Top Boston Summer Food Events

Summer in the city of Boston isn’t always talked about on vacation shows or blogs, but it’s certainly one of the best times to visit. There’s always a sense of relief after the warm weather blows into town and chases out the cold, especially during years like this when the winter was particularly brutal

Smart Destinations can get you a wicked good deal on most of the top places to visit in the city with the Boston Attractions Pass and there are certainly lots of other things you might want to see as well.

Although it’s based out of Cooperstown, N.Y., which is certainly Yankee territory, Brewery Ommegang has chosen to host one of its eight HopChef competitions in Boston. During the HopChef Boston competition on May 21 at The Boston Center for the Arts, some of Boston’s best chefs will attempt to create a unique dish that perfectly pairs a particular beer with a savory snack. Each dish will be matched up with a specific Ommegang beer and will be scored by attendees and a panel of judges.

Whoever wins in the eyes of the judges will get the chance to compete in the brewery’s Belgium Comes to Cooperstown festival on August 9th. The winner that event attendees select will score one year of first release seasonal Ommegang beers – not too shabby!

The Food Truck Festivals of New England will also be returning to the area in the summer of 2014. The festivals offer up items like Vietnamese sandwiches, lobster rolls, duck tacos, frozen sandwiches and even bubbling pizza! The festivals will roll into locations in Somerville, Worcester, Framingham and Cape Cod. The season of festivals start in June and trucks like The Whoo(pie) Wagon, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, The Bacon Truck, M & M BBQ Ribs and Citizen Wing have all confirmed that they will be in attendance.

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Another upcoming event has a funny-sounding name, but it’s not what you think! The 2nd Annual Boston JerkFest is taking place on June 28 in the South End and it won’t just be featuring a bunch of “massholes.”  The JerkFest will showcase some of the best Jamaican jerk-spiced food around and also feature Caribbean-themed entertainment and performances that the whole family will enjoy. People were so excited to stroll down “Spice Lane” that last year’s event sold out and this year will likely be popular as well thanks to the Rum & Brew Tasting for 21+ festival attendees.

For classic experiences that many area residents have likely engaged in as well, visit Boston staples like the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science and New England Aquarium

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