It’s Thirsty Thursday! Nothing better than having a few cocktails as you watch the cold rain fall from the confines of your home!.  But the curve is flattening – or so they say – and we’re all doing our part to stop Covid-19.  Let’s keep up the great work.  Until then, here are a few things to keep you entertained on this Thursday, April 9, 2020.

  1. SUMMER SHACK OFFERS COCKTAIL MIXERS TO GO!

You can create your favorite Summer Shack cocktails at home now. Summer Shack Cambridge is batching their popular cocktail mixers for guests to enjoy at home. For $7, guests can pick up a mason jar of their Bloody Mary Mix, Aku Aku Scorpion Bowl Mix and their Margarita Mix. Guests can pick them up or have them delivered by calling the restaurant and placing the order.

They pair well with their two-for-one lobster deal which can be found on their menu here:  www.summershackrestaurant.com. Delivery is available via UberEats, Caviar and GrubHub. All orders place on UberEats for $30 or more will receive a free chowder with purchase.  For more information, please call 517-520-9500.

2. ORDER SOME EASTER MACARONS!

We have a condensed Easter Menu on our website, available for pre-order until the end of the day, TODAY, Thursday April 9, 2020. You can choose between curb-side pickup at our kitchen in Quincy, or we are offering FREE local* deliveries which will be delivered by end of day Saturday.  Use Promo Code: EASTER20 for 20% off your order. *Milton, Quincy, Braintree- Other locations available, with delivery fee, inquire at yummy@miammiammac.com*

3. SUMMER COCKTAILS AT HAND!

Triple Eight Distillery has some good news to announce with the launch of Nantucket Craft Cocktails. After a few years of experimenting on Nantucket, Triple Eight introduces Nantucket Cran and Nantucket Blue. Nantucket Cran and Nantucket Blue are made from Triple Eight’s top selling vodkas and blended into a clean, refreshing, ready-to-drink cocktail. They are a wonderful representation of the unique and flavorful cocktails which grace the drink chalkboards in the distillery bar on-island at the “Brewery”.

Nantucket Cran and Nantucket Blue are made with 100% real VODKA from Triple Eight Distillery and flavored with natural cranberry, blueberry and lemon flavors. These carbonated ready-to-drink cocktails are 4.44% abv and 100% Gluten Free.

“This might be the most challenging time to launch a new product in history. However, with all the doom and gloom, it’s actually nice to talk about something new, fun, exciting & refreshing like a craft cocktail in a can. We have been experimenting with these recipes and trying them on all our customers for the past 20 years. We finally narrowed it down and took our top selling drinks from the distillery cocktail list, Nantucket Blue and Nantucket Cran and packaged them to go in a can.” – Jay Harman, President of Triple Eight Distillery and Nantucket Craft Cocktails

Nantucket Craft Cocktails are a terrific way to bring the vibe of Nantucket to the beach or your back deck. This initial product launch will include retailers throughout MA, CT and RI.

4. BSO AT HOME, CONCERT FOR OUR CITY

Concert for Our City was videotaped live during a full-house performance at Symphony Hall on February 16, 2020. On February 16th Thomas Wilkins, the BSO Artistic Advisor for Education and Community Engagement, led the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the Concert for Our City at Symphony Hall. As of April 5th, #BSOatHome will be presenting this performance to their musical community world-wide online. The concert was part of a series of free BSO musical offerings in February during the time the orchestra would have been on an East Asia tour, February 6-16. The planned tour was canceled due to increasing concerns over the spread of COVID-19. Streaming of this concert will be available through May 20, 2020.

5. COOK WITH CHEF MING TSAI

Blue Dragon Chef Ming Tsai will take over PBS Food’s Instagram today at 3 p.m. for a live cooking demonstration that will teach you how to make one of his vegetarian childhood favorites. Tsai create his tomato-quinoa soup recipe complimented by what he calls “the best grilled cheese.”

It’s the perfect kind of day to make this recipe – a cold and rainy Thursday, so why not make it yourself! You can make it too – access the complete list of the ingredients you will need here. You can either cook alongside Chef Tsai or reference the LIVE video for 24 hours after it is posted. But if you do tune in live, Ming Tsai will be answering your questions as he cooks up this favorite.

 

6. LIVE IT UP THIS EASTER!

Celebrate Easter with Del Frisco’s special pre-order menu, featuring Prime Rib, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes and Strawberry Cheesecake. PLUS enjoy 50% off select wine bottles with your order. Their special Easter menu costs $60 per person and includes: Del Frisco’s Signature Sous Vide Bacon, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes with Cajun Lobster Sauce, Classic Caesar Salad, Garden Salad, Prime Rib with Au Jus and Horseradish Cream, Chateau Potatoes, Roast Broccoli with Garlic Butter.  You must order TODAY. Click here to pick your location and start your Easter order!

7. WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING AT HOME?

Don’t drink alone! Sip along with wine expert Ryan Lotz every Thursday night. Lotz runs the bar programs at Bar MezzanaShore LeaveBlack Lamb, and No Relation, and every Thursday night he takes over Bar Mezzana’s Instagram to sip, share and describe the wines he is drinking at home. You can purchase the bottles in advance to co-sip with Lotz at Formaggio in the South End — get a 15% discount when you mention code #WAYDAH — or call your local wine shop to see if they have it in stock.  Tune in to Bar Mezzana’s Instagram at 7 p.m. Thursday nights to sip along.

8. ANOTHER EASTER DINNER OPTION FROM SEASONS 52

You and your family can enjoy Easter at home, and Seasons 52 will do the cooking. Call to pre-order a complete, family style Easter dinner today. Plus, enjoy a special treat for Easter weekend—your choice of 6 Mini Indulgences for just $15. Curbside pick up available starting Friday, April 10 between 12 PM and 8 PM. Your dinner will be chilled and ready to warm at home. Click here to learn more. Plus, their full takeout menu will also be available for pickup on Sunday, April 12, 10 AM – 6 PM.

9. CHURCH BELLS TO RING ON EASTER SUNDAY

Listen for bells ringing at 12noon on Sunday. The Archdiocese of Boston has announced that its churches will join in unison in ringing their bells on Easter Sunday in a gesture of solidarity and celebration. Other denominations are also planning to join in. The idea of ringing the bells came from several parishioners from different parts of the archdiocese and was received by Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley “as an encouraging expression of hope during these challenging times,” the archdiocese said. The archdiocese also asked those parishes that can participate to stream their bell-ringing live on on their digital platforms, using the hashtag #AnEasterPeople so if you cannot hear the bells outside, you can listen virtually.