Things to do for May 19, 2011

The Weekender

Red Velvet Pancakes, Martial Arts and Sandwiches

The weekend is at full strength.

Thursday
Breakfasting in Kendall Square
CAMBRIDGE AREA

Breakfasting in Kendall Square

Kendall Square: the hot new hood. Making it hotter: the long-awaited Area Four, which just opened their bakery/coffee shop. This’ll be the place to go when sausage breakfast sandwiches on housemade English muffins, coffee and cookies are on the mind. Which tends to be often.

Mon-Fri, 7am-6pm, Area Four, 500 Technology Sq, Cambridge, 617-758-4444

Your New Southie Lunch Spot
AMERICANA

Your New Southie Lunch Spot

Meanwhile in Southie, grocer American Provisions has decided you need some new lunch sandwiches like their Italian (prosciutto, mortadella, salami, provolone) and Boursin & the Beast (roast beef, boursin cheese, arugula). Imagine eating in a Shaw’s, only, you know, way better.

Friday
Watching People Dance-Fight
LET’S DANCE

Watching People Dance-Fight

Thanks to endless viewings of the 1993 martial arts classic Only the Strong, you’ve got some mean capoeira moves. Meaner than yours: the real-deal capoeira students and masters performing to live music tomorrow. This is South American dance-fighting at its finest.

Saturday
Lolita Brings the Brunch
PANCAKES

Lolita Brings the Brunch

You’ve already spent several Friday nights swimming in tequila at Lolita. Now, you can spend your Saturday mornings there, too, with a new brunch menu dishing out Red Velvet Pancakes and Cinnamon Bun French Toast. Feel free to wash it down with a few bottles of Dom.

Sunday
Getting Schooled in Sake
SAKE TO ME

Getting Schooled in Sake

Like whiskey and Wheaties, sake goes great with Sunday nights. Even better is when the sake sommelier from O Ya leads you through a tasting of multiple sakes (sparkling, unfiltered, crisp) over small bites of melon, chicken and kimchi. Remember this phrase: “Domo arigato.”

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