Calling all Boston foodies — the summer edition of Dine Out Boston begins this weekend, meaning it’s the perfect time to try some of Boston’s best restaurants during this culinary celebration.
From Sun., Aug. 7-Sat., Aug. 20, participating restaurants are offering prix fixe menus for lunch + dinner, ranging from $22-46, encouraging residents to skip the dishes and let the professionals do the cooking.
Here are just a few restaurants to check out during these special two weeks.
Don’t miss out on the burrata, meatballs, or carbonara from Serafina. | Photos by BOStoday team
The dinner menu is available Sunday through Friday for $36 per person and includes starters like fried burrata + fig and ricotta bruschetta. Pro tip: make reservations to stop by Next Door Eastie while you’re in East Boston.
Summer Shack has a custom Dine Out Boston menu for $46 per person. | Photo provided
Seaport Summer Market | Fri., Aug. 5-Sun., Aug. 7 | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | Seaport Common, 85 Northern Ave. | Free | Head to the monthly outdoor retail market in the parking lot next to Cisco Brewers.
Cocktail Fest | Fri., Aug. 5-Sun., Aug. 21 | 6-9 p.m. | Eataly Boston, 800 Boylston St. | Price of purchase | Raise a glass to Eataly’s first cocktail fest with $10 summer cocktails — City Editor Sara’s weekend pick. 🍹
Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe | Fri., Aug. 5 + Sat., Aug. 6 | 4 p.m. | Fenway Park | $150+ | Rock out with four legends, including the “Pour Some Sugar On Me” and “Dr. Feelgood” stars along with Joan Jett + Poison. 🎸
Sean Kingston | Sat., Aug. 6 | 6-10 p.m. | Big Night Live, 110 Causeway St. | $30+ | Enjoy performances of fan favorite songs like “Fire Burning” and “Beautiful Girls.”
Out of the Park | Sun., Aug. 7 | 12:30-4 p.m. | Boston Common | Free | Bring a blanket to watch the Sox game on the big screen as they take on the Kansas City Royals. ⚾
Derby Day | Sun., Aug. 7 | 2-5 p.m. | GrandTen Distilling, 383 Dorchester Ave. | Free | Grab a drink and enter the derby racing event, with mini cars built from kits containing pine wood, plastic wheels + metal axles — City Editor Jess’ weekend pick. 🚗
The community wanted to keep the artistic basketball court design. | Photo by @rob_barella
Join the City of Boston for the official opening of Mission Hill Playground at 60 Smith St. today from 11:30-12:30 p.m.
We’re not playing around — this park has been under construction since September 2021. The community space was established in 1913 and had a renovation budget of $2.7 million.
What’s new at the playground? Changes include a new basketball court,in-ground water spray features, new play equipment, and a renovated ball field. The landscape also got a refreshing update to make the park more accessible with new picnic tables, drinking fountains, trees, retaining wall, and lighting.
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A new life science lab is in under construction in East Cambridge near Lechmere Station. The four-story building will provide over 105,000 sqft of lab and office space. The One Canal Park development is expected to be completed in 2023. 🏗️ (Boston Business Journal)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists have predicted11-18 days of high-tide flooding for Boston next year. High-tide flooding occurs when water rises above the daily average high tide point for an hour or more. From May 2021 to April 2022, Boston accounted for seven days of high-tide flooding. 🌊 (WBUR)
Order up — High Spot Deliis hinting at making a comeback in Beacon Hill this October. Keep an eye out for more updates from the popular breakfast and lunch restaurant. (NBC Boston)
Boston-based startup Stackwell Capital Inc.has raised$3.5 million prior to launching a new app to help reduce the racial wealth gap and increase investment participation in the Black community. The digital investment company has financial support from Fenway Sports Group, WS Development + The Kraft Group. (BostInno)
Taffer’s Tavernis opening in Watertown at the end of August. The chain restaurant is owned by the “Bar Rescue” star Jon Taffer. Make reservations now to visit the Arsenal Yards eatery and don’t miss the new mural completed by Adam O’Day paying homage to the taverns of Boston’s past. 🍽️ (Boston Business Journal)
The renovations at Roosevelt Park in Malden are paused after the US Department of Housing and Urban Development has delayed sending $1.2 million in funding. To move forward with the $3.5 million project, the city must evaluate the residents’ questions about the artificial turf proposal. (Boston Globe)
The back-to-school organizationCradles to Crayons has prepared70,000 backpacks with school essentials for students during its annual Backpack-a-thon. The organization has provided clothing and school supplies to homeless and low-income children since 2012. Donations are accepted all year long at these community drop-off locations. (7 News)
Earlier this week, we asked for teacher classroom lists. If you’re looking to support a local classroom, take a look at this wishlist from reader Katrina M., a high school teacher in Hyde Park. ✏️
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Editor’s pick:A little birdie told us that there’s a new drink menu at backbar in Somerville. 🦜
Fly on over to the Union Square bar to try the Sesame Street-inspired Big Bird, Concrete Jungle Bird + weekly specials like the Blue Footed Boobie. The cocktails feature summer flavors you’ll want to try before the birdies leave the nest.
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