Tex-Mex, Meat Pies, and Monday Night Football

Thanks to Sweet Cheeks, Stoddard's, and KO Pies, there's a better way to watch the Pats this week.

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Football, Pies, and Pils

For the first time ever, Stoddard’s Food and Ale is opening on a Monday for a special Pats viewing party with KO Catering & Pies and Notch Brewing. KO Pies chef Sam Jackson will be whipping up special pies and wings to pair with plenty of Notch pils. With the $20 price of admission, guests will be able to gorge on kimchi wings with pickled celery and a Kansas City-style braised brisket meat pie with cheese sauce and crispy shallots. Also, for a more comfortable viewing experience, Stoddard’s has installed two new televisions above the main bar and a new big-screen TV in The Friday Club downstairs. Full cash bar available.

$20 per person, Sept. 29, 7-11:30 p.m., 48 Temple Pl., Boston; eventbrite.com.

Tex-Mex and Tenders at Sweet Cheeks Q

In addition to Tiffani Faison’s smoked and fried “Monster Wings,” which have now earned a place on Sweet Cheeks’ everyday dinner menu, the Fenway barbecue spot will be introducing several new specials on Pats game nights. Starting this week, look out for a three-cheese queso dip served with caramelized jalapeno jam and warm tortilla chips; buttermilk fried chicken tenders with a jalapeno ranch dipping sauce; the “Tommy Pastrami,” made from Creekstone Farms beef brisket and served on Texas toast; and Sweet Cheeks’ new Texas Nachos, crispy salt and pepper potatoes topped with ranch beans, cheddar, scallions, sour cream, house-pickled cherry peppers and a choice of meats (pulled pork, pulled chicken, sausage, burnt ends, or “fully loaded”).

1381 Boylston St., Boston; 617-266-1300 or sweetcheeksq.com.