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Things to do for November 10, 2011
Tacos, Dr. Katz and Bartender Wars
The weekend will not be stopped by fire.
El Pelón Rises Once Again
One black day in January 2009, a raging fire claimed the Fenway-area El Pelón Taqueria. And you cried (their enchiladas were close to your heart). Good news: after a long closure, it’s back, and now open. Feel free to cry again, but in a joyful way.
Your stand-up: too subversive for general consumption. That said, you’ll want to hit the Cutler Majestic Theatre on Saturday to catch eight finalists in the Boston Comedy Fest, as well as performances by Boston funnymen Bill Burr and Jonathan Katz, aka “Dr. Katz.” Squiggly animation not included.
You love a good turf war. And if you hit the six-hour “Shakin’ It Up” bartend-off between Boston and Cambridge barkeeps, you’ll watch masters battle while you sample their creations, land some gratis hors d’oeuvres and rock out to a Prince cover band. Go ahead, wear purple.
Sure, you could spend Sunday evening watching football. Or you could soak up the culinary wizardry from chefs from Toro, Blue Ginger, Harvest and Island Creek Oyster Bar, including a full pig roast. All overlooking the Harbor at Sam’s, with proceeds going to charity. No, not the Pats’ defense.
Pork Belly and Porters at Remy’s
Nothing beats a cold pint. Except maybe braised pork belly. So if you head to Remy’s new once-a-month beer pairing series this Tuesday, you’ll complement brews like Wachusett’s Imperial IPA and Black Shack Porter with slow-roasted Scottish salmon and braised Niman Ranch pork belly. Wednesday: you’ll hit the gym.