Where else can you get red-sauce Italian dished out in the back of a convenience store, authentic Salvadoran pupusas, and twin lobsters for under $20? Why, East Somerville, of course, an area known for its smorgasbord of restaurants from every culinary corner.
Head to the neighborhood on Sept. 26 to try them all at the annual East Somerville Foodie Crawl. Feast on beef and okra from Blessings Caribbean Restaurant; sample tacos at Rincon Mexicano; let juicy roast beef dribble down your chin at Mount Vernon Restaurant; sop up ginger-cardamom beef on spongy Ethiopian injera bread at Fasika; and slurp pasta at spots like Vinny’s (yep, it’s in the back of a convenience store) and Fat Hen. There are veggie options at each location, as well as live music along the way.
There’s booze, too. Stop at three beer gardens along the route, hosted by Aeronaut, Rincon Mexicano, and Maya Sol Mexican Grill.
Pick up an all-access bracelet at three locations in the neighborhood; tickets are $25 in advance ($30 at the door). Proceeds benefit East Somerville Main Streets, a nonprofit group that revitalizes the East Broadway Business District through initiatives like community workshops and storefront facade rehabilitation. Buy tickets at www.eastsomervilleguide.com.Kara Baskin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org