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Countdown to Kickoff

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We hope you were able to join us at Eddie Merlot’s for the second edition of “Countdown to Kickoff: Tailgate by the Bite”, presented by the Evelo/Singer/Sullivan Group of Merrill Lynch.

On Monday, August 29, Eddie Merlot’s was transformed into the tailgate party of your dreams, with signature appetizers passed by Bengals players, live cooking stations with guest chefs who moonlight as football players, and mouthwatering craft beer, wine, and cocktails served by player mixologists. Guests had the chance to bid on unique auction items, and we presented a trophy to the lucky, and skilled, player who earned the most tips.

Each guest received valet parking, beer, wine and bourbon tastings, one-of-a-kind item for collecting autographs (free to VIPs, $50 with general ticket), dinner by the bite, specialty cocktails, a fun photo booth to create amazing mementos from the evening, and a unique parting gift.

General tickets cost $175 and tailgate party doors opened at 7 pm. The night also featured an exclusive cocktail hour for VIP ticket holders who had the opportunity to mingle with Bengals players and Coach Lewis while getting autographs. VIP tickets cost $275 and included all of the above amenities including the one-of-a-kind item designed to showcase autographs. VIP reception was from 6:00-7:00 pm.

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