Skip to main content
  1. Leisure
  2. Food & Drink
  3. Restaurants

Tailgating in fine cocktail style at Detroit's Ford Field

See also

Sure, football season is (mostly) over. But it's good to keep in mind for next season/upcoming events that the tailgating action outside Detroit's Ford Field is hot! Even in cold weather! Of course, I'm sure there's a certain kind of electricity when the Lions are playing that's hard to match, but superfans of bands have their own kind of energy, too.

More Photos

El-Wood Bar and Grill -- a true Art Deco era diner -- was moved a short distance from its original location to between Comerica Park and Ford Field. Sure, it fills up quickly and thoroughly . . . so they have an ingenious solution. Their adjoining parking lot is cleared for enclosed tailgating space! They have vendors selling snacks, beer and their famous Bloody Marys, garnished with green olives. You can keep out of the elements while having a tailgate experience.

There are several food trucks outside the stadium, some of which are vegetarian and also, locally sourced noshes.

When I was there, Roary, the Detroit Lions mascot was walking around . . . but he was reluctant to pose with those wearing Ravens purple!

A little doggie dressed like Roary was chilly in the winter weather, but lapping up the attention.

If you like reading my foodie adventures, please click on the "subscribe" button above. You'll get future articles in your inbox for FREE! Of course, I have over 1,900 articles here, so poke around and "find something tasty™"!

Advertisement

Leisure

  • Corned beef
    Find out how to prepare a classic corned beef recipe in a slow cooker
    Video
    Slow Cooker Tips
  • Left handed eating
    Find out why you should never eat with your left hand
    Video
    Wives Tale
  • Subway message
    Subway customer finds 'Big Mama' written on her order
    Video
    Subway Message
  • Deviled eggs
    This is the only deviled egg recipe you’ll need this Easter
    Delicious Eggs
  • Natural solutions
    Natural beauty: All natural solutions to life's little beauty headaches
    Camera
    Natural Solutions
  • Chocolate souffle
    Love chocolate? Get tips on making the perfect chocolate souffle every time
    Video
    Recipe 101

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!