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All-Star Game 2014

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2014 MLB ALL-STAR SUMMER EVENTS

  • Friday, July 11 - Tuesday, July 15
    T-Mobile All-Star FanFest
    Friday-Monday, 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. CT
    Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. CT
  • Saturday, July 12
    Target All-Star Concert
    Presented by Budweiser
    7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. CT (gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
  • Sunday, July 13
    The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K
    Presented by Nike
    8:30 a.m. CT
    Taco Bell All-Star Sunday at Target Field featuring:
    SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game
    4:00 p.m. CT (gates open at 2:00 p.m.)
    Taco Bell All-Star Legends &
    Celebrity Softball Game (following Futures game)
    approximately 7:30 p.m. CT
  • Sunday, July 13 - Tuesday, July 15
    MLB All-Star Summer Pepsi Block Party
    12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. CT
  • Monday, July 14
    Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Target Field
    featuring: The Gillette Home Run Derby
    7:00 p.m. CT (gates open at 4:00 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, July 15
    All-Star Game Red Carpet Show
    Presented by Chevy
    1:00 p.m. CT
    85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field
    6:30 p.m. CT (gates open at 3:30 p.m.)

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All-Star Summer Pepsi Block Party


MLB All-Star Summer Pepsi Block Party

From Sunday-Tuesday, All-Star action picks up in Minneapolis - and not only inside Target Field. A few hundred feet from where baseball's best will strut their stuff, the inaugural MLB All-Star Summer Pepsi Block Party will be the place to be outside the ballpark as baseball fans get ready for all the action on the field. From July 13-15 from 12-7 p.m. at Minneapolis' Butler Square, fans can enjoy live music, food directly from celebrity chefs and enjoy multiple interactive events, including:

Chevrolet

Some of Chevrolet's newest, most exciting models will be on display at the inaugural MLB All-Star Summer Pepsi Block Party, including the Silverado Double Cab, the Tahoe and the Colorado. While checking out the Official Vehicle of Major League Baseball, fans can also stop by to play in one of the world's largest games of Tailgate Toss (Cornhole).

Budweiser

Beer Garden

The Budweiser Beer Garden experience is the perfect gathering place for consumers to have a unique and entertaining experience at your next big event. Consumers (21 years and older) can sit and enjoy an ice cold beverage at the mobile bar that comes equipped with 42" plasma televisions, an interactive digital kiosk and a phone-charging station.

Brewmaster Tour

The Budweiser Brewmaster Tour is a unique mobile experience providing fans 21 and older a glimpse of the brewing process. Modeled after Budweiser's Brewery Tour, this 48' trailer turnings is a scaled, intimate model that offers consumers a step-by-step view of the 30-day brewing process of Budweiser. Our brewmasters lead this fully immersive experience by interacting with the actual ingredients, smelling aromas off the brewkettle, experiencing the cool aging cellars and tasting the finished product. After the tour is completed, visitors are encouraged to hang out in the biergarten-inspired bar area. There, they can sample Project 12 beers.

- Fans of all ages can also stop by to meet the world-famous Clydesdales. While maintaining the Clydesdales as the stars of the show, this stable adds dimension, highlighting the pride and heritage of Budweiser in an engaging and exciting way. Through video content, expanded signage and the addition of a digital component, fans can take a deeper look into the history of the Budweiser Clydesdales.

Target All-Star Retail Store

Pick up your favorite players' jersey, that collectible All-Star mug or an All-Star Game cap on the way into the ballpark.

Pepsi

There aren't many things that are more synonymous with baseball than the smell of a hot dog and digging into the great food traditions of a city and its ballpark. As part of this year's MLB All-Star festivities, former players, celebrity chefs and Pepsi are taking to the street to serve up the best ballpark-inspired tastes and flavors for fans to experience. In a tailgate-style setting only steps from Target Field, fans will enjoy a variety of delicious dishes, meet some legends of the game and be part of the All-Star week action, regardless if they have a ticket to the game or not. The MLB All-Star Summer Pepsi Block Party is combining a passionate "foodie" culture with a passionate baseball fan base to create added excitement in Minneapolis during MLB All-Star week.

