Category Archives: Dining

Boston JerkFest & Rum Tasting this weekend

The Boston JerkFest is an outdoor/indoor family-friendly Caribbean style foodie festival that features Jamaican jerk spiced food and all things spicy and hot on Saturday, June, 24, 2017 at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in the South End with two sessions: 11am-3pm and 4-8pm.

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The Rum & Brew Tasting @ Boston JerkFest will take place on Friday, June 23, 2017 , 6:30-9:30pm (6pm for VIP) at the same location.  This 21+ event  features live music and unlimited tastings of rum, local craft beer and a variety of Caribbean themed libations.

For more information visit the event website, bostonjerkfest.com.

UberEats launches in Boston

Last week Boston joined a short list of cities that UberEats operates. The delivery service operates much like the company’s ride-sharing app. You download the app, log in, select a restaurant and order. You pay with the card you have on file and can watch as your order is delivered to wherever you are.

UberEats Boston

UberEats launched in 2015, and is available in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Malden, Everett, Chelsea, Medford, and Brookline, with plans to expand to Arlington and Belmont.

COCHON555 comes to SoWa Boston April 9

boston food, boston diningCalling all foodies: Sunday, April 9th COCHON555 – a self-described “epic culinary experience centered on 1,500 pounds of heritage breed pork” will take place in the SOWA Power Station (that large building by the BSC and Gaslight parking lot).  In addition to serving up dozens of chef-crafted tastings you will be able to wash down all that pork from more than forty boutique wines, craft cocktails and artisanal brews. 

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Taste of the South End is Tuesday, March 21

Taste of the South End

Photo Credit: Marilyn Humphries ©

AIDS Action Taste of the South End
Tuesday, March 21, 2017  ||  Tickets start at $125.00
Boston Center for the Arts, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

This is easily the best tasting event of the season and one any foodie should not miss. I also think this is one of the best organized events of its kind in Boston. The fact that proceeds go to the AIDS Action Committee is a bonus. For more information visit tasteofthesouthend.org.

Museum of Science presents Chocolate: The exhibition

Back Bay Chocolate Walking TourThe Museum of Science (one of my favorite museums to visit as a kid) often falls off my radar as an adult. How else can I explain that I had no idea there was an amazing exhibit underway called Da Vinci – The Genius until I learned about the Chocolate exhibit, which initially made me check out their website?

While the Da Vinci exhibit sounds interesting and I may go check it out, Chocolate: The exhibition sounds like something I could really sink my teeth into so to speak. The temporary exhibition which opens today and runs through May 7, 2017 will test your chocolate knowledge of this delicious food and help you appreciate the role it has played through history.

The exhibit shares interesting facts about the plant, the products and the culture of chocolate through the lenses of science, history, and popular culture.  Tickets to the exhibit are $25 for adults and $20 for children if you are not a member.

Chocolate: The exhibition at the MOS

Frenchie in South End opens Tuesday

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Source: Frenchie Facebook page

Frenchie, a new bistro will open on Tuesday, January 24th in the South End. Located in the space formerly known as Kitchen at 560 Tremont Street, Frenchie is a casual wine bar that will be open daily for lunch and dinner and serving brunch on Saturday and Sunday from Sandrine Rossi and Loic Le Garrec from Petit Robert Bistro. For more information you can like their page on Facebook.

Troquet Boston to close and reopen in Leather District

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Photo Source: Troquet Facebook Page

Troquet announced today that after 15 years in business at 140 Boylston Street the restaurant will close on Saturday, January 28th only to move and open in a larger space in the Leather District in early February. Details about the new space were not mentioned in the media release, although it did allude to a larger kitchen and wine cellar as well as more bar space, which will make it far easier to grab a drink than their current location which I believe can only seat 6-8 people.

I’ve had several meals at Troquet over the years, in part because they are so conveniently located in Boston’s Theater District, making it a great place to grab a meal before or after a show. You can read my restaurant review: Troquet Boston is a wine lovers restaurant.

I’ll share more about Troquet’s new home when I learn more. Stay tuned.