Thursday, March 9, 2023

Thursday Sips & Nibbles

I'm back again with a new edition of Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting, upcoming food and drink events. I hope everyone dines out safely, tips well and are nice to their servers.
1) Get ready to shake things up at Rosa Mexicano’s First Day of Spring Cocktail Class. Guests can sign up for a hands-on experience and learn how to craft four of Rosa Mexicano’s signature cocktails, including the Traditional Margarita, Josefina's Margarita, Spicy-Cucumber, and Mango-Chile. Classes kick off Monday, March 20, from 6-8 PM, and are priced at $65 a person.

Led by expert mixologists, this interactive cocktail class will teach guests everything they need to know to make the perfect cocktail. Plus, they’ll get to enjoy their creations along with some delicious bites from the kitchen – including Rosa’s guacamole.

Tickets for Boston location can be purchased HERE.
Tickets for Burlington location can be purchased HERE.

2) Martha’s Vineyard Back Door Donuts will be opening a late-night pop-up in partnership with Loretta’s Last Call on Wednesday, March 15. Located at 1 Lansdowne Street, the pop-up will serve late-night donuts out of a space adjacent to Loretta’s Last Call from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. nightly.

Originally named Walmsley's, then Martha's Vineyard Gourmet Cafe & Bakery, and now The Front Bakery Cafe - Home of Back Door Donuts, the bakers at 5 Post Office Square on in Oak Bluffs have been handing out donuts to in-the-know locals during overnight prep shifts since its 1948. Today, The Front Bakery Cafe continues the longstanding tradition with Back Door Donuts- a speakeasy-style operation that serves fresh donuts to its loyal customer base via its “back door,” and eyes its first expansion into Boston.

The bakery’s eagerly anticipated expansion, hatched by Back Door Donuts partner and Lyons Group President Patrick Lyons, will bring the flavors of the Vineyard to hungry Bostonians prowling Lansdowne for a bite to eat in the evening and early morning hours. The new location will sling donuts out of the side door at Loretta's Last Call, which is directly next to Lucky Strike and will be marked with a "Donuts After Dark" neon sign. Patrons will be able to order in advance online or in-person at the window.

The Donuts After Dark menu will feature its signature apple fritter alongside a variety of donut flavors including Boston Cream, Buttercrunch, Buttermilk Glazed, Chocolate Coconut, Chocolate Frosted, Chocolate Glazed, Cinnamon Sugar, Coconut Donut, Double Chocolate, Honey Dipped, Lemon Jelly, Maple Bacon, Mini Fritter, Old Fashioned, Party Donut, and Raspberry Jelly.

Our team has been working hard behind the scenes over the past couple of years to bring a little piece of everyone's favorite island donut shop to the great city of Boston,” said Back Door Donuts General Manager Tyler Heineman. “We're thrilled to bring the "Donuts After Dark" tradition to Fenway's historic Lansdowne Street, and we look forward to crossing paths with longtime fans and newcomers alike.

To sweeten its grand opening celebration on Wednesday, March 15, the first 100 guests in line will receive one free donut for their next visit. The pop-up will operate indefinitely on 1 Lansdowne Street from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. nightly.

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