Welcome back to AM Intel, a round-up of mini news bites to kick off the day.
Last Chance to Drink in a Rooftop Igloo
It’s the last weekend to drink cocktails in one of the seasonal glowing rooftop igloos at the Envoy Hotel’s Lookout Rooftop and Bar (70 Sleeper St., Seaport District, Boston), featuring pretty skyline views. While they’re usually open Wednesday through Saturday, they’ll also be operating this Sunday and Monday, April 15 and 16, in honor of the Marathon and as a farewell for the season. Open 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly. Most of the igloos, which seat up to 10 people, are available on a first come, first serve basis, but groups can make reservations online in two-hour increments with a $500 drink minimum.
Growing national poke chain Pokéworks opened its second Boston-area location a month ago in Harvard Square (1440 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge) and tomorrow, April 14, that location is hosting a grand opening celebration where customers can get two poke bowls (or other menu items) for the price of one. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow, and the buy-one-get-one-free offer is available menu-wide for the entire day. Pokéworks’ namesake item is the Hawaiian raw seafood classic, poke, available in customizable bowls. Customers choose a base (rice, noodles, quinoa), proteins (mostly raw seafood, but there’s also tofu and chicken), fruit and vegetables, sauces, toppings (such as sesame seeds and pickled ginger), and “crunch” (toasted rice puffs, wonton crisps, and the like). Instead of a bowl, customers can also choose a poke burrito (wrapped in roasted seaweed) or a poke bowl (a base of greens).
Road Trip to Burlington, Vermont
Spring is here, supposedly, but for those looking to cling to a last bit of New England winter for the year, head up north to Burlington, Vermont, where a bit of snow is expected over the weekend. Our sibling site up north, Eater Montreal, has compiled a variety of maps filled with Burlington’s best food and drink, whether you’re searching for farm-to-table cuisine, brunch, or cheap eats.
The latest issue of the Improper Bostonian is out, and it’s focused on drinks, both boozy and non-alcoholic. There’s a fun round-up of 24 drinks at local venues and from local brands — one for every hour of the day. At 9 a.m., for example, try the non-alcoholic coffee “sangria” at George Howell Coffee at the Godfrey Hotel (505 Washington St., Downtown Crossing, Boston): Colombian coffee with honey, Trinity bitters, hopped grapefruit bitters, blueberry phosphate, lemon juice, lime juice, pineapple juice, apples, and muddled raspberries, served cold. At 8 p.m., it’s time for the Perpetual Motion, a baiju-based cocktail at Sumiao Hunan Kitchen (270 Third St., Kendall Square, Cambridge) that also includes elderflower, blood orange, lime, and muddle mint.
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