Things to do for November 28, 2014

The Weekender

3,500 Books, Four Hot Chocolates and One New Bakery

The weekend is served family-style.

Friday
Your Black Friday Agenda Goes Thusly
BLACK OPS

Your Black Friday Agenda Goes Thusly

Many things are on sale today. These matter:
For the Anglophile: 30% off a broad spectrum of Ted Baker goodness like leather wingtips and Michael Caine–worthy blazers.
For the aspiring Kennedy: Gant’s unloading soft oxford button-downs and tweed suits for 40% off. You don’t argue with discounted tweed.

Nov 28, Ted Baker, 201 Newbury, Ste 3, 617-450-8339; ongoing, Gant, 324 Newbury St, 617-536-1949

Some Pretty Good French Bakery News
DECK THE PAULS

Some Pretty Good French Bakery News

There are people named Paul. And then there are 125-year-old French bakeries named Paul. A new version of the latter is now open in Somerville, and they’re making chocolate beignets and croque-monsieurs just like you hoped they would. We’re sure people named Paul are doing just fine, too.

Of Course There’s an Adult Version
COCOA NUT

Of Course There’s an Adult Version

We’re past hot-chocolate weather. This is multiple-hot-chocolates weather. And the Met Back Bay is answering the call with hot-chocolate flights encompassing the classic, Mexican, salted almond and peppermint varieties. All of which can be upgraded to an adult version. The boozy kind, not the sexy kind.

Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches for All
THE FROZEN ONE

Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches for All

Frozen Hoagies. First, it was a truck serving head-size ice cream sandwiches. But that was not enough. Now, it’s a brick-and-mortar serving the same thing, plus pies, milkshakes and cinnamon donuts also used to construct head-size donut ice cream sandwiches. Now it’s enough.

Saturday
You Wanted a New Bookstore. You Got It.
PAPER CHASE

You Wanted a New Bookstore. You Got It.

There was a time, long ago, when words were printed on fragile matter that tore if you pulled it too hard and didn’t even have a backlight. And now, there’s a new store in JP with over 3,000 of them, new and used. They call them “books.” They’re like Kindles, but softer.

Opens Nov 29, Papercuts, 5 Green St, Jamaica Plain, 617-522-3404

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