Openings: The Omni Seaport Hotel (450 Summer Street) opens its doors this week with a range of new restaurants: The Sporting Club, the hotel’s take on a fancier sports bar, serves snacks and salads; Coquette with Basque-inspired flatbreads and seafood; Kestra, with a Mediterranean menu; and Cocorico, a boulangerie.
Shake Shack continues its burger dominance in Boston with another new location, this time at Everett’s Encore Boston Harbor (1 Broadway). The 11th location in Massachusetts is open until 2am and is part of the new WynnBET Sports Bar. Play the slots while sipping limited-edition shakes made in partnership with candy supplier Milk Bar: a chocolate birthday cake shake with icing and a crispy cornflakes-chocolate drizzle.
In Brief: Yard House is opening its fifth location in the Boston area at Marriott Copley Square (110 Huntington Ave.) on Monday, September 27th. Enjoy local beers like Mighty Squirrel Cloud Candy IPA alongside nachos, burgers, and tacos.
Chef Will Gilson will officially open the Geppetto Italian restaurant in The Lexington Complex (100 North First St.) in Cambridge Crossing in early October, which also houses his all-day bakery, Cafe Beatrice, and the sit-down restaurant The Lexington.
For dinner, visit smoked short rib carpaccio, pappardelle with wild boar Bolognese, beet cavatelli, and desserts by Brian Mercury (Oak & Rowan, Puritan & Co.). Enjoy drinks from an Amaro cart. Geppetto was previously only open to take away.
Canines: Still Waiting to Adopt a Pandemic Pet? Mark your calendar for Harpoon Brewery’s fourth annual Dogtoberfest, which takes place on Sunday October 3rd. (It’s part of the Oktoberfest weekend events.)
Arrive at 10:30 for a mile-long run or walk, plus a belling lot party with Dogtoberfest beer, food trucks, and puppies for adoption. A portion of the revenue will benefit the MSPCA and the Lucy McKenzie Humane Society. A dog-friendly beer is also available on tap, made from peanut butter powder.
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