Upcoming Events in Boston

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October

24

Thru Oct 29

1st Annual Camberville Fried Chicken Crawl

Get your fill of fried chicken in this week-long extravaganza, with a slew of restaurants around Cambridge and Somerville serving up special dishes. Simply stop by any of the participating locations, including Trina’s Starlite Lounge, Roxy’s Central/A4cade by Area Four, The Automatic Food & Drink, Parlor Sports, BISq, and Little Donkey to sample their take on fried chicken and get your crawl card stamped. Once you’ve filled it up, you’re entered into a raffle to win stellar prizes.

  • 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Multiple Locations
  • Cambridge/Somerville, MA
October

24

Scotch and Cheese Pairing

The Boston Cheese Cellar from Roslindale will be on site for this intimate fete, which will feature pairings such as 15-year-old scotch with cave-aged cheddar, plus complimentary Scotch eggs and dessert. The Haven owner Jason Waddleton will be walking you through the history behind scotch, as well as the process of making it. Tickets $45.

  • 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • The Haven
  • 2 Perkins St.
    Boston, MA 02130
October

25

Farm-to-KITCHEN Cooking Class: Seasonal Crepes with Salt Box Farm

Observe a demo on some tried-and-true tools and techniques of classic French recipes highlighting local ingredients, and then participate in a hands-on cooking class. You’ll learn to make a variety of seasonal crepes, from savory wild mushroom and gruyere to sweet poached pear with cream and cinnamon, and then sample your creations with local wine pairings. Tickets $52 – $65.

  • 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • Boston Public Market
  • 100 Hanover St.
    Boston, MA 02108
October

27

Thru Oct 28

America's Test Kitchen Boston Eats

2 days, 3 perfectly packed cooking and cocktail-focused events. Friday night’s Taste of Innovation pairs ATK cooks with celebrated Boston chefs to spotlight one local ingredient through two unexpectedly and innovative recipes. On Saturday, Boston Eats gathers expert test cooks, award-winning Boston area chefs and restaurants, and interactive tasting stations all in one place. Also, for two VIP sessions, the kitchens, photo studios, and offices are open for backstage tours. Tickets $100 – $350.

  • Varies
  • America's Test Kitchen
  • 21 Dry Dock Ave.
    Boston, MA 02210
October

27

Thru Oct 28

Brooklyn Brewery Mash's BEER MANSION

This ultra-interactive festival combines beer, food, music, and more beer. Unlimited tastings will be served u by a number of local breweries, including Mayflower Brewing, Ipswich Ale Brewery, Harpoon Brewery and Wash Ashore Beer Company, to wash down the nosh by Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Pennypacker’s and Tenoch Mexican. Tickets $45 – $65.

  • 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Boston Center for the Arts
  • 539 Tremont St.
    Boston, MA 02116
October

28

7th Annual Dia de los Muertos Party at the Taza Chocolate Factory

Taza is taking over the block outside their chocolate factory, and filling it with a slew of vendors offering festive food and beverages in celebration of Dia de los Muertos. In addition to samples of Taza’s own legendary hot chocolate and other stone ground treats, enjoy bites from Taco Party, Tex Mex Eats, Tenoch Mexican, North East of the Border, Honeycomb Creamery and Sabroso Taqueria, plus drinks from Bantam Cider and Somerville Brewing Company. Did we mention there’s also going to be a piñata?

  • 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Taza Chocolate Factory
  • 561 Windsor St.
    Somerville, MA 02153
October

28

Pumpkin Fest in The KITCHEN

Just can’t get enough pumpkin? Fortunately for you, the Boston Public Market is hosting a special festival to celebrate this autumn fruit, with vendors offering a variety of foods and beverages that highlight it — including ice cream from Crescent Ridge Dairy, chocolate from Taza, pie from Sienna Farms, donuts from Jennifer Lee’s Bakery and beer and cider from Hopsters Alley. Add in hands-on activities (think pumpkin carving) for a festive afternoon. Tickets $5 – $20.

  • 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
  • Boston Public Market
  • 100 Hanover St.
    Boston, MA 02108
October

29

Cider Brunch at Les Sablons

To celebrate New England Cider Week, Chef Jeremy Sewall of Les Sablons is collaborating with local apple (and oyster) farmer CJ Husk on a special brunch that incorporates some of the unique apple varieties grown on Nichols Tenney Farm in Hollis, New Hampshire. The menu will include burnt apple crepes with whipped mascarpone, and cinnamon sugar, and a veal tongue sandwich with fried egg, apple slaw, and grain mustard, among other dishes.

