2018 Super Bowl: Top 10 Restaurants in Minneapolis

As the NFL world looks to descend upon the city of Minneapolis for Super Bowl 52 in just a matter of weeks, Bullseye Event Group is your source for all things Super Bowl related. Here are the Top 10 places to grab a bite to eat in the Super Bowl host city!

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10. Zelo

Review: “My favorite Italian Restarant in Minneapolis!  Their home made raviolis were amazing and their walleye was amazing! Finished lunch with gelato and sorbet!
Great friendly waiter! Clean and the lighting was perfect!”

9. The Lowry

Review: “This is my favorite brunch venue.  I don’t think there is a single breakfast item on the menu that I dislike.  But I still always order the oatmeal pancakes.  They are THE BEST.  They are also super yummy as cold leftovers, FYI.”

8. Bardo

Review: “Great cocktails, top-notch food at reasonable rates (get the small plates and share), comfortable interior and patio. Northeast is lucky to have this place.”

7. Brasa Rotisserie

Review: “Best meal I had while visiting Minneapolis. Asked for a recommendation from the waitress and ordered the Pork & Egg bowl. Absolutely delicious. The Candied Yams side dish was also outstanding. Highly recommend visiting for a quality meal that won’t break the bank.”

6. Spoon and Stable

Review: “What an amazing experience. The service was top notch, the food was phenomenal. Very busy for a Monday night and I can understand why. We had the crab salad, bison tartare and arctic char crudo appetizers. Very impressive and memorable. The entrees were also five starts. Spaghetti Nero, Driftless Rainbow Trout, and Grilled Pheasant Breast. First time at Spoon and Stable and we will certainly return.”

5. Hell’s Kitchen

Review: “Cheese curds were super duper.  But my Lemon Ricotta pancakes were seriously the best breakfast desert I’ve had. Big juicy berries paired perfectly with the fluffy lemon cakes.  I’d say skip the desert menu and order these for the table. I had a bite of the Walleye fish tacos and I would definitely order them.  So light and not fishy for fish.. you know what I mean?  and the decor is fantastic with the Ralph Steadman artwork all over.”

4. George & The Dragon

Review: “Stopped here on a whim and so glad I did. The service is top notch. I started with the pretzel bread and that was amazing. Had the fish & chips and as a New Englander who has had fish & chips her whole life, it’s hard to find great fish & chips out of the area but I have now found it at George & The Dragon. The tarter sauce seems homemade and the batter on the fish is light and crisp. The selection of local beers is decent as well.”

3. Red Cow – Uptown

Review: “I’m a huge Red Cow fan, and the uptown location does not disappoint. I love how much room they have here, the bar is super cool looking and the staff are friendly. As for the food, my absolute fave is the French onion burger. I love smashing the potato chips down on the burger, I feel like I’m a kid again, playing whack-a-mole with my food. Their cheese curds are on par with the fair (which are my holy grail) and the triple berry ketchup is PHENOMENAL. I would like to eat it by the spoonful, and I’m not a ketchup fan.”

2. 112 Eatery

Review: “If I could eat one meal for the rest of my life it would be the scallop and mushroom dish from 112. The gluten free menu is extensive. Almost the entire regular menu honestly. Excellent cocktails and treats!!! I love the added touches 112 does. Nuts and olives to start and candied popcorn to finish. Love a birthday meal here or just an everyday romantic evening. Still my favorite restaurant in Minnesota.”

1. Butcher & The Boar

Review: “I don’t give many 5 stars but this place deserves it. From start to finish a fabulous meal. Started with the charcuterie,  then 3 mains. Prime rib tip, pork chop and surf/turf.  All cooked perfect and full of flavor. Warning the pork chop is huge  also if you are not into smoke I had the scallops as the turf and again fantastic. Finished with the Parmesan cheese cake- very different and worth the try.”


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Fun Facts: Super Bowl 52 Host Minneapolis

As the NFL begins their road to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we’re taking a look at some of the fun facts about the “Twin Cities” you might not know before your trip to the Super Bowl!

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The Mall of America

Commonly referred to as the “MoA,” the Mall of America, located in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington, Minnesota, the four-story, 9.5 million square foot shopping mall is considered the nation’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, featuring over 500 stores, 50 restaurants, and the largest indoor theme park in America.

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Not as well known as the Mall of America, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Walker Art Center is housed on a beautiful 19-acre campus, featuring over 40 permanent art installations and several temporary pieces, leaving the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden as the largest urban sculpture garden in the country!

Shoreline for Miles

When people think of sandy beaches and hanging out on the water, they generally think of the Gulf, east or west coasts. Not many people consider the state of Minnesota! Known as the “land of a thousand lakes,” Minnesota actually boasts more shoreline space (over 183,000 miles) than California, Hawai’i, and Florida combined!

