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$23 Bottles of Wine at Grill 23
Every Sunday and Monday, 5:30-10 p.m.

“The 23 List” is a list of excellent wines culled from Grill 23‘s award-winning wine collection, and priced at $23 every Sunday and Monday. There are dozens of bottles available, and they come from France, Italy, Spain, and the United States.

Local Lobster Festival
Mar. 6, 6 p.m.; Mar. 7, 1 p.m.
Summer Winter

Taste why lobster’s better during winter. Chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier host a two-day celebration, including an $85 four-course chef’s dinner on Friday evening, and on Saturday, there’s a $48 four-course luncheon and cooking demonstration.

Free Bar Bites and $5.95 Cocktails
Mar. 6-31, free bar bites from 5-6:30 p.m. and from 10:30 p.m.-Midnight

The French call March “Le Mois Des Fous” (month of the crazies and the seven winds). To celebrate, Gaslight is offering free nibbles and $5.95 cocktails, Sunday through Thursday from 5-6:30 p.m. and/or from 10:30 p.m.-Midnight. Bar bites vary, but you can expect things like dates stuffed with blue cheese and wrapped in bacon, gruyere cheese puffs, and olives stuffed with almonds and Cantal cheese.

Big Night at La Morra
Mar. 8, 6:30 p.m.

As quoted in the film Big Night, “In love and life, one big night can change everything.” Let La Morra change everything for you with its dinner and a movie night. The restaurant will show the film on the large screen, while you dine on a recreation of the feast Primo put together to save his restaurant in the movie.

BiNA’s Certainty in Uncertain Times
Mar. 9, 5:30-10 p.m.
Bina Osteria

With the economy in the gutter, Bina Osteria is offering “certainity in an uncertain time.” If, for any reason, your expectations are unmet, your meal is on the house. The customer is always right!

Taste of the South End
Mar. 10, 6-10 p.m.
Boston Center for the Arts

The AIDS Action Committee is partnering with 40 South End restaurants to provide small plates to guests, as well as live cooking demos, a silent auction and raffle, wine and beer samplings, and all proceeds will go to benefit the AAC.

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