I have never understood when people say that 'nothing is going on in Boston'. I find myself completely over-stimulated and excited by the panoply of exciting food and art events going on across the city. Now is the time to jump on board and experience these things for yourself. Don't believe me? Read on...
Just in the last week, I indulged in a collection of different popups and dinners each marking their own specific focus. First, a dinner at The Palm - celebrating 91 years as a family-owned and operating restaurant. By any calculation, that is impressive.
That same weekend, Chef Christopher Walker popped up at Gracie's in Union Square Somerville with his phenomenal tacos. It takes knowing a thing or two to set yourself up in the corner of an ice cream parlor with one bunsen burner and churn out insanely delicious jerk chicken tacos and melt-away pork belly. All proceeds supporting the Boston Debate League, Christopher knows how to impress and deliver. You can catch him working with Josh Lewin at the upcoming COCHON 555 too!
On Sunday, the infamous Drink in Fort Point and my favorite local watering hole (convenient when it also happens to be one of the best bars in the US), served up Burgers and Boilermakers. Select a burger, select a brew and select a shot. It's a trifecta of taste, texture and fun. Drink is not usually open before 4, so this event, from 12-3 was special indeed. Keep an eye on their facebook for other upcoming events.
Finally, this Thursday, after stopping by Tavern Road for a quick bite and cocktail, we headed over to kick off the Persian New Year celebrations at Juliet. Josh and Katrina as an incredibly dynamic duo. Their space, now a year old, presents diners with something altogether different. Eggs cooked to perfection, caviar sprinkled on top and one of the best renditions of monkfish I have had in a long while were all parts of the evening. Most exciting is their full liquor license which Katrina curates with aplomb.
Yup. All in a week. I swear. And coming up? In two weeks, COCHON 555 hits the city and is held at SOWA. Formaggio Kitchen, Create, the ultimate COCHON 555 BBQ and a brand new BESPOKE event on Saturday make for a fantastic weekend of eating and drinking. You'll want to be there, or you'll be jealous of my post later. Lucky for a couple of readers, a giveaway will be announced on my social media. Catch it and all of these amazing chefs while it's hot!