Best of the Day: Taste of Cambridge – July 16, 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.
The MIT campus may be better known for cooking up science experiments, but tonight, there’s another agenda on the menu: This evening, the Taste of Cambridge (rescheduled from July 14) takes over University Park Common and Sidney Street, transforming them into an open-air bazaar of Cantabrigian culinary delights. Now in its 13th year, the event features more than 100 Cambridge restaurants and specialty stores—including a slew of Best of Boston winners, like West Bridge, Bondir, and Formaggio Kitchen. And yes, weird science will be represented, too, courtesy Cafe ArtScience.
As for libations, each “Adult” general admission ticket gets you four glasses of beer or wine. If you spring for the swankier VIP tickets, you may enter a special VIP garden (complete with miniature golf), where you can graze from raw bar offerings and grilled treats while sipping craft beer, cocktails, and punches, and getting your daily recommended dose of horseradish from their Bloody Mary bar.
As you devour your way through the cuisine of the People’s Republic, listen to music by the Dirty Water Brass Band. And you can revel in the fact that your gluttony is virtuous—ticket proceeds benefit local Cambridge nonprofits.
$50 general admission, $75 VIP, $15 children 6-12 (children under 6 free); July 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Park & Sidney Street (between Franklin & Pacific), Cambridge, 617-864-3211, tasteofcambridge.com.