Best of the Day: Patio Clam Bake – July 8, 2015
Welcome to Best of the Day, our daily recommendation for what to check out around town. If you do one thing in Boston today, consider this.
As New England food traditions go, the clambake may be one of the finest—and certainly one of the oldest. According to food historian Mark Kurlansky, baking clams in pits filled with hot, seaweed-covered rocks (a technique they may have borrowed from the native Indians) was already a well-established practice of American colonists as far back as the 1720s. The problem is, to have a clambake you usually need a beach. Unless you’re the Sinclair, that is.
The Sinclair, after all, is not only one of the city’s best music venues, but also a top-notch al fresco dining spot. And today, they’re helping you ease back into the post-Fourth-of-July workweek with a special Patio Clam Bake, sponsored by Sixpoint Brewery and Island Creek Oysters. That’s right; they’re bringing the beach to you—at least in spirit.
For the ticket price, you get two Island Creek oysters, one lobster tail, and other assorted summer eats, including steamers, shrimp, chorizo, corn, and bliss potatoes. Plus, you get a complimentary pint of Sixpoint Jammer, the Brooklyn-based brewery’s beachy Gose-style beer made with coriander and sea salt. (A handful of folks who show up early will even get a Sixpoint pint glass to take home.) Need more beer and bivalves? Fear not—you can score additional drinks and oysters, which they’re selling à la carte.
$60 advance/$65 day of, July 8, 6:30 p.m., The Sinclair, 52 Church St, Cambridge, 617-547-5200, sinclaircambridge.com.