Madison’s Moxie has become known for its uniqueness. Shoreline residents were elated when the establishment first opened its doors not too long ago in 2014. Madison certainly needed what’s been described as a modern American comfort food themed restaurant that also serves craft beers and cocktails from its bar. With its custom aesthetic, rustic, classic, woodsy – also, great touch with the Moxie mobile logo! – the place has captured the affection, and appetites, of those who live up and down the shoreline.
Continuing its trend of standing above its competition, Moxie, on Sunday, June 23rd, will be hosting what it has dubbed the Moxie Block Party from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event, the first of its kind at the eatery, will serve a few purposes. Most saliently, it will be raising money for Yale New Haven’s Smilow Cancer Hospital. There will be a raffle and silent auction, with all proceeds being donated to Smilow. Prizes include concert tickets to kayaks to brewery tours.
“It’s quite an impressive spread,” says chef Derek Seigfried. “We’re really looking to give back to the community and do something fun and different for our customers, friends, and family.”
The gala, hosted at 52 Wall Street in Madison, is free for all attendees; it will be open to the general public, who can expect games and entertainment for kids and adults alike. Live music will be featured all day, boasting performances from Madison’s School of Rock, Mass-Conn-Fusion, and a DJ in between sets. As for the piece de resistance, the food, it will be plentiful and delicious. With the smoker and the grills going all day, Seigfried will be offering a Mexican BBQ style menu; additionally, there will be several food trucks on site. As the event is sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, New Haven’s Ripe, and Outer Light Brewing out of Groton, guests twenty-one and over can expect the kind of drinks for which Moxie has become known.
“We’re really excited about what we’ve got planned,” Seigfried says. “It’s going to be a great day, and all for great causes: raising money and bringing people together to kick off their summer. It if goes well – and we’re confident it will – the plan is to grow this into an annual tradition. We love the idea of hosting an event like this that people from all over the state can look forward to each year.”
The staff at Moxie encourage their guests to bring beach chairs, blankets, and sunscreen; most of their available seating will be used for those eating and drinking. The wide open lawn area will be available for those who wish to camp out and enjoy the day.
For additional information on the Moxie Block Party, call the restaurant at (203) 421-6963.