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1222365923Nantucket Restaurant Week
Restaurant week: Sept. 29-Oct. 5
Nantucket Whaling Museum
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Just when Islanders thought it was safe, Nantucket summons the crowds back for more. More than 20 Nantucket restaurants are offering three-course dinners for $25 or $45. Make it a weekend getaway with special travel and lodging offers.

Mon.-Fri., Oct. 1-31, 5:30-7 p.m.
Celebrate 5 Years with Union

Union Bar & Grill, South End
The South End boite is turning five this month, and to celebrate, they’re offering customers a $5 liquid nirvana menu and complimentary bar bites Monday through Friday from 5:30-7 p.m. Try the Apple Blossom (vanilla and apple vodka topped with cider) or a Chai Side Car (apple brandy, chai infusion, and citrus). The free bar food is worth the trip alone–think BBQ short ribs and goat cheese crostini.

Free Snacks
Sunday, Oct. 5, restaurant hours

UFood Grill locations, (201 Brookline Ave., 530 Washington St., and Logan Airport)
All week long, customers voted for their favorite UFood Grill selection, UBerry or UnFries, and yesterday the king of boxing and the restaurant’s new spokesperson, George Foreman (see our interview with him here), announced the champion. On Sunday, you can stop in at any location to get a free sample of the winning dish.

1223043215Best of Boston Dining
Monday, Oct. 6, 6 p.m.

808 Gallery, Boston University, 808 Commonwealth Ave.
Everyone who went to this party last year is still raving. It’s more food than you could ever imagine–so plan accordingly. Sample bites from Best of Boston Dining winners danté, Grill 23, Gaslight, Hungry Mother, Neptune Oyster, and many more…

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