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This year, Boston magazine is bringing Taste to you!

Taste 2020 is a celebration of the local restaurant industry. Join us as we bring our diverse dining content to life through meaningful conversation and unique cooking and cocktail demonstrations alongside our first ever Taste Passport program, brought to you by Maker’s Mark® that gives ticket holders access to exclusive dining deals throughout the city.

Ticket proceeds will benefit Mass Restaurants United, a coalition of independent Massachusetts restaurant professionals advocating for the hospitality industry and planning solutions to survive, repair and rebuild in the time of COVID-19 and beyond.

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Event Sessions

A Taste of Two Dishes with MIDA’s Douglass Williams

Monday, November 16, 7pm

Food and entertainment editor Scott Kearnan visits with Douglass Williams of MIDA as he prepares two of his signature restaurant dishes and shares the inside scoop on his forthcoming ventures. Williams is a Best of Boston 2019 winner and was recently named by Food & Wine as one of the top 10 Best New Chefs in America 2020.

A Night with Maker’s Mark®

Tuesday, November 17, 7pm

Join Maker’s Mark whisky experts to learn about delicious, full-flavored bourbon cocktail creations and new ways to enjoy the smooth, handcrafted taste of Maker’s Mark® Bourbon.

Saving Boston’s Restaurants

Wednesday, November 18, 7pm

Food and entertainment editor Scott Kearnan leads a discussion surrounding impressive restaurant industry resilience and philanthropic efforts. Joining the conversation are local civic leaders Nia Grace of Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen, Cheryl Slaughter of Soleil Boston, and Tracy Chang of Pagu.

Meet Giovanna Huyke, the “Julia Child of Puerto Rico”

Thursday, November 19, 7pm

Food and entertainment editor Scott Kearnan visits with Giovanna Huyke from La Fabrica Central as she prepares one of her signature Caribbean dishes and discusses the future of Boston nightlife. Chef Giovanna is a Best of Boston 2019 winner, celebrity chef, and international culinary leader often referred to as the “Julia Child of Puerto Rico.”

Cheers! It’s Winedown Friday

Friday, November 20, 7pm

We’re closing out the week with a wine and cheese pairing led by Haley Fortier, Owner of Nathálie and Haley.Henry wine bar. What you’ll be tasting:

  • Goudden Kass Reserve cheese paired with 2019 Laura Aillaud “Tout Feu Tout Femme”
  • Brie de Lyon cheese paired with 2018 Durrmann “Sur Granites”
  • Bijou cheese paired with 2019 La Villana “Vino Rosato”

Cheese and wine will be available for purchase at Nathálie in advance of the event.

Taste Passport Restaurants

Taste Passport Brought to you by Maker’s Mark®: Monday, November 16-Wednesday, December 30

All ticketholders receive their special code for redemption after their ticket purchase. Codes are one time use per restaurant.

Additionally, receive a complimentary mason jar with the order of a Maker’s Mark® cocktail at these featured restaurants (outlined in orange):

ARTICLE 24

Free order of fried pickles with the purchase of an entrée

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

THE BILTMORE BAR & GRILL

Free order of fried pickles with the purchase of an entrée

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

Durty Nelly’s

Enjoy the chef’s rotating daily special with order

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
✓ Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

The Green Dragon Tavern

Enjoy the chef’s rotating daily special with order

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
✓ Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

Hennessy’s

Enjoy the chef’s rotating daily special with order

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
✓ Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
✓ Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

LOCAL 149

Free order of fried pickles with the purchase of an entrée

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

LOOKOUT ROOFTOP AT ENVOY HOTEL

Maker’s Mark mason jar for in person diners

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

Mr. Dooley’s Boston Tavern

Enjoy the chef’s rotating daily special with order

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
✓ Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

Mr. Dooley’s Cohasset

Enjoy the chef’s rotating daily special with order

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
✓ Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

Alcove

Receive 10% off Alcove Market when you purchase dinner at Alcove

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
✓ Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
✓ Ordering Takeout Via Toast
✓ Ordering Delivery via Caviar
✓ Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

ALDEN & HARLOW

Complimentary dessert with a meal for two (one per table)

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

ALLTOWN FRESH

50% off Chef Meal Kits to Go by Alltown Fresh & Chef Joshua Smith: 5 locations: Plymouth and Ayer MA, and in Hamden and Waterbury, CT, and in Schenectady, NY. Order 24 hours in advance please.

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
✓ Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
✓ Ordering Takeout Via Toast
✓ Ordering Delivery via Caviar
✓ Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

AREA FOUR RESTAURANT

Chef’s Whim

Deal available via:
Dining In Person
Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
✓ Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

BACK DECK

50% off any appetizer

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

Bar Mezzana

$25 gift certificate to be used in January or February of 2021

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

Black Lamb

$25 gift certificate to be used in January or February of 2021

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

Boardwalk Pizza Marina Bay

15% off Boardwalk Pizza Marina Bay takeout orders – order online via Toast!

