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Things to do for February 16, 2012
Handsome Beards, Rare Scotch and Warring Nachos
The weekend is here for you.
Your New Reason to Get Out of Bed
Mornings are... well, they’re just not pleasant. But some people in East Cambridge just made them more tolerable by opening the coffee shop RJ Gourmet. They’ve got scones and muffins from Charlestown’s Sorelle Bakery, and fresh-brewed coffee from an Arlington bean roaster. Arlington: little-known coffee bean mecca.
Wings and the Beatles in Newport
Newport in the off-season: not so bustling. Making it a little more bustling: the Newport Winter Festival starting this Friday. There’ll be a chili competition, a wing competition, live comedy, a Beatles cover band and ice sculpting. And really, it’s not a winter festival without ice sculpting.
Sure, you know scotch. But a scotch grandmaster knows it better. And this Friday, while you sample expensive and rare stuff from Macallan and Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve, said grandmaster will school you on closed distilleries and why scotches are priced as they are. Go ahead, call him Flash.
You’ve been massaging it with argan oil for months. And now you’re ready to take your impressive cheek fur to Church for the Boston Facial Hair Fiasco. Waiting for you there: $3 tallboys, awards for best groomed beard and best ’stache, and live music. Yes, the clean-shaven may attend, too.
Judging Nachos. And Then Eating Them.
Nachos. The zenith of culinary prowess. Parlor Sports feels the same way. So they’re pitting their head chef’s nachos against those of a Green Street Grill-er, with you selecting the champion after sampling to your heart’s content. And your heart has a lot of space for nachos.