Things to do for April 17, 2014

The Weekender

More Brunch. More Patio. More Coffee. More Weekend.

Leave the weekend. Take the cannoli.

Thursday
A Whole New Alphabet at the MFA
DESIGN OF THE TIMES

A Whole New Alphabet at the MFA

The alphabet. It’s inspired soups and many a Sesame Street bit. And now, it’s behind a new MFA exhibit that assigns a different architect, artist or designer to each letter of the alphabet with a piece of their work. Count on seeing at least 26 of them.

Go Ahead. Have Another Thinking Cup.
THINK IT THROUGH

Go Ahead. Have Another Thinking Cup.

The third chapter of the Thinking Cup trilogy is out. We hear it takes place in a larger setting on Newbury Street, with a cast full of macchiatos and chocolate croissants. And grilled cheese sandwiches with near infinite room for customization. So long as it involves bread, cheese and stuffings.

Friday
A New Place to Buy Delicious Things
ON YOUR MARKET

A New Place to Buy Delicious Things

1) Truffle oil.
2) Bluefish pâté.
3) Thick-sliced South African beef jerky.
The next time you inexplicably need all of these things at once, you can find them in this new food market on Charles Street. Along with plenty of fresh bread and cheese. In case you’re into normal things, too.

Opens Apr 18, Beacon Hill Gourmet, 65 Charles St, 617-367-1402

Sunday
Two New Brunches to Reckon With
OUT TO BRUNCH

Two New Brunches to Reckon With

Someone must have left the brunch switch on. Because now Audubon’s serving grilled muffins and pickle-infused Bloody Marys before noon. And Bronwyn’s letting you have at it with German pancakes and Breakfast Pierogies. Pierogies for breakfast. Let that sink in a bit.

Monday
A Patio Christening with Cognac Punch
GARTEN OF GOOD AND EVIL

A Patio Christening with Cognac Punch

Fairsted Kitchen’s about to debut their new patio, complete with ivy trellises, strung garden lights and reclaimed church pews. Five bucks gets you into the biergarten-style christening party and your choice of an Italian sausage, a High Life tallboy or a cognac punch. So... cognac punch.

Apr 21, 11am-4pm, $5, Fairsted Kitchen, 1704 Beacon St, Brookline, 617-396-8752

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