One thing we love about Boston is all the amazing events and conventions that are here. But sometimes we don’t hear about half of the amazing events until it’s too late. So, we want to clue you in to some events happening in the next couple weeks that we think you, as our foodie friends, would like to hear about!
Chels and I attended Down:2:Earth last year, not quite sure what to expect. It’s Boston’s green living festival, held at the Hynes Convention Center. We ended up having a blast and are heading back this year, on Friday April 9. While the whole event is pretty cool, we definitely recommend going to Friday night’s Local Bites event. It’s the food and wine sampling party that kicks off the convention. Here are the restaurants participating:
Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro
Legal Sea Foods
Harbor View Café*
Sixty2 on Wharf
Fior d’Italia Pasta & Cheese
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Centre Street Cafe
Nashoba Brook Bakery
Wines provided by Root: 1 wine – Cheeses and other special tastes provided
by Whole Foods Market – Beer provided by Watch City Brewing Company
Tickets for Local Bites at d2e are $20 ($25 at the door) and let you return to d2e for the rest of the weekend. If you don’t want to attend Local Bites and just want to attend the convention (where you’ll learn about ton of awesome green products and services), tickets are only $10. Plus, a potion from all tickets will go to the New England Aquarium’s Sustainable Fisheries Initiative and The Federation of Massachusetts Farmers Markets. And, by the way, on Sunday Mayin Bialik (better known as Blossom!) will be speaking at the event!
Taste of the Nation-
The evening before, Thursday April 8, we’ll be attending Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation, which raises critical funds to help end childhood hunger in Boston and across the nation.
This event is absolutely amazing and for a wonderful cause. We attended last year as well, and it was a culinary heaven. More than 65 of Boston’s chefs and restaurants will be participating by making food for you to enjoy, and you’ll have the opportunity to try dishes from the spots you’ve always wanted to visit.
Tickets for Taste of the Nation Boston are $85 in advance/$95 at door for general admission and $135 in advance/ $145 at the door for VIP. Sure, it’s a little bit pricey, but for a wonderful cause (100% of ticket sales go towards fighting hunger). And you’ll see how worth it these prices are when you see all the food, wine, beer, etc.
And if you don’t live in Boston, be sure to check and see if a Taste of the Nation is being held near you!
We hope to see you at these events! Let us know if you’re planning to attend
[Sues and Chels]