Restaurant News

What to Eat (and Drink) This Weekend

Chocolate for breakfast, wine for Napa Valley, a superstitious stout, and more.

Champorado at the Taza Chocolate Bar at the Boston Public Market

Champorado at the Taza Chocolate Bar at the Boston Public Market. / Photo provided

Filipino Champorado

In honor of Filipino American Heritage Month, the Taza Chocolate Bar inside the Boston Public Market is whipping up champorado. The luxurious, sweet, chocolate rice pudding is a Filipino favorite. Chocolate for breakfast? It’s our new favorite, too. It’s on until it’s gone.

$3.75, Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-noon, Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston, Facebook.

Photo by Nina Gallant for Restaurant Review: The Backroom at Moody’s

Photo by Nina Gallant for Restaurant Review: The Backroom at Moody’s

For So Many People who Are Struggling

There’s no easy way to say this—there is a lot of sadness and trauma in the world right now. Relief efforts following two devastating hurricanes in the Caribbean and fires raging on in California’s wine country are ongoing at restaurants, bars, package stores, and more businesses around the country. Locally, there are several ways to help. Lucia Ristorante is celebrating its 40th year in the North End with a special fundraising menu available through Wednesday, October 18. Select original dishes, like lasagna alla Mama Lucia, cotoletta alla Parmigiana, and more are available for their original prices, and all proceeds are going to the local Red Cross’ hurricane relief fund. The Backroom at Moody’s Delicatessen and Provisions has strong connections in California with chefs, winemakers, and growers. To support their fire recovery efforts, the Waltham bar staff is selecting a wine by-the-glass every night to raise money for the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund. The bar opens Tuesday-Saturday at 4 p.m. Downtown sports bars the Harp is hosting a relief effort tailgate to benefit All Hands Volunteers on Sunday. The event goes down during the Pats / Jets game, with raffles and prizes (including a Yeti cooler), a special tailgate menu, and more fun. It’s free to register, though you can also make an extra donation. Looking ahead, the Buffalo Jump is teaming up with Falmouth’s Peck o’ Dirt Farm to raise money with a Puerto Rican dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

Some of Our Favorite Things

The Parlor Ice Cream Co. is back at Bully Boy Distillery this Saturday from 2-5 p.m., with a salty honey, whiskey raisin, and apple crisp scoops and boozy sundaes. Plus, pastry chef Jacqueline Dole is bringing along her first batch of pints for sale. And over in Brookline Village, it’s Chicken and Cheese Sunday, with Cutty’s Super Cluckin’ special, and a tasting at Curds & Co.

Boston Bonbon’s unicorn macarons are available this weekend at Dorchester Brewing. / Photo provided

Magical Macarons

Boston’s dainty sandwich cookie landscape continues to expand, with Somerville’s new Caramel Patisserie, Maca on the way to Bow Market, and more. But we didn’t have unicorn macarons—until now. Boston Bonbon is popping up at Dorchester Brewing Co. this weekend with these delightfully adorable treats, plus a flight of specialty flavors to pair with some of the house brews. Check out the full lineup online, where you can also preorder to ensure you can catch a magical macaron before supplies run out.

Sunday, October 15, 2-5 p.m., Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Dorchester, dorchesterbrewing.com, Facebook.

Untold Brewing scituate brewery open

Untold Brewing schoolhouse bar during friends and family service. / Photos provided

(Jason) Voorhees Stout

Happy Friday the 13th! And happy first day of business for the South Shore’s newest brewery, Untold. The Scituate startup couldn’t let today’s date go unnoticed, so brewers Matt Elder and Kyle Hansen named their debut stout after the chief antagonist of the Friday the 13th horror movies, Jason Voorhees. The brewery opened today at 11 a.m. It’s open ’til 10 p.m. tonight, from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday.

6 Old Country Way, Scituate, 781-378-0559, untoldbrewing.com.