KO Catering and Pies
What: The new Aussie cantina slings chicken schnitzel burgers, meat pies (like the one shown here), and brekkie bites like sweet corn fritters and herbed potato rosti.
Why: Get down (under) with the Vegemite-slathered toasted sourdough.
When: Opens Tues. Tues.-Fri., 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 87 A St., South Boston (617-269-4500).
Eat Local, Be Social
What: Chef Tim Raines crafts a three-course spread (roasted pumpkin soup, braised pork shanks) using autumnal ingredients sourced from New England farms.
Why: Wine pairings from Sonoma’s Landmark Vineyards.
When: Mon., 6 p.m.
Where: Back Bay Social Club, 867 Boylston St., Back Bay (617-247-3200). Tickets ($50) online at backbaysocialclub.com.
What: Get a lesson in denim from Emily Current and Meritt Elliott’s line of destroyed jeans in a variety of fits (plus cords and chambray tops) for up to 55 percent off.
Why: Round out the look with a pair of new kicks from the Swirl Steals shoe sale.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
Halloween on the Harbor
What: Put on that costume and trick-or-treat (adult style) at thirteen waterside haunts (Sam’s, Strega) offering Hallows’ Eve-inspired bites and drinks. A free trolley relieves you of driving duties.
Why: RumBa’s Witches Brew for Two, a bubbling black rum punch served in a cauldron ($20).
When: Thurs., 6:30-10 p.m.
Where: Starts at Tamo Bar, Seaport Hotel, 1 Seaport Ln., Boston Harbor. Tickets ($5) at brownpapertickets.com.
What: Former fabric purveyor Linda Castagna stocks her new resale storefront with high-end, gently used furnishings and home accessories sourced from private residents and the Boston Design Center.
Why: Haitian wall hanging constructed from an oil drum ($260); recycled teak Mohr & McPherson sideboard ($1,800).
When: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 36 A St., South Boston (617-269-1191).
Second Anniversary Deal at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental
What: Fete the elite sanctuary’s recent milestone with an aroma stone massage or rose indulgence body wrap; for one day only, a friend gets a complimentary treatment of the same or lesser value.
Why: Buds that ahhhh together stay together.
When: Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Appt. required.)
Where: 776 Boylston St., Back Bay (617-535-8820).
Photo: Ellen Callaway; Food Styling by Wendy Powell