CULINARY-OCCASIONS

FIRST COURSE
Eat Away the Winter with Dine Out Boston

Show your support for Boston’s lively and trendy restaurant community with Dine Out Boston. The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau partners with American Express to sponsor this awesome two-week celebration that spotlights one of America’s leading culinary havens. Dine Out Boston will take place March 1-6 and March 8-13, bringing much needed early-Spring boon to Boston's foodies.

With a pricing structure that's awesome for both guests and restaurant owners, Dine Out Boston provides restaurants with the opportunity to tailor their lunch and dinner menus for a choice of $15, $20 or $25 for lunch and either $28, $33, or $38 for dinner. Restaurants can choose as many courses as they would like to offer guests at their chosen price.

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Chapter One’s Five Borough Beer Tasting & Dinner

Fellow urbanites: ready your schedule and belly for a dinner-plus-beer event of epic proportions. West Village’s Chapter One American Tavern will be hosting a Five Borough Beer Tasting & Dinner on Monday, February 23, from 6-9:30 p.m., celebrating New York City Beer Week.

Prepare your palates for a delectable five-course pairing menu, spotlighting regionally made beers from NYC’s five boroughs. New General Manager Katie O’Donnell (of Esca, where she pursued the role of chef de cuisine) and Executive Chef Warren Baird (also of Esca) have worked together to create an incredible menu that will seduce every palate.

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Last Minute Valentine's Day Reservations

Need last minute Valentine’s Day reservations? Maybe you just met the he/she of your dreams, you mis-read your S.O.’s Valentine’s Day protests or you're just a typical procrastinator (we're with you on that one)— no matter what has made you wait until the last minute, don't despair, there is still a modicum of hope for you. Check out some reservations that we can’t believe are still up for grabs for Valentine’s Day. Hurry before these are snatched up too.

Acme (9 Great Jones)

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Where to Take Your Valentine for Dinner

If you are still struggling to find Valentine’s Day inspiration, don’t despair. A number of New York restaurants are offering prix-fixe menus perfectly curated for a special night out, and these are six of our favorites. Offering everything from ambiance to beautifully crafted menus, these options take the guesswork out of the event. Just bring your date, sip some bubbly and enjoy the night.

  1. Limani (45 Rockefeller Plaza)
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Kick off Game Weekend with Chef Poe’s “Burrito Bowl IV”


What: Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake will be hosting “Burrito Bowl IV” on Saturday, January 31st. Some of Beantown’s most elite chefs will be at this savory competition. The question is, whose burrito creation will surpass all? Each notorious chef will design a signature burrito, prepared “bowl-style,” in honor of his or her favorite NFL team’s city. The delectable burrito concoctions will be ranked by guests, in addition to special “referees,” including @BostonTweet Tom O’Keefe and Zagat Boston Editor Scott Kearnan.

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Weekend Picks: Hot Chocolate Walking Tour at South End Buttery

Calling all cocoa addicts, prepare to tone up those leg muscles and satisfy your sweet tooth AT THE SAME TIME on the Hot Chocolate Walking Tour this Saturday.

Led by Boston's expert guides, you will taste test a variety of warm and happiness-inducing - #science - hot chocolates from a myriad of boutiques throughout America's walking city.

Be sure to pack a pen and a pad in your fanny pack to take notes as you receive tips on sampling and purchasing gourmet drinks as well as some history on drinking chocolate.

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We've Rounded Up NYC's Best Pizza Spots for National Pizza Week

National pizza week runs January 5-11th, so to honor this delightful holiday we are delivering you a list of our favorite pizza spots in the city. As any New Yorker knows, you never need an excuse to grab a slice from the plethora of pizza spots that dot our streets, but with National Pizza Week you have an excuse to break those New Year’s resolutions to eat out less, and taste some pie that has made New York a legendary pizza destination.

1. Julianna’s (19 Old Fulton St., BK)

FIRST COURSE
We've Rounded Up NYC's Best Pizza Spots for National Pizza Week

National pizza week runs January 5-11th, so to honor this delightful holiday we are delivering you a list of our favorite pizza spots in the city. As any New Yorker knows, you never need an excuse to grab a slice from the plethora of pizza spots that dot our streets, but with National Pizza Week you have an excuse to break those New Year’s resolutions to eat out less, and taste some pie that has made New York a legendary pizza destination.

1. Julianna’s (19 Old Fulton St., BK)

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8th Annual Choice Eats Presented by Village Voice on March 13th

New York, NY – Ready your bellies for the Eighth Annual Village Voice Choice Eats going down March 13th at 6pm at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street. Featuring 50+ hand-picked restaurants, the eat-till-you-drop event will pair unlimited food + dessert with complimentary craft beer, wine, and liquor.

The Village Voice has released the first round of 18 participants: 2 Duck Goose, 606 R&D, Awadh, Bobwhite Lunch & Supper Counter, Butter & Scotch, Commerce Restaurant, The East Pole, Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue, Huertas, John Brown Smokehouse, Littleneck, Luke's Lobster, MAX , No. 7, The NoMad , Spicy Pot, Thai Rock, Tuome and many more to be announced.

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Weekend Picks: BBQ 101 at Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse


If you have ever yearned to learn how to make some good old fashion barbequed ribs, pulled pork or a full meal smoldered in your very own homemade barbeque sauce, then now's the time to take advantage of the opportunity.

Step into the kitchen with Jared Leonard, pit master and owner of Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse in a three hour course, as he teaches you everything you need to know about BBQ.

Students will go home with a cookbook full of recipes taught in each class and will also take home three jars of Rub's signature BBQ sauces at the end of each class. Classes fill up fast, so be sure to click here to register for the appropriate date and time sooner than later.

What: BBQ 101 at Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse

When: To Be Arranged

Where: Backcountry Smokehouse