The Weekend Guide

abby lane food & spirits!

This time next week you’ll be elbow deep in stuffing.

Abby Lane Food & Spirits Opens
Jason Santos (Blue Inc.) gives theatergoers something to cheer about: a cozy 200-seater that pays homage to classic comforts like cast-iron mac ’n’ cheese, cider-brined pork tenderloin, and a buttered brioche lobster roll.
Why: Savor an individual pizza (margherita, bianco) in front of the mosaic-tiled fireplace.
When: Opens Fri. Daily, 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 255 Tremont St., Theatre District (617-451-2229).

Constrvct Clothing
MIT grad Jenna Fizel and partner Mary Huang bring fashion-design skills to the masses with a 3-D app that lets you impose a photograph or abstract print onto a go-everywhere dress, top, or skirt ($125-$350).
Why: The party circuit demands a grand entrance.
When: That end-of-year bonus is confirmed.
Where: At constrvct.com.

The Urban Grape Private Group Tasting
What: Gather a posse of best pals (or the just-descended extended fam) and quaff your way through a flight of vino, bubbly, beer, or sake based on your preferred holiday cheer.
Why: Last year’s subpar booze didn’t help the hangover crowd.
When: Mon.-Wed., 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sun., 7-9 p.m.
Where: 303 Columbus Ave., South End (857-250-2509). Starts at $150 for up to twenty people.

Through My Lens
Jamaica Plain photographer Jon Truslow translates his love of travel and architecture into magnificent shots of Venice, Alaska, and Utah’s Bryce Canyon.
Why: His Boston images make holiday shopping a snap.
When: Thru Dec. 16. Thurs. & Fri., 5-8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Uforge Gallery, 767 Centre St., Jamaica Plain (617-553-4480).

I’m Thankful for Whiskey (and Pork)
Turkey, schmurkey. Get down to brass tacks with a four-course prix fixe of maple-braised pork belly, trotters, and barbecue-braised pork collar, each paired with an elaborate brown cocktail made from local spirits ($45).
Why: We’re dying to know what Ryan and Wood’s pork-infused whiskey tastes like.
When: Tonight, 5-10 p.m.
Where: Saloon, 255 Elm St., Davis Square. Reservations (recommended) to 617-628-4444.

Photo: Courtesy of Abby Lane 

255 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116
303 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02116
255 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144
767 Centre St
Boston, MA 02130