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Here's the Plan

taste of cambridge!

Taste the good life.

SAMPLE
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.

SNACK
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.

EAT
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.

SHOP
Tart Sale
What:
Up to 50 percent off the line’s comfy, body-conscious jersey collection.
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.

CHILL
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).

PRIMP
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

LOCATIONS
1 Kendall Sq
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-494-9034
Harvard Athletic Complex
65 N Harvard St
Boston, MA 02134
Kickass Cupcakes
378 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144
617-628-2877
InterContinental Boston
510 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02210
617-747-1000
The Charles Hotel
1 Bennett St
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-864-1200
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