Somerville Sampler Day 2011


Saturday, May 14, 2011

11 am – 5 pm (Rain or Shine)

Explore Downtown Somerville and enjoy outdoor sales, restaurant tastings, live music throughout Main Street, special deals and giveaways, provided by the main sponsors of the Sampler Day 2011 – Quantum Code, and so much more! The fun is guaranteed out there within that huge crowd we are expecting!

There is ample free parking for visitors on Main Street and in the convenient municipal lots.

Click on link below to view & download the official Sampler Day Events handout!

Events in chronological order:
Food & Wine Tastings

24 Carrot Diamond Catering-FREE – Seafood & Rice Casserole & Assorted Offerings
Cedars Restaurant-$3 – Falafel, Hommus, Grape Leaves, Pita Bread,
Lemonade or Iced Tea
The Dessert Plate-$1 – Mini Cupcakes, Mini Cookies, Organic Coffees
Mannion’s Pub & Restaurant-$1 – Shepherd’s Pie, Irish Soda Bread
Somerville Pinoy Goods-$2 – Pork & Chicken BBQ
What’s In the Ice Box?-FREE – Sample Ice Creams
Discover Wine-$2-5 – Sample & Learn to Taste Wines ($2 Each or 3 for $5)
bodhi by Anthony Monetti-$1-3 – Protein Shakes, Smoothies, Juices, Protein Truffles, Wheatgrass
Cluck U Chicken-$2 – Buffalo Wings or Mini Chicken Breast Bites; $1 Soda or Water
Alfonso’s Trattoria & Gourmet Pizzeria-$1 – Chicken Savoy & Rigatoni Milano
Gabriella’s Authentic Portuguese Cuisine-$1 – Authentic Portuguese Bites
Mariachi Mexican-FREE – Tacos, Mariachi Style
Scampi’s Seafood Restaurant-$2 – Maryland-style Crab Cakes
Verve Restaurant-FREE – 2-3PM: Duck Confit with an Orange Marmalade, 3-4PM: Mini Peach Cobbler
Sushi Yokohama III-$2 – 6 Pieces of Sushi Rolls
Valdebenito’s Bistro-FREE – Steak, Pasta, Mini Empanadas
Wasabi Asian Plates & Sushi Bar-$3 – 2 Piece Spicy Tuna Roll, 2 Piece Salmon Roll,
2 Piece California Roll

Restaurant Week – Sampler Day, May 14 – May 21
Enjoy 3-Course Prix Fixe Dinners All Week from
5-7PM at Participating Restaurants. (See RW designation below)

“Nightlife” Tour of Somerville
Experience the nightlife of Downtown Somerville from 4-10PM on Sampler Day.
Get a free wristband at the Downtown Somerville Alliance’s information tent and wear it tonight from 4-10PM to purchase specially-priced beer, wine, and cocktail drinks at participating restaurants. (See NL designation below.)

