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Taste of the South End and More on the Food & Dining Scene

All the latest for South End foodies.

Taste of the South End

  • We all know the South End has some of the hottest restaurants in town, and sometimes it feels like there’s just not enough time to try them all. Well, worry no more, because at Taste of the South End on Tuesday, March 6, you’ll have bites taken directly from the menus of more than 40 of the South End’s faves, yours for the savoring – check out a full list of participants here. The evening will also include live cooking demonstrations, a silent auction and raffle, and extensive wine tasting and beer samplings, so get your tickets now. Proceeds benefit the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts.

 

Cooking for Hope

  • On Thursday, March 8, the Friends of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are sponsoring Cooking for Hope, a fete featuring nosh from some of the city’s most beloved chefs and restaurants. South End Participants include Gaslight and Zocalo, as well as dozens more restos from around the city. Cooking for Hope will be held at 125 High St. in the FiDi, and tickets are $100 ($20 of which is tax-deductible) – proceeds benefit the Friends of Dana-Farber, an all-volunteer organization that helps provide patient services, educational activities and fundraising. 

 

Workshop at SoWa Winter Market

  • While you’re down at the SoWa Winter Market this Sunday picking up fresh produce and local treats for the week, why get crafty with a fun workshop while you’re there? March 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., it’s Decoupage with Jenn Sherr (for the uninitiated, decoupage is a way to decorating something, like a chair or plate for example, by gluing paper cutouts onto it with paint, varnish, and more). The workshop is $45/person, which includes all materials you’ll need, and you don’t need any prior experience to participate. Learn more and register here.

 

Sugar Shack at The Beehive 

  • On Wednesday, March 7 from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., The Beehive invites you to experience a Quebec-style Sugar Shack meal, compliments of Chef Alexandre Loiseau of Montreal’s Bistro Cocagne. This multi-course, family-style meal served at communal tables celebrates Quebec’s love of maple syrup as way more than just a pancake-topper, with dishes like beets marinated with cider vinegar and maple syrup; pork creton; and cream of turnip soup with your choice of entrée from seared salmon with maple roasted root vegetables to a pork/turkey/venison Quebec meat pie with baked beans. While you feast, you’ll also enjoy traditional Québécois music from Isabelle Cyr and Yves Marchand, and De Temps Antan! The meal is $45/person, and you should call 617-423-0069 to reserve your spots. 

 

$1 Tapas at Estragon

  • Every Monday-Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m., you can enjoy $1 tapas at Estragon – how’s that for a nice end to the work day? Choices include queso de cabra con tomate (warm Spanish goats’ cheese & and tomato on toast); torreznos (crispy fried pork belly with salsa picante); and alcachofas fritas (crispy fried artichoke hearts with aioli).  The place fills up pretty fast, so make sure you show up early to fill your belly.

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