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8 things you must do in Boston this December

Published On 12/04/2014 Published On 12/04/2014
Toro

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Dec 4 Thu

Toro’s 9th Anniversary Celebration They grow up so fast. Join James Beard winners Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer as they commemorate Toro’s nine tasty, award-filled years. From 5:30-10pm, their pal Chef Edward Lee (610 Magnolia in Louisville) will cook up his Southern comfort/Korean fusion fare, and afterwards the party revs up with passed bites from Toro and Ed and birthday cocktails from Bully Boy spirits.

Toro

Toro’s 9th Anniversary Celebration Toro They grow up so fast. Join James Beard winners Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer as they commemorate Toro’s nine tasty, award-filled years. From 5:30-10pm, their pal Chef Edward Lee (610 Magnolia in Louisville) will cook up his Southern comfort/Korean fusion fare, and afterwards the party revs up with passed bites from Toro and Ed and birthday cocktails from Bully Boy spirits.

Legal Oysteria

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Dec 8 Mon

“Undiscovered Gems of Italy” Wine Dinner Legal Oysteria, one of the seafood king’s newest hotspots, heads to "The Boot" for their first over-the-top wine dinner (6pm). Legal’s Master of Wine, Sandy Block, curated the vino list to be paired with Chef Rich Vellante’s Tuscan-countryside menu. $75/person, call 617.530.9392 for reservations. You’ll need ‘em.

Legal Oysteria

“Undiscovered Gems of Italy” Wine Dinner Legal Oysteria Legal Oysteria, one of the seafood king’s newest hotspots, heads to "The Boot" for their first over-the-top wine dinner (6pm). Legal’s Master of Wine, Sandy Block, curated the vino list to be paired with Chef Rich Vellante’s Tuscan-countryside menu. $75/person, call 617.530.9392 for reservations. You’ll need ‘em.

Russell House Tavern

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Dec 9 Tue

Heads To Tails Privateer Pig Dinner Chef Tom Borgia teams up with Privateer Rum for Russell House Tavern’s first ever "Heads to Tails Privateer Pig Dinner" (6-9pm). A Brambly Farms hog headlines the six-course spread, with each offering served alongside special Privateer cocktails. Pig out for $75 (including tax and gratuity).

Russell House Tavern

Heads To Tails Privateer Pig Dinner Russell House Tavern Chef Tom Borgia teams up with Privateer Rum for Russell House Tavern’s first ever "Heads to Tails Privateer Pig Dinner" (6-9pm). A Brambly Farms hog headlines the six-course spread, with each offering served alongside special Privateer cocktails. Pig out for $75 (including tax and gratuity).

Jamie Smith

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Dec 10 Wed

“Boston City Limits” Late Nite Barbecue Chefs Keith Pooler and Dan Bazzinotti are throwing a late-night Texas-style BBQ party to help you thwart those early winter blues. From 10pm-1am, warm yourself with Atomic Buffalo Treats (bacon-wrapped smoked jalapeños stuffed with brisket), hot links, beef ribs, and more. They’ll have plenty of Lone Star Beer on hand, plus live bluegrass music. Tickets are just $20.

Bergamot

“Boston City Limits” Late Nite Barbecue Bergamot Chefs Keith Pooler and Dan Bazzinotti are throwing a late-night Texas-style BBQ party to help you thwart those early winter blues. From 10pm-1am, warm yourself with Atomic Buffalo Treats (bacon-wrapped smoked jalapeños stuffed with brisket), hot links, beef ribs, and more. They’ll have plenty of Lone Star Beer on hand, plus live bluegrass music. Tickets are just $20.

Harpoon Brewery

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Dec 11 Thu

Harpoon Grapes & Grains Release Party It’s time to tap Barrel #52 of Harpoon’s 100 Barrel Series, and this one’s a Tuscan Pool Party. Inspired by the brewer’s recent travels, Barrel #52 blends Sangiovese and Merlot grape juice with Amarillo dryhops for a unique oak-barrel-aged brew. Stop by M.C. Spiedo (5-7pm) for seasonal Harpoon favorites (Grateful Harvest, Chocolate Stout) accompanied by Renaissance food pairings (Turducken sausage, malted pot de crème). $30/person, call 617.476.5606 for reservations.

