With vintage newspapers covering the walls and a pressed-tin ceiling, the team behind Strega Restaurant wanted Bostonians to have what NYC denizens take for granted—a classic, killer deli. A street-side take-out window allows for easy access, though the roast beef is made in-house, so you may want to inhale the aromas and your sandwich inside.
Things to do for July 16, 2009
Block Parties, Questlove and Fresh Pastrami
The weekend will probably sleep all day Sunday.
If you felt wronged by the blustery rain June bestowed upon us, you're not alone. José McIntyre's Block Party ignites from 5-7pm today, making sure Boston remembers why it's the biggest street party of the season and normally kicks off the summer…it's just a few weeks late this year.
Head to Long Wharf North tonight if you feel like embracing the fine coastal air, ocean views of the setting sun and devouring more mollusks than you'd care to admit. With steamed lobster, chorizo and chowder as part of the deal, the only way you'll go hungry is by not going.
To celebrate its grand (re)opening, the slick new nightclub Umbria is throwing a white-themed bash. There'll be gratis Stoli cocktails being passed around liberally, and since it's pre-Labor Day, all that white won't look silly on everyone.
The launch of Blu Saturdays at the Ritz features a few of your favorite party ingredients: free vodka cocktails (9-10pm), gazelle-like women showcasing the latest in tight denim (10-11pm) and, of course, a live percussionist on the Afro-Brazilian drums. We imagine you'll also want to check out the rooftop patio, which is open all night.
Just because he's been moonlighting as the anchor for Jimmy Fallon's house band doesn't mean the preeminent hip-hop drummer of our time will stop doing what he loves—namely, spinning music for you. In a rare Hub stop for the afro'ed one, he heads to Revolution Rock Bar to make nice-nice with Boston. You should too.