Event of the Week: 2nd Annual Battle of the Burger
After two months of online voting to winnow the field of 56 restaurants down to 20 finalists, this epic culinary cage match culminates Tuesday night at the Seaport's Black Falcon Cruise Terminal when the remaining chefs (from the likes of Trade, Shake Shack, El Centro) go head-to-head in a live burger battle. You'll try all 20 burgers. You'll wash them down with gratis Amstel Light. And then -- probably stuffed to a point of being slightly uncomfortable -- you'll crown a champion. Don't even think of closing this page without buying your ticket
Thursday, August 8th
Celebrate this great city you know, and love, and only sometimes get frustrated with when it's 3a and you can't find a place to keep drinking other than your buddy's crappy studio in Allston, at BostonFest 2013, which's going down tonight outside at the Seaport World Trade Center and features a bunch of solid bands, Harpoon beer, food trucks like A4 & the Shuckin' Truck, Celtics ticket giveaways, and even a ladder golf tourney -- not to mention an after-party at MJ O'Connors. Snag your one-drink-included tickets, right here
Friday, August 9th
Guess what? It's your lucky day, as Union Bar & Grille's extending their annual July three-course BBQ menu w/ house-made sangria for two more weeks. Consider yourself informed
Saturday, August 10th
Assuming you aren't spending the day out in Devens at the NINES Music Fest, hit up Union Square's Ignite! after-dark food fest and enjoy -- in addition to awesome food -- an eight-foot tiger head, fire spinners, and belly dancers. Intrigued?
Sunday, August 11th
That's right, it's time once again for Ashmont Grill's annual must-hit Lobstah Bake on the patio. Things kick off at 6p, and the price of admission scores you a 1lb lobster, corn, potatoes, clams, watermelon, and hot dogs. It always sells out, so get in on the action now
Monday, August 12th
Stay in, watch reruns of Amish Mafia, and rest up for Tuesday
Tuesday, August 13th
Swing by Sunset Grill & Tap on Tuesday from 7-10p and score gratis tastes of seven Allagash beers at Pintley's Rare Barrel-Aged Beer Night. Tell them you're coming
Spend a glorious Tuesday evening on the Sinclair's "Thrillist-award-winning" patio as they throw a sweet four-course, family-style BBQ party complete w/ smoked pork belly baked beans, baby back ribs, chocolate bananas, and Boulevard Brewing Company beer samples. Heads up: definitely call for a reservation.