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Add These March 2017 Food Events to Your Calendar

Chicken and ramen waffles, wagyu beef katsu sandwiches, Icelandic food, and more things to eat this month

Ivan Ramen ramen
Ramen from Ivan Ramen, popping up at Uni this month

Fill up your March calendar with these fun, food-filled events around town; check back for updates throughout the month:

MONDAY, MARCH 6 Ivan Orkin, acclaimed restaurateur behind Ivan Ramen in New York City and Tokyo, will be serving up ramen and more (wagyu beef katsu sandwich, anyone?) at a pop-up at Uni (370 Commonwealth Ave., Back Bay, Boston) from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday alongside the regular a la carte menu. Reservations accepted, but walk-ins welcome. And for the rest of March, swing by during late-night service (10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays) for Ivan Ramen’s triple pork, triple garlic mazemen. [No cover; a la carte pricing]

SATURDAY, MARCH 11 Happy Péché Day! Head to Row 34 (383 Congress St., Fort Point, Boston) at any point during the day to taste the extremely limited edition Dieu du Ciel imperial coffee stout, Péché Mortel, on its annual release day. [No cover; a la carte pricing]

SUNDAY, MARCH 12 Wish Night Shift Brewing (87 Santilli Hwy., Everett) a happy fifth birthday and head to the taproom between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. for a celebration, including the release of three special beers. The Roadies Diner truck will be serving up food on the patio, and there’ll be Kitchen Millie cookies available too. And plenty of beer, of course. [No cover; a la carte pricing]

MONDAY, MARCH 13 Bastille Kitchen (49 Melcher St., Fort Point, Boston) is hosting a classic cocktail class in its chalet lounge; learn how to make a Bulleit Rye Old Fashioned and more. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Your ticket includes three cocktails and light snacks. [$40; call (617) 556-8000 or email]

FRIDAY, MARCH 17 Tired of seeing every single person on your Facebook list gallivanting around Iceland, drinking Brennivín while gazing at the Northern Lights? Take advantage of the cheap flights and go yourself, or stay right here in Boston and get a taste of Iceland at Taste of Iceland, a series of events taking place March 16 to 20 at various spots around town. Hit up The Merchant (60 Franklin St., Downtown Boston) on March 17, 18, 19, or 20 (4 p.m. to 11 p.m.) to try an Icelandic dinner by chef Siggi Helga, flying in from the Grillið restaurant in Reykjavík. [$68; reserve]

MONDAY, MARCH 20 Celebrate the first day of spring with free Italian ice at Rita’s (170 Everett Ave., Chelsea). [Free]


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1 As is tradition at Olde Magoun’s Saloon (518 Medford St., Magoun Square, Somerville), the restaurant has a specially themed menu every Wednesday night throughout the month, and the March theme is ramen. Swing by between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. any Wednesday night, starting March 1, to try a teriyaki pork burger on a miso-glazed ramen bun; chicken and ramen waffles with ginger chili maple syrup; salted caramel ramen cake with ginger ice cream; and more. [No cover; a la carte pricing]

THURSDAY, MARCH 2 Head out to Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm (208 S. Great Rd., Lincoln) to learn about sausage-making from chef Ben Groppe of The Honey Paw in Portland, Maine. Eat the sausages you make — along with other seasonal treats — with paired Aeronaut beers. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. [$50 for Audubon members; $60 for non-members. 21+.]

FRIDAY, MARCH 3 Harpoon’s (306 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston) annual St. Patrick’s Day festival begins at 5:30 p.m. with a line-up of live music, plenty of beer (including some new releases), and general fun. The festivities continue on Saturday (1 p.m. to 7 p.m.) with more music, more beer, and more fun. Your ticket includes a souvenir pint glass and your first beer. No tickets sold in advance; first come, first served. The event is outdoors under heated tents and will take place regardless of the weather. [$25; 21+.]

SUNDAY, MARCH 5 The Speed Rack all-female speed-bartending competition returns with 23 local bartenders competing and raising money for breast cancer charities. Sunday’s event takes place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Royale (279 Tremont St., Downtown Boston). Competitors include Bar Mezzana’s Gwen Hagerty, Tiger Mama’s Jen LaForge, Uni’s Ándrea Pentabona (who is also an Eater Boston contributor), No. 9 Park’s Meghan Powers, A4cade’s Tainah Soares, The Townshend’s Kate Holowchik, and more. Finalists will go on to compete in the national finals in New York. [Tickets, $25 ($30 at the door). 21+.]

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