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For Those Who Don't Cook...

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Many Boston-area restaurants are inviting guests to drop their spatulas, ditch their aprons and leave cooking the turkey up to the professionals.  From weeklong specials to prix-fixe menus, Sonsie, Summer Shack, Doretta Taverna, Puritan & Co., Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca, Back Bay Social Club, and Alta Strada promise to make this Thanksgiving a delicious one!


Sonsie Boston

327 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02115

(617) 351-2500


Serving regular breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus in addition to a special Thanksgiving dinner option, Sonsie will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

Available from 11 a.m. on in traditiona-stylel or gluten-free, Sonsie’s Thanksgiving dinner will be offered per person, as well as family style for parties of 8 or more (all guests must be participating in the Thanksgiving dinner and family style is only available by reservation). Sonsie’s Thanksgiving dinner costs $27 per person and consists of roasted turkey breast, sausage and cornbread stuffing, gravy (gluten-free gravy available), mashed potatoes, turnips, roasted carrots, broccoli gratin, and cranberry relish. Sonsie will also be serving up $8 slices of homemade pie.


Summer Shack

50 Dalton St., Boston, MA 02115

(617) 867-9995

On Thanksgiving Day, Summer Shack will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., serving up their regular menu as well as a traditional thanksgiving meal with all the fixings for only $35. Summer Shack will also offer folks celebrating at home a variety of delicious to-go options available for pick-up on Wednesday, November 22nd from noon to 6 p.m., including Southern deep-fried or oven-roasted turkeys, sides, desserts, and appetizers. To place an order, visit or contact (617) 867-9995.


Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar

79 Park Plaza Rd., Boston, MA

(617) 422-0008


Available at Doretta Taverna the week prior to Thanksgiving in addition to their regular menu, Michael Schlow’s Greek eatery will offer guests a family-style “Friendsgiving” prix-fixe for $65 per person. The first course will be a tasting of home-made spreads & pita village salad; the second course will offer a choice of baked manouri cheese, lamb meatballs, spinach pie, monkfish tempura ‘gyro’, grilled octopus, grilled loukaniko, pan-roasted shrimp, zucchini chips; the third course will be a choice of lamb shoulder, lemon chicken, pan-seared lavraki or roasted cauliflower; and the dessert course will feature a tasting of various desserts.


Puritan & Company

1166 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA

(617) 615-6195


On Thanksgiving Eve, Puritan & Co. will be celebrating their 5th anniversary with a “Friends-You-Choose Feast.” With regular reservations available until 8 p.m., Puritan’s “Friends-You-Choose Feast” will kick off at 9 p.m. and feature complimentary bites and a cash bar.


Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca

11 Fan Pier Boulevard, Boston, MA, 02210

(617) 421-4466


Offering an Italian take on the classic Thanksgiving turkey, Babbo will be serving up a Paccheri (Neapolitan Rigatoni) with a braised turkey ragu as a special from Tuesday, the 21st through Saturday, the 25th (excluding Thanksgiving day as the restaurant will be closed).


Back Bay Social Club

867 Boylston St., Boston, MA

(617) 247-3200


In addition to their regular menu, Back Bay Social Club will be offering guests a three-course thanksgiving menu on Thanksgiving Day. Available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., the menu will cost $30 per adult and $13 per child. The first course will be a garden salad with mesclun, tomatoes, cucumbers, and balsamic vinaigrette; the second choice will be a choice of roasted turkey and gravy or sweet-glazed honey ham, both served with baked sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, pumpernickel stuffing, cranberry sauce, and creamed corn; and the dessert course will be a choice of homemade pumpkin or apple pie.


Alta Strada

92 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02482

(781) 237-6100


Alta Strada will be offering a special Thanksgiving takeout menu on a call-ahead basis. Offering its regularly available menu items from its Italian market in addition to Thanksgiving specials, Alta Strada will be taking orders until Monday, November 21st. Alta Strada’s Thanksgiving menu items will be available in two sizes/price ranges. Menu items include Francese bread stuffing with apples; chestnuts & sage whipped potatoes; honey glazed carrots with mint; butternut squash soup; Brussel sprouts with prosciutto; roasted butternut squash with sage & nutmeg; cranberry sauce; home-style gravy; and a variety of homemade pies.


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Babes Brunch

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Queer Ladies, come out to The Trophy Room and play on Sunday, November 19th for Babes Brunch.

Featuring music by the infamous DJ L’Duke FKA LeahV & proudly sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, expect BABEtenders, fancy cocktails & plenty of tasty brunch delights.

No cover & ALL are welcome. Walk-ins are welcome & limited reservations are available.

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Donuts for Days

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You may think you know what a donut tastes like, but, trust us, your taste buds are about to call you a liar.

Donuts for days #BasicBatchDonuts is back at Bar Mezzana this Saturday, November 18th at 10am until they're gone.

You may want to get inline now.

