Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thursday Sips & Nibbles

I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting, upcoming food & drink events.. **********************************************************
1) Tempo, on Moody Street in Waltham, brings fresh flavors to Thursday nights with the launch of its Taco Thursday. Every Thursday, Tempo will offer a choice of three delicious taco options created by Chef-Owner Nathan Sigel. Served with two tacos per order and priced at only $10, the taco additions to Tempo’s menu provide the perfect way to start your meal.

Diners can choose from signature tacos such as the All Natural Beef Brisket Tacos, Blackened Cajun Haddock Tacos, Shrimp and Chorizo Tacos, as well as a selection of unique taco creations, including the Venison Chili Tacos (crushed peanuts, caramelized corn crema, spiced blackberry port glaze), Yellowfin Tuna Tataki Tacos (pineapple-tomatillo salsa, avocado mousse, passionfruit aji), and Korean BBQ Duck Tacos (duck confit, spicy cucumber and radish salsa, crispy shallots, ginger-lime vinaigrette).

Available in both the dining room and bar area, the choice of tacos offered will vary every Thursday night giving guests the chance to sample and savor new tacos each week. Meant to share,

2) On Sunday, July 26, at 6pm, Chef Paul Turano of Tryst Restaurant in Arlington, is collaborating with New England’s very own root beer company, Tower Root Beer, for the fifth annual Root Beer Dinner, celebrating Tower’s 100-year-old classic soda recipe.

Founded in Somerville, in 1914, Tower Root Beer evolved from a tonic company into a specialized root beer company. During the Prohibition of the 1920’s when root beer became the substitute for beer that was no longer available, their pharmacist perfected recipe contributed to Tower’s early success and allowed them to withstand the stock market crash of 1929, even when the bank that held their working capital could not.

Spanning New England, Tower Root Beer grew into a well-known business before an unsuccessful merger and competition from the two major soda conglomerates forced them off the market. Over 30 years, Tower’s recipe sat under lock and key, before a third generation of the family decided to reestablish the family business after finding their grandfather's handwritten recipe.

Finally back, Tryst Restaurant is celebrating the return of the timeless drink with a classic three course, prix fixe dinner by Chef Paul Turano featuring root beer inspired dishes and innovative cocktails inspired by the sweet treat.

COST: $34 per person/ $14 for optional cocktail pairing
Reservations are required and can be made by calling Tryst at 781-641-2227.

3) A Wild Affair is a 21+ “tasting” event that will feature stations hosted by Greater Boston’s best restaurants and caterers as well as live entertainment, a silent auction, and an opportunity to stroll among the animals. 2015’s A Wild Affair is generously sponsored by Stoneham Bank and Weiss Farm.

Participating restaurants include Buffalo Wild Wings, Burton’s Grill, Edible Arrangements, Fuji at Assembly, Harrows Chicken Pies, Seasons 52, Woodman’s of Essex and many others.

Proceeds from A Wild Affair will support the operation and continued growth of Stone Zoo, its education programs and conservation initiatives.

WHEN: June 20, 2015 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
TICKETS: For ticket information, visit

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