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Start Your Week Strong with These Monday Night Dining Deals

From industry brunch at Pagu, to sizzling fajitas at the Painted Burro.

There’s ample time left before Monday becomes a school night again—make it count. From a fun new sandwich special at Bar Mezzana, to a pop-up rosé bar at Doretta Taverna, restaurants around Boston have creative, delicious ways to bring in business on the first day of the workweek.

Check out these new Monday specials:

Short rib and eggs at Pagu industry brunch on Mondays

Short rib and eggs at Pagu industry brunch on Mondays. / Photo provided by Pagu

Industry Brunch at Pagu

Tracy Chang debuted Saturday brunch at Pagu last month, but the chef-owner doesn’t want her industry friends who work every weekend to miss out on the fun. She joined the likes of Trina’s Starlite Lounge and Lulu’s Allston and swapped in the brunch menu every Monday afternoon. It has options like a wafflato topped with chicken katsu and mushroom gravy; tamari-honey-glazed short rib and eggs for two; and a Spanish mimosa with Axta vermouth, orange cordial, and Cava. There’s also Gracenote espresso to be had, house-made pastries, and dinnertime favorites like Guchi’s Midnight Ramen, and the cedar campfire black cod.

Every Monday, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., 310 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-945-9290, gopagu.com.

The Chicken ParMezzana is available at Bar Mezzana every Monday night

The Chicken ParMezzana is available at Bar Mezzana every Monday night. / Photo provided by Bar Mezzana

The Chicken ParMezzana

Kickstart the week with a fiery take on a chicken Parm sandwich. Chef Colin Lynch dredges a juicy chicken thigh in an Italian version of the crust that makes Nashville hot chicken sing, then fries it and tops it with house-made mozzarella, tomato sauce, fresh basil, and oregano on a sesame seed bun. Not only is it pun-tastic—it’s crave-worthy, too.

$8, Every Monday beginning August 14, 5 p.m. until sellout, Bar Mezzana, 360 Harrison Ave., South End, Boston, 617-530-1770, barmezzana.com.

The pop-up rose bar continues Mondays at Doretta Taverna through patio season

The pop-up rose bar continues Mondays at Doretta Taverna through patio season. / Photo provided by Doretta Taverna

Pop-Up Rosé Bar at Doretta Taverna

Greek out, and quench your thirst for summer water every Monday evening at this Park Plaza patio. Doretta GM Alexis Cervasio oversees a rotating selection of four or five featured roses every week, pouring them by the glass, flight, bottle, and even magnums. Catch this weather-permitting party every week through patio season.

Every Monday, 5-7 p.m., 79 Park Plaza, Boston, 617-422-0008, dorettaboston.com.

Mida restaurant in Boston

Mida photo by Jose Luis Martinez provided

Mangia Mondays at Mida

All-you-can-eat pasta and bread (and salad) has gotten a classy makeover in the South End. Chef Douglass Williams’ Mida—where Tim Maslow is helping roll the pasta—keeps the bowls coming every Monday night during this dine-in special.

$35 per person, Every Monday, 5-11 p.m., Mida, 782 Tremont St., South End, Boston, midaboston.com.

The Painted Burro serves fajitas during Tex-Mex Mondays

The Painted Burro serves fajitas during Tex-Mex Mondays. / Photo provided by the Painted Burro

Tex-Mex Mondays at the Painted Burro

You can always find fresh and seasonal tacos, enchiladas, guacamoles, tortas, and more from chef Joe Cassinelli, but Mondays are the only night you’ll find fajitas at his Davis Square cocina. Sizzling skillets featuring carne asada with guajillo barbecue, ranchero chicken, and more are in rotation, and served with house-made flour tortillas, chimichurri, lettuce, tres quesos, and pico de gallo. Mondays also bring $5 cerveza specials to the Burro.

Every Monday, beginning at 5 p.m., the Painted Burro, 219 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville, 617-776-0005, thepaintedburro.com.

Street Food Summer at Gaslight Brasserie

Keep it casual with food truck-inspired specials paired with a glass of rosé, plus other featured wines and spirits, at this al fresco event. Every Monday through August, chef de cuisine Curtis Healy has a budget-friendly appetizer, like zucchini flatbread with herbed goat cheese, and drink special on the patio.

$20, Every Monday through August 2017, 5 p.m-close, Gaslight Brasserie, 560 Harrison Ave., South End, Boston, 617-422-0224, gaslight560.com.

Update, Monday, August 7, 2:45 p.m.: This post has been updated to change the start date of the ParMezzana special at Bar Mezzana. The restaurant will begin serving the ParMezzana next week, not tonight.