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Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler dropped in for dinner at Fort Point’s popular waterfront stalwart, the Barking Crab restaurant, this week. The willowy rocker from the Boston-born band dined on seafood with his son and posed for photos with patrons and staff at the color-splashed seafood shack, according to Boston.com. (88 Sleeper Street, Boston)
New vendors for Boston Public Market
Boston Public Market is welcoming new butcher shop the Farmhouse Meats to its line-up of over 30 vendors. Farmhouse specializes in pasture-raised and antibiotic and artificial growth hormone-free pork and beef, as well as chicken, lamb, poultry, and eggs from New England farms. Opening hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. (100 Hanover Street, Boston)
Pencil it in
Boston JerkFest is returning for its ninth year with a bigger location. This year’s Caribbean food festival takes over the Harvard Athletic Complex near Harvard Square (145 North Harvard Street, Allston) July 1 through 2. The weekend kicks off with a rum and brew tasting on Friday, July 1 followed by the JerkFest and a new Hot Sauce Fest on July 2. More info here on the outdoor, family-friendly festival.
Fancy French crepe cakes now available via delivery app
New York-based Lady M is bringing its luxury sweets to Boston via food delivery platform Caviar. Lady M gained a following for fancy bon bons and multi-layered crepe cakes with soft cream and lacy French crepes. Known for sweets that bring together French and Japanese techniques since opening in 2001, Lady M now has over 50 boutiques worldwide, including a physical location in Boston at 304 Newbury Street.