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Hot Chocolate Grows Up

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Restauranteur Kathy Sidell’s Award-Winning MET Restaurant Group (MET Back Bay, Saltie Girl, MET Bar & Grill and MET on Main) is bringing back its iconic “Boston Hot Chocolate Experience” just in time for the holiday season!  Now synonymous with the colder months of New England, the Boston Hot Chocolate Experience is presented in a flight of four miniature glasses and hosts four distinct flavors for chocolate lovers including: Classic Hot Chocolate, featuring Vanilla Chocolate, whipped cream and mini toasted marshmallows, Espresso with an almond biscotti garnish, Caramel Sea Salt with whipped cream and caramel drizzle and finally, White Chocolate Peppermint Hot Chocolate featuring white chocolate, crushed peppermint stick, vanilla cream & candy cane.


To elevate the experience this season, the team at MET Back Bay (only) has added Tableside S’mores, letting guests toast and roast from the comforts of their own table with extra-large marshmallows, graham crackers, white chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate.


Each flavor can be upgraded to an “adult version” with additions like, Bailey’s, Galliano Ristretto, Caramel Vodka and Peppermint Liquor.  If hot cocoa lovers find that they are in the mood for just one, MET Restaurant Group has that covered. Customers can order any flavor as the “One Big One” presentation. The Boston Hot Chocolate Experience will be available beginning Friday, November 25th, 2017 and will continue until February 14th, 2018. For more information or to make a reservation visit or


WHERE:              MET Back Bay, 279 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116

                              MET Bar and Grill, 400 Legacy Place, Dedham, MA 02027

                              MET Bar and Grill, 1245 Worcester ST, Natick, MA 01760


WHEN:                Begins on November 25th, 2017 and continues through February 14th, 2018


COST:                  Prices vary

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Beat Brasserie Brings Back the Laughs

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On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 Beat Brasserie will host their second Comedy Night featuring Dan Hall, Logan O’Brien, and Tyler Swain. From 8 to 10 PM, guests will laugh louder than last time as some of Boston’s best from Comedy Central and late-night TV take the stage in Harvard Square.  

Executive Chef James Lyons’ new seasonal menu will be available for guests to munch on all night. Dishes feature a variety of brick oven pizzas including Not-So-Basic with farm fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella, oven dried tomato, parmesan and evoo ($14), Walk in the Woods with mixed mushrooms, frisee, roast mushroom cream, fontina and truffle honey ($16), and Figaro with prosciutto, swiss chard, tomato, mozzarella, basil pesto and arugula ($17). Guests can also enjoy snacks like the House Pickled Pickle Plate ($6) and ‘Fall-Off-the-Bone’ Baby Back Ribs ($16). Come early for dinner and enjoy large plates such as Pappardelle with Braised Short Rib ($24), Shrimp & Grits with butter poached jumbo shrimp, popcorn grits, spinach and roasted tomato ($26) and Skirt Steak Frites with mushroom peppercorn jus ($26).

Pair the comical evening with one of Beat’s signature hand-crafted cocktails, like Bad Habit with Tito’s vodka, Elderflower liqueur and pomegranate syrup ($12.5), or a frozen slush option like Golden Delicious with house spiced rum and apple cider ($8.5).  Groups can choose to share punch bowls of Silk Road Punch with green tea-infused tequila, Aperol, makrut lime, and grapefruit, and Dancing Bear Punch with gold rum, house-made grenadine, pineapple juice, and lemon (both $48 for 4, $67 for 6, $88 for 8).  

Dan Hall, Logan O’Brien, and Tyler Swain are no strangers to the stage. Hall and O’Brien have hosted and participated in various shows together, such as Rock Bottom’s Worst Time Ever at Jed’s Basement and the Empire Comedy Summer Classic. Swain hosts Open Mic at Omoto Garden every Monday and has participated in various shows at Iron Furnace and The Green Room.

Join the rest of Harvard Square for a night of laughter and Beat’s signature fare. Reservations are highly recommended. Please call 617.499.0001. For more information, please visit

WHERE:               Beat Brasserie, 13 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA | P. 617.499.0001

WHEN:                 Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Comedy Show 8 to 10 PM | Dinner 4 PM to 1 2AM

INFO:                   21+ free event, reservations are recommended, additional price for food and drinks.



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New Chef at Sonsie

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Sonsie Boston is pleased to welcome kitchen veteran Jason Hanelt as new executive chef at Sonsie Boston, located at 327 Newbury St.  A lifelong love of cooking and years of culinary experience, lends to the passion and talent Hanelt brings to his new role at the famous Newbury Street restaurant.  

Chef Hanelt spent over a decade working alongside the respected and beloved Chef Gordon Hammersley of Hammersley’s Bistro in Boston. Hanelt valued Hamersley's farm-to-table philosophy as well as Hammersley’s approach to education, both on and off the line. Hanelt achieved the title of chef de cuisine during this time and honed his signature French technique.

