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Lions host fifth annual Taste of the Lions

DETROIT- The Detroit Lions are hosting the fifth annual Taste of the Lions at Ford Field on Wednesday, May 17. The strolling food, beer and wine event will feature dozens of Metro Detroit's top restaurants and an opportunity to meet the 2017 Detroit Lions. A limited number of general admission ($150) and VIP ($325) tickets are still available at

Lions Legend Barry Sanders will be 'In The Huddle' for an exclusive meet and greet that includes an autographed photo and picture opportunity for an additional fixed charitable donation. 

Restaurants being featured at 2017's event include Novi Chophouse, Nomad Grill, Slow's BBQ, Tria, Lazybones BBQ, Ocean Prime, Ruths Chris, Atomic Chicken, Zingerman's Bakehouse & Creamery and much more. Local chefs will prepare a signature dish from their restaurants for guests to sample. VIP guests will enjoy a private cocktail reception in the MGM Grand Detroit Tunnel Club featuring Wolfgang Puck Steak and early access to food stations on the main concourse.

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. This year's event will also include a silent auction.

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 Detroit Lions community partner Eastern Market and their community outreach programs. 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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