Things to do for April 17, 2015

The Weekender

Rum, Jazz and New Stuff at Fenway Park

The running of the weekends.

Friday
A Custom-Engraved Bottle of Dom
PERK ALERT

A Custom-Engraved Bottle of Dom

You love your mother. But do you love her enough to get her a bottle of vintage Dom Pérignon champagne or rosé that you’ve had custom engraved with a special, heartfelt message of your choosing for Mother’s Day? There’s only one answer.

The Return of Two Fenway Faithfuls
COMEBACK SEASON

The Return of Two Fenway Faithfuls

Before the season started, faithful Fenway beer dispensaries Jerry Remy’s and Sweet Caroline’s closed. But like some opening-day miracle, both have been resurrected. Except Jerry Remy’s now has baby back ribs and Reubens. And Sweet Caroline’s slightly changed its name because they do pizza now. Again, miracle.

Mei Mei and Roxy’s Take Yawkey
STAND YOUR GROUND

Mei Mei and Roxy’s Take Yawkey

Good idea: Open a new stand on Yawkey Way called Taste of Boston that will host 12 local restaurants throughout the season.
Better idea: Make its first two tenants Roxy’s and Mei Mei.
Best idea: Eat bacon fried rice and Green Muensters before the game.

You’re on notice, peanuts and Cracker Jack.

Game days only, Taste of Boston, 28 Yawkey Way

Saturday
Lobster and Rum in the Park Plaza
COMMON INTEREST

Lobster and Rum in the Park Plaza

There’s a new restaurant/lounge situation inside the Park Plaza called Off the Common. Here’s how it will affect your day:

By morning: Lobster benedict and breakfast panini.
By afternoon: Angus burgers and lobster mac and cheese.
By night: The Ask Kennedy cocktail, with grapefruit, Luxardo and rum.

It’s its own answer.

Sunday
A Very Duke Ellington Evening Awaits
DUKE BOX

A Very Duke Ellington Evening Awaits

“It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.” Those are Duke Ellington lyrics. And according to their logic, Beat Brasserie’s four-hour live orchestral tribute to the Duke is, in fact, a thing. Never argue with jazz science.

True Grit and Tex-Mex Popcorn at a Bar
REEL TALK

True Grit and Tex-Mex Popcorn at a Bar

Every Sunday night, the Kirkland Tap & Trotter will be showing movies at the bar and dispensing gratis popcorn. There’s a different theme each month, and April’s is Westerns. This week involves Tex-Mex popcorn and True Grit. Like Netflix at home, if you lived inside Tap & Trotter.

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