Thursday, January 29, 2015

This Holiday Weekend

  • Pop It Like It's Hot: Pop-Up Hot Chocolate

    You and a date sipping gourmet hot chocolate in a swanky hotel lobby. That has to lead somewhere good.

    Winter warmer: Some of Boston's top chefs (Jason Santos, Brian Poe) create cocoas using Taza chocolate.

    Fridays 3-6p. Revere Hotel, 200 Stuart St., Theatre District (617-482-1800). 

    Nearby: Tunnel; MJ O'Connor's; Whisky Saigon

  • Be Bop for Breakfast: Jazz Brunch at Beat Hotel

    Bloody Marys and eggs Benedict with house smoked salmon — music to our ears, and that's not even counting the live jazz.

    Nice spread: Go healthy (the Mexican tofu scramble with black beans and avocado) or heavy (French toast with apple and pear compote).

    Sat & Sun 10a-3p. 13 Brattle St., Harvard Square (617-499-0001). 

    Nearby: The Sinclair; Tory Row; Park

  • Facial Hair Fiesta: Mustache Bash

    You haven't been growing that creepy 'stache for nothing. Time to show it off.

    Mr. Movember: The "Best Mustache" prize winner gets $400, which should buy a lot of $5 drink specials.

    Sat 10p-1a. Local 149, 149 P St., South Boston (617-269-0900). $5.

    Nearby: Galley Diner; L Street Tavern; Murphy's Law

  • Cookie Monsters: Boston Cookie Takedown

    20-plus bakers. Two hours. Unlimited cookies. Enough said. 

    Get baked: Forget cookies and milk — how about cookies and Sailor Jerry cocktails?

    Sun 2-4p. Middle East Downstairs, 472 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square (617-864-3278). $15 here.

    Nearby: Veggie Galaxy; Green Street; Brick & Mortar

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