This Week's Edible Events

Table Talk is taking a Monday Funday in honor of the 4th. Hip hip hooray!

This Week’s Edible Events

Monday 7/4 – Celebrate the 4th on the Restaurant Dante Patio
Chef Dante DeMagistris serves up an Italian-American BBQ with one of the best river views in the city. Take in festive snacks, holiday cocktails (cash bar) and the Pops streaming live in the background. (8 pm-2 am, $75. Restaurant Dante, 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge. For reservations, call 617-497-4200;

Friday 7/8 – Talking Taste at the ICA
The ICA’s summer series puts New England chefs on the museum’s grandstand stage to talk food and flavor. Sample their dishes out on the waterfront. Joanne Chang kicks off the series this week. (6:30 pm, $15. Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., South Boston. For more information on the series including upcoming chefs, go to

Sunday 7/10 – The Running of the Bulls at Toro
The bulls will run on the other side of the ocean; here, you can celebrate without ducking for cover. Paella, a ceviche bar and bocadillas will be served but don’t miss the tapas bar’s corn eating contest. (11 am-7 pm, $50 includes unlimited food. Toro, 1704 Washington St., South End, 617-536-4300;

Sunday 7/10 – Dining in the Dark Dinner at 62 Restaurant
The legendary dinner series (wherein you eat while blindfolded) hits New England with an Italian-themed experience. Diners will be guided through Venice, Tuscany, and Rome via dishes, a narrator and a tour guide. (7:30 pm, $75 for three courses. 62 Restaurant, 62 Wharf St., Salem. For reservations, call 978-744-0062;