GREENWAY — Roxy's Grilled Cheese and former jm Curley executive chef Samuel Monsour are teaming up for a "street meat"-themed summer picnic series on the Greenway, starting with a "very very pork heavy" meal called "Puerto Rican Remix" on Wednesday, June 4. A $35 ticket feeds two (and includes use of a "super cozy fleece blanket.") Dishes include lechon (pork shoulder roasted with the skin on for 12 hours), tostones (twice-fried breadfruit), and lots more. [Eventbrite]
FENWAY — The DIG previews Loretta's Last Call, a Southern, country-music-filled restaurant and bar taking over the former La Verdad space on Lansdowne. "In the end, they say the beers will be cold, the hush puppies fresh, and the catfish fried." It'll open in mid-June.
KENDALL SQUARE — Fans of Hungry Mother and barbecue are probably already aware of the two-year-old "Backdoor BBQ" tradition on summer Fridays. Tomorrow (Thursday, May 29), sister restaurant/bar State Park is kicking off the season with a one-time-only barbecue lunch: Lexington, North Carolina-style chopped pork sandwiches, triple chocolate chunk cookies, chips, sweet tea, Miller High Life, RC Cola, and Cheer Wine will be available from 11:30 a.m. until sold out. Enter through State Park's front door. [Official Source]
WATERFRONT — This Sunday, M.C. Spiedo launches a Sunday night "supper club," a family-style dinner series priced at $45 per person (or $65 to include wine pairings). The main course at the first installment will be M.C. Spiedo's grand tortellini and meat torta with roasted vegetable sauce. Meanwhile, at lunch time, the restaurant will start displaying sandwiches on the roving market cart. Diners can order a sandwich and a non-alcoholic drink for $14. [Press Release]
[Photo: M.C. Spiedo/Meg Jones Wall]