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Pop-Up Wine Bar at Backbar
What: While the bartending crew hits NoLa’s Tales of the Cocktails, guest sommeliers uncork choice rieslings, field blends, and French wines rarely poured by the glass.
Why: Make the indulgence complete with a lobe of seared foie gras ($100).
When: Thurs.-Sun., 4-11:30 p.m.
Where: 9 Sanborn Ct., Union Square (617-718-0249).
Sip Wine Bar & Kitchen Opens
What: Work your way through a beautiful curation of whites (bubbly, fruity, crisp, buttery) and reds (mellow, spicy, big) by two-ounce sip or full bottle.
Why: Open your mind to an eclectic food menu (flatbreads, sushi, tapas) meant to please all palates.
When: Daily, 5 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 571 Washington St., Downtown Crossing (617-956-0888).
Chevron Collection from Samantha House
What: Our favorite local jeweler debuts a delicate collection of draping bracelets, long-chain necklaces, and large-scale geometric earrings exclusive to Flock and inspired by shop owner Dani Kupsc’s “free-love glam” style.
Why: Every piece rings in under $100.
When: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 274 Shawmut Ave., South End (617-391-0222).
What: Upend your Chinatown assumptions at a graffiti-covered space dishing surf clam tacos, suckling pig bao, and abundant craft cocktails like the DingHow (Hendricks gin, Lillet rose, lemon, simple syrup, rose champagne).
Why: Late-night munchies include popcorn with kimchi-clarified butter and duck fat fries.
When: Mon.-Fri., 4-11 p.m.
Where: 9a Tyler St. (617-423-7888).
City Landing Opens
What: The former waterfront Sel de la Terre space has evolved into an after-work hangout serving ten-inch pizzettas (rustica, margarita), pastas (spinach ravioli, gnocchi in lemon-butter sauce), and hearty fare (coffee- and brown sugar-cured beef tenderloin).
Why: Entire menus devoted to vegans and the gluten allergic.
When: Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 255 State St., Waterfront (617-725-0305).
Lawn Games at Area Four
What: No yard, no problem. Toss bocce balls, aim lawn darts, and discover heretofore untapped croquet skills on the restaurant’s grassy knoll while sipping a Cape Codder (Vermont-made Barr Hill Vodka, cranberry bitters, lime juice, prosecco float).
Why: Six-days-a-week soft-serve (Mon.-Sat., 2:30-5 p.m.) in flavors like peanut butter and mixed berry sorbet swirl.
When: Mon.-Wed., 7 a.m.-midnight; Thurs. & Fri., 7 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 500 Technology Sq., Kendall Square (617-758-4444).
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