Table Talk Online + This Week's Edible Events


The owners of Coda and Canary Square are about to put their spin on another Back Bay spot: The Salty Pig will bring charcuterie and craft beers to the former Six Burner space on Dartmouth Street in about two weeks.

Chef Marco Suarez (Bon Savor, Eastern Standard) will helm the kitchen (he’s been cooking at Canary Square since that opened last November); the focus here is on a regularly changing rotation of about 10 to 15 cured meats and charcuteries, cheeses from New England and beyond, and accoutrements to go with them. Those same meats, cheeses, and condiments will pop up on other parts of the menu from flatbread pizzas (a signature “salty pig” version will be topped with various cured meats), to salads and sandwiches (we’re looking forward to the “smelly cheese” sourdough sammy). Co-owner Jim Cochener tells us that Suarez is “super excited about the concept. He’s extremely resourceful and has a huge charcuterie background — he’s really passionate about it.”

The high-ceilinged space has gone through some cosmetic changes too, Chochener tells us. “The space is all on one level now and feels a lot more open with reclaimed wood and new wall treatments. It’s a really inviting space,” he says. The dining room seats about 85 with room for about 50 more on the outdoor patio. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner, serving until midnight, in about two weeks.

The Salty Pig, 130 Dartmouth St., Back Bay. For more info, call 617-536-6200.

This Week’s Edible Events

Monday 6/6 – Redbones Annual Bike Party
Join other two wheelers at this annual BBQ event outside Redbones. Get some grub, drinks, music, and take part in a killer raffle to support MassBike and NEMBA. ($15, 5-9 pm. 55 Chester St., Davis Square, 617-628-2200, redbones.com.)

Monday 6/6 – Lawnmower Dinner at The Biltmore
The Newton bar and grill celebrates the easy drinking of classic American brews at this summer kickoff. Suck back ‘Gansett, PBR, and High Life paired with clams casino and chicken sliders. (Four courses for $35. 1205 Chestnut St., Newton Upper Falls. For reservations, call 617-527-2550.)

Wednesday 6/8 – Strawberry Harvest Review
Chef Mary Dumont launches her summertime dinner series with the season’s first strawberries. (Four courses for $39. 44 Brattle St., Harvard Square. For reservations, call 617-868-2255.)

Thursday 6/9 – Houseboat Cooking with Steve Johnson
Rendezvous chef-owner Steve Johnson gives a lesson on summertime cooking on the water. Taste recipes from his online chronicle, “The Houseboat Cookbook” paired with beer and wines. ($60, 7 pm. Formaggio Kitchen, 244 Huron Ave., Cambridge. Register online or by calling 617-354-4750.)

Sunday 6/12 – Local Beer and Cheese Sunday at Za
Chef Peter McCarthy kicks off this new Sunday Funday tradition: Sample two local beers paired with two local cheeses, like Berkshire Blue from Dalton paired with Rapscallion from Holyoke. ($15, every Sunday afternoon from 2 to 8 pm. 350 Third St., Kendall Square, Cambridge. For more details or to reserve a spot, call 617-452-9292.)