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From beer fests to cheese tastings, discover the best food and drink happenings in the Greater Boston Area.

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July

22

Thru Sep 21

Real Oyster Cult Float Experience

Host the soirée of the summer aboard Real Oyster Cult’s float in Duxbury Bay. You and up to twelve of your closest friends can get a glimpse of the oyster farming life and enjoy plenty of fresh shucked ROC Reserve oysters out on the water. In addition to the oysters and gorgeous views, Real Oyster Cult will provide charcuterie from D’Orazio’s Italian market and a bluetooth speaker so you and your friends can get your dance on. This experience in BYOB. For more information and tickets head over to Real Oyster Cult’s website.

  • Varies
  • Duxbury Waterfront
  • Mattakeeset Ct.
    Duxbury, MA 02332
July

22

Thru Aug 21

Friday Lunches at the Butcher Shop

Every Friday this summer, take a pit stop at The Butcher Shop for lunch. You won’t want to miss out on their weekly rotating sandwich options and fresh, seasonal meals. Some things to look forward to are their smoked pork shoulder on house focaccia with green garlic or ramps and orange gremolata. Make a reservation here.

  • 11:30 A.M.
  • The Butcher Shop
  • 552 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA
July

22

Thru Sep 12

Eataly's Block Party Series

Take it back to your favorite summer block parties at Eataly this year. One Thursday every month from June to September, enjoy good food, fun drinks, and live music. With everything from gelato to your grilled favorites, you won’t want to miss this Italian sagre inspired event. No entrance fee necessary, food and drink tickets can be purchased ahead of time or day of.

  • 5 P.M.
  • Eataly
  • 800 Boylston Street
    Boston, MA 02199
July

22

Pét-Nat Patio Party!

Get your summer vibes on with a glass or three of funky-fresh Pét-Nat wines on Loyal Nine’s patio. They’ll be hosting wine-wielding representatives from Olmstead Wine and SelectioNaturel to answer all your wine-related questions and serve up a variety of summery Pét-Nat wines. Tickets are $50 and include plenty of wine and snacks from Loyal Nine’s kitchen.

  • 6 P.M.-9 P.M.
  • Loyal Nine
  • 660 Cambridge Street
    Cambridge, MA 02141
July

24

Summer Fish Fest at The Table at Season To Taste

Join Chef Carl Dooley for a six-course celebration of New England’s best seafood at The Table at Season To Taste. He’ll be cooking up a variety of summery fish dishes using local, seasonal produce and globally inspired flavors. Each course will be paired with a unique wine carefully selected by Wine Director Jesse Eslin. Seatings for this seafood feast will be available at 5:30 P.M., 6 P.M., 8 P.M., and 8:30 P.M. Tickets $185.

  • 5:30 P.M.-10 P.M.
  • The Table at Season To Taste
  • 2447 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, Mass. 02140
July

25

Catching and Cooking Cape Cod

Seasonal sustainability makes the world go round, and one of Formaggio’s cheesemongers, Bryan, wants to teach you how to do just that with one of New England’s best resources – fish. Not only will he be going over how and where to catch the best clams, muscles, and fish in Cape Cod, but he’ll also go over the best methods of cooking them. Black bass, blue fish, and scup may not be as popular as salmon or cod, but Bryan will teach you how to make them just as tasty. Enjoy a perfectly paired beverage with each meal. Tickets $65.

  • 6:30 P.M.
  • Formaggio Kitchen Classroom Annex
  • 67 Smith Pl
    #13a
    Cambridge, MA 02138
July

25

Taste Through the Taps at Remnant Brewing

Sometimes you just want to try every beer on a tap list, and oftentimes that’s a bad idea. Enter Remnant Brewing‘s Taste Through The Taps series. On Mondays and Thursdays throughout the summer they’ll be offering a guided tasting through each and every beer they have on tap with a Q&A about all things Remnant. Tickets are $15 and include a souvenir tasting glass in addition to tastes of Remnant’s brews of the moment.

  • 4 P.M.
  • Remnant Brewing
  • Bow Market Way
    Somerville, MA 02143
July

26

Rosé Dinner on Saltbox Farm

Join Saltbox Farm for a summer celebration with plenty of the pink stuff from Wölffer Estate Vineyard. Saltbox will be cooking up a summery selection of very seasonal food right from the farm like Summer Vegetable Niçoise and Farm Tomato Salad Panzanella. Each course will be accompanied by one of Wölffer Estate Vineyard’s award-winning rosés. The meal will be enjoyed al fresco right on Saltbox’s beautiful farm. Tickets $120, all inclusive.

