Over the weekend of the 10th & the 11th, Somerville was bombarded by a flashflood that caused much damage to many local businesses and homes. Unfortunately, Taza Stone Ground Chocolate was hit hard when 16 inches of floodwater rushed into their brand-new space. All of their new chocolate grinding and processing machines were damaged. Every machine has to be replaced after only producing one batch of chocolate in this new location.
Friends over at Tomasso Trattoria and Panzano are helping out by offering 15% off Taza Chocolate this week and this weekend, July 23rd- 24th: Spend $50 or more at Panzano including 2 or more Taza chocolate products and receive a free Taza Cocoa & Mass. Farmer’s Market Tote!*
Taza is a small business, just like Panzano, producing high quality and unique products for an appreciative crowd. These chocolates are stone ground with authentic Oaxacan stone mills instead of steel refiners. Due to this imperfect surface of a granite millstone, unrefined cacao particles and sugar granules remain in the finished chocolate, which gives their bars a distinctive granular texture and delicious chocolate flavor!
On Thursday, August 5th, The Bristol Lounge and high-end jeweler Pageo will join forces to celebrate National Oyster Day. Visit The Bristol Lounge between 5-7:30pm to enjoy $2 oysters, $10 glasses of bubbly and wine, and the chance to win a pearl necklace valued at $795 from Pageo.
The Bristol Lounge is Boston’s favorite après work destination. Listen to live music nightly in “Boston’s living room,” including a jazz trio on the weekends. Also experience weekly events including Burgers and Burgundy Wednesdays: the famous Bristol Burger paired with two glasses of burgundian style wines for just $30 per person.*
Don’t miss the chance to eat, drink, be merry – and possibly take home a beautiful piece of jewelry on August 5th.
next stop....Barracuda Tavern - Downtown Crossing
You will feel like you are on vacation as you soak in the nautical décor and savor the seafood specialties. Leave your worries behind as you ascend the stairs to the tavern, and enjoy a tasty beer or savor a glass of wine.
Join them for lunch, a wind-down after work, or a laid-back dinner; it will be sure to fit your budget.
Once you walk in... you will never want to leave! click here to find out more...
Street Food from Around the World
WHO: Andy Husbands will be hosting the 7th annual 'Grilling Social' with friends. Join Husbands along with Boston’s own Harpoon Brewery and special guest chefs including Chris Coombs of Dbar (Deuxave opening soon), Mark Orfaly of Pigalle,
Isadora "Izzy" Sarto of Tremont 647, and Brian Poe of Poe's Kitchen at the Rattlesnake.
WHAT: Join the summertime tradition at Tremont 647 where guests will be encouraged to walk around and sample 'street food' themed foods from the grills outside, as well as from Tremont’s indoor wood fired grill, while chatting with friends and neighbors, and enjoying pints of fresh Harpoon beer.
The cost of this special event is $35/per person, $30 for Friends of Harpoon. Price includes all food and two beer tickets per guest, and also includes tax and gratuity! A full cash bar will also be available throughout the evening.
WHEN: On Monday, July 19th from 6:00 PM till--(about 9 PM)
WHERE: Tremont 647 -- on the patio! (Located at 647 Tremont Street in Boston's South End). Valet and on-street metered parking.
Please call Tremont 647 at (617) 266-4600 for information and reservations. Reservations are strongly suggested as this event often sells out! Put on your shorts and sandals and get ready for a fun and festive urban patio picnic!
Who: The producers of the Fox Show “Kitchen Nightmares”, hosted by Gordon Ramsay, looking for restaurants to participate in the upcoming season.
What: A casting call for some of Boston and the surrounding areas restaurants that are in need of a facelift and some professional advice from Chef Ramsay. They are looking for restaurants that are a little run down and need a little revitalization or a concept change.
Interested restaurants should include their name and contact info (including a phone number), restaurant name and specialty, how many seats and the restaurant should be considered.
*Restaurants must have been open at least one year, offer dinner service, and have at least 35 seats.
Other: If you are a Restaurant Owner fill out or download the application online at: www.theconlincompany.com and email it back to: KitchenNightmaresCasting@gmail.com or call: 1-323-252-2353.