Head south for the winter.
What: Brian Poe (Poe’s at the Rattlesnake, The Tip Tap Room) and Eric Gburski (East Coast Grill) plumb Poe’s Georgian roots for bacon hushpuppies, Cajun cornmeal-crusted catfish, and assorted po’boys.
Why: Thirty draft beers and the age-old dessert dilemma of red velvet moon pie with buttercream and raspberry sauce or chocolate peanut butter pie with fresh whipped cream?
When: Daily, 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 782 Tremont St., South End (857-250-2999).
Daniela Corte Pop-Up Leggings Bar
What: Because you can never have too many, stock up on new colors and styles while sipping prosecco and tequila cocktails during the rollicking shopping event.
Why: Proceeds go to the Robin Hood Foundation’s Sandy Relief Fund.
When: Tonight, 6-8 p.m.
Where: W Lounge, 100 Stuart St., Theatre District (617-261-8700).
Eat Boutique Holiday Market
What: Cross the foodies off your list while sampling the wares of 40 artisanal vendors (Liddabit Sweets, Nobscot Artisan Cheese, Travessia Winery), then pick up entertaining tips from nine cookbook authors, including Joy the Baker.
Why: Tastes co-curated by The Urban Grape keep the good times rolling.
When: Sun., 1-5 p.m.
Where: Artists for Humanity EpiCenter, 100 W. 2nd St., Fort Point. Tickets ($7) at eatboutiquemarkets.com.
What: Local e-commerce start-ups Bow & Drape, Ministry of Supply, and Project Repat go brick-and-mortar for gifting season; browse a pop-up stocked with women’s dresses and separates and men’s shirts and accessories.
Why: Hot cocoa and champagne lure the undecideds.
When: Sat.-Dec. 22. Daily, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 115 Newbury St., 3rd flr., Back Bay (617-314-5998).
Benevolent Brunch Battle
What: Sister establishments Coda and The Salty Pig go snout to snout to see who can move the most midday bacon in dishes like eggs Benedict with house-cured Canadian bacon and Duroc pork hash.
Why: Heartburn for a cause. A portion of proceeds goes to Lovin’ Spoonfuls and Room to Grow.
When: Sun. The Salty Pig, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Coda, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Coda Bar and Kitchen, 329 Columbus Ave. (617-536-2632); The Salty Pig, 130 Dartmouth St., South End (617-536-6200).
Photo: Jessica Miller / Courtesy of Estelle’s