MLB.com

Come play Moundball on real Scotts® grass at the MLB All-Star Summer Pepsi Block Party. Moundball is a game where fans try to guess if an umpire can toss a ball onto the mound at the end of each half-inning. You can play in person by trying to toss a baseball onto the pitcher's mound and win great prizes. See if you have what it takes and follow @MoundballMLB to learn more.

Sunday:

Beginning three days of festivities, Sunday's MLB All-Star Summer Pepsi Block Party focuses on family-friendly events and the Twin Cities "Future" Culinary superstars. The day of events includes cooking demonstrations, meet & greets with chefs and former players, interactive programs for children, plus a showcase for these future culinary superstars and an appearance by James Beard Award Winning Chef, Michelle Bernstein (Miami, FL)

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Chef's take on "Kids Classic" dishes - 5 local Chefs
Appearance by James Beard Award Winner and Miami native Chef Michelle Bernstein

3 - 7 p.m.

Food from MN "Future" Culinary Superstars - 5 local chefs

Monday:

Before the Gillette Home Run Derby gets under way, day-long All-Star festivities heat up outside Target Field with some of Minnesota's best food trucks and restaurants on-hand to serve up their best dishes for baseball fans. Just prior to the Gillette Home Run Derby, chefs from the Twin Cities and around the country will come together for a Hot Dog Derby competition for the ages as they try to create the ultimate ballpark classic. Fans will chow down on each chef's newly created hot dog and vote for their "Fan Favorite." Each hot dog will also be judged by a celebrity panel of food experts to crown the first ever All-Star Week Hot Dog Champion.

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Food trucks and lunch favorites from the Twin Cities' best chefs - 5 local restaurants/Chefs

3 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Hot Dog Derby competition

Andrew Zimmern - Andrew Zimmern's Canteen and Host of Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods
Nick Elmi - Winner, Top Chef season 11 and Chef/owner of Laurel (Philadelphia, PA)
Bryan Caswell - Food & Wine Best New Chef and Chef/Owner of Reef, Little Big's and El Real Tex Mex (Houston, TX)
Graham Elliot - Judge, Master Chef and Chef/Television personality (Chicago, IL)
Taste of Target Field

Tuesday:

Ahead of the 85th Midsummer Classic, some of Minnesota's top chefs and restaurants serve up their takes on other ballpark treats outside Target Field in Butler Square. Join the MLB All-Star Summer Pepsi Block Party for lunch and live music or drop by on your way into the stadium for the All-Star Game, as you won't want to miss what these Twin Cities Culinary All-Stars have to offer.

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Food trucks and lunch favorites from the Twin Cities' best chefs - 5 local restaurants/Chefs

3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Twin Cities Culinary All-Stars - 5 local chefs

Tickets

The MLB All-Star Summer Pepsi Block Party is FREE to enter, however food is only available for purchase. Tickets for food items will be available on-site at the MLB All-Star Summer Pepsi Block Party or for groups please email lsweet@theconnectgrp.com. Each ticket will be valid for 1 food portion (smaller portion size - approx. 4oz)

5 tickets for $20
2 Tickets for $10

Tickets are limited and are valid only on the day of purchase.


Celebrity Chef Dishes

Sunday, July 13th 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Izzy's Ice Cream: Izzy's Pop Frozen Treats, Vanilla and Salted Caramel

Team Lindey's: The "Original" Top Sirloin Steak Sandwich with Special Sauce on a Toasted Artisan Hoagie

Michelle Bernstein: Pulled pork sliders, grilled peaches, melting aged cheddar, English muffins

Flavor Face: Spaghetti and Meatballs on a Stick with Garlic Crostini and Crispy Basil

Taste of Target Field: : Porchetta Sandwich with Peppers, Onions, Provolone Cheese

 

Sunday, July 13th 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Jake's City Grille: Shrimp and Sausage Chowder