Want to know more interesting facts about Super Bowl host city Minneapolis and the state of Minnesota? Check out Movoto’s “50 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Minneapolis!”


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2017 NFL Draft: Big Winners

With the focal points of the 2017 NFL offseason well behind us, teams are beginning to shift their focuses towards the elusive Lombardi Trophy and Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. Which teams walked away from April’s 2017 NFL Draft as the biggest winners and most improved, according to the experts?

Dallas Cowboys – Dane Brugler, CBS Sports

“The surprise team of the 2016-17 NFL season, the Dallas Cowboys, focused the majority of their NFL Draft selections on the defensive side of the ball, utilizing defensive players with seven of their nine draft picks. “While the first round pick was solid — not great, not bad — it was the value on days two and three that qualifies the Cowboys for this list. Dallas revamped the secondary with Awuzie and Lewis on day two, adding White later in the sixth round. But the best value was landing Woods in the sixth. The Cowboys traded a future fifth round pick to get back into this draft and get the former Louisiana Tech safety as they try to recreate last year’s outstanding value when they grabbed corner Anthony Brown in the sixth round.” – Dane Brugler, CBS Sports

Arizona Cardinals – Kristopher Knox, Bleacher Report

“The Arizona Cardinals, much like the Dallas Cowboys, utilized the historically deep defensive selections in the 2017 NFL Draft to bolster the defensive side of the football. “The Cardinals defense gets even nastier with the addition of Haason Reddick and Budda Baker. Arizona added some nice upside prospects on Day 3.” – Kristopher Knox, Bleacher Report

Minnesota Vikings – Dan Kadar, SB Nation

“Despite trading away their first-round selection in the 2016 offseason to the Philadelphia Eagles, a trade that brought in quarterback Sam Bradford, the Minnesota Vikings managed to find great value with the picks they did have. “(The Vikings) still managed to get first-round value in running back Dalvin Cook. I think he can be a star in the NFL, and trading a fourth-round pick to get him was worth it. On the field, he’s a playmaker who runs with speed, shiftiness, and enough power. The Vikings needed help on the offensive line, and they got it in Ohio State’s Pat Elflein. Whether it’s guard or center, he’s a starter on the line. He’s a tough and instinctive blocker who could become one of the leaders on the team.” – Dan Kadar, SB Nation

San Francisco 49ers – Eric Single, Sports Illustrated

“The San Francisco 49ers managed to trade all around the draft and stockpile picks, both for this draft and the future, under rookie general manager John Lynch. “Maybe don’t mess with the new guy? With the second pick in a wide-open draft, Lynch knew he had the league in the palm of his hand, and the moment wasn’t too big for him. San Francisco’s first-year GM got the Bears to pull the trigger on a costly trade up for Mitchell Trubisky, then landed a player the 49ers needed at pick No. 3 anyway in Stanford star Solomon Thomas, and then jumped back into Round 1 to get another top-five talent in Reuben Foster. Not bad for a greenhorn—we’ll just look past that QB depth chart for a year.” – Eric Single, Sports Illustrated

For a full recap of winners and losers from Dane Brugler of CBS Sports, click here.

For a full recap of winners and losers from Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report, click here.

For a full recap of winners and losers from Dan Kadar of SB Nation, click here.

For a full recap of winners and losers from Eric Single of Sports Illustrated, click here.

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Top Free Agents: 2017 NFL Offseason

As teams dive into the 2017 NFL offseason, focuses begin to shift toward bettering their overall rosters and pursuing Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. After the combine, the all important offseason free agency begins, leaving teams and un-signed players the opportunity to negotiate with one another. Here are some of the top free agency names of the 2017 NFL offseason.

  • Le’Veon Bell, Running Back, Pittsburgh Steelers

Although the Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to use the franchise tag on Bell, the electrifying running back would undoubtedly be the biggest name to hit the free agency market this offseason. Past suspensions and injuries aside, when healthy and active, Bell adds a dimension to the Steelers offense that is a rarity across the landscape in today’s NFL. With the franchise tag, Bell will be subject to either a long-term extension once again in 2018, or face testing the free agency market.

  • Kirk Cousins, Quarterback, Washington Redskins

Playing under the Washington Redskins’ franchise tag designation from the 2016 offseason, Cousins was on a one-year, “prove it” type of deal. In today’s NFL that is proving to be a quarterback-driven league, the Redskins will likely use the franchise tag on Cousins for the second consecutive season if a long-term deal is not agreed upon before free agency.

  • Eric Berry, Safety, Kansas City Chiefs

Berry might be one of the most coveted free agents of this 2017 offseason period, as seemingly every team in the NFL is looking for a playmaker at one of the safety positions. Coming off one of the best statistical seasons of his short career thus far, Berry is a locker-room leader who played under Kansas City’s franchise tag in 2016. If the Chiefs and Berry do not come to an agreement on a long-term deal, Berry could have his pick of teams come free agency.

