Things to do for April 03, 2014

The Weekender

Cracker Jack Whiskey, Free Beer and JFK’s Favorite Stew

Play weekend.

Thursday
Found: JFK’S Favorite Lobster Stew
ALL THE PRESIDENT’S LOBSTER

Found: JFK’S Favorite Lobster Stew

1954-ish: John F. Kennedy tries the lobster stew at Locke-Ober. Describes it as his favorite.
2012: Locke-Ober closes after 137 years.
2014: Scampo recreates that very same lobster stew that the president loved so much. And adds a mini lobster roll, because why not.
Tonight: You eat it.

Available now, $21, Scampo, 215 Charles St, 617-536-2100

Friday
Randolph Sunglasses, Suddenly 70% Off
SHADY CHARACTER

Randolph Sunglasses, Suddenly 70% Off

It’s almost Top Gun Day. Which isn’t a real holiday, but something we just made up as an excuse for you to buy new sunglasses. And look, Randolph Engineering is holding a sale at their HQ with up to 70% off their USAF-approved aviators and eyewear. Happy Top Gun Day.

Apr 4, 9am-7pm; Apr 5, 10am-4pm; Randolph Engineering, 26 Thomas Patten Dr, Randolph, 800-541-1405

Big Papi Rolls and Cracker Jack Whiskey
SWEETEST CAROLINE

Big Papi Rolls and Cracker Jack Whiskey

“Sweet Caroline.” It’s a great Neil Diamond song, sure. But now, it’s also the name of a Cracker Jack–infused whiskey cocktail that’s about to be served at Moksa’s home-opener viewing party alongside other delights like a soft-shell-crab-and-crawfish number called the Big Papi roll. We’re guessing it’s big.

Apr 4, 1-5pm, Moksa, 450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, 617-661-4900

Saturday
Hard Cider, Soft Pizza and Ping-Pong
TAKING CIDERS

Hard Cider, Soft Pizza and Ping-Pong

This is strictly hypothetical, but let’s say Downeast Cider House is throwing a party to launch their new Hard Honey offering. There would probably be $2 cider pours. Maybe some ping-pong. And, who knows, the Sweet Tomatoes truck might be there supplying blue-cheese-and-honey pizzas. Strictly hypothetical.

An Afternoon of Tacos and Free Beer
PEP TACO

An Afternoon of Tacos and Free Beer

Cinco de Mayo is over a month away. But Cinco de Abril is in 48 hours. Better go find the nearest taco pop-up. Luckily, American Provisions is temporarily transforming from food shop to steak taco vendor that day. And giving out gratis beer samples from Notch. Free beer needs no holiday.

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