  • 6 P.M.-8:30 P.M.
  • Saltbox Farm
  • 40 Westford Rd.
    Concord, MA 01742
July

28

Boston Donut Fest

You DONUT want to miss this! 15 of your favorite Bostonian donut vendors will be setting up shop at the Ink Block with multiple donuts each for you to try. Additional food trucks, iced coffee, music, kids’ games, photo backdrops, merch giveaways, and more will be there all day! The exclusive list of donut vendors will be announced on July 1st. Tickets $12.

  • 11:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
  • Underground at Ink Block
  • 90 Traveler Street
    Boston, MA 02118
July

28

Baking School: Desserts A La Julia Child with Chef Becca

Create two of Julia Child’s famous desserts from The Art of French Cooking, Mousseline Au Chocolat and Crepes with Crème Anglaise. Pastry lovers as well as Julia Child fanatics are welcome to this cooking class merged with a lesson on Julia Child’s journey with food. Fortunately, you’ll also be provided with tastings of local wines as you work to perfect your French desserts. Tickets $75.

  • 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.
  • Boston Public Market Kitchen
  • 100 Hanover St.
    Boston, MA 02108
July

29

Demerara: Vegan Guyanese Pop-Up at Mei Mei

To say it lightly, Vegan Guyanese is an underrepresented cuisine in Boston. Come get your fix with Demerara, a Guyanese pop-up taking up a one-night residency at Mei Mei on July 29th. Join in a meal that celebrates Guyana’s rich tapestry of South American, South Asian, West African, and indigenous cuisines. Dishes include Pickled Mango with Veggie Chow-Mein Noodles, Hand-clapped Roti with Chana Potato Curry, and more. Beer and wine will be available a la carte from Mei Mei’s bar. Tickets $35.

  • 5:30 P.M. and 7:30 P.M.
  • Mei Mei
  • 506 Park Drive
    Boston, MA 02215
August

2

Thru Aug 31

August Dinners at The Herb Lyceum

Join The Herb Lyceum for a cozy farmhouse dinner at the Carriage House. They’ll be cooking up a variety of summery courses using fresh produce right from the farm with local game and produce. Courses include corn chowder with spiced scallops, grilled herb-brined pork chop with peaches, and much more. Each meal will be five courses and guests are encouraged to bring their own beer and wine⁠—glassware will be provided. Tickets $80.

  • 6:30 P.M. - 10 P.M.
  • The Herb Lyceum at Gilson's
  • 368 Main Street
    Groton, MA 01450
August

4

Swizzle Sunday with James Sutter of The Baldwin Bar

Craving a boozy taste of the tropics and love an alliterative letter s? You’re in luck – every Sunday is Swizzle Sunday this summer at The Hawthorne. They’ll be hosting some of Boston’s most talented spirit reps and guest bartenders for an island-themed event series on the patio. For this installment James Sutter of The Baldwin Bar will be whipping up a refreshing array of blender beverages and tiki cocktails with Privateer Rum. Entry is free, tiki attire encouraged.

  • 5 P.M.- 8 P.M.
  • The Hawthorne
  • 500 Commonwealth Ave.
    Boston, Massachusetts 02215
August

4

8th Annual Boston Seafood Festival

Why not celebrate New England’s delicious food heritage in an equally delicious way? This year will be the 8th Annual Boston Seafood festival packed with educational chef demos, celebratory clambakes, and of course, more seafood than you’ll know what to do with. Grab your friends and family and head on down to the Boston Fish Pier for a day of soaking up the sun and enjoying Boston’s most iconic food industry! General admission $15.

  • 11 A.M.-6 P.M.
  • Exchange Conference Center
  • 212 Northern Ave.
    Boston, Massachusetts 02210
August

8

Taste Through the Taps at Remnant Brewing

Sometimes you just want to try every beer on a tap list, and oftentimes that’s a bad idea. Enter Remnant Brewing‘s Taste Through The Taps series. On Mondays and Thursdays throughout the summer they’ll be offering a guided tasting through each and every beer they have on tap with a Q&A about all things Remnant. Tickets are $15 and include a souvenir tasting glass in addition to tastes of Remnant’s brews of the moment.