  • Alshon Jeffery, Wide Receiver, Chicago Bears

Jeffery is most likely to be the prize of the 2017 offseason, as it does not appear the Chicago Bears will be utilizing the franchise tag on the star wide receiver for the 2017 season. Despite his undoubted skill set and statistical feats, Jeffery has faced an injury and suspension riddled 2015 and 2016 seasons, so teams might be hesitant to give the receiver No. 1 money.

  • Melvin Ingram, Linebacker, San Diego (now Los Angeles) Chargers

Ingram rose to the top of the edge rushing categories in the 2016 season, making him one of the more coveted defensive options this upcoming free agency period. Should the Los Angeles Chargers choose to let Ingram test the free agency market, Ingram will find himself commanding 2016 free agent linebacker Olivier Vernon-type money. In the 2015 and 2016 seasons, Ingram started all 32 games, recording 125 tackles, 18.5 sacks and seven forced fumbles.

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NFL 2016-17 Season In Review

Completed by one of the most memorable Super Bowls to date, the 2016-17 NFL Season was one of the most exciting seasons in recent memory. From the conclusion of “Deflate Gate,” to Brady’s redemption, to the first year without “The Sheriff” and the rise of the Atlanta Falcons. We take a walk down memory lane and review the season that was in the NFL.

The “Rise” of the MVP

The surprise team of the 2016-17 NFL season was without a doubt, the Atlanta Falcons. Behind a stellar offensive attack and a surprisingly stingy defense, the Falcons claimed their first NFC title in decades, due large in part to league MVP, quarterback Matt Ryan.

Ryan finished the 2016 campaign with career-bests in yards (4,994), touchdowns (38), interceptions (7), completion percentage (69.9%) and quarterback ratings (117.1). The evening before his Super Bowl LI appearance, Ryan would go on to be named the 2016 NFL MVP.

First Year Without Peyton

The 2016-17 NFL season marked the first year since 1997 that former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback and two-time Super Bowl winner Peyton Manning would not be under center. “The Sheriff” announced his retirement after his Super Bowl 50 victory in 2016 with the Denver Broncos, marking the end of his illustrious 18-year career. Sophomore quarterback Trevor Siemian would take over for the Broncos, although Denver would miss the playoffs.

Deflate Gate Revenge

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady would finally go on to serve his four-game suspension, despite his multiple appeals, relating to the “Deflate Gate” drama from years prior. Despite Brady missing the first four games, the Patriots would be led to a 3-1 record by quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett, leaving the door open for Brady to come back and complete one of his best statistical seasons to date.

Super Bowl LI

The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots would square off in Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, in what would become one of the most exciting Super Bowls to date.

Atlanta would hold a 28-9 lead heading into the 4th quarter, but with “Tom Terrific” leading the way, the Patriots were not to be counted out. Mounting the largest comeback in Super Bowl history, and creating the first overtime Super Bowl in league history, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots would capture their 5th Super Bowl trophy in the Belichick-Brady era. Brady would take home Super Bowl MVP, throwing for a Super Bowl record 466 yards and two touchdowns on 62 pass attempts.

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2017 Players Tailgate at the Super Bowl: Media Roundup

Described as the best pre-game event before the Super Bowl, the 2017 Players Tailgate at Super Bowl LI was the biggest and best event to date. We look back at some of the various outlets that covered the event, and what they had to say.


TMZ Sports

The guys at TMZ Sports talked to celebrity chef Guy Fieri ahead of the 2017 Players Tailgate at Super Bowl LI in Houston.

CBS “Tailgate Fan”

The NFL’s biggest event of the year attracts some big-time pregame parties and this past weekend was no different. Host Nick Stevens and the crew of Tailgate Fan made the trip down to Houston to check out the local scene in the lead up to the big game. Read the full story here.


In the middle of the sold-out kickoff party, Fieri explained the Super Bowl/tailgating conundrum: “At football games, you tailgate all year, then you go to the Super Bowl, and they don’t allow tailgating… We didn’t like that, so we thought we’d throw the best tailgate party anyone’s ever seen.” That bash included a BBQ Butts and Brisket station, as well as a Mac Daddy Mac N Cheese stand, and a dessert counter called the Flavortown Finale Ice Cream & Candy Bar. On the lighter side of things, the celebrity chef served ahi tuna poke, made with fish that was flown in fresh from Hawaii. Clearly, no expense was spared at this suped-up Super Bowl smorgasbord.” Read the full story here.


If anyone knows how to tailgate and throw the most epic Super Bowl party, it’s Guy Fieri. He hosted the tailgate at last year’s Super Bowl in San Francisco. Guy told POPSUGAR, “After that experience . . . I had such a good time. I said, ‘Let’s take it to another level.'” So he’s headed to Houston for this year’s Super Bowl (Patriots vs. Falcons) to throw the ultimate pregame party.” Read the full story here.

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