Pencil It In PIN: Weekend of November 15th-17th


This weekend I’m going to mix up my usual breakfast routine. I’m heading down to Kitchen Inc. in Somerville to check out chefs Joshua Lewin of Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro and Katrina Jazayeri of Belly Wine Bar and Cuisine En Locale’s “Texas Breakfast” . This TX Taco stand will pop up at at 201 Somerville Ave in Somerville on Saturday November 16th beginning at 9AM, and disappear at 12:00 noon or earlier if they are sold out.

Menu for the morning:
Tacos 3$ each:
Bacon Egg and Cheese
Potato Egg and Cheese

Drinks 2$ each:
Iced Tea
Agua Fresca

Sides 2$ each:
Rice and Beans
Chips and Salsa

I got my 15 minutes of dog fame when I ‘designed’ Trina’s Starlight Lounge dog of the day, so this Sunday I’ll have to be on the porch watching the big dogs strut their stuff. From 2-6, at Dante in Cambridge join some if the area’s top culinary dogs as they vie for the title of ‘best dressed dog’.

It will be quite a show with this line up: Jamie Bissonnette, Toro/Coppa, Anthony Caturano, Prezza, Brian Dandro, ArtBar, Evan Deluty, Stella/29 Sudbury, Louis DiBiccari, Tavern Road, Tiffani Faison & Dan Raia, Sweet Cheeks, Jeff Fournier, 51 Lincoln/Waban Kitchen, Chris Frothingham, Vine Brook Tavern, Will Gilson, Puritan & Company, Colin Lynch, Barbara Lynch Gruppo , Sam Monsour, (most recently from) JM Curley, Matthew Morello, Brasserie28, Rodney Murillo, Davio’s, Jason Santos, Blue Inc./Abby Lane/Back Bay Harry’s, Frank Toohey, The Neighborhood Restaurant Group (Biltmore Bar & Grille/Local 149) and Josh Ziskin of LaMorra.

The edible ‘pageant’ will take place on the Dante patio, overlooking the Charles River. Chefs will return to the culinary battlefield to serve up their best dressed, all grass fed beef hotdogs. Attendees will be provided with score cards to rate the ‘best dressed’ hot dog creations from 1 to 10 and the winner will be announced at 5:00PM.

The cost is $20 per person.

Plan now for next week’s festivities. Beaujolais Nouveau has its own special day each year. The diva of the Burgundy region. It’s the instant gratification “teen” of the wine world: fresh, bright and young. You don’t wait for this wine to mature. You wait for the day when “Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivée! “.

On Wednesday November 20th join the folks at Brasserie Jo at 9 pm to stay the evening through midnight when the Beaujolais Nouveau will be officially uncorked.

Tickets are $35 for a night of cocktails food, and fabulous flapper attire. there will be multiple food stations, period costumes, prizes and delicious wines and cocktails, the night of November 20 kicks off at 9PM and runs until 12:30AM!

Come dressed to the nines in your favorite 1920’s attire! Best costume receives an overnight stay at the Colonnade Hotel with dinner for two in Brasserie JO.

Other prizes are TBD, but could include gift certificates to Brasserie Jo, The Colonnade Hotel and Special VIP Passes to The New Rooftop Pool at the hotel, handcrafted ties that mark the 2013 Beaujolais Nouveau release, and more. Space is limited. You can get tickets here. To get $5 off your ticket use the “code secret” seriousfrench.

MAKE A Night Of It & Take The Elevator HOME!
Reserve a Beaujolais Nouveau Package that includes Deluxe Accommodations for Two along with 2 Passes to the Beaujolais Event for $219:

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