What is the Lobster Roll Rumble?

Tasting Table’s 2011 Lobster Roll Rumble is our marquee event benefiting Share Our Strength. The Rumble will host 17 of the country’s best lobster rolls as they vie for the title of ‘TT Fan Favorite’. Rumble attendees will be able to try each roll--and cast their vote--while cooling down with Hendrick’s summer cocktails, Stella Artois beers, Blüfeld Riesling, San Pellegrino and Maine Root sodas.

And since lobster rolls love company, Brooklyn Brine will be on hand to serve pickles; Deep River Snacks will put out buckets of chips; and 10 of the city’s best dessert purveyors will dish out their signature treats on our rooftop Dessert Deck. So buy a ticket and start the summer off right with Tasting Table!

What is Share Our Strength?

Share Our Strength is a national nonprofit working to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. For more information, please visit

When and where is the Rumble?

The Lobster Roll Rumble will be held at Center 548 in Chelsea (548 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011). Doors open for VIP guests at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. for general admission guests.

How do I buy tickets?

There are two types of tickets available: General admission and VIP access. Both are only available for purchase online (click here to buy). But act fast: The Rumble is certain to sell out.

What is the difference between General Admission and VIP?

A general admission ticket ($130) grants you entry to the Rumble Main Event from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., where you’ll sample 17 lobster rolls, savory sides, treats from 10 dessert stations and an open bar pouring cocktails, wine, beer and soda.

A VIP ticket ($250) includes all general admission benefits PLUS: early (6:30 to 7:30 p.m.) VIP access to the Rumble, entry to the VIP lounge and an exclusive gift bag that will be the envy of your friends.

What will I find in the VIP gift bag?

The VIP Rumble gift bag will incorporate high-end gourmet foodstuffs and accessories, including items from OXO, Lucini Italia, Brooklyn Slate, Stella Artois, Blüfeld and Fleisher’s Organic Meats.

Do I have to be a certain age to attend the Rumble?

Yes, you must be 21 years or older and a Tasting Table subscriber. Not a Tasting Table member? It’s free to sign up at!

How can I score a free ticket?

You can’t! The event is for charity; don’t be cheap.