  • 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Les Sablons
  • 2 Bennett St.
    Cambridge, MA 02138
October

30

SCRUMPfest at The Hawthorne

Do-si-do-ing, bobbing for apples, banjo playing, and hard cider drinking — that’s just some of the debauchery you’re in for at this fall festival, which is part of New England Cider Week and also includes a late night screening of the spooky classic “Deliverance.”

  • 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • The Hawthorne
  • 500A Commonwealth Ave.
    Boston, MA 02215
November

3

Thru Nov 4

Boston Beer and Sweets Fest

Sample unlimited suds from over 70 New England craft breweries and cideries plus dessert pairings from a variety of vendors (note: there will be savory nosh on site as well). Tickets $55.

  • Varies
  • Liberty Hall
  • 600 Stuart St.
    Boston, MA 02116
November

3

2017 James Beard Taste America BOSTON

Celebrate Boston culinary stars at this dinner benefitting the James Beard Foundation — participating chefs include Daniel Boulud (Bar Boulud), Karen Akunowicz (Myers + Chang), and Maura Kilpatrick (Oleana). Juan Pedrosa (Yvonne’s) and Michael Lombardi and Kevin O’Donnell (SRV) are just a few of the local chefs who will also be on site to create reception tastings. Tickets $275 – $4,000.

  • 6 p.m.
  • Taj Boston
  • 15 Arlington St.
    Boston, MA 02116
November

3

Burger Lunch at Craigie on Main with Exhibit 'A'

Pair the Craigie burger and a number of other select bites with some brews by Framingham-based Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing at this special lunch. Tickets $18.

  • 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Craigie On Main
  • 853 Main St.
    Cambridge, MA 02139
November

4

2017 Massachusetts Cheese Festival

At this 5th annual festival, which will focus on the heritage of Massachusetts as the birthplace of American artisanal cheese, award-winning vendors will offer insight into and samples of their products, while industry experts will offer educational workshops and culinary demonstrations. To boot, local wine, beer and craft ciders will be served all day long. Tickets $42.39.

  • Varies
  • Arts at the Armory
  • 191 Highland Ave.
    Somerville, MA 02143
November

7

The Food Lens Presents: A Night of Bully Boy Gin

Raise a glass to gin with a VIP experience at the brand-new Bully Boy distillery!

Bully Boy is one of The Food Lens’ favorite local spirits brands, and they’ve teamed up to produce a fun, interactive event that will leave you confident that gin is in.

  • Mix and mingle with likeminded cocktail enthusiasts and founders Molly Ford & Sarah Jesup while sipping Bully Boy gin cocktails
  • Enjoy a guided distillery tour that concludes with a Gin 101 lesson and guided tasting
  • Learn to make a martini from the Bully Boy pros
  • Indulge in a gourmet meat & cheese spread from Moody’s Delicatessen & Provisions
  • Take home one of TFL’s exclusive Colors Collective martini dad hats
  • 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Bully Boy Distillers
  • 44 Cedric St.
    Boston, MA 02119
November

8

Dinner with Donkey & Goat Winemaker Jared Brandt

Sample unfiltered, organic wines that are made from sustainable, biodynamically farmed vineyards at this one-time dinner. Donkey and Goat owner Jared Brandt will be on site to discuss the pours and his company’s unique approach to winemaking. Tickets $95.

  • 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Puritan & Company
  • 1166 Cambridge St.
    Cambridge, MA 02139
November

10

Bantam's 4th Annual Big Cheese & Charcuterie Party!

Get your fill of hand-carved cured meats and cheeses and wash it all down with seasonal beverages from Bantam Cider, Artifact Cider Project and Stormalong Cider at this fourth annual fall bash. Your first round is on the house, and each drink after that is $6. Tickets $35 – $40.

  • 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Bantam Cider
  • 40 Merriam St.
    Somerville, MA 02143
November

11

Side-by-Side Celebrity Chef Cooking Series

Cook side-by-side with Catalyst chef William Kovel as he coaches you through a four-course menu that celebrates seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers at the Boston Public Market. Among other dishes, you’ll learn to make a curried oyster chowder featuring Red’s Best oysters, and a fall Panzanella salad using ingredients from Somerville Bread Company and Stillman’s Farm. Tickets $120 – $400.

  • 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Boston Public Market
  • 100 Hanover St.
    Boston, MA 02108
November

14

Boston Magazine's Taste 2017

Explore the local culinary scene at this 8th annual fundraiser event featuring food, wine, beer and custom cocktails, which raises money for The Greater Boston Food Bank. Meet over 30 of Boston’s hottest chefs, while enjoying their creations and watching them in action. Tickets $42.50 – $90.

