The Weekender: November 15-17


We cannot believe it is mid-November already! While this week was chilly, the weekend brings a bit of a respite with temperatures in the 50s, giving us a little more time to adjust to the changing seasons. Here are some of our top picks for this weekend.

The Season of Tree Admiration Begins! A large explosion devastated Halifax in 1917, and Boston sent supplies and people to help the city. In appreciation, Halifax has been sending a huge Christmas tree our way for the last 40 years! If you want to keep in the loop on what the tree is up to, follow it on Twitter (@Treeforboston) and Facebook (Tree for Boston) – umm, adorable. We’ll have to wait until December 5th for sparkly Christmas lights, but until then stop by and admire this beauty in the Boston Common.

Holiday Browsing. Gift-giving is one of our absolute favorite things! Browsing can be more fun with plenty of time to spare, so we’ll be on the lookout for the perfect presents this weekend. A few of the new shops in town may have just the thing – Ore and Gemvara for shine and sparkle, and Follain for the natural beauties in our lives.

Fall Bounty from the Farm. With only a few weeks left of my CSA and the local farmer’s markets, my kitchen is full of squash, radishes, parsnips, and carrots. I’ve got my eye on this pumpkin-oat pancake recipe (weekends are for pancakes) and these ideas for delicata squash.

Celebrate Fall and Winter Brews. The Drink Craft Beer Fall to Winter Fest brings 25 New England brewers to the Revere Hotel’s Space 57 all weekend! Each brewer is bring at least one selection that includes a seasonal ingredient, with more than 80 beers total for you to try. Mei Mei Street Kitchen, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Grillo’s Pickles, and Union Sq. Donuts will all be available for purchase. Yum!

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