Restaurant News

What to Eat (and Drink) This Weekend

Booze and charcuterie, watermelon, a beer garden at Porchfest Quincy, and more.

The Bully Boy Tasting room. / Photo by Jason Zucco provided

Booze + Charcuterie

We actually assume that most readers of Boston magazine’s the Feed drink booze and eat charcuterie on the regular. But tonight, two masters of both crafts are teaming up to make it super easy for you. The newly anointed Best of Boston Roxbury Bar hosts Moody’s Delicatessen so you can pair charcuterie, cheese and pickled vegetables; wagyu burnt end sliders, truffle chips and caramelized onion dip, and wagyu beef jerky with your still-to-glass cocktails.

Friday, June 23, 5-8 p.m, Bully Boy Distillers, 44 Cedric St., Boston, Facebook.

Jenna Pelletier's original cocktail, the Cape 75

Jenna Pelletier’s original cocktail, the Cape 75. / Photo by Jenna Pelletier

The Cape 75

Boston magazine food editor Jenna Pelletier has excellent taste, and she can also wield a pen. But this week, she’s proven to be a cocktail pro, too. Pelletier created the Cape 75—a French 75 / Cape Codder mashup with Bully Boy Estate gin, Champy sparkling wine, cranberry, and lime—which bested two other original drinks at a Champy-sponsored summer kickoff party at ArtBar this week, and earned a place on the Cambridge restaurant’s menu all summer long. The best part—besides the tasty drink? A portion of the drink’s sales will be donated to No Kid Hungry.

ArtBar at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin Land Blvd., Cambridge, 617-806-4122, artbarcambridge.com.

Seasonal watermelon treats (clockwise, from left) at Doretta Taverna, Tupelo, and the Maiden

Seasonal watermelon treats (clockwise, from left) at Doretta Taverna, Tupelo, and the Maiden. / Photos via Instagram

Watermelon

Happy summer, everyone! One of the best things about the season is fresh, juicy watermelon, and the treat has already started showing up in seasonal salads and cocktails at Tupelo, Committee, the Maiden, Doretta Taverna, and more. Keep an eye out for it, and enjoy!

A pint poured from Tapped Beer Truck

A pint poured from Tapped Beer Truck. / Photo by Faith Ninivaggi

Beer on the Quincy Waterfront, While Listening to Local Music

This will only be the second annual Porchfest to pop up along the Quincy waterfront—Somerville originated the live music free-for-all in 2011—but it will be the first one to have a beer garden. Tapped Beer Truck, a mobile craft beer bar launched by the Chubby Chickpea chef Avi Shemtov in the spring, is pouring to the public for the very first time in tandem with Quincy PorchFest. Shemtov expects to have kegs of beer from Barrel House Z, Castle Island, Harpoon Brewery, and more. The beer starts flowing at 4 p.m., while more than 100 bands will be set up on porches around Squantum, Wollaston Beach, Wollaston Hill, and Merrymount from 1-8 p.m.

Tapped Beer Garden at Porchfest Quincy, Saturday, June 24, 4-8 p.m., 45 Bayside Rd., Quincy, porchfestquincy.org.

A swizzle at the Hawthorne

A swizzle at the Hawthorne. / Photo by Melissa Ostrow

A Swizzle

Another certain sign of summer: Swizzle Sundays return to the Hawthorne this weekend. Guest bartenders head for the tropical paradise that is the Hawthorne patio every Sunday this summer to sling island-inspired favorites, including, of course, Bermuda’s national drink. Tim Cooper of 86 Co. Caña Brava Rum is in town this weekend to kick things off.

Sundays, June 25-August 27, 5 p.m.-dusk, the Hawthorne patio, 500A Commonwealth Ave., Kenmore Square, Boston, 617-532-9150, thehawthornebar.com.