M.C. Spiedo

Harpoon Grapes & Grains Release Party M.C. Spiedo It’s time to tap Barrel #52 of Harpoon’s 100 Barrel Series, and this one’s a Tuscan Pool Party. Inspired by the brewer’s recent travels, Barrel #52 blends Sangiovese and Merlot grape juice with Amarillo dryhops for a unique oak-barrel-aged brew. Stop by M.C. Spiedo (5-7pm) for seasonal Harpoon favorites (Grateful Harvest, Chocolate Stout) accompanied by Renaissance food pairings (Turducken sausage, malted pot de crème). $30/person, call 617.476.5606 for reservations.

Boston Ski & Sports Club

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Dec 13 Sat

BSSC '80s Ski Bar Crawl Dust off that neon powder suit and prepare for some Hot Dog: The Movie-level day drinking at BSSC’s 2nd Annual '80s Ski Bar Crawl. Check in between 12:30 and 2pm (crawl starts at 1pm) and slalom your way through six Allston bars with free swag, drink specials, and apps during your downhill run. Bonus: dominate the bar games and contests and score gift cards, ski gear, and lift tickets. $10 for members, $15 for non-members, $40 for groups of 4.

All over Allston (starting venue TBD) 

BSSC '80s Ski Bar Crawl All over Allston (starting venue TBD)  Dust off that neon powder suit and prepare for some Hot Dog: The Movie-level day drinking at BSSC’s 2nd Annual '80s Ski Bar Crawl. Check in between 12:30 and 2pm (crawl starts at 1pm) and slalom your way through six Allston bars with free swag, drink specials, and apps during your downhill run. Bonus: dominate the bar games and contests and score gift cards, ski gear, and lift tickets. $10 for members, $15 for non-members, $40 for groups of 4.

Eat Your Heart Out Boston

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Dec 14 Sun

Eat Your Heart Out Hit this music/food mashup party benefitting local charities (Future Chefs and Girls Rock Band Campaign) hosted by The Sinclair. From 6-8pm, chow down on small plates from Boston’s rock star culinary talent, like Jamie Bissonnette (Toro, Coppa) and Michael Scelfo (Alden & Harlow), with each dish inspired by the chef’s favorite music. Dishes include "A Tribute to KISS: Beef Tongue". Live music starts at 8pm.

The Sinclair

Eat Your Heart Out The Sinclair Hit this music/food mashup party benefitting local charities (Future Chefs and Girls Rock Band Campaign) hosted by The Sinclair. From 6-8pm, chow down on small plates from Boston’s rock star culinary talent, like Jamie Bissonnette (Toro, Coppa) and Michael Scelfo (Alden & Harlow), with each dish inspired by the chef’s favorite music. Dishes include "A Tribute to KISS: Beef Tongue". Live music starts at 8pm.

THE SYNERGY Events

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Dec 31 Wed

Timeless 007 – A James Bond New Year’s Eve Party Ever wondered how the British master spy does New Year’s? Find out at SYNERGY’s Timeless 007 black tie affair from 8pm-2am. Don your tux and head to the Hilton Boston Back Bay for an old Hollywood-style evening, filled with signature cocktails, complimentary party favors, and music (two DJ sets) hosted by Miss USA title holders (seriously). Prizes for best Bond look-alikes and femme fatale female spy Bond girls.

Hilton Boston Back Bay

Timeless 007 – A James Bond New Year’s Eve Party Hilton Boston Back Bay Ever wondered how the British master spy does New Year’s? Find out at SYNERGY’s Timeless 007 black tie affair from 8pm-2am. Don your tux and head to the Hilton Boston Back Bay for an old Hollywood-style evening, filled with signature cocktails, complimentary party favors, and music (two DJ sets) hosted by Miss USA title holders (seriously). Prizes for best Bond look-alikes and femme fatale female spy Bond girls.