Sunday, June 16, 2024

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Lamplighter and Food For Free team up

About Thyme, a collaboration between Lamplighter Brewing and the nonprofit Food For Free. (Photo: Lamplighter)

Lamplighter Brewing Co. hosts a garden party with Food For Free, the Cambridge- and Somerville-based food distribution nonprofit, from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at its Cambridge Crossing location, 110 N First St., North Point. Lamplighter has collaborated with a local nonprofit or grassroots organization to create a beer each season since 2018; this summer, Lamplighter and Food For Free partnered to make About Thyme, a golden ale infused with lemon thyme spice.

“We really connected to Food For Free’s mission – both the environmental impact and the social justice impact of repurposing waste in the industry that we’re a part of,” Lamplighter marketing director Emma Arnold said in a Monday phone call.

Food For Free serves 27 communities across Eastern Massachusetts by repurposing fresh food that would be thrown away into deliveries for food pantries, meal programs and shelters. Every sale of About Thyme beer gives Food For Free a dollar to help its  mission. There will also be a nonalcoholic Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade by Pepita Coffee Co. selling, with 50 cents of each going to Food For Free.

About Thyme beer and Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade are available at Lamplighter in North Point and at its 284 Broadway location in The Port, as well as online until the end of September.

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Julia Child-inspired dinner

The 10th annual Julia Child Tribute Dinner by Puritan & Co.  starts at 6 p.m. Thursday at the 1166 Cambridge St. restaurant. Chef and owner Will Gilson and his team will be joined by six guest chefs, including Tony Susi of Bar Enza and John DaSilva of Chickadee, to craft multicourse meals from Julia Child’s recipes. Tickets sold out Monday, but you can sign up to join the waitlist at [email protected].

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Satellite Bottle Shop

Forage, a New American bistro outside Harvard Square, is expanding its wine services to 570 High St. in Dedham, where it will open Satellite Bottle Shop, offering locally produced natural wines. Three collections of six- or 12-pack wines are available for pre-order pickup starting Aug. 16. You can order the wine here. Forage is at 5 Craigie Circle, West Cambridge.