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Your Chowder hounds have sniffed down the best culinary events in town. Check back every Thursday for your weekly prix-fixe of foodie feasts, cooking classes, wine tastings, and more.

1216242941Every Thursday, 6-8 p.m.
Noir Thursday Night Music on the Patio
Every Thursday, weather permitting, the patio will be jamming out to the sounds of Michel Gonzalez or The Irie Roots Steel Drum Band. Also not to be missed is Noir‘s 5-4-3-2-1-0 menu, which is now available Monday through Thursday from 5-9 p.m. With the purchase of a cocktail, you can order cheap snacks, including flatbreads for $5, sandwiches for $4, snacks for $3, salads for $2, sweets for $1 and nuts for nothing at all.

Mondays-Fridays, 5-6:30 p.m.
Happy Hour and a Half at nebo

When did happy hour only last an hour? At nebo, the North End’s after work stop, happy hour equals 90 minutes of relaxing with friends. Every Monday through Friday, order up $7 specialty cocktails, and when the munchies kick in, choose from their $7 bar food options.

July 17-19
Providence Restaurant Weeks

Lunch and dinner
You have three more days to take advantage of fixed-price menus from various restaurants throughout Providence. Enjoy three-course lunches for $12.95 or three-course dinners for $29.95. And trust us, the portions are huge!

1216242986July 15-21
Cocktail Week

Various restaurants
It’s like Restaurant Week, but with cocktails. Many Boston establishments will offer signature drink groupings for $20.08, including 33, Church, Felt, Market, Match, Persephone, Rialto, The Living Room, Vox, Vinalia, and more.

July 18, 6-11 p.m.; July 19, 3-11 p.m.; July 20, 3-11 p.m.
Italian Festival

Central Square, East Boston
Italia Unita sponsors this festival, featuring a performance by Paul London, Piero Esteriore, and the Italian sausage eating championship. Central Square will transform into a “piazza” where people can sample authentic Italian cooking from various food carts, while enjoying the free entertainment and cultural attractions.

1216243020July 18, 6:30 p.m.
Talking Taste: Barbara Lynch

Institute of Contemporary Art
In the ICA’s series Talking Taste, Barbara Lynch, the James Beard Award-winning chef and owner of No. 9 Park, B&G Oysters, and The Butcher Shop, will participate in a discussion while guests sample her recipes.

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