Things to do for January 16, 2014

The Weekender

Gratis S’mores, Cocktail Contests and So Much Brunch

The weekend always looks you right in the eye.

Thursday
S’mores. Whiskey. A Fire Pit. Go.
GETTING MALLOW

S’mores. Whiskey. A Fire Pit. Go.

A quick timeline for tonight... 5pm: quittin’ time. 6pm: gratis s’mores time. Irish Whiskey Public House is gathering folks around its fire pit and handing out DIY s’mores kits. Just like they do in County Cork. Maybe.

A Big-Game and Big-Beer Dinner
GAME THEORY

A Big-Game and Big-Beer Dinner

Big-game hunts are overrated. For one thing, you need to track and kill your kangaroo, alligator and shark yourself. For another, they generally don’t serve six high-alcohol New Hampshire beers with your prey. You know where we’re going with this: Bier Baron will do just that.

Saturday
Of Bloodys and Foie Gras French Toast
BRUNCHING X2

Of Bloodys and Foie Gras French Toast

If it wasn’t for brunch, you wouldn’t... well, you wouldn’t be tasting beignets and charred-tomato Bloodys with chili paste at Republic’s new brunch. And you wouldn’t be sampling the foie gras french toast and the chicken and waffles at City Tap House’s new weekend service. Oh, and the beer.

Monday
Medium Rare Expands to Barracks Row
PUTTING DOWN STEAKS

Medium Rare Expands to Barracks Row

Choices. You can have too many. It can be crippling. Not here, where the menu goes like this: bread, salad, steak, fries. Sure, you could always add on apple pie or six-layer carrot cake and a cup of coffee. If you’re feeling creative.

A Cocktail Throwdown, with Steak
COMPETITIVE JUICES

A Cocktail Throwdown, with Steak

Laid out before you Monday night in Bourbon Steak’s private room: a carnivorous, five-course feast. Also before you: dueling cocktails for each course, created by the Bourbon Steak bartenders and the Mockingbird Hill bartenders. Yes, you can vote. But yes, in fact, everyone does win.

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