  • 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Boston Children's Museum
  • 308 Congress St.
    Boston, MA 02210
November

16

Harvest Dinner

Celebrate the produce and flavors of autumn at this 5th annual event. Dinner will be served at large communal-style tables with carafes of wine (in addition to a cocktail list) to encourage social mixing and mingling. Tickets $85.

  • 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Puritan & Company
  • 1166 Cambridge St.
    Cambridge, MA 02139
November

18

The Bully Day

It’s been a while since Bully Boy has thrown a blowout birthday bash (truthfully, since it’s 1st birthday in 2012), and they’re making up for it. On Bully Day, you’ll get to partake in the launch of a Private Cask Whiskey and sample spirits as well as food at multiple bars, toasting to one of Boston’s top craft distilleries. The shindig is happening in two sessions (one in the afternoon and one in the evening), and the price of admission includes two drink tokens and a branded Bully Boy mason jar. Tickets $25.

  • 2 p.m.-5 p.m. & 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Bully Boy Distillers
  • 44 Cedric St.
    Boston, MA 02119
November

30

Myers + Chang at Home: Demonstration Master Class with Karen Akunowicz

Myers+Chang Executive Chef and co-author of the new cookbook “Myers+Chang at Home: Recipes from a Beloved Boston Eatery” Karen Akunowicz will teach class participants how to make two of the restaurant’s most popular dishes: The Tigers Tears Salad and Mama Chang’s Pork and Chive dumplings. Following the educational portion, there will be a book signing and celebratory reception. Tickets $50 – $85.

  • 6 p.m-8:30 p.m.
  • Milk Street Cooking School
  • 177 Milk St.
    Boston, MA 02109
December

2

Edible Gifts by Flour Bakery + Cafe

Prep for the holidays by learning how to bake some of Flour’s most popular treats — including mixed nut brittle, spiced pecans and peppermint kisses. You’ll leave with recipes for a multitude of confections to make at home — the perfect gifts for friends and family. Tickets $100.

  • 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
  • Flour Bakery Breadquarters
  • 9 Travis St.
    Boston, MA 02134
December

3

Brave the Caves: An Underground Cheese Lesson

Did you know that the stone caves underneath Formaggio Kitchen’s Cambridge store contain hundreds of pounds of cheese? You can find everything from small logs of Belgian goat cheese aged in-house to 80-pound wheels of Comté. Tag along on a spelunking adventure with the retail shop’s pro cheesemongers, to learn about how these underground temperature and humidity-controlled rooms impact the aging and maintenance of cheese (while tasting some samples, of course). Tickets $65.

  • 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Formaggio Kitchen
  • 244 Huron Ave.
    Cambridge MA 02138
December

4

Holiday Market Pop-Ups at The Hawthorne

Get some of your holiday shopping done at this seasonal pop-up market, featuring a range of products made by local vendors as well as some seasonal cocktails and light bites.

  • 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • The Hawthorne
  • 500A Commonwealth Ave.
    Boston, MA 02215
December

9

Side-by-Side Celebrity Chef Cooking Series; Matt Jennings

Join Townsman chef Matt Jennings for an intimate, hands-on cooking class that leverages locally sourced ingredients from Boston Public Market vendors. The four-course menu includes cheddar and squash dumplings with vegetables from Stillman’s Farm, charred Brussels sprouts with lardo and pecorino sardo, and molasses shortcakes. Tickets $120 – $400.

  • 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Boston Public Market
  • 100 Hanover St.
    Boston, MA 02108
December

11

Holiday Market Pop-Ups at The Hawthorne

Get some of your holiday shopping done at this seasonal pop-up market, featuring a range of products made by local vendors as well as some seasonal cocktails and light bites.

  • 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • The Hawthorne
  • 500A Commonwealth Ave.
    Boston, MA 02215
December

12

Burger Lunch at Craigie on Main with Exhibit 'A'

Pair the Craigie burger and a number of other select bites with some brews by Framingham-based Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing at this special lunch. Tickets $18.

  • 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Craigie on Main
  • 853 Main St.
    Cambridge, MA 02139
December

18

Holiday Market Pop-Ups at The Hawthorne

Get some of your holiday shopping done at this seasonal pop-up market, featuring a range of products made by local vendors as well as some seasonal cocktails and light bites.

  • 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • The Hawthorne
  • 500A Commonwealth Ave.
    Boston, MA 02215

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