February 09


By Kimberly Samnang and Images By A.J.Lam

Bullseye Event Group created the ultimate pre-game tailgate just 2.5 blocks from U.S. Bank Stadium!
Bullseye Event Group’s exclusive VIP Players Tailgate has earned a reputation as the best Super Bowl pre-game experience, where over 25 active NFL players, celebrities and guests eat, drink and get entertained before the Championship game.


Described as a culinary experience in itself, The Tailgate featured an open premium bar and all-you-can-eat dining with a 5-star gourmet menu.
Guests enjoyed a hospitality lounge lined with private tables, where they could watch ESPN’s pre-game coverage broadcast on large lcd televisions – all within walking distance of the stadium.


The 2018 Players Tailgate lineup – this years roster was the best yet with over 35 NFL players in attendance representing 5 Super Bowl champions, 55 Pro Bowls, 31 All-Pro players, 8 First Round Draft picks and other top players from all over the league.


Highlights included:

35 Top NFL players (interviews, autographs, mingling with fans)
All-you-can-eat 5-star food menu created and served up by Celebrity Chefs Guy Fieri, Aaron May, Akira Back, Brian Malarkey and Raymond Mohan.
Hosted by FOX Sports’ Charissa Thompson
DJ Irie
Open 12pm-kickoff
Open bar
Just 2 blocks from US Bank Stadium


Award-Winning BBQ
Guy Fieri
Celebrity chef Guy Fieri, in conjunction with 2017 CNN Hero Finalist Operation BBQ Relief, will get together to create an incredible BBQ spread, including whole hogs, brisket, prize-winning turkey, all with Guy Fieri’s famous rubs and sauces, slow-smoked by the award winning pit masters at Operation BBQ Relief.


Korean Fried Chicken
Brian Malarkey
Korean fried chicken served with kimchi Korean BBQ and herbs, served on steamed buns, curated and served up by Top Chef finalist and ABC’s The Taste winning mentor Brian Malarkey.
Jet Fresh Poke, Sashimi and Sushi
Akira Back
A delicious array of fresh-flown in poke, gourmet sashimi and sushi, created by 2018 Michelin Star award winner chef Akira Back, who can be seen on Food Network’s Iron Chef America, NBC’s The Today Show, and Cooking Channel’s United Tastes.
Prime Time Prime Rib Sandwiches
Aaron May
Delicious prime rib sandwiches, garnished with truffle and gruyere on fresh baked rolls, served up by the best caterer in America, Food Network’s celebrity chef Aaron May.
LoLo’s Raw Bar
Raymond Mohan
Served up by chef Raymond Mohan of LoLo’s Seafood Shack in NYC, enjoy fresh caviar, crab legs, oysters, shrimp and lobster.
Frank’s RedHot® Bullseye Brunch Bar
New at the 2018 Players Tailgate is the incredible Frank’s RedHot Bullseye Brunch Bar, with delicious Frank’s RedHot bloody Mary’s, Sweet Chili chicken and waffles, bacon and egg sandwiches, and breakfast tater tots served with a special blend of Frank’s RedHot and French’s® Tomato Ketchup.
Favortown Finale
And after all that, head over to the Flavortown Finale dessert station to dive into fresh, hot doughnuts, complete with Minnesota’s biggest hot chocolate bar and plenty of assorted desserts.






We would like to thank Kyle Kinnett and John Nichols, Ph.D.  with Bullseye Event Group for this invitation.