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The Weekend Guide

t.w. food!

Happy fun time.

EAT
Brunch at
T.W. Food
What:
The locavore institution debuts daytime dining hours with outside-the-box entrees like sherry-marinated brioche French toast, native seafood chili, and a Hudson Valley foie gras omelet.
Why: Thoughtful drink options include pour-over coffee, nine teas, and cocktails like the Pink Haiku (sake, ginger beer, and hibiscus syrup).
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: 377 Walden St., Huron Village (617-864-4745).

PRIMP
Shellac Manicure at MiniLuxe
What:
Get a jump start on V-Day grooming, thanks to the salon’s quick-drying, longer-lasting, new polish treatment (which also includes a generous hand massage).
Why: Mention DailyCandy when booking for $10 off the $45 treatment (one per customer).
When: Thru Feb. 28.
Where: 296 Newbury St., Back Bay (857-362-7444); 792 Beacon St., Newton Centre (617-332-9200); 1718 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington (339-970-2322).

SOCIALIZE
Jewelry and Cocktails Party
What: With blood orange martini in hand, treat your A1 valentine (you) to an eye-catching, semiprecious bauble from designer Lena Jackson.
Why: Free mini rubdowns from North End Yoga’s Sara Phelps.
When: Fri., 7-9 p.m.
Where: Shake the Tree, 67 Salem St., North End (617-742-0484).

SAMPLE
OMG Red Velvet
What:
The city’s premiere confectioners (Sportello, Sweet cupcakes) get hearts racing for ruby-colored treats like red velvet batter ice cream.
Why: All proceeds benefit local food rescue org Lovin’ Spoonfuls.
When: Tues., 8-9:30 p.m.
Where: Flour Bakery + Cafe, 12 Farnsworth St., Fort Point (617-338-4333). Tickets ($30) online at signpost.com.

CELEBRATE
Chinese New Year at
Dumpling Cafe
What:
Honor the year of the hare with a bountiful two-person spread ($21) of soup, an appetizer, fried rice, and two entrees.
Why: The soup dumplings left us hopping with joy.
When: Thru Feb. 28. Daily, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 695 Washington St., Chinatown (617-338-8858).

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MUNCH
Super Bowl Snacks
What:
Beer cocktails, finger foods, and other winning Game Day recipes for your big party.
Why: Score points with poblano bacon green chili, Reuben balls with Thousand Island dressing, mulled wine, and more.
When: Sunday, silly.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.

Photo: Courtesy of T.W. Food

LOCATIONS
Dumpling Cafe
695 Washington St
Boston, MA 02116
377 Walden St
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-864-4745
1718 Massachusetts Ave
Lexington, MA 02421
339-970-2322
296 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02115
857-362-7444
Flour Bakery + Cafe
12 Farnsworth St
Fort Point Channel
Boston, MA 02210
617-338-4333
792 Beacon St
Newton, MA 02459
617-332-9200
67 Salem St
Boston, MA 02113
617-742-0484
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