A three-way duel among local brewers

Starting Tonight, June 28th Post 390 kicks off Tap Wars, a monthly battle for a tap at Post 390! Starting with the Monday kick-off event, three local brewers will feature one style of beer, and guests will choose their favorite! Battling in July, Berkshire Brewing Company from South Deerfield, Cisco Brewers from Nantucket, and Cape Ann Brewing Company from Gloucester will serve their own India Pale Ale in hopes of being voted #1. Tap Wars lasts the week: Post 390 will offer the flight of three 6-ounce tastes through Wednesday, June 30th. Those who order the flight earn themselves a ballot to be a part of selecting the winner.

What are they battling for, you ask? A shot at the title of course…well, at exclusive rights on Post 390’s designated Local Tap for one month. And three lucky voters who participate will be invited by Post 390 to the quarterly Tap Wars Beer Dinner in which Chef Eric Brennan will pair four-courses with the brewery who sells the most beer from the local tap. But more on that later. First there is beer to taste – and soon!

When: TAP WARS kicks off Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 6pm

Where: Post 390, 406 Stuart Street, Boston, MA,

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Cocktail Wars... This weekend at Woodward

Join Woodward at Ames hotel on June 27th for Cocktail Wars, an Iron Chef-style bartender competition. Two of Boston's best go head-to-head to create the best cocktail using secret ingredients (typically a spirit, a fruit, herb, and vegetable of some kind) in the allotted time and then judged by some of Boston's biggest industry names. There are drink specials, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and great music. Nicole Lebedevitch (last month's winner and bartender at Eastern Standard), Jaime Bissonnette (Chef/Owner at Coppa) and Dan McCarthy from Urbandaddy will all be the judges on the 27th.

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Just Desserts at Sel de la Terre - Natick

Tonight is their first dessert tasting spectacular! They'll commence the evening with a half hour of passed savory hors d'oeuvres and then embark on a journey of sweet treats with a three-course dessert tasting with matching wines. Bring your book club pals or relax with your friends before the big summer vacation exodus sends everyone in different directions.

Starts at 7PM.

Please call for reservations 508-650-1800


Chefs In Shorts 2010

The 13th Annual
Friday, June 25th, 2010
Seaport World Trade Center
7-9:30 p.m.
$60 per person

The thirteenth annual Chefs In Shorts event brings together a group of the area’s leading chefs who will fire up the grills and create their favorite dishes during this outdoor, summer-in-the-city barbecue. Join some of the city’s most talented chefs for a night of grill-offs and fun.

Tickets are $60 per person (non-refundable), which includes complimentary beer, wine and tastings. This event will take place rain or shine.

The Seaport Hotel is pleased to partner with The Greater Boston Food Bank again this year.

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Strawberry Dessert Festival

Starts Today!
The Mass Farmers Markets

Friday, June 11 thru Sunday, July 4, 2010

Strawberry Dessert Fest is a fun and tasty fundraiser for the 200-plus farmers markets state-wide. When you order a strawberry dessert from one of the participating restaurants or bakeries, you'll be doing good for local farmers -- berry good!-- and treating your taste buds at the same time.

From June 11 -- July 4th, the following eateries will donate a percentage of sales from specially prepared strawberry desserts to the Federation of Mass Farmers Markets:
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