Things to do for December 09, 2010

The Weekender

Blackjack, Schnitzel and Fancy Meats in Southie

The weekend has the fire, now it just needs some chestnuts.

Thursday
Your Next Belt Is Tanning in Tennessee
PERK ALERT

Your Next Belt Is Tanning in Tennessee

Your everyday jeans need the proper everyday belt. Preferably handmade in a river... in Tennessee. Enter Cause and Effect, a line of such belts in colors available exclusively through Perks for 40% off. Your everyday jeans will not be disappointed.

Scotch and Blackjack at Mr. Sid
DOUBLE DOWN

Scotch and Blackjack at Mr. Sid

Thursdays are for anticipating Fridays. But they’re also for billiards, gratis apps, blackjack and a scotch-stocked open bar. This is exactly what’s happening at Mr. Sid tonight. Plus, there’ll be a bona fide World Series of Poker dealer to answer all your Texas Hold’em questions. (No, this doesn’t include questions about Jennifer Tilly.)

Dec 9, 6-9:30pm, no cost, Mr. Sid, 1211 Centre St, Newton, 617-969-4540

Your Shot at Locke-Ober Lunch
LOCKE IT UP

Your Shot at Locke-Ober Lunch

Upon hitting their 135th year in existence, Locke-Ober had one thing on the brain: lunch. (You’ll understand when you turn 135.) So from now until Christmas, you can enjoy limited-edition lunch service with items like Braised Short Ribs, Weiner Schnitzel and escargot. Because snails are timeless.

Sunday
Monday
Toro Turns Five. You Get to Party.
RAZOR CLAMS

Toro Turns Five. You Get to Party.

When you turned five, you got a dinner featuring Warm Pickled Quail, Razor Clams with Bacon and Duck Liver Parfait. Oddly enough, this is also what Toro is doing for their five-year anniversary, complete with a Next Iron Chef finalist in the kitchen. There'll even be an after-party. No bouncy castle though.

Dec 13, 5:30pm-2am, Toro, 1704 Washington St, 617-536-4300

Eating Specialty Meats in Southie
PROVISIONS

Eating Specialty Meats in Southie

The old Southie: parochialism, deep-rooted Irish heritage, the ghost of Whitey Bulger. The new Southie: all that, plus a killer new gourmet grocer open this Monday, featuring everything from fresh organic meats and charcuterie to homemade condiments and artisan cheeses. Don’t worry, the throngs of double-parked cars will still be everywhere.

Opens Dec 13, 8am-8pm, American Provisions, 613 East Broadway, 617-752-4561

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