Things to do for April 29, 2010

The Weekender

Free Beer, Patio Skewers and a Derby Bash

The weekend has already placed its bets.

Free Booze. And Maybe a New Shirt.

Free Booze. And Maybe a New Shirt.

There's no reason drinking and shopping should be mutually exclusive. Stel's knows this and is offering free Prosecco and Sierra Nevada tomorrow night while you browse their new items from J.W. Brine and Robert Geller. Proceeds go to charity, beer goes to you, and any purchase gives you the chance to win $1,000 store credit.

Apr 30, 5-8pm, Stel's, 334 Newbury St, 617-262-3348

A Bourbon and BBQ Derby Party

A Bourbon and BBQ Derby Party

Unless you're headed to Churchill Downs, your best bet to catch the race on Saturday may be on Jerry Remy's monstrous 11-foot flat-screens as part of their Derby Bash. You'll devour BBQ and throw back bourbon mint juleps topped with ginger beer all day, while gift cards are given out for best Derby attire. Time to dust off the jockey outfit. Or just the seersucker.

May 1, 2-5pm, Jerry Remy's, 1265 Boylston St, 617-236-7369

Regal Beagle Does Brunch

Regal Beagle Does Brunch

Starting this Saturday, the Regal Beagle gets into the brunch game with heaping plates of French Toast, Ritz-crusted Mac n' Cheese and spicy Bloody Marys to ease the pain from a big Friday night. And if you're really hurting, try The Morning After: a shot of tequila with Tabasco and salt. See the rest of the menu here.

Weekends starting May 1, 11am-3pm, The Regal Beagle, 308 Harvard St, Brookline, 617-739-5151

Riverview Drinking Returns at Dante

Riverview Drinking Returns at Dante

Dante's huge riverfront outdoor patio reopens on Sunday with a raucous, DJ-enhanced party, landing you drinks for $2 to $4 (Bellinis, bottled beer), a full outdoor oyster bar and all-day grill action for skewers of lamb, stuffed peppers and shrimp. Sounds a lot like the party you'd throw on a patio.

May 2, 1-5pm, Dante, 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd, Cambridge, 617-497-4200

EVOO Is Your New Lunch Lady

EVOO Is Your New Lunch Lady

If you work around Kendall Square and are looking for some midday, locally sourced Roast Lamb Sandwiches and Maple Glazed Shrimp, you'll be happy to hear EVOO is opening for lunch starting Monday with a menu that will change every two or three days. If only the banality of cubicle life were the same...

Starts May 3, 11:30am-2pm, EVOO, 350 Third St, Cambridge, 617-661-3866

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