When I first heard about Cafe 303's Wild Game Beer Dinner, all I could think of was: Oregon Trail. Yes, I instantly imagined a dinner comprised of all the buffalo, bears, and stags you could shoot in the old school computer game (No chipmunks, though — only the trigger-happy fools who quickly died of dysentery shot at those.)
As it turns out, the Eastie hotspot is serving alligator gumbo, a rabbit-and-root-vegetable stew, and wild boar. And lest you fear chef Kevin Howard will be layering venison in your trifle for dessert, he tells me the final course will be a gingerbread cake with Moosetracks ice cream. Points for cleverness. Four beers from the Chicago-area Two Brothers Brewing Company will accompany the four courses.
The dinner costs $40 and starts at 7 p.m. on Monday. And if wild game isn't your thing — hello, Bambi's mom! — I highly recommend the trek to East Boston for 303's regular menu and eclectic beer list.
Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.
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