Packers 'Taste Of The NFL' Set For Oct. 2



Excitement is building for the first Green Bay Packers Taste of the NFL, set for Oct. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Lambeau Field Atrium.

The event features food sampling from some of Wisconsin's finest restaurants, as well as appearances by Packers players and a great lineup of silent auction items.

All proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will benefit hunger relief organizations throughout Wisconsin.

Participating Green Bay-area eateries include Chives, The Wellington, Plae Bistro, Fratello's Waterfront Restaurant, Curly's Pub and Levy Restaurants. Milwaukee restaurants include Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant, Triskeles, Sanford Restaurant, Lake Park Bistro, Dream Dance and Zarletti's. Two Appleton-area restaurants - Lombardi's and The Melting Pot - also are participating.

Packers players scheduled to appear include Al Harris, Aaron Rouse, Jordy Nelson, James Jones, Mason Crosby, Kregg Lumpkin, Mike Montgomery, Atari Bigby and Colin Cole.

Tickets are available by calling 920/569-7252. A table of 10 is priced at $1,600. Individual tickets are $175. VIP tables, which include a visit with current and former Packers players, are priced at $2,800. VIP individual tickets are available for $300.

Roundy's Supermarkets and Kraft Foods are partnering with the Packers to present the event.

This is a "local" version of the Taste of the NFL, the popular event that debuted at Super Bowl XXVI in 1992 in Minneapolis, and for each of the last 16 years has been presented on the eve of the Super Bowl in each of the host cities. Since its beginning, Taste of the NFL has raised more than $6.8 million which has been distributed to hunger-relief groups.

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