  • 4 P.M.
  • Remnant Brewing
  • Bow Market Way
    Somerville, MA 02143
August

10

Brewing a Cure For ALS

Cheers to finding a cure for ALS this summer. There’s no better way to enjoy a cold glass of beer than knowing you supported a great cause. With over 30 local and regional breweries and wineries, the selection will be wide and enticing. All funds raised from this event will go towards ALS Therapy Development Institute, the largest non-profit biotech in the world dedicated to ALS research. Tickets $60-$100.

  • 1 P.M.-4:30 P.M.
  • Technology Square Courtyard
  • 300 Technology Square
    Cambridge, MA 02139
August

11

Dumpling Making Class at Mei Mei

Mei Mei has been cranking out some of Boston’s best dumplings for several years and now you can learn how to make them at home. In this hands-on demonstration led by Co-owner and James Beard-nominated chef Irene Li, participants will learn all the tips and tricks to making Mei Mei’s distinctive dumplings. She’ll cover pan-searing techniques, how to hand-fold a variety of shapes, and how to make your own dumpling sauce. Afterwards, participants can grab a drink at the cash bar and chow down on their dumplings as well as some snacks provided by Mei Mei. Tickets $88.

  • 9:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M.
  • Mei Mei
  • 506 Park Drive
    Boston, MA 02215
August

17

The Big Beef BBQ Class with Andy Husbands

Bolster your BBQ skills with Pitmaster Andy Husbands of The Smoke Shop BBQ. In this class he’ll be cooking up all things beef including brisket, cheek, ribs, and sirloin with a variety of rubs and sauces. In addition to a bevy of BBQ, Husbands will teach you how to make a special Bourbon cocktail and yes, you’ll get to drink it. Tickets $100.

  • 12 P.M.-3 P.M.
  • The Smoke Shop BBQ Assembly Row
  • 325 Assembly Row
    Somerville, MA 02145
August

18

Wine Island Grand Tasting

Enjoy wine tasting and endless bites to eat on a beautiful Boston island while soaking up the sunshine. Steve Memmolo from NBC’s The Voice will also be returning to his Boston roots to perform alongside a DJ who will be playing everyone’s summer favorites. Take a trip around the island’s bellini bar, imported charcuterie platters, cheese displays, and locally sourced oysters and shrimp cocktails. Not to mention, your ticket includes a limited edition wine glass and roundtrip ferry fare! The ferry will leave promptly at noon from Long Wharf. Tickets $229.

  • 12 P.M.- 3 P.M.
  • Thompson Island
  • 1 Long Wharf
    Boston, MA 02110
August

18

Swizzle Sunday with Tainah Soares of A4cade

Craving a boozy taste of the tropics and love an alliterative letter s? You’re in luck – every Sunday is Swizzle Sunday this summer at The Hawthorne. They’ll be hosting some of Boston’s most talented spirit reps and guest bartenders for an island-themed event series on the patio. For this installment Tainah Soares of Area Four will be whipping up a refreshing array of blender beverages and tiki cocktails with St-Germain. Entry is free, tiki attire encouraged.

  • 5 P.M.- 8 P.M.
  • The Hawthorne
  • 500 Commonwealth Ave.
    Boston, Massachusetts 02215
August

18

Cocktailing at Home with No. 9 Park

As part of their monthly cocktail class series, the beverage team at No. 9 Park is hosting a class dedicated to decking out your own home bar. They’ll teach you all the techniques and tools necessary to skillfully shake — and stir — cocktails at home for friends and family. Tickets $95 plus taxes and fees.

  • 3 P.M.-5 P.M.
  • No. 9 Park
  • 9 Park Street
    Boston, MA 02108
August

21

Patio Pig Roast at Casa Caña with Cassie Piuma

As part of their Patio Pig Roast Chef Series, Casa Caña is hosting Chef Cassie Piuma of Sarma for a pork-filled evening to benefit No Kid Hungry. She’ll be cooking up a whole hog on the patio with plenty of Mediterranean-style fixings. The event will also feature live music and a raffle with drinks available a la carte. Tickets include all the pork you can eat for $25 and 100% of the ticket price will be donated to Share our Strength.

