan Detroit, Eastern Market supports the city’s economic and social health. Eastern Market’s collaboration with the Detroit Lions leverages the bounty of regional agriculture to build a healthier Detroit by improving access to fresh food options in underserved areas.

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About Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL), and play their home games at Ford Field in Downtown Detroit. The team located to Detroit in 1934 and is the National Football League's fifth oldest franchise. The Detroit Lions most recently made the NFL playoffs in 2014, when they finished with a 11-5 record. In addition to professional football, the Detroit Lions have a very visible and active community relations role in the Detroit area. With a focus on health and wellness and community revitalization, the Lions have contributed $7.2 million through philanthropic efforts since 1991. For more information, please visit


The Taste of the NFL (TNFL) is a 501c3 that exists to raise awareness and dollars for hunger relief organizations involved in tackling hunger in America. The Minneapolis-based organization conducts national and local fundraising events throughout the year to raise money to combat hunger issues facing millions of Americans. To date, Taste of the NFL has raised more than $14 million for this critically important cause. For more information, visit