Thursday Tidbits: Local Chefs, In The Flesh

Personal chef Tony Carbone in the how2heroes Studio Kitchen, Cambridge


See ‘Em Live, In Action!
how2heroes is inviting anyone who loves to cook to their brand-spanking-new Kitchen Studio for an Open House. Guest chefs — live, in action, in the h2h Kitchen– will be Jody Adams, Amanda Escamilla, Joe Faro, Mark Goldberg, Michael Scelfo and Peter Tartsinis, all turning out delicious fare in front of your eyes this Wednesday, May 30, 6-10pm in Inman Square. Ryan & Wood Distilleries of Gloucester will provide the cocktails. Register (the event is free!) via Facebook.

Shhh, It’s a Secret!!
On June 1 Bully Boy is hosting an underground speakeasy party to celebrate their 1st anniversary. A number of bars and restaurants (including Toro, Trina’s Starlite Lounge, Russell House Tavern, Moksa, Citizen Public House, Local 149, Saloon, Rialto, Henrietta’s Table, Meade Hall, Bristol Lounge and Post 390) are currently handing out branded coasters with a QR code on the back. When scanned, this gives hints as to where the party will be located! Read more here. (But can you keep the secret?)

Somerville Eats
The Taste of Somerville returns June 5,  5:30-7:30 pm, at the Boston-Somerville Holiday Inn. For $30/pp, the Taste gives attendees a “crazy” amount and array of food and drink from the likes of Casa B, Redbones, the Independent, Foundry on Elm, Kick*ss Cupcakes, Fasiak Ethopian Restaurant, Olde Magoun Saloon and Casa B (with many more eateries participating). Proceeds benefit RESPOND, Inc. — New England’s first domestic violence agency, founded by four Somerville women in the 1970s. You’re advised to ‘come hungry.’

Dine at the NEAQ
Armand Toutaint, Chef de Cuisine for Turner Fisheries, and Christopher Masco, Executive Chef of The Westin Copley Place, will be the featured chefs at the New England Aquarium’s next sustainable seafood dinner, June 7, 6:30pm. Chefs will lead an informative cooking demonstration using U.S. farm-raised bay scallops, wild Alaska salmon and Pacific halibut. Wine pairing included. Tickets are $99 for NEAQ members, $109 for non-members. The dinner will be held at Turner Fisheries. Register here.


GoogaMooga Does a Bellyflop
The build-up to last weekend’s Brooklyn-based music and food fest, the Great GoogaMooga, was so enticing. What a concept: a concert where the food is the true rockstar. But it looks as if the planners of the event need to go back to the drawing board. The NY Times reports.

Accessorizing Your Cocktail
This is just what I (Sue) did this past Saturday when I slung a pink purse over my shoulder and headed out to dinner with friends at a local, family-run BYOB restaurant. I was toting Volere’s Rose Wine-In-A Box, seen here on The View, and newly released in the U.S. (I would hardly call myself a “fashionista,” however. I was just plain ole’ curious.)

Remember that Heinz Ketchup commercial with Carly Simon singing Anticipation in the background? Leave it to a handful of MIT researchers to kill that idea. NPR’s The Salt reports.


Rotting Food as Art
This exhibition comes with the strict warning, Do not try this at home! But the more apt warning might be, Try it, but don’t eat it! Estonian artist Heikki Leis is experimenting with molds in his Afterlife photographic series. There certainly is an eery quality to these molds. Wired Science reports.