Dear Annie opens in Cambridge; eat at Eataly for Globe Santa

Eat for a cause: Pasta with benefits: Monday December 6 Eataly Boston (800 Boylston St.) donates 10 percent of all market and restaurant sales to Globe Santa, providing books and toys to families in need for the holidays. Visit from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Visit Newton’s Baramor (45 Union St.) on Sunday, December 4, for a spicy feast to benefit Project Citizenship, a non-profit agency that provides free legal services to immigrants to Massachusetts. Enjoy a three-course dinner of Colombian, Mexican, and Peruvian dishes; diners can also opt for a spicy challenge to eat wings. For each level passed, Baramor will give more money. The profits from the glasses of milk are also donated to charity. Tickets start at $ 20 and kick off at 4 p.m. Buy tickets at www.baramornewton.com.

Openings: Judy’s the Bay in Cambridge is open for take out in the old Leap space (279A Broadway). The New England-style izakaya serves Japanese-inspired dishes and fresh seafood. Chef Lukas Dow, also founder of the Cambridge Hip-Hop Collective, comes from Coffee Sushi and The espalier.

Through the city, Dear Annie (1741 Massachusetts Ave.) pours natural wine and serves Pescatarian snacks in a mellow, plant-filled setting; it’s new from Andrew Brady and Sara Markey from Somerville’s Field & Vine and Lauren Friel from Rebel Rebel, also in Somerville.

Reopenings: Somerville Thirsty college pub (70 Beacon St.) will reopen after a COVID-induced disruption. The Irish football pub will be relaunched on New Years Eve, with a revamped bar.

Pop-up: South Boston Lodge at Publico (11 Dorchester St.) will launch on Thursday, December 9, offering diners a ski lodge vibe without the price of a lift ticket. Wrap yourself in flannel blankets in the middle of the fireplaces while sipping on a hot toddy or hot chocolate with tips, or munching on Alpine arancini and grilled pork cheese. Visit from Thursday to Sunday from 4 p.m. until the end of March. The true hedonist can take homemade photos from a personalized ski.


Kara Baskin can be reached at [email protected] Follow her on twitter @kcbaskin.

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