Imagine a wine tasting in Napa Valley. The crowds. The cabernets. Comparing notes with a ringer for Virginia Madsen. But you don’t have time for all that, so we’re getting you six mini-bottles of top-tier vino to try. And giving you $30 towards a bottle of your favorite. Virginia approves.
Things to do for April 28, 2011
Pig Cheeks, Conan O'Brien and New Kabobs
The weekend is going windsurfing.
Your New 3am Falafel Place
A common problem: those dense hunger pangs that attack at the close of a night of shooters, rocking out and tallboys in Allston. Your newest solution: Allston’s Boston Kabob Company. Until 3am on weekends, they’ll dish out falafel on homemade pita, hummus and other non-Hot Pocket-y eats.
Spring is finally here. Now, you just need something to adequately celebrate it. Enter this huge, all-day, all-you-can-sip wine tasting, featuring burgers, aged cheeses and vinos from around the world (Australia, France, Spain). Go ahead, have a burger with your wine.
Tasting the Chocolate You’ll Give Mom
Not that you’ve forgotten or anything, but Mother’s Day is a week from Sunday. One idea: kill two birds with one stone via this chocolate tasting at EHChocolatier on Sunday, where you’ll sample their chocolaty wares while shopping for sweets for Mom. It’s definitely what Wonka would do.
Devouring a Pig Snout to Tail
Mondays tend to ruin a perfectly good weekend. Making this Monday better: a full-throttle, six-course, snout-to-tail pig dinner at Russell House Tavern (think: pork fat ravioli, head and cheek croquettes), with each course accompanied by some well-crafted whiskey and cider cocktails. Should set the stage for your whole-goat Tuesday.
Long before Will Ferrell started threatening his beard, Conan blazed through America on a crazy music/comedy tour. If you missed it, fear not. Closing out the Boston Independent Film Festival is Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, a documentary of the tour. Probably not the time to wear your Leno mask.