Boston Culinary Events
Fill your culinary calendar with special dinners, tasting menus, prix-fixe meals, food festivals and other culinary events, including regularly occurring food events as well as special one-time-only events featuring top chefs. Keep checking back so you can know all that's going on in the world of restaurant and food events in Boston. We've also got the latest Boston Restaurant News and Wine Events.
The September 26 Presidential Debate will be aired at several area restaurants, which will also offer food and drink specials. Brass Union (70 Union Square, Somerville, 617-623-9211) will stream it on its lounge’s 70-inch HDTV, with Somerville bartending duo Meaghan Sinclair and Harmony Dawn Kelly from Booze Époque pouring candidate-themed specialty drinks, so you can cast your vote by asking for Trump’s Wall or Hillary’s Email. At Bukowski Tavern (1281 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617-497-7077), chef Brian Poe has created some debate-worthy snacks --- The Trump: Buffalo Maple Dusted Little Fingers, and The Clinton: Email Server (IPA battered onion rings). The Independent (75 Union Square, Somerville, 617-440-6022) offers its voting guests three alternative cocktail candidates: Third Party Candidate; Let’s All Move to Canada; and the Foreign Policy. River Bar (661 Assembly Row, Somerville, 617-616-5561) will stream the debate on indoor and outdoor TVs, while imbibers can order the Vote for Me! or the No, Vote for Me!
Martha’s Vineyard celebrates its annual wine and culinary extravaganza. Some festival features include wine tasting seminars, nationally recognized chefs, culinary dinners and an auction. For more details, please visit the official website
Boston’s top chefs join forces for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Dinner, a special multi-course dinner to raise funds to end childhood hunger. The night at the Revere Hotel includes a cocktail reception, live auction and a multi-course seated dinner prepared tableside by chefs including Jamie Bissonnette of Toro, Coppa and Little Donkey; Joanne Chang of flour bakery and Myers & Chang; Dante DeMagistis of dante; Tony Maws of Craigie on Main; and others. Tickets are tax-deductible and range from $1,000 for an individual ticket to $25,000 for a party of 20, media recognition, ad space, and special-event opportunities. For more information, visit the official website. Revere Hotel, Space 57, 200 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116 , 917-414-5799.
From 4 p.m.-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-10 p.m. daily, Marliave offers 3-4 different types of oysters for half the price ($1.50 each). Marliave, 10 Bosworth St., Boston, MA 02108, 617-422-0004.
When you can’t decide what kind of pasta you want, why not pick three? Terramia in the North End is offering a Monday Night Pasta Flight. Pick spaghetti, gnocchi, pappardelle or risotto, sauces and add-ins for dishes such as rigatoni con salsiccia with sausage and broccoli rabe; spaghetti alla carbonara; and pappardelle alla bolognese. Offered on Mondays; cost is $25 per person. Terramia, 98 Salem St., Boston, MA 02113, 617-523-3112.
Monday through Friday
Executive chef/owner Evan Deluty of Stella is offering a $5 appetizer menu Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. The cheap bites menu includes Stella classics like spicy mussels and grilled Italian sausage and can be enjoyed at the bar, lounge or outdoor patio. Stella, 1525 Washington St., Boston, MA 02118, 617-247-7747.
Chef Tim Wiechmann is at it again, showing off his creativity with prototype Tuesday nights at Bronwyn. Each dinner, which can be paired with regional wines, spirits and beers, is based on a theme related to Germany and the Central/Eastern Europe region. Some dishes to be featured are Serbian steak, Polish charcuterie board, Transylvanian lamb meatballs and Serbian hamburger. Prices vary each week. Bronwyn, 255 Washington St., Somerville, MA 02143, 617-776-9900.
Sunday through Friday
The Palm has introduced a late night Prime Bites menu, available Sunday through Friday from 9 p.m. to close. Selections include everything from calamari fritti and cornmeal fried oysters to raw oysters on the half shell and a basket of cottage fries "chips," each available for half price. The Palm, One International Place, Boston, MA 02110, 617-867-9292.
Sunday through Thursday
The Barking Crab is well known for its seafood in the summer, it has introduced some great bar snacks that make it a great year-round destination. From sliders and mussels in garlic and white wine to fritto misto and fish tacos, the cheap eats menu features snacks all under $10. "The Barking Crab Bar Bites" menu is available Sun.-Thurs. from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close. The Barking Crab, 88 Sleeper St., Boston, MA 02210, 617-426-2722.
Top of the Hub offers a prix-fixe Sunday brunch menu from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. accompanied by live jazz in the lounge. The view from atop the Prudential Building is just an added bonus. Adults are $39 and children under 12 are $24. For more information, call 617-536-1775 or visit www.topofthehub.net. Top of the Hub, Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02199, 617-536-1775.
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