Deal available via:
Dining In Person
Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
✓ Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

BRASSICA KITCHEN + CAFÉ

Chef’s whim with purchase of a tasting or “ride” for 2 or more. Please include in reservation notes.

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

CAFÉ BARADA

Chef’s Special

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
✓ Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

CRAIGIE ON MAIN

Complimentary housemade bloody mary mix and green chile michelada sauce (8-oz. each, with minimum $50 dine-in or takeout order)

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
✓ Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
✓ Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

CUSSER’S ROAST BEEF & SEAFOOD

Free side (or sweet) with purchase of two sandwiches

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

Cosmica

One free secret taco

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen

$5 Off all takeout and cocktail to go orders of $25 or more.

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
✓ Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
✓ Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

FAJITAS & ‘RITAS

50% off any appetizer

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

FRENCH QUARTER

50% off any appetizer

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

GRENDEL’S DEN RESTAURANT AND BAR

20% off food

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
✓ Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

haley.henry

1 complimentary pork rillette Crostini per person, with order of any menu item

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

LA CATRINA BOSTON

Free dessert with $30 dinner order (valid for parties of 2 or larger)

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

La Fabrica Central LLC

Complimentary appetizer portion of Caribbean roast pork y arroz con grandules with entree order

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

Legal Oysteria

Complimentary clam chowder shooters for two with the purchase of two entrees

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

LENNY’S HIDEAWAY

TBD

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

THE LONGFELLOW BAR AT ALDEN & HARLOW

50% off one food item (one per table)

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

Michael’s Deli

One complimentary knish with a full size sandwich order

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

MIDA

Complimentary gelato with your dinner…the perfect Italian dessert!

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
✓ Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

MidiCI Wood Fired Italian

Buy one of our new pasta dishes, get the second one 1/2 price (lesser priced pasta is 1/2 off)

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

MOMO NONMI

Free side dish with order of mini sushi omakase and/or premium sushi omakase

Deal available via:
Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout or Messaging Directly on Instagram to Place an Order
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

nathálie wine bar

1 complimentary lamb arancini per person with order of any menu item

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

OAK + ROWAN

Complimentary dessert or bread

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

Gift certificate valued at $25 to be used at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen by August 31, 2021

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

Pammy’s

Complimentary upgrade (think Foie Gras, Uni, and Truffles!) to Pammy’s customizable 3 Course Prix Fixe for Indoor Diners

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

PORTO

$25 gift card for return visit

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

ROSETTI Beverly

Complimentary appetizer (chef’s choice) with the purchase of two entrees

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

Season To Taste

A Season To Taste branded coffee mug filled with our house made dog biscuits

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

SOLEIL RESTAURANT & CATERING

10% off all orders over $10

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
✓ Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
✓ Ordering Delivery via Grubhub, Uber Eats, DooDash, Postmates, Chownow

TAHPAS 529

Rotating chef’s special

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
✓ Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

TALULLA

Complimentary house-made cookies

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

TAMBO 22

Free order of mussels with the purchase of two entrees

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
✓ Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
✓ Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

Thistle & Leek

Half off desserts with dinner order

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
✓ Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

Tuscan Kitchen – Burlington

Complimentary capellini aglio e olio con pomodoro with the purchase of two secondi (entrees)

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

Tuscan Kitchen – Seaport

Complimentary cannoli trio dessert with the order of 2 secondi (entrees)

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

UNION STRAW

Rotating chef’s whim

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
✓ Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
✓ Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
✓ Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

WAYPOINT

Complimentary cinnamon sugar donuts with the purchase of two entrees

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

WOODS HILL PIER 4

Complimentary appetizer brought to the table (chef’s choice) with dinner purchase

Deal available via:
✓ Dining In Person
Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout
Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website
Ordering Takeout Via Toast
Ordering Delivery via Caviar
Ordering Delivery via Grubhub

In each listing you will see how to redeem the offer for that specific restaurant (most restaurants are redeeming via one or two methods only). Please pay close attention to how to share the Passport code via these general redemption processes:

• Dining In Person and Telling Your Server the Passport Code
• Calling the Restaurant Directly for Takeout and Telling the Staff Member the Passport Code
• Ordering Takeout Via Restaurant Website and Entering the Passport Code in the Promo Code Field
• Ordering Takeout Via Toast and Entering the Passport Code in the Promo Code Field
• Ordering Delivery via Caviar and Entering the Passport Code in the Promo Code Field
• Ordering Delivery via Grubhub and Entering the Passport Code in the Promo Code Field

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