Foxy Falafel: Falafel with Hummus & Cucumber Mint Yogurt

Taste of Target Field: Mini Ballpark Beef Sliders with pickles

Andrew Zimmern's Canteen: Crispy Belly Bacon Sandwich with Vinegar Slaw and Jalapeno Jelly

Boneyard: Pecan Pie Bars

 

Monday, July 14th 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Team Lindey's: The "Original" Top Sirloin Steak Sandwich with Special Sauce on a Toasted Artisan Hoagie

Foxy Falafel: Cheese curds with Local Honey

O'Cheeze: Mac & Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Taste of Target Field: Mini Turkey to Go with BBQ Sauce

A Cupcake Social: Cake Pops -- vanilla, chocolate and red velvet

 

Monday, July 14th 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Nick Elmi: Roast Pork Sausage with Broccoli Rabe and Provolone

Graham Elliot: Vienna Beef HotDog, Poppy Seed Bun, Red Onion Marmalade, Grainy Mustard Aioli, Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresno Peppers, Bread & Butter Pickles, English Cucumber Relish

Andrew Zimmern: "Canteen Dog" - Heritage Beef hot dog with spicy mint herb shake, Istrian cabbage slaw, roasted vegetable mayo, house-made

mustard and pickled jalapenos

Bryan Caswell: "The Freddy Fender" - chorizo sausage, tequila-braised onions, pico de gallo, cojita cheese

Taste of Target Field: Cheddar wurst with pickled onions on a pretzel bun

 

Tuesday, July 15th 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Foxy Falafel: Cauliflower with Saffron Aioli

Flavor Face: Quinoa Salad Dip with Sea Salt Kale Chips, Sun Dried Tomatos, Toasted Walnuts and Cider Vinaigrette

A Cupcake Social: Cake Pops -- vanilla, chocolate and red velvet

Pepsi: Pepsi Cola Pork Ribs with Frito Chili Cheese Corn Muffin

Taste of Target Field: Pork Belly Sandwich on Pretzel with Pickled Onions

 

Tuesday, July 15th 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Terzo Vino Bar: The Calabrian - Porchetta, Fennel-Radicchio Slaw, Calabrian pepper Aioli, Ciabatta Bun

Victory 44: Devils on Horseback

Taste of Target Field: Smoked BBQ Brisket Slider with Slaw

Brasa Rotisserie: Smoked Pork Sandwich with Cabbage Slaw and Black Bean Puree

Corner Table/Revival Restaurant: Southern Fried Chicken Livers with Sunflower Sprout Slaw


Celebrity Chef Biographies

Michelle Bernstein

Michelle Bernstein

Since drawing the national spotlight in the mid 1990's, Chef Michelle Bernstein, a James Beard Award winner (Best Chef South 2008) and author of Cuisine a Latina (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008), has remained one of the region's most well-respected and successful chefs/restaurateurs. A Miami native of Jewish and Latin descent, this passionate culinaire has dazzled diners and critics alike with her sublime cuisine and a personality as bright and vibrant as the Florida sun. These days, Bernstein is busier than ever. Beyond successful restaurants, Michy's and Crumb on Parchment, and her own family (she and husband/partner David Martinez recently became parents), Bernstein dedicates time to Common Threads an after-school program for underprivileged kids and regularly appears on an array of national TV shows, from Top Chef to Good Morning America. Bernstein also hosts the PBS weekly television series, Check, Please! South Florida. In addition, she consults for Delta Airlines, is a member of the Lexus and Macy's Culinary Councils, a Chef Ambassador of Ruinart Champagne, and a brand ambassador for IMUSA.

Graham Elliot

Graham Elliot

Graham Elliot is a critically acclaimed chef, restaurateur and television personality who also happens to be one of the most recognized faces cooking in America today.

Growing up a Navy brat allowed Graham the opportunity to travel the world and all fifty states, sparking an intense interest in food and music which led to his attending Johnson & Wales University.

Graham received three James Beard Award nominations, competed on Iron Chef and the first two seasons of Top Chef Masters, was named one of Food & Wine Magazine's "Best New Chefs" and became became the youngest Four Star Chef in the U.S., all before the age of 30.

