This Week's Edible Events

Tuesday 10/4: National Taco Day in Boston

Salmon, striped bass, and tuna tacos at Haru. (Photo courtesy of Haru.)

Give yourself a reasonable excuse to scarf down tacos during this year’s celebration of National Taco Day. Fiesta hop to various Boston restaurants for some traditional — and some completely unique — taco combinations like the Hudson Valley duck tacos at Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake, Japanese fish tacos at Haru, tacos de carnitas at Temazcal Cantina, or tender monk fish tacos at Avila Modern Mediterranean. Experiment with different spices and tastes, fill your stomach with taco-y goodness, and perhaps cap off the celebration with a tangy margarita and a much-needed siesta. (Poe’s Kitchen: 384 Boylston St., Boston, 617-859-7772; Haru: 55 Huntington Ave., Boston, 617-536-0770; Temazcal Cantina, 250 Northern Ave., Boston, 617-439-3502; Avila Modern Mediterranean: One Charles Street South, Boston, 617-267-4810.)

Thursday 10/6: “Coming Home” at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
Try out some of the Hub’s most savory dishes on Thursday, October 6, at the “Coming Together” fundraiser to celebrate Hearth’s 20th Anniversary. Located at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in the South End, Coming Together will draw in hundreds of food and art lovers, eager to taste the food prepared by top Boston restaurants and check out the art displays of 50 unique artists. Among the participants are Blue Hills Brewery, Canary Square, Coppa, Meyers + Chang, Post 390, Stella Restaurant, Tico, and Toro. Proceeds will help the Hearth Foundation work toward ending elder homelessness. (85 West Newton St., South End; 6-9 p.m.; complimentary beer and wine; tickets are $150 per person, available online at For questions and info, call Annie Garmey at 617-369-1555)

Thursday 10/6: Maker’s Mark at Morton’s The Steakhouse
If the idea of sipping on some Bourbon sounds appealing, you may want to clear your schedule on Thursday, October 6. Maker’s Mark will host an event at Morton’s The Steakhouse Seaport that will feature four Bourbon cocktails complete with take-home recipes, tastings, and some appetizers provided by the restaurant (think: prime beef mini cheeseburgers and mini crab cakes with a Maker’s Mark remoulade). A silent auction will also take place to benefit Birdies for the Brave, a military outreach program supported by the PGA Tour. (2 Seaport Lane, Boston; $45 per person; 6-7:30 pm; for reservations and info, visit

Friday 10/7: Scotch Dinner at Del Frisco’s
What better way to spend a Friday evening than with a savory six-course meal and a Scotch tasting? On October 7, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House will host a Scotch Dinner, pairing all six delicious plates with a selection of 12- and 16-year Scotches. Writer and Master of Whiskey Peter Zimmerman will provide guests with an overview of the featured Scotches. The menu, prepared by the talented executive chef Derek Barragan, will include sea scallops, Island swordfish, applewood smoked pork belly, red chili Belgian waffles, Australian lamb chops, BBQ spiced beef tenderloin, and for desert, a fall-festive pumpkin vanilla flan. (250 Northern Ave., Suite 200, Boston;$125 per person excluding tax and gratuity; 6:30 pm; for reservations, call 617-345-3941; for more info, visit —Meara Hamidiani