2018 Ultimate Tailgate Party

The 8th Annual Lovin’ Spoonfuls Ultimate Tailgate Party!

November 18, 2018
Flynn Cruiseport Boston, 1 Black Falcon Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

The best party of the year is back, this time on November 18th! Our Ultimate Tailgate Party is an annual event you don’t want to miss — incredible chefs, the hottest restaurants, fabulous cocktails, and one-of-a-kind auction experiences come together to benefit Lovin’ Spoonfuls. Each ticket sold supports our work (and it sells out every year)! Tickets are on sale now!

Lovin' Spoonfuls Fundraiser Tailgate Party

Each year Lovin’ Spoonfuls presents the Thomas M. Menino Award for Leadership to one deserving individual. This year, Lovin’ Spoonfuls is thrilled to be honoring U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren in recognition of her work on issues of equity and justice. Sen. Warren will be recognized with this distinction during the VIP reception at the 2018 Ultimate Tailgate Party. Past winners include Christopher Myers + Joanne ChangAndrew Zimmern, and Jamie Bissonnette.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact Joel Simonson to inquire.


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 delicious cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, 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.

The party kicks off with an exclusive VIP hour from 6pm-7pm where this year we’ll be honoring Senator Elizabeth Warren, hearing her remarks, and will be treating VIPs to a dazzling display of incredible cheeses, charcuterie & oysters, courtesy of  Formaggio Kitchen, 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, charcuterie and oysters you desire!

Mark your calendars — we hope to see you there!

Participating Restaurants

Bar Mezzana
Benedetto & Giulia
Brewers Fork
Coppa, Little Donkey, & Toro
Eventide Oyster Co.
Fat Hen & La Brasa
Formaggio Kitchen
Hojoko & O Ya
Island Creek Oysters
La Colombe
Mei Mei Street Kitchen
Moody’s Delicatessen & New England Charcuterie
Myers + Chang
Oak + Rowan
Paddle Inn, Parlor Sports & Trina’s Starlite Lounge
Puritan & Co.
Shake Shack
Southern Proper
Sweet Cheeks & Tiger Mama
Tallulah’s Taqueria


FY18 Tailgate Sponsorship Benefits