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Things to do for February 20, 2014
Dollar Ribs, an El Bulli Exhibit and Miles Davis
You’ve been randomly selected to receive a free weekend.
If you ever managed to grab a reservation at El Bulli before it closed in 2011, well played. If not, you can always catch it in exhibit form at the Museum of Science, with things like a simulated 37-course meal and photos of all 1,846 of Ferran Adrià’s dishes. He likes cooking.
A Donut Invasion at the Butcher Shop
The Butcher Shop has always been a perfectly good place for charcuterie. But it’s always been a perfectly bad place for donuts. That’s changing, because a No. 9 Park vet is bringing her donut-dispensing pop-up to the premises. Expect the citrus-glazed and Bavarian-crème varieties. They’ll be expecting you back.
Pop Rocks. Liquor. Chocolate. Excess.
The Boston Harbor Hotel is filling their giant Rotunda Room with desserts like whiskey chocolate cake, candied bacon and Pop Rocks–covered marshmallows. Plus a bar for spiking hot chocolate with all manner of liquor. You might ask why. That’s the wrong question.
Your Dollars Are Turning into Ribs
You can do a lot with a dollar. Like turn it into a sailboat by following simple folding instructions. Or turn it into a single, delicious smoked rib by going to Bambara on Monday night. Yep. Dollar ribs. Beats dollar sailboats every time.
Sure, you could honor Miles Davis by playing the trumpet at home all night on Tuesday. But you may just want to leave the trumpeting to a professional while you eat and drink things at the Beat Hotel. He’ll be improvising four hours of Miles’s tunes. You’ll learn trumpet on Wednesday.