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Things to do for August 19, 2010
Ice Cream, Doobie Shirts and Jaws
The weekend always needs a bigger boat.
Doobie Shirts at Uncle Pete’s
If you’ve peeked in your closet recently and realized that a) you could use some sharp new button-downs, and b) the ones you already have don’t come equipped with a special bonus pocket, then you’re in luck. Uncle Pete’s just received a new crop of Wolf vs. Goat shirts, good for looking casually handsome and carrying your “medicine.” You know, like Advil.
Thirty-five years ago, the world was introduced to a legendary villain. No, not Reggie Jackson. We’re talking about the toothy, two-piano-note menace in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws. Today and tomorrow, you can catch a special screening of the terror classic while sipping $1 pints of Narragansett beer. You know Sam Quint would be there. If he hadn’t gotten eaten.
A Monstrous Food and Wine Fest
It doesn’t get much better than Newport, Rhode Island, in August. Actually, the only way it could get better would be if they decided to throw a humongous food and wine festival on the waterfront, featuring apps from some of Boston’s best chefs, multiple beer gardens and hundreds of regional and international wines to taste. All of which they’re doing this weekend.
Saturdays are great for enjoying the fine weather and pondering the greater mysteries of life. Then again, they’re also ideal for drinking in Southie. The massive bar crawl starts at Shenannigan’s in the early afternoon and moves through the major pubs along Broadway (Playwright, Boston Beer Garden). Keep your eyes peeled for a stray Wahlberg.
After all the shirt-buying, wine-tasting, pub-crawling and shark-hunting this weekend, we figure by Sunday you’ll probably be ready for something sweet. At day two of the Ice Cream Showdown, you can land all-you-can-eat samples of the good stuff from PICCO, Stonyfield, b.Good, Batch and Toscanni’s. Now is the time to break out your sprinkles-dispensing belt.