Things to do for September 15, 2011

The Weekender

Pork-Stuffed Hash Browns, Bill Buckner and BBQ

The weekend was the undisclosed tipster.

Thursday
Hogtoberfest. It’s Coming.
CARVING IN

Hogtoberfest. It’s Coming.

Nantucket in the fall means fewer tourists, crisp air... and the perfect setting for pig carving. Enter the Hogtoberfest at American Seasons, accepting reservations now. In addition to the hog slicings from Cochon 555 champions, you’ll land pairings of charcuterie and beer, and end with a snout-to-tail dinner. BYO apple.

Taking reservations now for Oct 15-16, $15-$120, American Seasons, 80 Centre St, Nantucket, reserve at 508-228-7111

Friday
Power Breakfasting in the Back Bay
EGGS CAN-EDICT

Power Breakfasting in the Back Bay

Power breakfasts. Sometimes they call for some pork-stuffed hash browns; other times they call for some deal-brokering over a bowl of Cap’n Crunch with raspberries. Good news: all of that is now available with the launch of Met Back Bay’s new breakfast menu. Get those contracts ready.

Exploring Buckner/Bartman at BFF
SILVER SCREENING

Exploring Buckner/Bartman at BFF

Admit it: ever since that ball went through Buckner’s legs in ’86, you’ve been dying for a documentary about sports scapegoats. You’ll get one at the Boston Film Festival, kicking off tomorrow, plus lots of director panel discussions, short films and probably an Ebert reference or two.

Saturday
Salted Pig + Brunch = This Saturday
PIGGING OUT

Salted Pig + Brunch = This Saturday

Brunch is like a pitching rotation, or sex: you can never have enough options. The newest option: the Salty Pig brunch, launching this Saturday with baked french toast and 11 types of salted pig parts. Because 10 types of salted pig parts would just be considered breakfast.

BBQing in Porter Square
GRAZE SCALE

BBQing in Porter Square

Best way to fuel up for the Pats game on Sunday: this massive outdoor BBQ in Somerville on Saturday. Think: local beers to start, then a smorgasbord of veggies and meats from Savenor’s of Vermont and a farm in Belchertown, MA. Fortunately, the beer isn’t from there.

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