1. EASTER LAMB KITS FROM MOONA @HOME

Moona is open for Easter and serving dinner from 4:30pm-8:30pm available for Curbside pick up only!  You can pay ahead of time over the phone and they will bring it out to your car and place it in the trunk with no contact. Just call them when you’re outside. They are open on Sunday so you can pick up your order then and let them know if you want it hot or to re-heat at home. Both ways are available.

Moona’s Easter dinner includes a complete Bharat Roasted Leg Of Lamb Feast – for 2 is $80, for 4 is $140, for 6 is $240 – served with: carved Lamb Slices, sauce for lamb with lemon, garlic, mint, oregano, and olive oil, Tahini sauce, Tzatziki, Hummus, Pickles, Crushed lemony Yukon gold potatoes, leafy greens, Fattoush salad. bread and Baklawa or baklava for dessert. Call 617-945-7448 anytime between 1pm-9pm or send them an email anytime at team@moona.com.  Click here for more details.

2. GO LIVE AT FIVE WITH BOSTON CALENDAR TONIGHT!

The Boston Calendar wants you to do your best to replicate that heading-into-the-weekend feeling with their Live at Five: Virtual Happy Hour Concert Series streaming live on Facebook and Instagram today at 5 p.m. This week they’re proud to present two rising stars from Boston’s hip hop and R&B scenes. They’ll start things off with Boston Music Awards 2019 nominee for Dance/Electronic Artist of the Year Rilla Force, blending future bass with hip hop, R&B, and electronic music. Then stick around for hip hop artist and trap feminist Brandie Blaze and 2019 DJ of the Year nominee DJ WhySham.

3. HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY LEADERS LEADING THE WAY!

Martignetti Companies, New England’s leading distributor of fine wines and spirits, announced today that it has committed $250,000 in charitable contributions to both local and national organizations that support and assist restaurant industry employees experiencing hardship during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Of the $250,000 contribution, $120,000 will be dispersed to both the local and national charitable organizations and the additional $130,000 will be donated to charities with meaningful missions to support hospitality workers. Click here for the full story.

4. JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR STREAMS FREE ON YOUTUBE

Lyricist Tim Rice has said he hopes a free online showing of musical Jesus Christ Superstar will provide people with some entertainment during the lockdown. The production is just one of the many he co-wrote in his decades-long collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber.  Jesus Christ Superstar will be available online for 48 hours – starting today at 2pm – just in time for Easter weekend – as part of a series called The Shows Must Go On! that features a selection of Lloyd-Webber’s musicals shown for free during the coronavirus lockdown.  Click here for a full rundown.

5. WAHLBURGERS DELIVERS TO THOSE IN NEED ON THE SOUTH SHORE

Paul Wahlberg fed children and staff at the Y’s Emergency Childcare Centers for essential and medical workers as part of the South Shore YMCA Community Support Challenge. – Photo: South Shore YMCA

Wahlburgers chef and owner Paul Wahlberg is hitting the streets in his food truck throughout the week to deliver meals those in need at various locations, including Father Bill’s & MainSpring shelter, South Shore YMCA’s emergency shelter, and its two emergency childcare centers for essential and medical workers. Additionally, Wahlberg’s Hingham based restaurant Alma Nove is providing prepared meals to elderly residents living in local senior housing.

Wahlberg’s efforts are part of a partnership with the South Shore YMCA, which recently launched a weekly COVID-19 Community Support Challenge. Each week, the Y will partner with different restaurants and retailers to provide warm meals and supplies to the organization’s food pantry participants, emergency shelter guests, and kids and teachers at the Y’s emergency childcare centers, according to a press release. The South Shore YMCA hopes to raise $10,000 in donations from community members in order to support this challenge, which Wahlberg said he immediately agreed to join the effort. “When I heard about the idea, my immediate reaction was, ‘Of course we’ll do this. We’ll figure out a way to make this work.’”

6. PIZZA KITS FROM TRESCA!

Introducing Tresca’s make at home pizza kits! Easy and fun. No rolling out dough. Sauce already seasoned. And what goes better with pizza than beer or wine?

Tresca’s Pizza Kit includes: 1 par-baked pizza shell, Tresca’s famous pizza sauce, 3 cheeses and pepperoni.

Other toppings available upon request and vegan and gluten free available! The cost of the entire pizza kit is $$29 and includes your choice of a bottle of wine or a six pack of beer – just ask when you call what is available that night!  If you want to order just the pizza, the cost is $15. Call 617-742-8240 or use the Grubhub app. Tresca’s is now open for pizza kits and take out Wednesday-Sunday 4-8 pm.

7. PHILLIPS CANDY HOUSE OPEN FOR EASTER GOODIES!

A Phillips Chocolates Chocolate Easter Bunny can be picked up curbside at their Morrissey Boulevard location. Photo: Phillips Chocolates

For over half a century, Phillips Chocolates has been making Easter Sunday mornings a little bit sweeter for Greater Boston families. This year promises to be no different, as far as the candy part of the equation is concerned, as the Morrissey Boulevard institution has taken measures in response to the pandemic to make sure their treasured chocolate treats make their way to loyal customers safely.

“The team there is working away, and we’ve done a few things … we’ve beefed up our online staff so we can take care of orders that way, we’re doing curbside pickup, and we’ve instituted all the other things everyone else does: keeping patrons and customers away from each other, and also from staff, in addition to the sanitizing we do on a constant basis. We’re trying to do our part, and we’re trying to get folks their chocolate in time for Easter,” said Phillips Chocolates Owner Joe Sammartino.

8. HOW ABOUT AN EASTER LOBSTER BAKE?

We all know that Easter is not going to be the normal spring holiday that we all enjoy with Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Baskets overflowing with bunnies, peeps and other treats.  Sure we’ll try but with little or no retail shopping options, the Easter Bunny will be challenged to say the least.  So why not mix the entire day up and serve up a Lobster Bake for dinner.  Chef Jasper White certainly thinks it’s a great ideas, so he’s packing up a classic clambake from the Summer Shack Cambridge. They’re packing up all the traditional fare – boiled lobster, steamers, corn on the cob, potato, mussels and chorizo (clam chowder, too!) for just $25 per person. This special menu will be available on Sunday, April 12th from 11:30am-8:30pm for in-person pick-up, just call 617.520.9500.  You can also order it for delivery from Uber EatsGrub Hub and Caviar.  So, instead of donning your Easter bonnet this year, put on a Lobster bib and make the most of this quarantined Easter!