Craft Beer Tastings This Week...

Our Winter 2012 Issue of Where To Eat included a special feature on craft beer and this week, The Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont is giving you the opportunity to try out some of our noted brews:
Craft Beer Cellar
February 1 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

The Bruery tasting with special guest, Patrick Rue!
Craft Beer Cellar 
February 2 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Come meet owner, Patrick Rue, and taste the fine concoctions of The Bruery from Placentia, CA.
Craft Beer Cellar
Friday, February 3rd - 5:00pm - 7:00pm 
Smuttynose Brewing of Portsmouth NH tasting event

For complete event listings, visit:  


This Weekend: Super Hunger Brunch!

What could be better than brunch for a cause? Your favorite weekend meal does just that at the Greater Boston Food Bank's Super Hunger Brunch on January 28th and 29th. Teaming up with Boston's finest chefs, the GBFB invites you to dine while helping to end hunger in eastern Massachusetts.

Choose from an array of restaurants on both Saturday and Sunday in all areas of the city and beyond for $25, $35 or $50. Here are our W2E picks:

Chefs for Obama on January 31st!

Next Tuesday, January 31st, join 14 of your favorite Boston chefs for a cooking competition and tasting in support of President Obama. The competition will be judged by Governor Patrick, Diane Patrick and Chef Ming Tsai. As a guest, you will have the opportunity to taste creations made by the following superstar chefs:

Boston Wine Expo: Demos & Dinners

The Boston Wine Expo is a week-long celebration of the world's most popular wine-growing regions. From January 16-22, prepare to enjoy Vintner Dinners, Grand Tasting features, three days of seminars and the Grand Cru Wine Lounge at the Seaport Hotel.
Chef Demos including Billy Brandolini of Ceia, Chris Coombs of Deuxave, William Kovel of Catalyst, Chris Douglas, Patricia Yeo and Andy Husbands (to name a few!) will take place during the two-day Grand Tasting on January 21st and 22nd.

Wineries will also host exclusive Vintner Dinners at some of the city's finest restaurants throughout the week, providing diners the opportunity taste unique food and wine pairings. On Thursday, January 19 BOKX 109 American Prime is hosting Rutherford Ranch, while 606 Congress explores Alexander Valley Vineyard. Click here for the complete schedule.

Tickets range from one day Grand Tasting $85-$95, 
two day $145 and Grand Cru $175.

Stag's Leap Wine Dinners at The Fireplace

The Fireplace in Brookline has two top notch Stag's Leap wine dinners coming up this month and next. Owner, Jim Solomon, has cellared these rare wines for over ten years so don't miss out! 

This Month's Harvest Review: Oysters & Apples

On Wednesday, January 11th, head over to Harvest in Cambridge for this month's review, "Something to Write Home About." Amy Traverso, author of The Apple Lover's Cookbook, and Erin Murrary, author of Shucked:Life on a New England Oyster Farm, have teamed up to host an evening full of delicious food and wine. 

Your $39 entry includes 4 courses with wine pairings,
exclusive of gratuity. 6pm.
Call Harvest at 617.868.2255 for reservations.

For a schedule of future Harvest Reviews, click here.

Dine at South End Buttery Sun-Thurs, Get 10% off!

On Sunday through Thursday nights this January, South End Buttery is offering 10% off! Gather your entire party and be seated at or before 6:30 PM to receive the discount. 
Cannot be combined with any other offers. 

Be sure to also make your reservations for "Argentina Night" on February 13, 2012 to celebrate Argentinian wine, art, food and travel! The event will debut an exhibit of the photographic works of acclaimed New York photographer Alessandro Pappalardo.

First January Wine Seminar at Taberna!

The "Island Wines of Spain" January Wine seminars at Taberna de Haro start tonight at 6:30pm!
A mix of reds and whites will be served with delicious small plates:

•Quibia, a fragrant white from Mallorca, with sobrasada toast

•Bermejo malvasia seco from Lanzarote with fish "churros."

•Fronton de Oro from Gran Canaria, with salty little potatoes & green sauce. •Tajinaste from Tenerife, with savory little cheese cakes. 
Only TWO spots left for tonight, email Deborah Hansen  at to reserve. $63 inclusive of tax.
Future seminars on January 11th and 18th.

Dorchester-Milton Restaurant Week 2012

On Sunday through Thursday nights between January 15th and 30th, Dorchester's finest restaurants are offering up a three-course dinner for $30.12. 

Show your love for this south of the city neighborhood by reserving your seat at one of these nine spots (T accessible and lots of parking available!):