A Little Bird Told Us

We’re going to fill you in on a little secret. Lately, we’ve been getting a flurry of foodie news, deals, specials, and prix fixes from top restaurants. But not by the usual methods.

The tip-offs have been coming from Twitter, of course. Some of our favorite chefs and restaurateurs are using the social-networking website as their sounding board to broadcast information to customers.

For example, Tony Maws at Craigie On Main (@craigieonmain) sounds off about fresh ingredients of the day, and lets users know when, and how many, spots are available for the popular Chef’s Whim prixe fixe. And Andy Husbands (@AndyHusbands) just revealed he’ll be starring on Hell’s Kitchen on July 21. What’s the hype all about? Check out for yourself with this sampling of the latest local tweets, all in 140 characters or less.

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33 Restaurant: http://twitter.com/33Restaurant – 3-Course $33.00 Prix Fixe Menu Available Everyday! http://bit.ly/veOAn

Andy Husbands: http://twitter.com/andyhusbands – “HELL’S KITCHEN! July 21 at 8pm, see me on the show! we’re gonna have a big dinner at 647…more info soon”

Achilles Project: http://twitter.com/AchillesProject – Prix Fixe EVERYNIGHT only $33.09 per person!!!

The Beehive: http://twitter.com/BostonBeehive – Tasting the Pop Rocktail, Pop Rocks candy mixed with Yulupa Cuvee Brut. When is the last time you had Pop Rocks? Come try it tonight!!

Bond: http://twitter.com/BondBoston – Patio is open. Come see Amanda, Paula and Brian for a drink or a bite to eat…

Bonfire Steakhouse: http://twitter.com/BonfireSteak – Dollar Taco Thursdays tomorrow at Bonfire 5-7pm. Available in the bar and café areas.

Charles Hotel: http://twitter.com/CharlesHotel – Crossing our fingers for sun on Thurs. for the Taste of Cambridge! Over 60 restaurants! Tix still available http://www.tasteofcambridge

Craigie On Main: http://twitter.com/craigieonmain – Few spots for tonites Chefs Whim >930. 4or6 course Tasting $39 or 55.Can’t promise but veal,cod chks,softshll cr,squab in the house,

Formaggio Kitchen: http://twitter.com/formaggio – Tried our new lamb bacon. Lamb bellies from Jamison Farms – tiny little things – delicate flavor with perfect balance or just damn good.

Joanne Chang: http://twitter.com/jbchang – Book photoshoot: 1st 2 hrs unloadg 9 bags props, next hr breakg open 12 rasp muffins, 12 dbl choc cookies, now lookg @ graveyard of pastries

La Morra: http://twitter.com/LaMorraBrooklin – Josh and his boys: New England’s daddy chefs dish on food and family for father’s day: http://bit.ly/15TcRV

L’Espalier: http://twitter.com/LESPALIER – Rhubarb Rani Beefeater, rhubarb simple and Peychaud bitters. Rhubarb stick! http://twitpic.com/894u0

Rocca: http://twitter.com/roccaboston – if only we had some SUMMER to go with this new summer menu of ours… check it out: roccaboston.com/menus

Sel de la Terre: http://twitter.com/SeldelaTerre – it’s magical Monday at SDLT back bay! Start your week off right with $1 oysters & charcuterie and $5 drink specials, tonight 5-7pm.

Tapeo: http://twitter.com/TapasAtTapeo – Pallini Promo this Thursday 6-8pm. Drink samples and specials (they might even buy you one…). Goes well with $5 tapas!

Tomasso Trattoria: http://twitter.com/TomassoTrattori – Tonight we have Insalata alla Frutti di Mare with Wellfleet clams, Eastham mussels, Maine sole, Florida shrimp!

Toscanini’s: http://twitter.com/tosci – This Th, Jun 25 is Shiftmob at Clear Conscience Cafe. Move 10% of your purchases to small local businesses and improve things. CLF. CSRA

Tremont 647: http://twitter.com/Tremont647Yes, its true, you will see Chef Andy Husbands on Hells Kitchen – you better come to $2 Taco Tuesday tonight before they really get BONKERS!

Uni: http://twitter.com/UniSashimi – Wanna know the cure for a dreary Tuesday? Sake Bombing at Uni! Get a four-course menu, sake and Sapporo for $35.00.

UpStairs on the Square: http://twitter.com/UpStairsonTheSq
– What a day for fiddleheads and sunshine! Susie’s in the kitchen cooking up springtime magic. Come taste!

Vox Populi: http://twitter.com/voxpopuliboston – is finalizing the new organic wine list!! Come by and try it with the new bar bites menu!