Edible Events: November Edition

Sweet Cheeks’ 1-yr bash will look something like this, but with a roast pig and corn hole. Photo by Mike Diskin.

The daunting onset of winter is upon us, so, more than ever, it’s crucial to find pleasure in the small things. Fortunately, November is rife with possibilities: BBQ and bar games, Mexican fare, and whiskey galore. Read up on all of these events ahead.

Bully Boy & The Blue Room Spirit Launch Party
Bully Boy Distillery, Boston’s first craft distillery, has partnered with The Blue Room to introduce their latest and only aged spirit, an American Straight Whiskey. Guests are invited to sample this new offering, meet Bully Boy founders Will and Dave Willis, and enjoy custom cocktails handcrafted by The Blue Room’s Matt Schrage and Belly Wine Bar’s Fanny Katz. In addition, Chef Robert Grant will be serving plenty of meat-centric bites perfect for pairing with this rye-heavy whiskey, another in their lineup of USDA-certified spirits.
$15, November 14th 6pm-7:30 pm, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, (617) 494-9034, http://bullyboyattheblueroom.eventbrite.com/ Space is limited.

Sweet Cheeks Q One-Year Anniversary
Top Chef Tiffani Faison is celebrating the one year anniversary of her fantastic Texas-style barbecue restaurant, Sweet Cheeks Q, by throwing an old-fashion southern style crab boil.  Crack into some sweet crab as well as a juicy whole roasted pig, and finger foods like her already-famous biscuits with honey butter. There will  be games like ring toss and cornhole and a cash bar where guests can throw back  micro-brews and Sweet Cheeks’ signature cocktails like the Damn Yankee (bourbon, sapling maple liqueur, maple bitters, house brandied cherry). Come see why even Kanye and Jay-Z make a point of stopping by whenever they’re traveling through Beantown.
$50 per person, November 11th, Doors open at 6:30pm, Dinner at 7:30pm, 1381 Boylston St., 617-266-1300, http://sweetcheeksq.eventbrite.com. The celebration is ticketed and advance reservations are suggested as capacity is limited.

Lovin’ Thanksgiving Leftovers
On November 13, Lovin’ Spoonfuls and chef Tiffani Faison will join forces for “Lovin’ Thanksgiving Leftovers,” a hands-on cooking class at the Boston Center for Adult Education. Students will learn how to help Lovin’ Spoonfuls’ achieve its goal of reducing food waste by turning their favorite Thanksgiving leftovers into new culinary masterpieces. Over 96 billion pounds of food are wasted each year – roughly 40 percent of all the available food in the United States. Additionally, a billion dollars is spent by taxpayers annually to incinerate this discarded food while millions go hungry. Come cook alongside one of Boston’s brightest chefs and help contribute to feeding thousands of fellow Bostonians.
$65/$55 Members, $15 materials, November 13th, 6:00pm-9:00pm, 122 Arlington Street, Boston, 617-267-4430, www.bcae.org.

15 Year of Food & Fun at Ole Mexican Grill
Ole Mexican Grill and Chef Erwin Ramos are celebrating their 15 the anniversary at their original location in Cambridge. Guests are invited to join in on the party with one-night only menu specials like Panuchos con Cochinita Pibil, crispy tortilla pockets topped with slow-roasted pork; Chiles en Nogada de Atlixco, stuffed poblano chiles in fresh walnut sauce; and Camarones in Pipian Verde Panpateco, shrimp in green pumpkin seed sauce. Partake in a Hibiscus-infused margarita and as a parting gift, Chef Erwin, will be giving out recipe cards from all of his authentic Mexican favorites.
Prices vary, November 15th from 5:00pm-10:00pm, 11 Springfield St., Cambridge, 617-492-4495, www.olerestaurantgroup.com. Reservations are recommended