Things to do for December 22, 2011
Oysters, $3 Hot Dogs and Other Weekend Essentials
The weekend just made a comforter out of loose pine needles.
Introducing the Oyster Passport
B&G has launched an oyster passport, which is basically a way to tally the bivalves you sample. The more you try, the more prizes you get—things like dessert, lobster rolls and even a free pass to their big oyster party in May. Your other passport should be this giving.
Art. Very Small Art.
Good art comes in various forms. Like the stuff in your big-art room (that Shepard Fairey mural really ties it together). Or this exhibit of 20 local artists who have created artwork no bigger than 3-by-3 inches (think: photographs, paintings, sketches), viewable for the last time tomorrow. It’s mini-awesome.
A Waterfront Chocolate Stop
You’ve got quite a weekend ahead. Shopping. Parties. Gingerbread cookie eating. Fuel up with a sugar buzz at Aragosta’s chocolate bar, which will be dishing out cups of steaming hot cocoa made with melted Italian chocolate for $4. Spike it with rum for another $4. For a different buzz.
Shop on Newbury Street. Earn Donuts.
And should your shopping be centered on Newbury Street, show the people at Met Back Bay a receipt from a Newbury store purchase that day, and you’ll land four of their housemade Holiday Cider Donut Holes on the house. Let’s hope they do this with beer and St. Paddy’s Day.
Destroying $3 Hot Dogs at Vito’s
It’s Monday. 11:30pm. Your stomach starts screaming, “Chili Velveeta Hot Dog, please.” Normally, you’re light on options. But now you’ll head to Vito’s Tavern, which is slinging everything from Pig Dogs to Kimchi Dogs, all for three bucks. Bonus: PBR cans also three bucks.