Run with it.
Marathon Monday at L’Espalier
What: Egg racers on to the finish line while carbo-loading on a prix fixe lunch ($50) of lemon risotto, oat-crusted lamb tenderloin, and caramel gateau with caramelized white chocolate.
Why: Toast their victory with a Greyhound (grapefruit vodka and juice).
When: Mon., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: 774 Boylston St., Back Bay (617-262-3023).
Forty Winks First Anniversary Party
What: The neighborhood boudoir celebrates with red velvet cupcakes, adults-only beverages, and 20 percent off any single item.
Why: Nab Between the Sheets naughties and just-stocked swimwear from Eberjey and Huit.
When: Tonight, 5-8 p.m.
Where: 56 JFK St., Harvard Square (617-492-9100).
National Record Store Day at Tres Gatos
What: Sift through rarities from the likes of Velvet Underground, The Yardbirds, and The White Stripes; rumors abound of a Kate Bush Hounds of Love ten-inch on pink vinyl (only 2,000 exist).
Why: Compare purchases over off-menu tapas specials like Smashing Pumpkins pepitas and Red Hot Chili Peppers bocadillos, plus sangria.
When: Sat., noon-midnight.
Where: 470 Centre St., Jamaica Plain (617-477-4851).
Temazcal Tequila Cantina
What: Dive into lobster guac, roasted prawn tacos, sweet green corn tamales, and whole-roasted suckling pig at the waterfront’s newest dining port — a 5,000-square-foot beaut with floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive patio seating.
Why: A muy bueno drink roster of boutique wines, bracing margaritas, and 300 blue agave spirits.
When: Opens Sat. Daily, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 250 Northern Ave. (617-439-3502).
Taste of the Nation
What: More than 60 area chefs sling their finest hash to raise money for childhood hunger org Share Our Strength; on-floor wine stewards help patrons pair their pinot.
Why: DailyCandy readers receive 30 percent off tickets ($63; reg. $90). Enter dailycandy2011 at checkout by noon.
When: Tonight, 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St., Back Bay (617-954-2000). Tickets online at taste.strength.org.
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