Taste the good life.
Taste of Cambridge
What: While away an alfresco eve grazing on food from more than 50 area restos (Lord Hobo, Ten Tables, Chez Henri).
Why: Proceeds benefit local orgs like CitySprouts, a schoolyard gardening program.
When: Tues., 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: The Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., upper & lower courtyards, Harvard Square. Tickets ($50-$75) online at tasteofcambridge.com.
Taste of Allston
What: Forage eclectic (Burmese, Korean) munchies from indie-kid faves like White Horse Tavern, Yoma, and Deep Ellum.
Why: Revisit college-era standbys Big City and Grasshopper.
When: Today, noon-3 p.m.
Where: Harvard Athletic Complex, 65 N. Harvard St. Tickets ($15-$20) at the door or online at allstonvillage.com.
The Blue Room Urban Farm Dinner
What: Chef Jorge Lopes sets the patio with a communal, four-course spread ($75) sourced from the day’s Bay End Farm haul and paired with organic wines.
Why: Proceeds benefit Tufts’s Breast Health Center.
When: Wed., 6 p.m.
Where: 1 Kendall Sq., Kendall Square (617-494-9034). Reservations required.
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Why: Free standard shipping on all Swirl orders thru July 5.
When: Your wardrobe needs some breezy West Coast style.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
Kickass Cupcakes Ice Cream
What: Proprietress Sara Ross dips a toe into summertime confections with decadent vanilla chockful of choco bits and cupcake chunks, available by the cup or pint ($3-$6).
Why: A buck extra gets you buttercream frosting as a topping.
When: Mon.-Wed., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 378 Highland Ave., Davis Square (617-628-2877).
Spa InterContinental’s New Nail Salon
What: The plush hotel retreat offers a full range of formaldehyde-free mani/pedi services, including the indulgent Barefoot en Provence (foot salt scrub, honey mask, lavender crystal soak, and lavender lotion).
Why: Haul in your fella for one of two special treatments for men.
When: Daily, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: InterContinental Boston, 510 Atlantic Ave., Waterfront (617-217-5090).
Photo: Courtesy of Taste of Cambridge