Event of the Week: In a seriously epic tour de force to raise a million bucks for the the One Fund, more than a hundred (!!!) of the Hub's chefs are taking over Fenway Park on Wednesday night for a three-hour tasting extravaganza. Only 5,000 tickets are available -- don't find yourself stuck outside on Lansdowne St instead.
Thursday, May 9th: Spring Grill & Chill at the GrandTen. Yep, hit your fave Southie distillery tonight and, for $20, you'll score a guided tour, a three-spirit tasting, a gratis cocktail, lawn games, and grub off the grill. Don't miss it; get your tix here. Update: This event has been moved to Thursday, May 23rd, so consider yourself lucky, you didn't miss it.
Harvard Sqr's Harvest is still rocking the most awesomest free bar snack ever, Bacon Buns, only on Thursday nights in the lounge. See them, try them
Mix things up this week and grab lunch at the North End's newly opened Cobblestone Cafe on Hanover Street
Friday, May 10th: Sure, there are a lot of "Taste Ofs", but come on, this is the North End. Italian food. 30 restaurants. Be there.
It's on again this year at 51 Lincoln -- their 30 Days, 30 Ways soft-shell grab event, all month! Pretend you're from Maryland
Now open at the bottom of Cambridge Street in Beacon Hill: Mongolian specialists Little Lamb Hot Pot. Find out what they eat in Mongolia, right here
Saturday, May 11th: Billed as an "over the top" party hosted by legendary NYC nightlife queen Susanne Bartsch, the Revere Hotel is celebrating its one-year birthday Saturday night with an epic throwdown so outrageous, so debaucherous, you'll have to read more about it here
Snag 50 percent off your favorite high-tech dress shirts from Ministry of Supply this Saturday when they open up the lab for a huge sample sale. Dress sharp
Drink for the good of the One Fund at Saturday's seven-stop Boylston Street Boston Strong Pub Crawl. It starts at the Charlesmark Hotel. Find out what you need to bring
Assuming you like professional soccer and/or bobbleheads, then consider Saturday your lucky day. The Revolution are giving away the first one of the season, Lee Nguyen, at their game with the Red Bulls
Partake of gratis sweet-tea vodka from 12-6p whilst spying the latest cycling swag from Levi's Commuter and Freitag at South End's Uniform. Bike there, and you'll be entered to win $500 in gifts.
Sunday, May 12th: Because Mom loves a good Bloody Mary, be sure to take her to the Renaissance Boston Waterfront to try their two-day-only lineup of 10 Bloody Marys inspired by cities around the country. Which cities are featured
And because you also like beer, you'll be happy to know that Narragansett's Summer Ale tall boys are back on store shelves. Pick up a sixer, and drink to your mom
Monday, May 13th: There are only 250 tickets available to The Brahmin's One Fund-raiser, Monday at 6p, which includes an art raffle, free food, and a one-hour open bar. Even better, 100% of all the proceeds will be donated. Do not miss this event
Or this one: Strega Waterfront's celebrity bartender fundraiser featuring none other than Matt Light and Rob Gronkowski. Starts at 6p, but best to buy your ticket early
Tuesday, May 14th: Tommy Doyle's in Harvard Square has just rolled out a deal you can't refuse: buy a beer Monday thru Friday from 530-630p, and score an all-you-can-eat menu, complete with burgers, nachos, and shephard's pie, for just $13. Read about it to believe it
Wednesday, May 15th: Starting Wednesday, Southie's American Provisions debuts their new beer and wine club. Sign up, and you'll score a mid-month package stocked with three wines/beers which "they think are interesting, special, or just too damn good to miss", along with accoutrements and tasting notes. What are you waiting for?
Sample not one, not two, but 10 martinis as you nosh on gratis small bites, jam to live tunes, and watch the cocktail slingers from Joe’s American Bar & Grill Waterfront showcase their skills for charity at the Life is good Playmakers Martini Shake-Off. Don't get stuck watching in envy from patio at Tia's -- snag your ticket here.