Your Perks: 1) A physical copy of the first Playboy and digital access to every issue of Playboy ever published. See, history can be sexy. 2) A box of tasting whiskeys from distilleries all around the world. 3) A nearly indestructible leather bag by way of Great Britain.
Things to do for December 11, 2014
Cheeseburgers, Jazz and Real Festivus
Would you like a gift receipt with your weekend?
Apple-Pie Shrubs and Scones in Davis
Sure, it’s all eggnog and buttered rum right now. But a time will soon come when you’ll want something... lighter. Enter this new 10-seat Davis Square café that’s giving you teas, apple-pie shrubs and maple-glazed scones now and salads in mason jars later. Of course there’s mason jars.
Burgers. New Ones. Good Ones.
Newton-based burger joint Lee’s has just gained a foothold in Coolidge Corner. You’ll find the expected bacon cheeseburgers, the slightly less expected honey-glazed sweet potato fries and the wholly unexpected smoothies like a strawberry-banana-apple number called Fantastic Day. No one ever expects those.
There really is a spring 2015 out there. Otherwise the good people of Kiton wouldn’t go to the trouble of bringing their spring and summer goodness all the way to Louis Boston this weekend to measure you for a new suit. We hear they accept wish lists.
A Real-Life Festivus at Aeronaut
Aeronaut’s observing Festivus this year. And, thankfully, they’re keeping all the traditions:
—An actual steel Festivus pole.
—Feats of strength carried out by aerial performers.
—A social media “airing of grievances” via projector.
—Roxy’s Grilled Cheese.
Okay, the last two are new.
Those Two New Brunches You Asked For
I’m not asking for much this year. All I really want is a jazz brunch at Bar Boulud with corned short rib hash and spiced-apple crepes. Oh, and a new brunch at Centre Street Cafe with grilled oysters and huevos Mexicanos.
We got your letter for some reason. Anyway, he said yes.