  • 6 P.M.-8 P.M.
  • Casa Caña
  • 1234 Soldiers Field Road
    Boston, MA 02135
August

25

Dumpling Making Class at Mei Mei

Mei Mei has been cranking out some of Boston’s best dumplings for several years and now you can learn how to make them at home. In this hands-on demonstration led by Co-owner and James Beard-nominated chef Irene Li, participants will learn all the tips and tricks to making Mei Mei’s distinctive dumplings. She’ll cover pan-searing techniques, how to hand-fold a variety of shapes, and how to make your own dumpling sauce. Afterwards, participants can grab a drink at the cash bar and chow down on their dumplings as well as some snacks provided by Mei Mei. Tickets $88.

  • 9:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M.
  • Mei Mei
  • 506 Park Drive
    Boston, MA 02215
August

31

Gin 102: Old Toms

Explore the wonderful world of Old Tom gin with Our Fathers as your guide. They’ll be tasting guests through twelve different Old Tom gins from around the globe and discussing the unique qualities of this often overlooked spirit category. In addition to plenty of tastes of gin, guests will receive a G&T and small bites from Our Father’s Kitchen. Tickets $50.

  • 3 P.M.-5 P.M.
  • Our Fathers
  • 197 North Harvard Street
    Boston, MA 02134

September

1

Outstanding in the Field Dinner at Eagle's Nest Point

Experience a world-class dinner as close to your food’s origins as possible with Outstanding in the Field. They’ll be joined by guest chef Charlie Foster of Woods Hill Table for a farm-to-table meal prepared directly on the beach at Eagle’s Nest Oyster Farm. Tickets $285.

  • 3 P.M.
  • Eagles Nest Point
  • Eagles Nest Point
    Duxbury, MA, USA
September

8

Outstanding in the Field Dinner at Woven Roots Farm

Enjoy a world-class meal in the beautiful hills of the Berkshires at Woven Roots Farm. They’ll be joined by guest chef James Massey of Field & Cellar for a meal that celebrates local, sustainable agriculture and Massey’s Native American heritage. Tickets $265.

  • 3 P.M.
  • Woven Roots Farm
  • 12 McCarty Road
    Tyringham, MA 01264
September

12

Taste of The Fenway

Taste all the best food and drink that Fenway has to offer at this year’s Taste of The Fenway. Dozens of vendors will be cooking up their favorite dishes and shaking up their favorite cocktails right in the heart of Fenway. A few of the many spots we’re excited about this year are Hojoko, Tatte and Tiger Mama. For $50 you get access to all-you-can-eat food, drink tastings, and live music from Berklee College of Music.

  • 5 P.M.-7 P.M.
  • Van Ness Street
  • Van Ness Street (From Kilmarnock St. to Richard B. Ross Way)
    Boston, MA 02215
September

15

Dumpling Making Class at Mei Mei

Mei Mei has been cranking out some of Boston’s best dumplings for several years and now you can learn how to make them at home. In this hands-on demonstration led by Co-owner and James Beard-nominated chef Irene Li, participants will learn all the tips and tricks to making Mei Mei’s distinctive dumplings. She’ll cover pan-searing techniques, how to hand-fold a variety of shapes, and how to make your own dumpling sauce. Afterwards, participants can grab a drink at the cash bar and chow down on their dumplings as well as some snacks provided by Mei Mei. Tickets $88.

  • 9:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M.
  • Mei Mei
  • 506 Park Drive
    Boston, MA 02215
September

15

Boston Local Food Festival

For the 10th year, enjoy all the fresh and local food Boston has to offer at the Boston Local Food Festival. There is no charge for this event, so take a stroll around and check out all the great vendors that represent Boston. Not to mention you can catch some chef demos, a seafood cook-off, and enjoy the family fun zone. All vendors for the 2019 festival have not been released yet, but if last year was any indication, we’re in for some amazing food!

  • 11 A.M.-5 P.M.
  • Rose Kennedy Greenway
  • 185 Kneeland St.
    Boston, MA 02111
September

18

Patio Pig Roast with Chef Adrienne Mosier

As part of their Patio Pig Roast Chef Series, Casa Caña is hosting Chef Adrienne Moiser of Deuxave for a pork-filled evening to benefit No Kid Hungry. She’ll be cooking up a whole hog on the patio with plenty of summery fixings. The event will also feature live music and a raffle with drinks available a la carte. Tickets include all the pork you can eat for $25 and 100% of the ticket price will be donated to Share our Strength.

  • 6 P.M.-8 P.M.
  • Casa Caña
  • 1234 Soldiers Field Road
    Boston, MA 02135

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