Friday, January 27, 2012

Weekend Picks

It's a rainy Friday afternoon and you're at the office, dawdling and wondering what to do this weekend. Can we read minds, or what? Well, the weather is supposed to be sunny and warmer so get out there and enjoy! Here are our fave weekend picks:

Bin Ends Friday Craft Beer Session with Chimay Belgian Beers
Today, Friday, Jan 27 4:00p to 7:00p
at Bin Ends Great Wine, Braintree, MA
Cost: Free
Chimay Belgian Trappist Ales Tasting
Sample Best in the World, Unforgettable and Must-Have, the inspiration for many American beers and learn more about this fine craft beer.

Taste of Chocolate Festival, Harvard Square
January 27 – 29
Chocolate lovers rejoice! The Harvard Square Business Association and Harvard Square Chocolate Tours are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Chocolate Festival! This three day event includes Dining in the Dark at UpStairs on the Square and Nubar, where diners will be blindfolded and have their senses heightened as they indulge on chocolate meals. Fire + Ice will host Death by Chocolate, a Murder Mystery, where diners will experience delectable chocolate treats and an interactive theatre experience. For those who would like to learn more about the intricacies of chocolate and the chocolate making process, “The Art of Chocolate Tasting” will be hosted by Russell House Tavern and Finale will host “An Evening of Wine and Chocolate”. On Saturday from 1pm – 2pm, Deguglielmo Plaza (in front of Crema Cafe at 27 Brattle Street) will be the location of a free chocolate sampling event featuring delicious chocolate treats from Harvard Square’s finest purveyors along with prizes and entertainment!
Cost: Varies per event plus a free sampling Saturday

Open House at Create a Cook in Newton, MA
Saturday, Jan 28 1:00p to 4:00p
Billed as a day of food & fun. You can make and eat your own pasta, topped with fresh sauces and enjoy sushi, Pad Thai & Dumplings demos by our expert chefs. Natalie from Atlas Liquors will pour & talk about wine and food pairings. Sweet Alternatives will demonstrate Fondant, Piping, Frosting and Cake Decorating Techniques.
Price: Free, All Ages Welcome
Phone: (617) 795-2223
WBOS will give away lift & concert tickets.
Event is free but RSVP the website to make sure it's not sold out.

$3.00 mimosas? Oh yeah.
Brahmin Social Sunday continues to be one of the newest, and most fun, brunches in Boston, including music, dancing (yes ... at brunch), great food, that special speakeasy feel and $3.00 mimosas!
Sunday, Jan 29 11:30a at The Brahmin American Cuisine and Cocktails, Boston, MA
Reservations not required but encouraged. Call 617-723-3131 to make yours.

Patriots Send Off Party
Sunday, Jan. 29
The Patriots Cheerleaders, Pat Patriot and the End Zone Militia will take part in the festivities, and complimentary coffee and hot chocolate will be provided.
The event is free and open to the public. Gillette Stadium's Patriot Place Gate (located near the ticket office and the The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon) will open at 10:15 a.m. Parking is free. No tailgating will be allowed.
10:15 a.m. - Gates open
10:30 - AFC Championship replay
Noon - Send-off program
Gillette Stadium
Patriots President Jonathan Kraft, Head Coach Bill Belichick and the 2011 AFC Champion New England Patriots will be on hand for the Send Off.

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