This Week's Edible Events

Stunning, molded mooncakes are a traditional food that celebrate the Moon Festival. Photo courtesy of Fóumami Asian Sandwich Bar.

Monday 9/12 to Friday 9/16: Celebrate the Moon Festival at Fóumami

While most Americans mark September with football and back-to-school, the Chinese celebrate the mid-autumn harvest with the Moon Festival. Luckily for us, there are a couple of options in Boston for celebrating: head over to Chinatown and buy your own mooncake in a bright tin box; or, take the easy route and go to Fóumami Asian Sandwich Bar for five days of lunch specials that feature the color red, which represents good luck, joy, and happiness to the Chinese. Some of the specials include Chinese BBQ chicken breast sliced in Shao Bing bread and topped with romaine and scallions (Tuesday) and whole prawns sautéed in tomato-based chili sauce with scallions and garlic, served over Japanese brown rice (Thursday). Check the restaurant’s Facebook page each day for more specials. (Fóumami, 225 Franklin Street, Financial District. 617-426-8858,

Monday 9/12 to Sunday 9/18: All Star Burger Week continues at the Bristol Lounge

National Cheesburger Day (mark your calendars; it’s Sept. 18), is no longer just a day but a week-long celebration at the Bristol Lounge. The restaurant is offering daily twists on the Bristol Burger, dreamed up by some of Boston’s big-namers (David Ortiz’s burger was on Saturday’s menu and came stacked with lettuce, tomato, avocado, and Big Papi’s Kitchen Salsa). We’re looking forward to Andelman’s Extra Gooey Phantom Burger on the menu later this week — created by Dan Andelman, who hosts “The Phantom Gourmet” on CW28. It’s topped with sliced heirloom tomato, slightly melted burrata, caramelized onions, and crispy onion strings then served atop a toasted English muffin. Did we mention it comes with a side of bacon-wrapped steak fries? (The Bristol Lounge at the Four Seasons, 200 Boylston St. 617-351-2037,

Saturday 9/17 to Sunday 9/18: Third Annual Dogfish Fest at British Beer Company in Plymouth

Every single tap at the BBC will switch over to feature Dogfish Head brews for this two-day festival, which starts at noon on Saturday and lasts until the kegs kick (best estimate is sometime on Sunday). That means 19 taps and 19 kegs. Beer will also flow through three Randalls, a Dogfish-created device that filters beer and infuses it with fresh herbs, fruits, coffee beans, and spices. Any way you count it, there’s gonna be a lot of beer. (The British Beer Company, 6 Middle St., Plymouth. 508 888-6610,