Things to do for January 17, 2013

The Weekender

Philly Cheesesteak, Pop-Up Pork and Prohibition

The weekend will not be beaten deep.

Thursday
33% Off Nice Things for Your Body
PERK ALERT

33% Off Nice Things for Your Body

First, we’d like you to undress. And then accept a bonus $50 toward clothes from Gant, McNairy and more at the online handsomeness shop Wittmore. Next, pick out some nifty water-and-wind-repellent pants and coats for over 30% off. And for the final touch: slide on these HD-video-camera-equipped sunglasses. There. You’re set.

At 32 Degrees, Unleash Cheesesteak
SAY CHEESE

At 32 Degrees, Unleash Cheesesteak

Yes, it appears to still be winter. But good news: hit up Davio’s bar during lunch or dinner when the temperature drops to 32 degrees or below and you’ll land a gratis order of their Philly cheesesteak spring rolls to warm your insides. A small but steak-based win in the war on winter.

Mon-Fri in the bar, Davio’s, 75 Arlington St, 617-357-4810

Drinking to Cocktail-Origin Stories
DRUNK HISTORY

Drinking to Cocktail-Origin Stories

You excelled at two things in college: history and cocktails. Combine the two tonight at Met Back Bay, where their bartender (a certified mixologist) will lecture on libation history using PowerPoint slides and the origin tales behind champagne cocktails, Old Fashioneds and Sazeracs, followed by drinking said drinks. Ah, learning.

Jan 17, 6:30-8pm, $35, Met Back Bay, 279 Dartmouth St, tickets at 617-267-0451

Friday
Boots and Charcuterie on Newbury
DAS BOOT

Boots and Charcuterie on Newbury

The recent snowfall probably has you reassessing your boot situation. Luckily, Ball and Buck is here for you with a trunk show of the classic-and-rugged Danner boots, plus gratis Stumptown suds and even charcuterie. Boots and salted cured meats: winter essentials in these parts.

Sunday
Prohibition History. With Lots of Rum.
VOLSTEAD-Y

Prohibition History. With Lots of Rum.

In case you’re more of a Nucky Thompson person than a Tom Brady person, on Sunday night the Regal Beagle is hosting the author of Drinking Boston to discuss Prohibition imbibing in the city. A ticket gets you a signed book and cocktails using Bully Boy rum, whiskey and vodka. Still, go Pats.

Monday
Daddy Jones + Staff Meal + Pork = This
POP UP

Daddy Jones + Staff Meal + Pork = This

Well, look at that: Magoun Square’s new favorite Daddy Jones and food truck veterans Staff Meal are teaming up for a pop-up four-course pig dinner, with swine provided by Somerville butcher M.F. Dulock. You even get a gin cocktail for going. See, Mondays can be pleasant on occasion.

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