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Top Boston Chefs Team Up for Tailgate Benefit

By Scott Kearnan | October 17, 2013 By Scott Kearnan  |  October 17, 2013

It's a good time to be a Pats fan. (If also a time prone to nail-biting, hysterical screaming and barely avoided heart attacks. Have a little mercy, guys.) But foodies will want to mark their calendar for a different type of tailgate experience on the horizon: on Sunday, November 10, nonprofit Lovin' Spoonfuls will host its third annual Ultimate Tailgate Party on the waterfront lawn of Sam's. Yeah, we know it seems early to think about November weekend plans, but the pricy tickets and sure-to-sell-out lineup of culinary MVPs warrant early notice. The roster of participating chefs includes Jeremy Sewall, Michael Scelfo and Daniel Bojorquez, who will offer previews of their highly anticipated restos Row 34, Alden & Harlow and La Brasa, respectively. Then there are 17 (!) other all-stars who will serve up creative takes on their favorite tailgate food: including Jamie Bissonnette of Toro and Coppa, Jason Bond (pictured) of Bondir, Mary Dumont (Harvest), and Colin Lynch (Menton, No. 9 Park). Add cocktails, a silent auction, live entertainment and (lest we forget to mention) an appearance by former New England Patriot and three-time Super Bowl champ Matt Light. Serve: one winning benefit for Lovin' Spoonfuls, an organization that collects food from restaurants and grocery stores that would otherwise be discarded, and distributes it to city soup kitchens, homeless shelters and crisis centers. That's something we can all cheer about. Tickets are $100 general admission (7-10 PM), $250 for VIP, which includes an early 6 PM entrance for chef meet-and-greets and a special tasting from L'Espalier chef Frank McClelland. Get them here

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No.9 Park

French Beacon Hill
Food26 Decor24 Service26 Cost$86
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Bondir Restaurant

American Cambridge
Food25 Decor23 Service24 Cost$63
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French Seaport District
Food27 Decor27 Service27 Cost$144
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Harvest Restaurant

American Cambridge
Food25 Decor24 Service24 Cost$57
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Spanish South End
Food28 Decor22 Service22 Cost$43
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Italian South End
Food26 Decor21 Service23 Cost$40
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French Back Bay
Food28 Decor27 Service27 Cost$106

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