SOUTH END — Starting yesterday and running through February 24, B&G Oysters is hosting its second annual "Shellebration," a dinner series taking place on Monday and Tuesday nights, featuring different regional seafood specialties each week. Each special dish is served family-style with two sides, and the regular menu is also available. Tonight, it's a New England clambake with Rhode Island clam cakes and grilled pork sausage on the side, and next week, it'll be paella valenciana with sides of pulpo a la gallega and papas bravas.
CHARLESTOWN — Head to Pier 6 this Sunday, January 18, for "Winter White," a dinner where all the food is white. Dishes include a Belgian endive salad with hearts of palm and feta, a risotto with white truffles and parmesan, and a white chocolate mousse.
SOUTH END — Tremont 647's annual tapas challenge takes place on January 28, pitting chef Andy Husbands against Post 390's Eric Brennan and Boston Chops' Ryan Marcoux in a three-course steak battle (cauliflower steak, tuna steak, and beef steak). Your $34 ticket gets you a glass of sangria, passed appetizers, three tapas from each of the three chefs (one of each kind of steak by each chef), and dessert. Call (617) 266-4600 to make a reservation (required).
BACK BAY — It's time once again for the Burrito Bowl at Poe's Kitchen at the Rattlesnake. Taking place on January 31, Burrito Bowl IV will see a number of local chefs face off: Papagayo’s Chris Damian, Taranta’s Jose Duarte, El Pelón’s Jim Hoben, Tico’s Leo Asaro, Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake’s Uri Abragimovich, El Centro’s Allan Rodriguez, Ashmont Grill & Tavolo’s Chris Douglass, and Villa Mexico's Julie King. Since the Super Bowl is the next day, each chef will draw inspiration from the city of his favorite NFL team in creating a burrito. Tickets are $25 and include a lot of burrito-tasting.