7 New Reasons to Dine Out Every Day in Boston

Your week just got fuller — literally
April 15, 2016
by Scott Kearnan

Looking for new excuses to hit some local hot spots? Check out these newly launched deals, promos and special menus that'll keep your schedule (and stomach) full every day of the week. 

Monday: Dollar oysters at BISq
The small plates–focused sibling to Bergamot is now offering even more bivalves for a tiny price tag. At the end of March, BISq extended its dollar oyster deal to run every Sunday through Wednesday night from 5 PM–12:30 AM. The varieties will rotate, but they'll always be harvested from local New England waters — and really, is there any better way to start the week than by slurping chilled oysters on the cheap? Thought not. 1071 Cambridge St., Cambridge; 617-714-3693

Tuesday: "Taco Tuesdays" at Tico
Every day should be Taco Tuesday — especially when star chef Michael Schlow is offering a deal like this. The Back Bay Latin American restaurant recently launched a new special that includes six tacos and five Coronita beers for just $30. And though it's offered every Tuesday, there's a bonus installment coming up on Marathon Monday, one of several race day promos we've found around town222 Berkeley St.; 617-351-0400

Wednesday: "1950s Italian-American Wednesdays" at Olde Magoun's Saloon
Crank up the Sinatra and don your spiffiest fedora. Every Wednesday in April, this Somerville gastropub is returning to the era of the rat pack with a special Italian-American menu offered starting at 5 PM. The throwback comfort foods include eggplant Parmesan, Chianti-braised beef braciole, linguine and clams and, of course, cannoli to end on a sweet, satisfying note. Nothing goes with Ol' Blue Eyes like red sauce. 518 Medford St., Somerville; 617-776-2600

Thursday: Chef's tasting at Terramia
Speaking of Italian, the North End's Terramia is jumping in on a cresting wave of tasting menus around town. This month the intimate restaurant launched a three-course prix fixe ($33) available Sundays through Thursdays. Options include baby spinach salad tossed in gorgonzola dolce and pancetta vinaigrette, ravioli with fig and mascarpone in a sage cream sauce, and filet of pork with honey walnut crust and parsnip puree. 98 Salem St.; 617-523-3112

Photo courtesy Menton

Friday: Prix-fixe lunch at Menton
If you're looking for a more cost-effective way to get in the door of Barbara Lynch's French-Italian spot, take heed. Last week, it launched a two-course prix fixe for $48, a relative bargain compared to the multi-course dinner menus, which start at $155. The opening menu, which includes dishes like ricotta gnudi with guinea hen polpetti, can also be supplemented with a dessert or cheese course for $12. It's served in the main dining room and Gold Bar (pictured) Wednesdays through Fridays from 11:30 AM-2:30 PM. 354 Congress St.; 617-737-0099

Saturday: Brunch at Capo
This hot new South Boston entry launched brunch service just last weekend. So now every Saturday and Sunday starting at 11 AM, you'll find an Italian-inspired assortment that includes cornetti (a pasty similar to a croissant) in varieties like chocolate and apricot, lemon ricotta pancakes with blackberry syrup, pastas, pizzas and panini galore. There are also one-liter carafes of cocktails like the Aperol Spritz, prepared by former 30 Under 30 bar star Kevin Mabry. 443 W Broadway, South Boston; 617-993-8080

Sunday: "Sunday Study Group" at Night Market
Memo to stressed, cash-strapped college students: Night Market has your book. The Harvard Square subterranean hangout for funky Asian street food will debut its "Sunday Study Group" this weekend. From 5 PM to close, you can choose between "The Cram" ($21) — two meat skewers, a bowl of noodles and Narragansett beer — or the "Thesis Defense" ($27), one meat skewer, an order of daikon fries, bowl of noodles and sake cocktail. Learn up, kids. 75 Winthrop St.; 857-285-6948