Friday, July 16, 2010

Fork it over, weekend!

It's going to be a partly sunny, low 90s sort of weekend. Got plans? Stuff your face with these (mostly) food-related ideas:

Friday 7/16 (Today!)
Barry Maiden (of Hungry Mother) will be speaking at the ICA as part of the Talking Taste series, which begins at 6:30pm. Tickets are $10 for members and students and $15 for general admission. Unfortunately, the event is currently sold out, but weather permitting, more tickets will be released today. Call the box office at 617-478-3103 if you want to try to get tickets.

From the ICA:
"Our series featuring Boston's best chefs is back and more delicious than ever! Sample the creations that have made them culinary stars outdoors on our stunning waterfront.
Virginia native Barry Maiden’s French-inspired Southern comfort cooking has made Cambridge’s Hungry Mother one of the hottest tables in town. Formerly of L’Espalier and Lumiere, Maiden was named a Best New Chef of 2009 by Food and Wine magazine."

Saturday 7/17
Hmmm, there's nothing on my event calendar for tomorrow, so instead, I'm going shamelessly promote Joel's gypsy punk band, the Somerville Symphony Orkestar, and suggest that you take a trip out to Providence to see them close a Humanwine show at Firehouse XIII. $7, all ages, 9pm. By 9pm tomorrow, Providence will have cooled to a comfortable 76 degrees, but Boston will still be up around 80. Make an evening of it and check out Waterfire before the show. And before that, I'd recommend grabbing dinner at Red Fez, a fabulous little spot with great drinks and gastropub fare, or Sakura, a BYOB Japanese restaurant with attitude where you'll most likely be in and out in 45 minutes or less. Food, music, fire...what could be a better way to spend a Saturday?

Sunday 7/18
You've got a couple options for Sunday: cocktails at Clio or tequila at Gargoyles on the Square. Clio's Midsummer Cocktail Party runs from 5pm to 9pm, and it'll cost you $35. More information from Daily Candy:
"Imbibe a hat trick of intoxicants from Todd Maul’s brill drink menu, such as the bracing Cherry Rum Fizz (Matusalem rum, cherry Heering, lemon juice, simple syrup, and soda water)...Passed bites from the resto’s seasonal bar menu, including grilled fish tacos with avocado cream and charred tomato salsa, and salt cod croquettes with black garlic aioli."
The annual Mexican Fiesta at Gargoyles features a $15 Latin buffet, music by Los Sugar Kings, and tequila flights to drink (not included in the $15). The festivities start at 7:30pm.

Well, get out there and enjoy your weekend! Wear sunscreen!

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