In 2012, Graham was inducted into the Chicago Chefs Hall of Fame, named "Chef of the Year", and saw September 19th officially proclaimed as "Graham Elliot Day" in the city of Chicago by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

In addition to running his two restaurants: Graham Elliot Bistro in Chicago and Primary Food & Drink in Greenwich, CT, Graham is also a judge on Fox's MasterChef as well as Culinary Director of Chicago's Lollapalooza music festival.

When he's not traversing the globe in search of gastronomic inspiration, Graham resides in Chicago with his wife and business partner Allie, and his three children, Mylo Ignatius, Conrad Matthias and Jedediah Lindsay.

Nicholas Elmi

Nicholas Elmi

Nicholas Elmi is the chef/owner of Restaurant Laurel in South Philadelphia and Season 11 winner of Bravo's hit television show Top Chef. Chef Elmi grew up in West Newbury Massachusetts and attended the Culinary Institute of America. After graduating in 2001, he moved to Philadelphia to work under one the city's most iconic chefs, George Perrier, at Brasserie Perrier. Elmi then left Philly to immerse himself in the New York City fine-dining scene and worked at Lutece, Union Pacific, and Oceana. He also moved to Paris to stage at Guy Savoy, a formative experience that changed his view of ingredients, purveyors, and creative process in the kitchen. Elmi eventually found his way back to his mentor Perrier with an executive sous chef position at Mia in Atlantic City and eventually the executive chef role at Le Bec-Fin. He then went on to open Rittenhouse Tavern as Executive Chef, earning a three bell rating in the Philadelphia Inquirer for his inventive and elegant cuisine. While at Rittenhouse Tavern, Elmi was awarded "Rising Star of the Year" by StarChefs.

Opened in November 2013, Laurel has garnered national attention and critical acclaim in a short amount of time. The restaurant has been awarded three bells from award-winning critic Craig Laban of the Philadelphia Inquirer, three and a half stars from Trey Popp of Philadelphia magazine and named a semi-finalist by the James Beard Foundation for Best New Restaurant in America. This 22-seat gem continues to delights critics and neighbors alike on a small street in South Philly known as East Passyunk Ave., named one of the top ten "Foodie Streets in America" by Food & Wine Magazine. At Laurel, Chef Elmi focuses on French-inspired American Cuisine with an emphasis on regional tradition and contemporary flavors. Chef Elmi lives in Collingswood with his wife, Kristen, and two children, Grace Marie and Wesley.

Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern is a chef, writer and teacher and is regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable people in the food world. As the creator, host and co-executive producer of Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World, and Bizarre Foods America, he travels the globe, exploring food in its own terroir.

Zimmern is a six-time nominee and a three-time James Beard Award winner for "Best Television Personality/Host" and "Best Television Program On Location." His MSN.com web-series, Toyota's Appetite for Life, received an Effie in 2010. Go Fork Yourself with Andrew Zimmern and Molly Mogren, won the Stitcher Award for Best Food/Cooking Podcast in 2012 and AndrewZimmern.com has been nominated for the last two years for best food website by The Webby Awards.

Zimmern is a contributing editor at Food & Wine magazine, a columnist at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and a senior editor at Delta Sky magazine. He is the author of The Bizarre Truth, Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World of Food and Andrew Zimmern's Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild & Wonderful Foods.

Zimmern's food truck, Andrew Zimmern's Canteen, debuted in the summer of 2012. The menu showcases inspired versions of food he's discovered on the road, from Nicaraguan dulce de leche shaved ice to the cabrito sausage grinders made with an exclusive all-natural goat blend from Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors.

He serves on the board of directors for Services for the UnderServed in New York City, The Taste of the NFL, Foodie Tout, and The National Youth Recovery Foundation. He was part of the group that made the successful bid for Minneapolis winning Super Bowl LII and he is currently working on bringing the World's Fair to the Twin Cities. He resides in Minneapolis with his wife, Rishia and son, Noah.