For those who love random facts—or drinking—there is a colossal game of trivia going down in Cambridge tonight at 8pm. A hit in New York, Big Quiz Thing features topics like "The Bipolar Movie Challenge" (we're as clueless about what this means as you are), points for the most smart-ass wrong answers and cocktail breaks. Grand prize is $200.
Things to do for January 28, 2010
Burgers, Trivia and All-You-Can-Eat Oysters
The weekend would like to solve the puzzle.
The only Boston stop of the esteemed Tour de Champagne lands at the Charles on Saturday, with over 20 different houses of bubbly to sample from, live jazz at the Regattabar, passed desserts from the hotel and even a cognac tasting to cap off the night. Next-day headache very possible.
The Snuggie's reign as a cultural flash point is worn out, but if you're down for cheap drinks and prizes from the likes of Open Bike, the Grand and others, there's a Snuggie pub crawl through Somerville on Saturday. Compete in a slew of Snuggie-related contests like Snuggie Limbo and Best Snuggie Pirate, or just look goofy while you booze.
Somehow, January has just flown by, and it seems strangely fitting to kiss the month good-bye with an all-you-can-eat Island Creek oyster Sunday at Sel de la Terre. They'll shuck as you devour as many as you can handle, while salted porcine meats will be passed around to top it off.
There's hardly a reason to ever look forward to Monday, but this week may be the exception. That's because this Monday night at KO Prime, you get to eat 10 of the city's finest burgers and decide which is best. (Participating restos include Toro, Blue Ginger and Radius.) We recommend the same test for french fries next Monday.