Alphabetical listing of all events:
24 Carrot Diamond Catering 9-11 West Main Street Free Seafood & Rice Casserole & other assorted offerings 1-3
Aerus Electrolux 96 West Main Street demonstration of vacuums & air purifiers. 15% off all products 11-5 sidewalk sale
Alexandra’s Boutique 85 West Main Street sidewalk sale
Alfonso’s Family Trattoria 99-101 W. Main St. $1 Chicken Savoy & Rigaton Milano 2-4 RW NL
Antiques Emporium 29 Division Street Free appraisals on antiques & collectibles Noon-2 $25 gift Cert sidewalk sale
Back Home Again 93 West Main Street Free teddy bear with every purchase. Spring Sale 20% off all items. Clearance loft, save up to 50%-75% off
The Big Little Railroad Shop 63 West Main Thomas the Tank Engine running 11-5 sidewalk sale
Beneath it All 72 West Main Street sidewalk sale – indoor 20-70% off
bodhi by anthony monetti 194 West Main St. $1-$2-$3 protein shakes, smoothies, juices, protein truffles, wheatgrass 1-5
Cedars Restaurant 45 West Main Street $3 Falafel, Hommus, Grape Leaves, Pita Bread, Lemonade or Iced Tea 1-3
Cluck-U Chicken 2 West Main Street $1 – $2 Tastings – buffalo wings or mini chicken breast bites $2 – soda or water $1 1-5
Crystal Palace 65 West Main Street All day raffle – Lenox Mickey Mouse exclusive limited edition piece. all day
Curmudgeon Records 31 West Main Street Special Sale Event 12-5
The Design Studio of Somerville 67 West Main Street Special Sample Sale 11-5 sidewalk sale
The Dessert Plate 34 East Main Street $1 Mini cupcakes with our real buttercream icing. Assorted mini cookies, our organic coffees 1-3
Discover Wine 66 West Main Street $2 each. Three for $5 Enjoy a unique experience to sample any or all of 5 delicous wines and let us teach you how to taste and critically 1-4
Division Street Music 10 Division Street Live music – “Drum Off-Drum Solo Contest” BBQ sidewalk sale
Elysium Antiques 25 West Main Street Free Antiques Appraisals 1-4 $25 GC 5/14-5/21 drawing 5/22 sidewalk sale
Evolve Clothing Gallery 80 West Main Street Grand Opening Event 2-4 sidewalk sale
Gabriela’s Portuguese Cuisine 42 West Main Street $1 Authentic Portuguese Bites 2-4 RW
Gimmee Gimmee Tees 17 West Main Street sidewalk sale
The Hungry Hound 94 West Main St. free Free Homemade ice cream for all attending dogs 11-5 $50 Gift Certificate to The Hungry Hound if you guess the amount of cookies in the cookie jar, sidewalk sale
Incogneeto 6-8 Division Street Free appraisals on vintage fashion items including jewelry, purses, clothing, etc. 12-4, sidewalk sale
Il Pomodoro 41 N. Bridge Street RW
Isabella’s Bridal & Evening Wear 14 Division Street $99 Wedding Gowns (Special Selection) 11-5 sidewalk sale
It’s All Good 91 West Main Street sidewalk sale
Mannion’s Pub & Restaurant 150 West Main Street $1 Shepherd’s Pie, Irish Soda Bread 1-3 RW NL

Mariachi Mexican 30 South Doughty Ave Free Tacos Mariachi Style 2-4

The Melting Pot 190 West Main Street RW
Miami Café 6 West Main Street
Paul Sanford Jewelers 92 West Main Street Inside store sale 11-5 in store
Personalized Paraphernalia 22 Division Street sidewalk sale
Pin It Up Bridal 2 Division Street Demonstration of their services 11-5
Pricewise 8 West Main Street sidewalk sale
Redelico’s Paint & Decorating 118 West Main Street $5 off all Top Line Gallons of Paint. All Mis-tints $5 a Gallon! no
Scampi’s Seafood Restaurant 198 West Main Street $2 Maryland style crab cakes 2-4 RW NL
School of Rock Somerset 1 South Bridge Street Open Rock Jam/Live band karaoke (12-4) 1 free trial lesson per kid, schedule today (12-5) sidewalk sale
Somerville Center Antiques 34 West Main Street Free appraisals / Spring Sale, 20% off all items 2-4
Somerville Pinoy Goods 18 Division Street $2 Pork & Chicken BBQ 1-3 sidewalk sale
Somerville School of Music 9 West Main Street Performance by Students & Teachers 11-5
Sushi Yokohama III 164 West Main Street $2 6 pieces of sushi rolls 3-5
Tapastre 1 West High Street NL
The Only Game In Town 211 West Main Street Free appraisals for Magic The Gathering Cards/ Major Magic The Gathering Tournament (10-6) 12-5 pm no
Urban Chaos 2a Division Street sidewalk sale
Valdebenito’s Bistro 18 West Main Street free Skirt steak, NY strip, pasta samples, mini empanadas 3-5 RW
Veda Grill 30 East Main Street RW
Verve Restaurant 18 East Main Street free from 2-3— Duck Confit with an Orange Marmalade– and from 3-4 — mini peach cobbler 2-4 RW NL
Wasabi Asian Plates & Sushi Bar 12 West Main Street $3 2 piece tuna roll, 2 piece salmon roll, 2 piece California roll 3-5 RW
What’s in the Ice Box? 7 West Main Street free Sample Ice Creams 1-3
Zanita Gems & Jewelry 56 West Main Street 11-4 Enter to win drawing for $25 gift certificate sidewalk sale
Somerville Public Library 35 West End Avenue Free Movies about food May 11-Julie & Julia, May 18-Big Night, May 25-Tortilla Soup 6-8 pm