Things to do for December 02, 2010

The Weekender

Red Velvet Pancakes, Santa Skiing and Ham

The weekend makes the most alluring Santa.

Thursday
Chocolate Packed with Booze
PERK ALERT

Chocolate Packed with Booze

It’s tuxedo season. So you’ve probably been wondering where to find some chocolates to match your formalwear. At long last, it’s here: the Black Tie Collection, an exclusive set of dark chocolate truffles infused with Guinness, Macallan scotch and other formal essentials, by Compartes Chocolatier. Includes black truffle truffles.

Presenting Bacco’s Wine and Cheese
JAMON

Presenting Bacco’s Wine and Cheese

Good news: a new wine, cheese and specialty-meat emporium has opened. (Think fresh-sliced, imported Serrano ham from Spain.) More good news: from 4 to 7pm tonight they’ll be pairing gratis wine with gratis cheeses to shake off the workday dust. Still more good news: they’ll be doing the same thing every Monday through Saturday.

Now open, Bacco’s Wine and Cheese, 31 St James Ave, 617-574-1751

Friday
Ugly Sweaters. With Booze.
BAD KNITS

Ugly Sweaters. With Booze.

It’s that time again. Time to sport your most horrific, headache-inducing sweater in public on a regular basis. Start tomorrow at Bleacher Bar’s ugly sweater party. A portion of the door goes to charity, while you do your best Bill Cosby-meets-Clark Griswold bar persona.

Dec 3, 9pm-2am, $15, cash bar, Bleacher Bar, 82 Lansdowne St, 617-262-2424

Saturday
Bacon and Egg Pizza. For Breakfast.
BRUNCH-ING

Bacon and Egg Pizza. For Breakfast.

Somerville’s bastion of wood-fired pies and tapped wine is getting into the brunch game. Which means the days of being without pizza topped with three eggs, home fries, applewood bacon and cheese for breakfast are over. We’re not saying pizza is the new omelet, but we’re not saying it isn’t, either.

Sat-Sun starting Dec 4, 11am-3pm, Pizzeria Posto, 187 Elm St, Somerville, 617-625-0600

Sunday
Red Velvet Cupcakes. In Pancake Form.
SEEING RED

Red Velvet Cupcakes. In Pancake Form.

Hell’s Kitchen runner-up Jason Santos took a long look at red velvet cupcakes, and in an inspired moment said to himself, “Pancakes.” Thus, Red Velvet Pancakes, coming your way starting this Sunday in Somerville. Next up: coconut lime french toast.

Skiing with Hundreds of Santas
HO-HO-WHOA

Skiing with Hundreds of Santas

It starts with several hundred skiers and boarders dressed as Santa. They take a collective run, and then you watch as they spread out across the mountain. Around 3pm, you all convene in the Foggy Goggle pub for some live reggae. For some reason, it had to be reggae.

Dec 5, starts at 10:30am, Sunday River, 15 South Ridge Rd, Newry, ME, 207-824-3000

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