Things to do for August 30, 2012

The Weekender

Five Places to Eat Stuff This Weekend

The weekend is pushing its luck with the white pants.

Thursday
South End Buttery, Now with Dinner
BUTTAH

South End Buttery, Now with Dinner

Sometimes small changes make a big difference. Case in point: the South End Buttery has just expanded (next door) to open a market, featuring prepared foods (grilled pork chops, meat loaf and gravy, mac and cheese) and even local jams. Toast isn’t toast without local jam.

Bolivian Bacon Hot Dogs in Eastie
QUE-MART

Bolivian Bacon Hot Dogs in Eastie

Eastie fans rejoice: Que Padre Taqueria y Mas, a new quick-service house of Northern Mexican–style tacos, Bolivian specialties like salteñas (basically a baked empanada) and even Sonoran hot dogs with bacon, beans and jalapeño sauce, is now open. Tip: if lunching there, drop a mint before heading back to the office.

Eating Beer and Cheese at Once. Again.
SAY CHEESE

Eating Beer and Cheese at Once. Again.

If you can believe it, you’re not the only person who loves pairing beer with cheese. Proving this, L’Espalier is rolling out four local beers like Mystic Brewery with four local cheeses (yes, one is from Vermont), thus opening the door for 16 glorious, vitamin-rich possibilities. Beer and cheese are the original Centrum.

Aug 30, 6pm, $55, L’Espalier, 774 Boylston St, 617-262-3023

Friday
Unlimited Pancakes for Biking
BREAKFAST AWAY

Unlimited Pancakes for Biking

Cycling has its rewards. It’s good exercise. It helps you get places. Occasionally there are sweet jumps. But now there’s a new reward: free breakfast. Because if you bike your way to Ferris Wheels in JP tomorrow, you’ll be awarded two hours of free flapjacks. This could be dangerous for the ride home.

Last Friday of the month starting Aug 31, 7-9am, no cost, Ferris Wheels, 66 South St, Jamaica Plain, 617-524-2453

Sunday
$1 Oysters Underground in Davis Square
SHELL-SHOCKED

$1 Oysters Underground in Davis Square

Oysters are like sex... well, actually, they’re nothing like sex. But hey, speaking of oysters: Saloon is now offering perfectly shucked oysters for $1 from Sunday to Wednesday. And if anything says Sunday night, it’s two hours of bivalves in an underground, old-timey, brown-liquor-heavy bar.

Sun-Wed, 5-7pm, Saloon, 255 Elm St, Somerville, 617-628-4444

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