A first taste of fall.
What: Central Bottle and The Blue Room announce the arrival of a playful, modern wine bar pouring both obscure and timeless sips, filed under cheeky categories like Rocks in Your Mouth and A Wee Bit Sparkling.
Why: Rillettes, oysters, and marrow bones alongside ten cheeses curated weekly, plus a reservation-only four-course family spread (cracklings, roasted pork shoulder, pie).
When: Sun.-Wed., 5-11 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 5 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 1 Kendall Square, Kendall Square (617-494-0968).
Seaport Cider Sundays
What: Toast the new season with cocktails incorporating fresh-pressed juices from local spots like Russell Orchards and Connors Farm.
Why: Cider martinis, mimosas, and toddys make fall more palatable.
When: Thru Sept. 30. Sun., 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Capiz Lounge, Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, 606 Congress St., Waterfront (617-476-5606).
Something Along Those Lines
What: Inspired by a 1971 Sol LeWitt wall drawing, eight creative types test the artistic limits of line drawing through sculpture, performance, video, and more.
Why: You’ve been too linear lately.
When: Thru Nov. 3. Mon.-Wed., Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 230 The Fenway (617-369-3718).
What: Community-supported grazing just got a lot sweeter with the city’s first chocolate share, a monthly or biweekly bounty ($20 per batch) of assorted delicacies from the Somerville confectioner.
Why: End a locavore meal with blood orange caramel, toffee almond, and pecan clusters.
When: First delivery drops Oct. 1.
Where: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and for pickup locations.
Read Local, Drink Local
What: Double your evening pleasure with a reading from Beer Lover’s Guide to New England author Norman Miller followed by a Slumbrew tasting with brewers Caitlin Jewell and Jeff Leiter.
Why: Brewskis needn’t be lowbrow.
When: Fri., 7 p.m.
Where: Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Porter Square (617-491-2220). Tasting is free with purchase of the book ($20).
Daddy’s Backyard BBQ at Ashmont Grill
What: Don’t mourn hibachi season quite yet. Head out for a communal meal of chicken, ribs, pulled pork, and brisket on the restaurant’s back patio ($50).
Why: Alfresco beers and wine keep the warm-weather fun going.
When: Sun., 6 p.m.
Where: 555 Talbot Ave., Dorchester (617-825-4300). Email email@example.com to reserve a space.
Photo: Courtesy of Belly