Another record-breaking night for Food For Tots Thursday night, in big part because of an insanely generous $5,000 donation from Yard Boss and Windswept Village in Mattapoisett.

A rainy night didn't stop our Food For Tots restaurants from getting packed to capacity last night during our Tri-Town/Wareham area stops with the Friends of Jack Foundation.

We did some Food For Tots-style pre-gaming with some deliciously refreshing frappes from Oxford Creamery. It was a great way to get us through the afternoon at work before heading out for our night of dining to raise money for kids.

Our night began at Rustico on Route 6 in Mattapoisett where their executive Chef Gui and his crew cooked us up some delicious pizzas and appetizers, including their popular lobster ceviche.

From there, we continued up Route 6 into Marion for some mussels, cheese and crackers and beverages at Atlantic Bistro.

Around the corner at Kate's Simple Eats in Marion, we enjoyed the live band, the meatballs, chicken tacos and quesadillas.

Josh Souza

Our night concluded at Kool Kone where we wrapped up our rainswept summer night with some soft serve twist cones.

We received word from both Ella's Wood Burning Oven and Mezza Luna that their dining rooms were jam-packed to capacity. While we were disappointed we wouldn't be able to get into some of our favorite restaurants on the Food For Tots tour, we were ecstatic to hear that the fundraiser was apparently a big hit in Wareham and Buzzard's Bay.

With donations from our matching sponsors Emma Marie's Dog Grooming ($1,500), Turk's Seafood ($2,000), Yard Boss and Windswept Village ($5,000), and Cape Cod 5 ($2,500), our grand total for Tri-Town/Wareham is $15,181.

All of this money will be used to make Boston Children's Hospital doctors accessible to as many SouthCoast children as possible.

Josh Souza