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Updated: January 10, 2014 6:29AM



Tailgating master Robert Bromberek, of Lemont, will serve up 800 pounds of pork chops, ribs and pulled pork in a parking lot before Monday’s Bears game.

Bromberek and his partner, Tim Shanley, have caught the attention of an Iowa pork farmer who is donating three pigs to their nonprofit group Tailgating for Hunger.

“We will feed anyone who shows up, and the rest of the meat will be donated to the Pacific Garden Mission,” Bromberek said.

The chef from the mission will join them in their grilling adventure.

Bromberek, a truck mechanic who created a giant 13-foot portable stainless steel grill in a trailer to cook whole cows, now has built The Great Grill, a 15-foot-long and 2-foot wide grill on which he will cook hundreds of pounds of donated pork Monday.

He and his team from Da Bus will be in the 31st Street parking lot of Soldier Field from noon to 6:30 p.m. Monday before the Bears game against the Dallas Cowboys.

“It will be a pork fest,” said Bromberek, who enjoys staging a “culinary spectacle.”

In addition to chops, ribs and pulled pork, they also will serve homemade carnitas.

The pork was donated by New Horizon Pork in Iowa.

“People are finding out what we are doing. The excitement is building,” said Shanley, also known as Timmy from Da Bus. The duo have a long-standing tradition of tailgating from Da Bus at Bears games, which became the anchor for their Tailgating for Hunger charity.

“Our vision is becoming a reality,” Shanley said. “Everyone is jumping on board. It takes a lot to pull this off, and the staff at the 31st Street parking lot has been wonderful.”

He urged Bears fans to “come out and have a great time.”



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