1) The ongoing war in Artsakh has resulted in a humanitarian crisis imperiling as many as one hundred thousand ethnic Armenians living in the region. The elements of basic safety—water, food, and shelter—are all compromised.
Anoush'ella Kitchen owners Nina and Raffi Festekjian are stepping up and pitching in to help relief efforts -- and so can you by simply ordering a $9.50 “Jingalov Haats” (flatbread wrap) for lunch, dinner or a snack. Starting today, 100% of the sales of the designated flatbread Jingalov Haats will go to www.armeniafund.org, a non-profit coordinating emergency assistance to the region, where an estimated 100 thousand Armenian men, women, and children are currently endangered. All proceeds from the sale of every Jingalov Haats will go to help.
Jingalov Haats is a traditional Armenian flatbread from Artsakh. It is stuffed with greens that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or enjoyed as a snack. Chef Nina’s version, prepared on Anoush'ella Kitchen’s homemade Saj flatbread, contains nine different types of greens; Spinach, Swiss Chard, Scallions, Parsley, Cilantro, Dill, Dandelions, and Collards. The price is $9.50.
An Armenian proverb says, “From heart to heart there is a path.” Nina and Raffi Festekjian are hoping sales of Jingalov Haats (which will continue until the current situation is resolved) will help in a small way their brethren in Artsakh survive the ongoing crisis.
2) Greek Halloween Celebrations! Krasi Meze + Wine will be hosting a Gods & Goddesses Halloween Toga Party on Saturday, October 31 from 10am-3pm. TOGA! TOGA! Krasi will be decorated like ancient Greece this Halloween, and is celebrating with a gods and goddesses toga party. The staff will be in full costume and guests are encouraged to dress the part as well since there will be special treats for those participating. Photo props, polaroids, crowns, projections with toga parties and Greek candy will be abundant and it is the perfect reason to come and try out Krasi's new brunch service which just debuted on October 18. Sip on Aphrodite's Bellini (Greek bubbles, ouzo infused apricots) and feast like the gods with saganaki, koulouri (housemade honey sesame bread with Greek honey butter and spoon sweets) and more!
Committee Ouzeri will be hosting a Superhero Halloween Brunch on Saturday, October 31, from 10am-3pm, featuring DJ Ryan Brown. Whether you're feeling like Wonder Woman, Batman, She-Ra or Superman you can enjoy Committee's craft cocktails like Voodoo Science (charanda, kalani coconut, loomi cordial, pineapple & turmeric bitters) and their signature Greek Yogurt Pancakes or Breakfast Gyro to kick off a safely social distanced Halloween.
3) Executive Pastry Chef Joshua Livsey and the team at Harvest will host a Halloween-themed Doughnut Pop-Up on October 31 at Harvest. Livsey and his talented team will be serving up Halloween-themed doughnut specials for one day only at Harvest. The box of doughnuts is $13 for four donuts (plus tax) and include the following flavors:
· There’s Peanut Butter in my Chocolate - peanut butter cup
· Tasting the Rainbow – Skittles
· Twicks or Treat – Twix
· Poison Apple – Apple Cider
Orders must be placed in advance by calling Harvest at 617-868-2255 and today is the last day to pre-order. Pick up will be on Saturday, October 31, from 11am-1pm.