Friday, August 13, 2010

It's all happening this weekend!

Ladies and gentlemen! We have a great weekend of festivals and summer events ahead of us, many of them - wait no- all of the following involve food in some way.
Get ready to make space in your weekend agenda for these fab goings-on!

Fisherman's Feast: now through Sunday (no cost)- This is a great festival celebrating 'Madonna del Soccorso' (Our Lady of help) as well as the immigration of fishermen from the South coast of Italy. It will be held in the North End area which means you can expect excellent italian food, music and bazaar type booths. I went to this festival last year and came out full of pasta, calamari and biscotti!

India Day: Sunday 15th of August, 3:30-8 p.m (no cost) - India Day is pretty self-evident, it will be a festival celebrating India's independence day as well as the Indian-American population in the Greater Boston Area. The Hatch-Shell by the Charles River is always a great place to host a celebration, as you may know, this is the location of my favorite Earth Fest...but more to the point, there will be live entertainment and Indian food to boot! I am excited to see how this one compares to Toronto's East-Asian festival!

BGood BBQ: Sunday 15th of August, 1-6 p.m. (12$ online, 15$ at the door) - BGood will be hosting a fundraiser BBQ on Sunday at 500 Harrison, right behind the SoWa market. This will be the 7th annual BBQ they hold and every year it is a raving success. Your entry fee gives you access to burgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, ice cream, milkshakes, beer and all the great live art and music going on at the venue. It is a great way to get your burger fill while supporting Sidewalk Sam and Artstreet, a non-profit organisation promoting the presence of art in daily life. Give your tummy and your soul some nourishment at this festival!

Restaurant Week: Runs August 15th-20th and August 22nd-27th - All over Boston and just outside of it. I am sure you have all heard of Restaurant week, where the fancier restaurants devise scrumptious multiple course menus for a uniform price. This summer, check out the following website for the list of this year's participating restaurants: You will find they offer a two course lunch for 15.10, a three course lunch for 20.10 or a three course dinner for 33.10. I do warn you though, this can be a crazy good deal, or a bit of a rip off. My advice, check out the menu before you make a reservation so you can lock into the best deals offered...aka go for the most expensive restaurant!

So, I think we all have our work cut out for us this weekend, it may be a stretch to make it to all the events, but they are all there for our enjoyment and it would be a pity to go to none at all!

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