Friday, April 18, 2014

This Holiday Weekend

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  • Lovin' Spoonful: Chowderfest

    Eating steaming New England clam chowder by the bowlful outside on a hot summer day? You must be in Boston. 

    Chow kings: Defending champs Anthem take on a stacked field including Chart House, Waterline, and Ipswich Clam Bake Co. 

    Sun 11a-6p. City Hall Plaza, Government Center. $13 here.

    Nearby: Sterling's; The Place; Hillstone

  • Stomp the Yard: Giant Monsters at The Brattle

    Warm up for Pacific Rim with screenings of classic giant monster movies.

    Our picks: Check out Korean hit The Host and 1982's Q: The Winged Serpent.

    Fri-Wed. The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Harvard Square (617-876-6837). $10 here.

    Nearby: Noir; Otto Pizza; Charlie Kitchen

  • Hog Holiday: Independence Day Pig Roast

    Roasting a pig requires a whole day off and someone who can cook and carve it. Here's both.

    Patio pig: Slow roasted pork sliders are as American as mom and the warm apple pie for dessert.

    Thu 3-8. Aragosta Bar & Bistro, 3 Battery Wharf, North End (617-994-9001). Call for reservations.

    Nearby: The Sail Loft; Waterfront Cafe; Tia's

  • Lamb of the Free: Red, White, & Ewe

    Lamb lovers land at the Liberty for a patriotic celebration of American red meat. 

    Chop city: Clink chef Joseph Margate prepares a variety of kabobs and sausages to go with your cocktail.

    Thu 5-8p. The Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles St., Beacon Hill (617-224-4000). $30 here.

    Nearby: Grotto; Harvard Gardens; Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro

  • Eagle Eye: Fireworks on the 52nd Floor

    Whenever you can watch fireworks from 52 stories up after a stellar meal, you should. 

    4th place: Reservations include open bar (7-8p), five-course meal, and the best views in the city. 

    Thu 7p. Top of the Hub, 800 Boylston St. 52nd Floor, Back Bay (617-536-1775). $250. Call for reservations. 

    Nearby: Bukowski's; Back Bay Social Club; City Bar

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