This year’s election is certainly different than any other for a variety of reasons!  The pandemic created an atmosphere where millions voted early via mail and in person voting opportunities.  One such early voting opportunity included a pretty amazing backdrop – the Green Monster – as Fenway Park opened up to welcome early voters over the past week or so.

Photo courtesy of Fenway Park’s Facebook Page

That opportunity has since passed, but if you missed out on that unique voting experience, here are a few other ways to make the most of Election Day on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

As election day approaches, many restaurants want to encourage Massachusetts residents to vote by offering special discounts, deals and freebies! Customers are encouraged to show proof of voting, such as an ‘I Voted’ sticker or proof of mail-in ballot, to be eligible.

ELECION DAY FREEBIES

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MidiCi: Located at 463 Assembly Row in Somerville, MiDiCi Neapolitan Pizza will be offering a free Margherita pizza for voters from 12:00PM – 1:00PM to encourage the public to make it to the polls. Click here or call (617) 764-1541. 

Photo courtesy of Baramor on Facebook

Baramor: Located at 45 Union Street, Newton Center, Baramor will be open on Election Day from 2:00PM – 10:00PM. The establishment – known for giving back – will be offering a free dinner for voters between 7:00PM – 8:00PM, which includes any sandwich on their menu. To contact or make a reservation, call (617) 202-6718 or click here now.

Season to Taste: From 5:00PM – 9:00PM, Season to Taste’s indoor and outdoor private dining areas will be open to accommodate hungry voters after their time at the polls. Customers that come into dine will receive a free “Chef’s Whim” appetizer with proof of voting.  The Chef-driven establishment offers fresh, local food available for dine-in at their 2447 Massachusetts Avenue location. Each private dining table is equipped with a UV HEPA filter and shields to allow for a safe and comfortable evening. To make a reservation, call (617) 945-9535 or visit www.seasoncambridge.com.

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Sweet Basil: Sweet Basil’s Waltham restaurant located at 469 Moody Street Waltham, is offering a free $25 gift card for all voters who order an item from their Bulk Take Out menu the the evening of November 3, 2020. Click here for details.

Photo courtesy of Pauli’s North End on Facebook

Pauli’s: Pauli’s in Boston’s North End will be offering a buy one get one free breakfast sandwich the morning of November 3, 2020 with proof of voting from 8:00AM – 9:00AM. Click here for details.

Deals + Specials

The Beehive: A South End favorite, The Beehive, is offering Election Survival Kits consisting of comfort food staples plus beverage pairs to help folks get through the election coverage. For $33, customers will receive a Fall Harvest Chopped Salad, their choice between Deluxe Meatloaf, Roasted Lemon Chicken Thighs, and Cauliflower Puttanesca for an Entrée, Beehive Macaroni & Cheese, and a Seasonal Desert. Beverage Add-Ons entail a Wine Toss Up, Sommelier selection of 2 bottles of white, sparking or red wine, Craft Beer Toss Up, a 4-pack of craft beers, and the Freedom Punch, a quart of Bourbon Fig Apple Cider Punch. These comfort kits are available for pick-up on November 2nd and 3rd from 4:00PM—7:30PM. For more information, click here for more details.  

B/Spoke: Exercise the right to vote this upcoming Election Day! B/Spoke is offering a variety of morning and night R/DES to accommodate people rushing to the polls throughout the day. Click here to book a spot on remaining bikes.

Photo courtesy of Urban Hearth on Facebook

Urban Hearth Offers Election Day Care Package To Go

Treat yourself or a friend to a comfort food feast that will sooth the nerves. The Urban Hearth’s Election Day Care Package offers a complete dinner with cocktails to go plus snacks & sweets.  Relieve the stress of a long and tortuous election season with BEEF BOURGUIGNON POT PIE  or  WILD MUSHROOM & ROASTED RAPINI RISOTTO.  Complete dinner includes kale & pear salad and your choice of two cocktails-to-go, plus optional wine pairing. This dinner for two costs $60

PLUS – Snacks and Starters, Sweet Oblivion, and treats for the Optimist! Election Care Package Ordering Will End on Sunday November 1 at 11pm, pick up or delivery on November 3. Click here to order.

Open for Business:

Cook Restaurants: Chef Paul Turano will have both his Newton and Needham locations open on Election Day for indoor dining and take out from 4:00PM – 8:00PM. For reservations, takeout/delivery, or for more information, visit cookrestaurants.com .

Stephanie’s on Newbury: The Newbury Street favorite will be open on Tuesday, November 3rd from 11:00AM – 9:00PM. Located at 190 Newbury St, reservations for Stephanie’s can be made by calling (617) 236-0990 or by booking online:https://www.stephaniesonnewbury.com/#/form-reservations.

Boston Speed Dog: In their new home at 107 South Street, Boston, the Original Boston Speed Dog is cooking up delicious franks for voters. From 11:30 AM – 10:00PM, customers can order the famous Boston Speed Dog online athttps://thebostonspeeddog.com/pages/order or call (617) 695-9463.

Juniper: The Mediterranean food favorite, Juniper, located at 13 Central St in Wellesley will be open for normal business hours on Election Day for lunch from 12:00PM – 2:30PM and dinner from 5:00PM – 10:00PM. To make a reservation, call (781) 446-6950 or visit their website: http://juniperwellesley.com/#home.

Papagayo: Anyone interested in indulging themselves in an afternoon cocktail or taco after fulfilling their Election Day duties can head to Papagayo, located at 331 Great River Road, Somerville. Offering Jalapeno Margaritas and $4 Beers, the Mexican kitchen and tequila bar will be open for normal business hours, with the kitchen available from 12:00PM-9:00PM and the bar from 12:00PM-10:00 PM on Tuesday. To make a reservation for their patio or indoor seating, customers can call them at (617) 996-6100, email them directly at papagayoLRG@gmail.com, or reserve online:http://www.legendaryrg.com/.

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One of the founders of Dirty Water Media, Julie Fairweather serves as the company’s managing editor, marketing director and contributing writer/producer. In addition to her work with Dirty Water Media, Julie is also an award-winning journalist with 20+ years experience developing marketing and public relations strategies for emerging businesses. Julie has also worked as an assignment manager and reporter for WLVI-TV 56 in Boston and a news anchor and reporter from an NBC affiliate in North Platte, NE. Julie is a past President and former Executive Director of The Publicity Club of New England, a 300-member trade organization for the Greater Boston public relations community. She also taught broadcast journalism and radio and television producing at her alma mater Emerson College in Boston, MA. Her most accomplished position is as the mother to her three amazing children.