It’s August so that means it is time for Restaurant Week! Actually, for two weeks – August 16th – 21st and 23rd – 28th — not just one, we’ll have a chance to explore the awesome range of cuisines in our midst with special menus at select establishments around town. Let’s begin with the “B”s:
- Barlow’s , 241 A Street, South Boston. Offering a two-course lunch plus non-alcoholic beverage for $15 and a three-course dinner for $33. Menu highlights include rock shrimp gazpacho, Korean two-shell taco, bourbon BBQ chicken, blueberry peach cobbler, and so much more.
- Bastille Kitchen , 49 Melcher Street, Seaport District. The three-course dinner is $38. And what a dinner: Appetizers (grilled watermelon is just one of them), entrées (an escargot omelette anyone, or salmon, or steak?), and desserts (among the choices, a mélange of all-things-strawberry — muscadet mousse, strawberry tarragon granita, strawberry rhubarb jam).
- Blue Dragon , 324 A Street, South Boston. Presenting a five-course dinner menu for $38. Snacks you won’t find elsewhere (Japanese sweet potato chips with charred scallion and meat jus dip; whipped edamame hummus with spiced pita chips; etc.), tapas galore (for example, tamarind-glazed lamb lollipops with glass noodle salad and teriyaki bison burgers with smoked gouda, caramelized onions & shiitakes) and a deep-dish chocolate cookie await.
We’ll throw in a couple from the rest of the alphabet as well. All are excellent.
- M.C. Spiedo , 606 Congress Street, Seaport District. Lunch is available at $20 for a three-course menu. A three-course dinner is $38. From summer vegetable soup and gnocchi sardi/herb pesto to veal saltimbocca and marinated shrimp pizza to sweet corn panna cotta and summer berry sorbet, this Italian spot covers all the bases.
- Tamo, 1 Seaport Lane Boston, Seaport District. The two-course lunch is $20. The three-course dinner is $33. Contemporary American cuisine with a flair: Grilled avocado with mango salsa; fisherman’s stew (chef’s choice of fish with mussels in fennel and bell pepper stew with a roasted red pepper rouille), Nepalese dal bhat (lentil stew served with wild and red Himalayan rice), flat iron steak and even “s’mores in a crock.”
Check out these and other local “restaurant week” specials this month, and be sure to make a reservation. Tables go quickly. The Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau and American Express bring us Restaurant Week/Dine Out Boston twice a year. For the August 2015 event, all participating restaurants will donate a $100 certificate to be auctioned off at DOBauction.com. Proceeds from this auction go directly to the charitable partner, The Rose Kennedy Greenway.
Blog post by the Joyce Lebedew Real Estate Team
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