Celebrity Chefs Dish On Their Favorite Tailgating Foods And Football Teams

Celebrity Chefs Dish On Their Favorite Tailgating Foods And Football Teams

Mandatory |
Christopher Osburn |
Oct 15, 2018
Original Article: "Celebrity Chefs Dish On Their Favorite Tailgating Foods And Football Teams"

Celebrity chefs are just like us. They put their pants on one leg at a time. The only exception is that their pants are professional chef pants and ours are Dockers or some kind of trendy jeans that will be out of style in six months. Since they’re like us, they have favorite NFL teams as well as go-to tailgating foods. Do you enjoy chicken wings and blue cheese dip before your favorite team takes on its bitter rival? So do you your favorite celebrity chefs.

We asked some of our favorite celebrity chefs to tell us their favorite tailgate foods. They were kind enough to provide their answers thanks to the Taste of the NFL as it kicks off (get it?) another season of raising both awareness and funds during its season-long Hunger Challenge, an annual fundraising competition for fans of all 32 NFL markets. Their goal is to raise money for each team’s local food bank. One hundred percent of the money raised goes to local communities. To donate to your favorite NFL city, visit www.kickhungerchallenge.com.

Mychael Bonner

Bonafides: Chef and partner at Lettuce Entertain You

Favorite Team: Chicago Bears

Favorite Tailgating Food: “Charred spicy Italian sausage with bell peppers, pickled sports peppers, and mustard. It’s my favorite because I grew up with that kind of food as a kid and it reminds me of eating street food and going to carnivals. It’s a great a dish for when you need something substantial to fill you up. This dish brings back memories of having a great time with my family and being outside, getting ready to go watch a football game.”

Media Contact

Emily Clark pr@leye.com 773-878-7340

You May Also Like...

In The Restaurants
Here’s Where to Happy Hour in Chicago
Jun 20, 2019

TGI- (insert day of the week here)! Here are all the happy hour deals available at Lettuce Entertain…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Kid-Friendly Dining Options and Activities
Jun 20, 2019

You've been to the zoo, the beach, the pool... the kids are starting to get stir crazy. We've got…

read more >
How To
8 Ways to Use Your Lettuce Gift Card
Jun 20, 2019

Racking your brain for the perfect gift? Here's an idea, how about a Lettuce Entertain You Gift…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Best Spots for Group Dining
Jun 19, 2019

You finally got the whole crew to agree on the same day and time, now you just have to find the…

read more >
In The Restaurants
The Best Time of the Year: Patio Season in Chicagoland
Jun 19, 2019

Warm weather is here, which means al fresco dining is too! We've rounded up the best patios at…

read more >
In The Restaurants
A Few Of Our Favorite Vegan Dishes
Jun 11, 2019

With warm weather upon us, we're all about eating lighter and brighter - so why not try some of our…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Late Night & Live Music with Lettuce
May 31, 2019

Night owls rejoice - select Lettuce restaurants and nightclubs offer everything from late-night food…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Video: Petterino’s Monday Night Live!
May 28, 2019

Petterino’s Monday Night Live is the popular impromptu musical showcase to experience - great for…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Gluten-Free Friendly Restaurants in Chicago
May 7, 2019

At Lettuce Entertain You, we aim to make finding gluten-free friendly restaurants a lot easier. Many…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Now Serving: Di Pescara Thursday Night Lobster Special
Apr 29, 2019

Kick off the weekend early with this amazing deal! Di Pescara, located in Northbrook Court, is now…

read more >
In The Restaurants
To Do: Petterino’s New Brunch & a Matinée
Apr 22, 2019

Nestled in the midst of Chicago's Theatre District you'll find an old-school Italian restaurant…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Where to Eat Lunch – Chicagoland
Apr 15, 2019

For that one hour escape from your office, you want to make sure to make most of your lunch hour.…

read more >
In The Restaurants
These Dishes & Drinks are Perfect to Share
Feb 8, 2019

The way to one's heart is through the stomach, so how about sharing one of our favorite dishes or…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Your Guide to Our Favorite Salads
Jan 14, 2019

A salad a day keeps the doctor away. Well, maybe not. But we know it can be tough keeping your New…

read more >
In The Restaurants
#LettuceLookBack: 18 of our Favorite Moments of 2018
Dec 31, 2018

It’s been 47 years since we opened the doors of our first restaurant, but 2018 was a year of…

read more >
How To
Recipe: Saranello’s Focaccia Stuffing with Italian Sausage
Nov 4, 2018

