2017 Ultimate Tailgate Party

The 7th Annual Lovin’ Spoonfuls Ultimate Tailgate Party!

November 5, 2017
Flynn Cruiseport Boston, 1 Black Falcon Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

This celebrated annual fundraiser is a perfect way to support our work! The best chefs, the coolest restaurants, fabulous cocktails, and one of a kind auction experiences come together to benefit Boston’s beloved Lovin’ Spoonfuls. It sells out every year! Tickets are on sale now!

Lovin' Spoonfuls Fundraiser Tailgate Party
Lovin' Spoonfuls Fundraiser Tailgate Party

Each year the Thomas M. Menino Award for Leadership is presented. Lovin’ Spoonfuls Board Member Andy Youniss will be honored with this distinction during the VIP reception at the 2017 Ultimate Tailgate Party. Past winners include Christopher Myers + Joanne ChangAndrew Zimmern, and Jamie Bissonnette.

Set against Boston Harbor, Red Sox & Patriots DJ TJ Connelly spins a backdrop of perfect party tunes, and the programming will be emcee’d by our friend and Culinary Panel member, celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern!

Attendees enjoy food from restaurants like Toro, Myers + Chang, Coppa, Puritan & Co., Bar Mezzana, and over 20 others. Sip on complimentary cocktails from brands like Knob Creek and Basil Hayden’s, seasonal craft beer from Peak Organic Brewery, as well as fine wine and bubbles from sponsor M.S. Walker. The Ultimate Tailgate Party also features a silent auction with exclusive food and travel experiences, plus a photo booth stocked with everyone’s favorite football memorabilia.

Lovin' Spoonfuls Fundraiser Tailgate Party


The party kicks off with an exclusive VIP hour from 6pm-7pm featuring a dazzling display of incredible cheeses, charcuterie & oysters, courtesy of Wasik’s Cheese Shop, New England Charcuterie, and Island Creek Oysters. A limited number of VIP tickets are available, and give you access to sparkling wine, a signature cocktail and all the cheese and charcuterie you desire!


About the Thomas M. Menino Award

Each year Lovin’ Spoonfuls presents the Thomas M. Menino Award for Leadership to one deserving individual. This year, Lovin’ Spoonfuls is thrilled to honor Board Member Andy Youniss with this distinction during the VIP reception at the 2017 Ultimate Tailgate Party. Past winners include Christopher Myers + Joanne Chang, Andrew Zimmern, and Jamie Bissonnette.

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Participating Restaurants

Bar Mezzana
Benedetto & Giulia
Brewers Fork
Coppa, Little Donkey, & Toro
Eventide Oyster Co.
Fat Hen & La Brasa
Fazenda Coffee
Flour Bakery
Hojoko & O Ya
Island Creek Oysters
Mei Mei Street Kitchen
Moody’s Delicatessen & New England Charcuterie
Myers + Chang
Paddle Inn, Parlor Sports & Trina’s Starlite Lounge
Puritan & Co.
Roxy’s Grilled Cheese
Select Oyster Bar
Shake Shack
Straight Wharf
Sweet Cheeks & Tiger Mama
Tallulah’s Taqueria
Wasik’s Cheese Shop

Thank You to Our Sponsors! 

 Gold Sponsors

Michael & Susan Delaney

In honor of Andy Youniss


Judi & Larry Bohn

with Randi & Joel Cutler

In honor of Andy Youniss


Supporting Sponsors

   Dorothy Puhy

Friends of Lovin’ Spoonfuls

Blue Ridge Partners
Boston Properties
Cushman Wakefield
Fenway Consulting Group
Phil & Becky Ivey
Karen Nevins
RHR International
The Vanech Group

Download our sponsorship brochure!

Download our in-kind sponsorship brochure!