If you can’t stand the heat, leave the cooking to the kitchens. Area chefs have specials to help you keep your cool when the temperatures rise. Keep an eye on the thermometer and seek respite at the spots below with dining deals to sip, snack and save through the dog days of summer:
Refresh yourself with rose and oysters at Abby Lane. Once the temp climbs to 90 or above, you can treat yourself to a glass of wine and a half-dozen oysters on the half-shell for $20. Call 617.451.2229 with any questions.
BISq beats the heat with a chilly soup special. Their green gazpacho is on offer for half-price when the heat hits 90+. The seasonal bowls, usually $7 apiece, come complete with fried cornbread, smoked marcona almonds, buttermilk drizzle and sour cream. Call 617.714.3693 to book a seat for dinner.
The Coppersmith Café keeps things chilly when the heat is on. Iced coffee is just 99 cents for those hot and humid days of 85 degrees and over. Limit is one per customer and you can stop in from 7:00am-3:00pm to get your cold caffeine fix. Call 617.658.3452 with questions.
A taste of the sea and some suds is the Doretta solution to sweltering days. When it’s 85 degrees and over, you can dip in to a half-dozen raw oysters and two Cisco summer lagers for a total of $25. Reservations can be made by calling 617.422.0008 when things get too hot to handle.
Whenever the temp reads 85 and up, you can order one of Night Market’s sake slushies and snag a nice deal while you’re at it: “Lick ‘em Sticks” for half-price. The dish from chef Jason Tom features five sticky rice balls with garnish and a matching dipping sauce. Head over from 5:00pm until close to pick your slushie flavor (Pineapple Coconut Punch, Yamato Mule or the rotating “slushie du jour”) and get the bargain bites with a little boozy brain freeze. Call 857.285.6948 for more info.
Tico turns down the temp with complimentary bites for cocktail drinkers. Once it’s 85 degrees or over, you can order a mixed drink at the bar or in the dining room for complimentary bites of shrimp ceviche to combat the scorching summer sun. Call 617.351.0400 for reservations.