You're sure to be stuffed after having Saranello's delicious Focaccia Stuffing with Italian…

read more >
How To
Recipe: Di Pescara’s Acorn Squash
Nov 3, 2018

Get into the holiday season with Di Pescara's Acorn Squash! You'll enjoy the candied pecans, brown…

read more >
In The Restaurants
It’s Apple Season: Where To Eat ‘Em
Oct 16, 2018

Yeah, yeah, pumpkin this and pumpkin that, but let us not forget about our other favorite fall…

read more >
How To
Getting Saucy: 3 Pasta Sauce Recipes for Easy, Intermediate or Expert Chefs
Oct 10, 2018

October marks National Pasta Month which begs the question: what is pasta without the sauce? We're…

read more >
How To
The Art of Pasta Making
Oct 1, 2018

Food trends come and go but hearty, delicious pasta is forever. Whether a fan of rigatoni, macaroni…

read more >
How To
#SavortheSummer (Flavors)
Sep 26, 2018

It’s sad but true - the summer is coming to an end. While we here at Lettuce are bummed that our…

read more >
How To
Recipe: Re-Create Saranello’s Spinach & Ricotta Gnocchi at Home
Jun 20, 2018

We know that everyone's schedule is busy between work, getting to the grocery store, soccer games…

read more >
How To
Recipe: Here’s How to Make Pesto
May 21, 2018

Summer is upon us and one of our favorite seasonal condiments is pesto! You can make pesto with…

read more >
How To
Drink Your Breakfast
Apr 21, 2017

Too many of us skip breakfast. Maybe it’s because we are rushing out the door, don’t have an…

read more >
In The Restaurants
A Few of Our Favorite Brunch Dishes
May 15, 2016

Brunch: An epic weekend meal situated between breakfast and lunch at which it is totally acceptable…

read more >

Recent Posts

In The Restaurants
4th of July Specials: Los Angeles
Jun 25, 2019

Happy 4th of July, Los Angeles! Stella Barra Pizzeria Hollywood and Santa Monica are open for the…

read more >
In The Restaurants
4th of July Specials: Metro D.C. Area
Jun 25, 2019

There's nothing better than celebrating the 4th of July in our nation's capital! Check out our Metro…

read more >
In The Restaurants
4th of July Specials: Twin Cities
Jun 25, 2019

Enjoy 4th of July specials in the Twin Cities! Check out Big Bowl and Twin City Grill on Thursday,…

read more >
In The Restaurants
4th of July Specials: Las Vegas
Jun 25, 2019

If you don't feel like cookin' this 4th of July, join us at one of our Las Vegas restaurants and…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Cheers for Charity: Negroni Week 2019
Jun 25, 2019

Italy's beloved three-ingredient cocktail, the Negroni, is traditionally a mix of equal parts gin,…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Paleta for Pride: Boozy Rainbow Pop Benefits Center on Halsted
Jun 25, 2019

To celebrate Chicago Pride Week, Tallboy Taco is serving a limited-edition Rainbow Paleta available…

read more >
In The Restaurants
One Week of Free Delivery Through Caviar: June 20 – June 26
Jun 25, 2019

Listen up Chicago and D.C., you've heard it here first! From Thursday, June 20 - Wednesday, June 26,…

read more >
In The Restaurants
4th of July Specials: Chicago
Jun 25, 2019

It's that time of year to don your red, white and blue, fire up the grill and, of course, celebrate…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Now Serving: Wow Bao Debuts Its First Ever Gluten Free Bao
Jun 25, 2019

We've got some pretty great news: Wow Bao just launched its first ever gluten free bao available at…

read more >
How To
Recipe: Mix Up il Porcellino’s Fernet Negroni
Jun 24, 2019

The team at il Porcellino is celebrating 100 years of the Negroni during Negroni Week 2019 , running…

read more >
In The Restaurants
VIDEO: Happy 20th Anniversary to this True Neighborhood Gem: Wildfire Lincolnshire
Jun 24, 2019

If you grew up on the North Shore of Chicago, chances are, you’ve eaten at Wildfire…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Las Vegas Restaurant Week 2019
Jun 24, 2019

Dine out for a good cause during Las Vegas Restaurant Week from Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 28!…

read more >
Lettuce Consulting Group

Grow Your Business

Learn More
Career Opportunities

Join Our Team

Search Jobs
Latest Articles

Sign Up For Our Newsletter

Sign Up Now