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The Weekend Guide

the painted burro!

And we feel fine.

BID ADIEU
End of the World Party

What:
Scarf an apocalyptic taco (chorizo, short rib, pork cochinita, savoy cabbage slaw, baja crema) and sip the first (last?) of many margaritas before kissing the Mayan calendar goodbye.
Why: Make final amends in the confession box.
When: Fri., 5 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: The Painted Burro, 219 Elm St., Davis Square (617-776-0005).

VOLUNTEER
Holiday Meal Delivery Program at
Community Servings
What:
Either package or deliver a multicourse seasonal spread to infirm residents and their families.
Why: Feel good while doing good.
When: Fri. Packaging, 8-10 a.m.; deliveries, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. & 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Meet at 18 Marbury Terr., Jamaica Plain. To sign up, email aseigal@servings.org or call 617-522-7777 ext. 228.

PREGAME
Christmas Meat Pies at
Park
What:
Ahead of the hungry-relative onslaught, pause with a daily rotating savory delight stuffed with roasted goose and figs ($16).
Why: Your own goose is (over)cooked.
When: Fri.-Sun., 5-11 p.m.
Where: 59 JFK St., Harvard Square (617-491-9851).

REPAIR
Handybook Launches
What:
The Boston-based start-up sources repairmen, painters, and other maintenance types so you don’t have to. Enter dates available and services needed; it sends out a well-reviewed expert.
Why: Your visiting nephew already did a number on your walls (give back those crayons, kid).
When: Before the NYE guests arrive.
Where: Available at handybook.com.

DROOL
Staff Meal After Dark
What:
The famed food truck slows down for a brick-and-mortar pop-up packed with exotic eats like lap cheong-stuffed lobster, beef-tongue burgers, and Peking pig’s head.
Why: Three words — beef marrow cromesquis.
When: Fri. & Sat., 6-11 p.m.
Where: District Lounge, 180 Lincoln St., Leather District. For reservations, email staffmealboston@gmail.com.

Photo: Courtesy of The Painted Burro

LOCATIONS
Park
59 JFK St
Mid-Cambridge, MA 02138
617-491-9851
219 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144
617-776-0005
18 Marbury Terr
Boston, MA 02130
617-522-7777
180 Lincoln St
Boston, MA 02111
617-426-0180
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