Chef Hanelt’s personal philosophy revolves heavily around seasonality and education; both of which directly translate into his dishes at Sonsie. Hanelt is a teacher through and through, educating not only his staff in Sonsie’s kitchen but focusing attention on the front of house, as well. He has completely revamped the Sonsie menu and has added his own signature dishes to the popular dining destination. Some of his new menu items include: smoked salmon terrine, Malaysian Shrimp and Pork Jerky, Crispy Chicken Sliders and Bone Marrow with Mushrooms and Plum Mostarda.

Born and raised in New England and hailing from Sandwich, Cape Cod, Chef Jason Hanelt celebrates his 30th year in the restaurant industry. At the age of 14, Hanelt found an interest in restaurants working in a classic Cape Cod Clam Shack.  Hanelt left The Cape for Boston to attend Northeastern University where he studied French with the intent on pursuing a career in education, all the while cooking in restaurants. He would soon be promoted to sous chef and it was then that he truly realized the kitchen was where he belonged. For the next two years, Chef Hanelt found himself across the country working in the San Francisco food scene during the onset of the Farm to Table movement. He was mentored by Chef Bruce Hill at Oritalia, a 45-seat Asian-Euro fusion restaurant. Here, Hanelt honed his skills and learned the foundation of cooking. During his tenure, he was heavily influenced by Asian cuisine; the elements of which can be found throughout his dishes.


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Harvest Dinner at Puritan & Company

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Puritan & Co. Chef/Owner Will Gilson exhibits his culinary talent by paying homage to Harvest season with a multi-course dinner focusing on Fall Flavors.

Puritan & Company in Inman Square offers guests a taste of the cuisine that is inspired by the bounty of New England’s local farms with a six course, prix-fixe  dinner on November 16th. The dinner will be served communal-style and will include carafes of wine at each table.

The dinner is $85 per person and reservations can be made by logging onto Eventbrite or by calling 617-615-6195.

For more information and reservations, call (617)-615-6195 or visit

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Holiday Cook-off Benefit at B3

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On Wednesday, November 15th at B3 Restaurant, Boston's top chefs will go head-to-head in the ultimate holiday showdown!  From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., chefs will compete in a holiday cook-off benefiting Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Campaign, which aims to eradicate childhood hunger across the nation.

Tickets cost just $25 and include unlimited bites from the competing chefs and two complimentary drinks.  For more information, please visit


For more information about Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign, visit:

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Rise and Rumble at Post 390

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Post 390 hosts the 2017 Rise & Rumble Donut Throwdown, featuring creative donut creations from Boston’s top pastry chefs including Lauren Kroesser (Honeycomb Hamilton), Joshua Livsey (Harvest), Christina Larson (Bar Mezzana), Danica Lockett (Post 390), Valerie Nin (Grill 23 & Bar), Meg Thompson (SRV), Ellie Wallock (Puritan & Co.), Craig Williams (Williams Family Baking Co.) and ice cream from JP Licks, FOMU, Gracie’s, Honeycomb Creamery, Parlor Ice Cream Co., Picco, Rancatore's Ice Cream & Yogurt.

On Sunday, November 12, Post 390 invites Bostonians with a sweet tooth to the annual Rise and Rumble Donut Throwdown where guests will be able to sample and vote on a variety of creative donut and ice cream flavors for the coveted title of Rise & Rumble Champion.

Guests will enjoy Post 390’s brunch buffet, coffee, and espresso bar while enjoying endless donut and ice cream samples. The Post 390 beverage team will be mixing up Bloody Marys, mimosas, cocktails, and offering a selection of craft beer to enjoy during the event. Participating pastry chefs and ice cream parlors include:



Lauren Kroesser, Honeycomb Hamilton

Joshua Livsey, Harvest

Christina Larson, Bar Mezzana

Danica Lockett, Post 390

Valerie Nin, Grill 23 & Bar

Meg Thompson, SRV

Ellie Wallock, Puritan & Co.

Craig Williams, Williams Family Baking Co.


Ice Cream

JP Licks


Gracie's Ice Cream

Honeycomb Creamery

Parlor Ice Cream Co.


Rancatore's Ice Cream & Yogurt


Don’t miss out on the sweet competition starting at 12 pm until 2 pm. Tickets are available on Eventbrite for $35 per person.

WHEN:                  Sunday, November 12, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:                Post 390


OTHER:                 Tickets are available for $35 per person (inclusive of Post 390 brunch buffet and coffee bar). For more information please call 617.399.0015. To purchase tickets, visit


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The Ultimate Fried Chicken Throwdown

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Chef Nicco Muratore and Commonwealth Cambridge are hosting The Ultimate Fried Chicken Monday Throwdown on Monday November 6th.

This special Fried Chicken Monday will pit Nicco against Chef Rob of Hojoko and Chef Derrick of Pagu for a little friendly competition. After guests vote, the winner takes home serious bragging rights and a secret prize. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Friends of The Peabody School Charity.

A $15 ticket gets you a taste of all three fried chicken dishes and a voting ballot.


The Ultimate Fried Chicken Monday Throwdown at Commonwealth takes place Nov. 6 from 6:30-8:30. Click HERE for details

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