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Food & Drink

The Weekend Guide

Have a drink, have a bite, then dance it all off.

DRINK
Joie de Péche
What:
Pull up a stool and ask bartender Jackson Cannon to pour a refreshing cocktail made with Lillet blanc, fresh peach, and champagne. It’s like biting into fresh fruit — only with more kick.
Why: It’s peachy keen.
When: Tonight. Summer doesn’t last forever.
Where: Eastern Standard, 528 Commonwealth Ave., Kenmore Square (617-532-9100).

HOST
A Sundae Smackdown
What:
Pick up a grab n’ go party kit: one quart of ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream, two dry toppings, bowls, spoons, napkins, and an ice cream scooper.
Why: Jimmies vs. sprinkles.
When: Why not Sunday?
Where: Lizzy’s Homemade Ice Cream, 29 Church St., Harvard Square (617-354-2911); 367 Moody St., Waltham (781-893-6677).

LEARN
Salsa
What:
Dancers from Hips on Fire are giving lessons at ICA while Manguito drums out a beat.
Why: It’s free with museum admission.
When: Fri. Lessons, 6-7 p.m.; dancing 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: 100 Northern Ave., South Boston (617-478-3100).

EAT
The Carving Station
What:
Those crazy Pressed Sandwiches guys are at it again. This time, it’s downtown, and it’s all about piping-hot, hand-carved creations like turkey, ham, and roast beef served on Iggy’s Bread. For those who shun meat, there’s a killer Gorgonzola mac n’ cheese.
Why: Have a sammie. It’ll make you feel better.
When: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 1 Beacon St., Downtown (617-367-8500).

GO
Mount Washington Resort
What:
Treat yourself to a (very) long weekend away with acres of lush greenery, hiking trails, and a trip to the massage center at this venerable New Hampshire hideaway.
Why: The fourth night’s free.
When: Thru Labor Day.
Where: Rt. 302, Bretton Woods, N.H. (800-314-1752).

LOCATIONS
100 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
617-478-3100
528 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
617-532-9100
29 Church St
Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-354-2911
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