The Weekend Guide

beacon hill chocolate truffles!

We’re egging you on.

Easter Truffles from
Beacon Hill Chocolates
What: Choose from holiday treats like a hand-decorated milk chocolate ganache bunny and a milk chocolate, roasted almond, cinnamon chick.
Why: Store your selections in a decoupage keepsake box.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5:30 p.m.
Where: 91 Beacon St., Beacon Hill (617-725-1900).

AKA Bistro Opens
What: Two disparate cuisines — Japanese sashimi and French Provençal — come together under one roof via side-by-side seasonal menus.
Why: Special prix fixe Easter brunch includes crème brulee foie gras and sautéed lobster with celery root and lobster bisque.
When: Brunch, Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Regular hours, Mon.-Thurs., 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5:30-10 p.m.
Where: 145 Lincoln Rd., Lincoln (781-259-9920).

Thursday Night Wine Bar at Central Bottle
What: Sample dry vino (muscadet, txakoli) from mostly coastal appellations (the better to chase your Island Creek oysters).
Why: Bivalves for a buck — no foolin’.
When: Today, 5-9 p.m.
Where: 195 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square (617-225-0040).

Rob Martelli at
What: The former NYC hairdresser lands in town with a $25 blow-dry and bang cut, normally $65 (call ahead to book).
Why: Dude trimmed Lady Gaga’s fringe.
When: Thru Apr. 30. Mon., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tues., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wed.-Fri., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 11 Newbury St., Back Bay (617-267-4027).

FilzFelt Custom Designs
What: Felt aficionados Traci Roloff and Kelly Smith create any home accessory, from coasters and flooring to storage bins, in the color and dimensions of your choice.
Why: Enter SPRING at online checkout for 15 percent off all uncustomized products (pillows, runners, laptop covers).
When: Sale thru Apr. 10.
Where: Online at filzfelt.com; by appt. at 81b Wareham St., South End (617-391-6230).

Photo: Courtesy of Beacon Hill Chocolates 

81 Wareham St
Boston, MA 02118
AKA Bistro
145 Lincoln Rd
Lincoln, MA 01773
196 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
91 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114
11 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116