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A Sausage-Slingin' Party; Diwali Dinner; More

Here are some upcoming food-related happenings.

BACK BAY — Celebrate Diwali with a special dinner at The Cafe at Taj Boston this Thursday and Friday, October 23 and 24. The prix-fixe meal ($45) is available for reservations between 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. both days. Specialty chef Gurminder Gidda is preparing achari paneer tikka, nalli ghost, meethi khoj, and more. Call 617.598.5255 for a reservation. [Eaterwire]

KENMORE — JP Beer Garden, a future restaurant that is currently popping up around town, will host its next event at The Hawthorne this Sunday, October 26, promising a "day-drink', sausage-slingin' party." The Hawthorne team will be serving beer cocktails, while the JP Beer Garden will offer up sausages (including a vegetarian one) and pretzels. There'll also be beer in non-cocktail form. Buy a ticket in advance for $20 or at the door for $30, which includes a stein of beer and plenty of food. Additional beverages available for purchase. Also, beer swag. [Eventbrite]

HUB-WIDE — During November and December, a large number of area restaurants are participating in Hearth Shares, a charity initiative that gives diners the option to add one dollar to their bill (post-tax). The proceeds are donated to Hearth Inc., Friends of Boston's Homeless, and other non-profits working to end homelessness in the Boston area. Here's the list restaurants that have signed on so far, including Cinquecento, Mistral, Blue Dragon, and more. [Official Site]

The Hawthorne

500A Commonwealth Avenue, , MA 02215 (617) 532-9150 Visit Website


500 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118 617 338 9500 Visit Website


223 Columbus Avenue, , MA 02116 (617) 867-9300 Visit Website

Blue Dragon

324 A Street, , MA 02210 (617) 338-8585 Visit Website

Taj Boston

15 Arlington Street, , MA 02116 (617) 536-5700 Visit Website