Neighborhood Watch

Free Cheese in Somerville; Dessert Showcase Sets a Date

Back Bay: This year’s New England Dessert Showcase will happen at the Westin Copley Place on September 18. [Grub Street]

Brookline: Charcoal Japanese Bistro will replace Minsok in the possibly-cursed former home of Shalom Hunan. [Boston Restaurant Talk]

Cambridge: Stop by Hotel Marlowe between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on August 7 for $15 dog grooming accompanied by “pup tails” for the humans. [Grub Street]

Chestnut Hill: The Metropolitan Club just launched Taco Tuesdays. $6 gets you three tacos with options including slow-roasted salmon belly and carnitas. [Grub Street]

Davis Square: Jason Santos will hold a massive party on August 10 at Gargoyles On The Square for the season finale of Hell’s Kitchen. The outdoor cookout starts at 5:30 and $35 gets you food, visits from other Hell’s Kitchen contestants, and the finale on a large screen TV. [Grub Street]

Lexington: Wilson Farms will host a farm-to-fields event at 6 p.m. on August 12. $50 gets you a farm tour, a lesson on preparing produce at home, and a dinner, complete with wine. [Boston Restaurant Talk]

North End: In conjunction with the 100th annual Fisherman’s Feast, Prezza will offer traditional tripe and porchetta dishes. [Grub Street]

Salem: Comida Mexican Taqueria will open at 131 Essex later this month and will focus on locally-sourced burritos. [Boston Restaurant Talk]

Seaport: Tamo Bar will offer $2 oysters on August 5 in celebration of National Oyster Day. [Grub Street]
Morton’s, The Steakhouse will host a sangria tasting at 6 p.m on August 5. Tickets are $30. [Grub Street]

Somerville: The Growing Center will host a cheese tasting from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 8. It’s free, but donations are welcomed. [boston localvores]

South End: Beehive chef Rebecca Newell will compete on the August 10 episode of the Food Network’s Chopped. [Grub Street]
Every Sunday night, Ginger Park features chef Patricia Yeo’s spin on Chinese takeout classics like BBQ spare ribs. [Grub Street]

Waltham: Il Capriccio will serve an $85 five-course Icardi wine dinner at 6:30 on August 10. [Zagat Buzz]

Free Cheese in Somerville; Dessert Showcase Sets a Date