What to Eat (and Drink) This Weekend

Ramen after dark, Pink Boots beers, artisan Peeps, and more.

Truffle shoyu at Oisa Ramen Slurp & Go

Truffle shoyu at Oisa Ramen Slurp & Go. / Photo by Toan Trinh

Ramen at Night

Haven’t been downtown to try the new Oisa Ramen Slurp & Go during weekday lunch—or have, but haven’t yet been able to indulge in the modest selection of sake and beer because you had to get back to work? Now is your chance. Last week, Moe Kuroki quietly debuted a couple nights of dinner service. Stay and slurp a bowl of her signature smoky shoyu ramen with tomato Sun Noodles; truffle shoyu; or tonkotsu with savory burnt garlic and pork belly. Oisa Ramen is open weekdays from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and now every Thursday and Friday evening from 5-9 p.m.

1 3/4 Broad St., Boston, oisaramen.com.

Brienne Allan (top row, 4th from right) during a past Pink Boots Brew Day

Women in the Massachusetts beer industry during a past Pink Boots Brew Day. / Photo provided by Pink Boots Society Boston

Beers by Babes

The results of the female-led brew day that took place at breweries around the country earlier this month are starting to hit draft lines and cans near you. All of these beers support the educational efforts for ladies of the Pink Boots Society, and each brew is built around a proprietary hop blend named for the PBS. Here in Mass., Wormtown Brewery’s Hopular Culture #004 came out this week, while Mayflower Brewing’s Minerva Belgian Pale Ale, Big Elm’s Hoppy Amber, and Exhibit ‘A’s Pink Boots Were Made for Brewing all come out today. Mark your calendars for April 11 to try Jack’s Abby’s the Brewture is Female, and on Thursday, April 19, Row 34 will host a tap takeover of all the Pink Boots brews beer director Suzanne Hays can get her hands on. Cheers!

Sliders at Moon Bar

Sliders and more are on special at Moon Bar during this weekend’s full moon. / Photo provided

Sliders in the Moonlight

Each time a full moon rises over Back Bay—like it will this Saturday—Moon Bar is aglow with food and wine specials. Sip on $7 glasses of Picpoul de Pinet, and sample a series of sub-$7 snacks from chef Carolyn Johnson, like lobster roll, fish taco, tuna burger, fried oyster, and roast beef sliders; macarons; corn and clam fritters; smoked char pâté; and more.

Starts at 9 p.m., Saturday, March 31, Moon Bar, 304 Stuart St., Boston, 617-917-5193, moonbarboston.com.

Chef Chris Chung

Chef Chris Chung. / Photo by Hien Nguyen

Late-Night Loco Moco

In other late-night news, Momi Nonmi’s regular $21 omakase is going full Hawaiian this weekend. We trust whatever that means, from chef and native Hawaiian Chris Chung.

Starts at 10 p.m., Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31, Momi Nonmi, 1128 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617-945-7328, mominonmi.com.

Holiday Treats (and Artisan Peeps)

Passover and Easter coincide this weekend. The Smoke Shop has full briskets available for the family; Exodus Bagels had some Kosher-for-Passover pastries in the case today; and Mamaleh’s has many Passover-friendly specials on its menu. No fooling: many, many restaurants will be open for brunch and dinner on Sunday, from Catalyst, to Alden & Harlow, Bar Mezzana, SRV, Townsman, Forage, Matadora (in Woburn), il Molo, and more. Reservations are always recommended; call to make yours. Harvard Square’s Parsnip, under new leadership of recently promoted executive chef James Salomone and pastry chef Justin Reynolds, relaunches seasonal Sunday brunch on Easter; and so does Short Path Distillery, believe it or not. The chill cocktail scene features Easter brunch classics from Caldwell Confections this Sunday. Plus: Of course Joanne Chang’s most adorable meringue Peeps are back this weekend at Flour locations, and Oakleaf is doing its own artisan marshmallow chicks. KO Pies has hot cross buns, as well. Hop to it!

Earls rooftop Prudential

Earls rooftop / Melissa Ostrow Photography


April 1 is the unofficial start of patio season in Boston. While it’s been chilly and grey lately, forecasts are looking sunny and a bit more seasonable this weekend. The glorious roof deck at Earl’s at the Prudential opens at midnight on Saturday—keep an eye out for your other favorite patios to make their seasonal debuts soon.