Things to do for November 23, 2011
Buck Hunter, Bill Belichick and a Pie Eating Contest
The weekend is on an all-cranberry-sauce diet.
Spending a quiet Thanksgiving Eve at home: not a bad idea. A much better idea: unleashing hell on Big Buck Hunter (the full arcade version), competing in a pie eating contest and noshing on $1 oysters, gratis lobster sliders and two tallboys of Narragansett for five bucks. Yes, you can nosh on beer.
Sometimes you just need a snack. Say, a Fruit Roll-Up. Or better yet, a sizzling hot, 10-inch margherita pizza and a pint of beer (Rapscallion, Pretty Things). Good news: you can land the latter at Area Four every weekday for $12. Note: the pizza technically rolls up...
If you’re looking for something a little untraditional tomorrow, you should know that the Beehive is staging an à la carte Thanksgiving, complete with black truffle duck breast, roasted organic turkey, prime rib... and a full jazz band. Try not to get gravy on the saxophonist.
Whiskey Sodas and Gratis Shades
While everyone else is at the mall, you’ll spend Black Friday at rugged-man-haven Ball and Buck, which is giving you a pair of Randolph Engineering aviators (list price: $109) when you spend $500 or more (go ahead, blow it all on Fox River Mills socks). Oh, and there’ll be gratis whiskey sodas all day.
Bill Belichick. An enigma wrapped in a riddle. Draped in a cutoff hoodie. And now, subject of a book by a New York Times best-selling author, who will be discussing the Patriots’ head coach on Tuesday in Brookline. No need to bring Brady.