What to Eat (and Drink) in Boston This Weekend

Kolaches at Cutty's, Veterans Day dinner at Kirkland Tap & Trotter, and more.

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Breadboard Bakery Kolaches at Cutty’s

Here’s a comforting breakfast—or anytime snack—for this weekend: Breadboard Bakery, a pop-up based at Brookline destination Cutty’s on Fridays and Saturdays, brought over some fresh kolaches today. The soft pastries are filled with apple, sweet cream cheese, and more.

Cutty’s, 284 Washington St., Brookline, 617-505-1844, cuttyfoods.com.

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Specials in Honor of Veterans Day

Many independent businesses (not to mention national chain restaurants) are saying ‘thank you’ to those who protect and serve the United States. Veterans, consider having your afternoon pick-me-up at Curio Coffee in Cambridge or Kane’s Donuts. If you’re making Friday night dinner reservations, you could get treated at Kirkland Tap & Trotter or Stoked Pizza, or eat in thanks to the Smoke Shop. At Juliet, chef and Marine Josh Lewin and co-owner Katrina Jazayeri have installed a mini museum in honor of the 241st anniversary of the Marine Corps, and Veterans Day. Jazayeri arranged a candid display throughout the restaurant featuring four World War II-era recruiting posters (and one surprise from Lewin), and it will be up through November. Tonight, Bent Water Brewing is saluting veterans during a Mass Beer Week celebration with Beer Advocate, too.


And by that, we mean Maine Beer Co.’s coveted double IPA, of course. Maybe you need a scenic roadtrip to clear your head after this week—why not head upta Freeport? The latest batch of Dinner is up for grabs on Saturday, November 12, at 7 a.m. At 6 p.m. tonight, Maine Beer will release an additional batch of tickets to buy it in an orderly fashion. Salt air and an 8-plus percent ABV beer is just what you need this week.

Maine Beer Co. Dinner Release, Saturday, November 12, 7-11 a.m., Maine Beer Co., 525 US Route 1, Freeport, Maine, 207-221-5711, Eventbrite.

Sillari’s Pizza at Idle Hands Brewing

Malden’s newest brewery always has some fare for hungry drinkers, and this Sunday’s Change Up #3 release party will not disappoint. In addition to satisfying options from Mystic Station restaurant and Fat Boyfriend Bakery, Sillari’s Pizza—the new pie shop in Malden from chef Scott Sillari and Somerville butcher Michael Dulock—has made a tropical barbecue pizza with smoked onions, green onions, and chicken. Sounds like the perfect match for the latest release, a soft and citrusy IPA “that you’d never guess was a 7.5 percent hop bomb!”

Change Up #3 Release Party, Sunday, November 13, noon-7 p.m., Idle Hands Craft Ales, 89 Commercial St., Malden, 781-333-6070, Facebook.

Za'atar fried chicken with French toast and sorghum syrup at En Boca

Za’atar fried chicken with French toast and sorghum syrup at En Boca. / Brunch image provided

Dim Sum Brunch at Tiger Mama, or Tapas Brunch at En Boca

Another weekend, another mid-day meal—and two new places to enjoy it. If dim sum is your scene, check out chef Tiffani Faison’s Southeast Asian take, which launches this Sunday. Plates like papaya and sticky rice, squash fresh rolls, Thai doughnuts with grape jelly, and more, plus Vietnamese coffee and fun cocktails, are all served from a tableside dim sum cart, of course. In Harvard Square, the neighborhood’s newest tapas spot, En Boca, says hello both Saturday and Sunday morning with a brand new brunch menu. Check it out below.

Dim Sum Sunday, launches Sunday, November 13, noon-9 p.m., Tiger Mama, 1363 Boylston St., Fenway, Boston, 617-425-MAMA (6262), tigermamaboston.com.

Brunch at En Boca, every Saturday and Sunday beginning November 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 8 Holyoke St., Harvard Square, Cambridge, 857-259-6321, enbocacambridge.com.

En Boca brunch menu

En Boca Brunch Menu Provided. / Click to view larger.