What to Eat (and Drink) in Boston This Weekend
Day & Night, a Barrington Coffee Roasters barleywine by Trillium Brewing Company
Another day, another Trillium collaboration: This time, it’s with Western Mass.-based Barrington Coffee Roasters, which has a shop nearby the Fort Point brewery. Day & Night is a blonde barleywine beer, infused with Barrington Cachajinas cold brew. The style brings out “the nuanced floral, fruity, and spicy characteristics” in a light roast like Cachajinas, Trillium says. Sounds like a perfect brunch accompaniment to us. There is “plenty” of the brew left in both Fort Point and at Trillium’s Canton facility. Twenty-two-ounce bottles are $12, and it’s also available in 32-ounce growler fills.
369 Congress St., Boston, 617-453-8745, 110 Shawmut Rd., Canton, 781-562-0073, trilliumbrewing.com.
Parlor Ice Cream Co.
Apologies in advance for the teaser: Parlor Ice Cream Co. scooped the last pint of Polar Orange Dry sherbet at a pop-up in Worcester last night. But ice cream queen Jacqueline Dole is whipping up more creative, seasonal flavors for two appearances in Boston this weekend. Tonight, Parlor Ice Cream will be at the free mfaNOW overnight party until midnight, and then she’ll grace Olives & Grace with her confectionary presence on Sunday.
mfaNOW Overnight Party, Friday, October 14, 6 p.m.-9 a.m., Museum of Fine Arts, Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, mfa.org.
Sundaes on Sunday, Sunday, October 16, 2-5 p.m., Olives & Grace, 623 Tremont St., Boston, 617-236-4536, Facebook.
Stephanie Cmar’s Doughnuts
These days, Barbara Lynch Gruppo alumna and one-time Top Chef hopeful Stephanie Cmar is a private chef, and she’s making pasta at SRV. But tomorrow, she’s resurrecting a much-loved passion project, Stacked Doughnuts, during the annual JWS Street Fair, popping up in between Berkeley and Clarendon streets. “Stacked is one of those things that when it feels right, I’m always down to make donuts,” Cmar says. The street fair is a scholarship fundraiser for the John Winthrop School, and in addition to doughnuts, expect rides, games, and more family fun.
Doughnuts $3 apiece, Saturday, October 15, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., John Winthrop School, 66 Marlborough St., Boston, Instagram.
Pagu’s Tortilla Espanola
Tracy Chang’s collaborative café, Pagu, opens later this fall, but you can get an early taste this weekend. Gracenote Coffee Roasters and ceramics artist Jordan Colón are helping Chang throw an outdoor, Pagu preview party on Saturday, with coffee, pottery demonstrations, and brunch items like Chang’s wafflato–a potato-based waffle–and tortilla Espanola, her Spanish omelette.
Saturday, October 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Pagu, 310 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, gopagu.com.
Pumpkin Ramen at Little Big Diner
Boston’s reigning noodle bowl gets a super seasonal treatment this weekend: There’s pumpkin ramen at Little Big Diner. Not into all pumpkin everything? How about trying one of the coolest new burgers around, the LBD flat patty, which reminds Boston magazine critic Jolyon Helterman “of the legendary Radius burger, newly slimmed down and accessorized for a Maui vacation.”
1247 Centre St., Newton Centre, 857-404-0068, littlebigdiner.com.