Rey Maualuga, Pacific Kitchen to host Bengals’ Taste of the NFL

Chef Michael Ly of The Pacific Kitchen and Rey Maualuga

Chef Michael Ly of The Pacific Kitchen and Rey Maualuga

Wednesday, June 15, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
West Club Lounge, Paul Brown Stadium

Here’s the recipe for a fantastic fundraiser: food, football and fun.

The Cincinnati Bengals and the Freestore Foodbank are gearing up for the 14th annual Taste of the NFL, presented by TriHealth. Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga will host this year’s benefit, along with The Pacific Kitchen.

Taste of the NFL allows Bengals fans to mingle with players, coaches and alumni; enjoy dinner by the bite from the city’s best restaurants; and help their hometown team tackle hunger.
More than 40 restaurants will participate, including Holtman’s Donuts, Jean Robert’s Table, Bouquet Restaurant & Wine Bar, Jag’s Steak and Seafood, Fusian — and, of course, The Pacific Kitchen.

Other activities will include a silent auction, a live auction of dinners with players and a raffle featuring restaurant gift certificates.

Tickets are $175. Proceeds will benefit Freestore Foodbank.

“The cost of one admission will help the Freestore Foodbank provide 525 meals to hungry children and families in our Tri-State area,” said Kurt Reiber, Foodbank president and CEO.  

Since it began in 2003, the event has raised the equivalent of more than 3 million meals.

Tickets: or 482-7539

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