San Francisco Foodie-Niners: High-End Tailgating Is Taking the Football World by Storm

This is not your grandfather's tailgate.

Football fans in San Francisco have taken tailgating up a notch, preparing decadent meals in luxurious spaces as they wait in style for the 49ers to take to the field.

On any given Sunday, the parking lot at Levi’s Stadium is a sea of red and gold as fans of all ages live it up before games.

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Families cart big screen televisions to watch before the game and grill up prime cuts of meat to satisfy their appetites before chowing down on the stadium’s upscale meals.  

Michelin-star chef Michael Mina’s upscale restaurant Bourbon Steak offers up delicious fare, as does his $5,000-a-year tailgate.

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There, fans can pay $5,000 for a season’s tailgate membership, where fans will devour delicacies, including a whole roasted pig and an entire Japanese Wagyu cow.

“People underestimate how much chefs love sports,” Mina said.

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