Cocktail gardens: Who needs a terrace? Visit the South End and plant yourself at Shore leave‘s new cocktail garden (345 Harrison Ave.), with an outdoor menu featuring only spam musabi, soybean ribs, Thai street corn, lawn games, Mai Tais and frosé. It is open Tuesday to Saturday from 5 p.m., by appointment only.
At Roxbury, Bully Boy Distillers (44 Cedric St.) also opens its cocktail garden for the season on Thursday, May 26, with a launch party on Saturday, May 28, at 1 p.m. try Kured charcuterie and Lala’s Neapolitan Pizzasample some rum and sit in front of an ice-cold cocktail machine.
desserts: icing on the cake for Mooncusser (304 Stuart St.): The Back Bay restaurant run by former Season as desired chef Carl Dooley adds executive pastry chef Jared Bacheller to the team. He was the executive pastry chef of our late and beloved The espalier before moving to Chicago and working at Acadia (two Michelin stars) and Agreement (one Michelin star). Try their buttermilk panna cotta and German chocolate cake Wednesday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Rooftops: The Revere HotelThe rooftop at (200 Stuart St.) is now open and serves charcuterie, cheeses, fries and dips, as well as plenty of cocktails: mango margaritas, sangria and vodka-infused sweet tea.
Coming soon: A new branch of Tenoch is set to open in East Cambridge this summer (10 Museum Way). Owner Alvaro Sandoval says he will offer the same menu as his other busy branches in Somerville, Medford, Melrose and the North End: tortas, enchiladas (take the mole), chicken or pork tamales.