This Week's Edible Events

10/12: Tiki Night and Polynesian Pig Roast at Franklin Café in South Boston

Pork charcuterie. (Photo courtesy of American Seasons.)

If you thought you’d been to your last patio party of year, you might be wrong. On Wednesday, October 12, Franklin Café will host a Tiki Drink Patio Party, complete with Polynesian music and Brugal Rum tiki cocktails for $5. Pair your summery drinks with luau-themed snacks off the bar menu (So what if it’s chilly out? Fake it.), then stick around for a Polynesian pig roast in the dining area, which includes two specialty Brugal tiki cocktails. (5-9 pm; Franklin Café, 152 Dorchester Ave., South Boston; No cover charge; Pig roast tickets: $55 per person excluding tax/gratuity, call Betsy at 617-269-1003 to make a reservation.)

10/14 & 11/4: ‘What’s Cooking: Chef Series’ at Wrentham Village Premium Outlets

Learn to whip up some exciting new fall dishes at the ‘What’s Cooking: Chef Series’, featuring recipes, preparation tips, and cooking demos. On Friday, October 14, discover more uses for beer as Chef Paul, of Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, and Sam Adams brewer Grant Wood use beer as a key ingredient in unique, tasty concoctions. Later, on November 4, meet Whole Foods Market master butchers as they create delicious, seasonal dishes using meat from animals raised on a pure vegetarian diet. (Wrentham Village Premium Outlets, 1 Premium Outlets Boulevard, Wrentham, Mass.; For times and other information, call 508-384-0600 or visit

Sat. 10/15-Sun. 10/16: Hogtoberfest at American Seasons Nantucket

If you’re looking for an excuse to pig out, head to Nantucket on October 15-16 for the third annual Hogtoberfest. This year will feature pork masters and Chefs Michael LaScola, of Nantucket’s American Seasons, and Matt Jennings, of Providence’s The Farmstead and La Laiterie. Using hand-raised Berkshire-Tamworth pigs from Nantucket’s Faraway Farm, the two experienced chefs will offer a butchering and preparation course on Saturday, followed by a delicious ‘All Things Pork’ dinner paired with pork-inspired cocktails and selections from American Seasons’ hefty wine list. And on Sunday, “swine” and dine at the ‘Ode to Pig’ Dinner, again cooked up by LaScola and Jennings. (American Seasons, 80 Centre Street, Nantucket; Event ticket prices vary; Please call 5-8-228-7111 for reservations, times and parking; Space is limited; For more information, visit

Ongoing: NFL Sundays at Sea Dog Woburn

Attention, Pats fans: Sea Dog Woburn is hosting NFL Sundays on every Sunday of the season, offering fans the best deals on exceptional micro-brews, pub fare, and a chance to win Patriots playoff tickets. And to top that off, the build your own nacho bar and Blood Mary bar made it worth a visit. Playoff tickets will be given to two fans after a season long raffle; tickets will be given out at each Sea Dog NFL Sunday event. (Sea Dog Woburn, 230 Mishawum Road, Woburn, Mass.; For more information, call 781-281-1433 or visit —Meara Hamidiani