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Boston Food and Drink Happenings to Check Out This Weekend

Valentine’s Day (and anti-Valentine’s Day) celebrations, Super Bowl feasts, and more

The interior of a food hall with crowds of people milling about long wooden tables with vendors on the sides.
Time Out Market in Fenway.
Brian Samuels/Time Out Market
Erika Adams is the editor of Eater Boston.

Welcome to Eater’s periodic roundup of weekend food and drink events worth checking out around town. Want to let us know about an upcoming Boston-area event? Get in touch at

Saturday, February 11

  • Celebrate Rihanna’s Super Bowl show in style. Mexican-leaning Back Bay restaurant Citrus and Salt is hosting a Rihanna-themed drag brunch celebrating the superstar’s Super Bowl halftime show this weekend. There will be two showtimes at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $35 apiece and are available here. 142 Berkeley Street
  • Spread love — and shop ‘til you drop — with Black Owned Bos. in Fenway. Need to do some last-minute Valentine’s Day shopping? Black Owned Bos. is bringing ten local vendors to Time Out Market in Fenway for a one-day shopping and eating extravaganza on Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m. Proceeds from the specialty cocktail sales will go towards Boston’s Black Hospitality Coalition. Reserve a free ticket and check out the full list of vendors here. 401 Park Drive

Sunday, February 12

  • Burn photos of your ex at brunch. Horses Thieves Tavern in Dedham is hosting its first annual Valentine’s Day-themed brunch this weekend. It’s called Galentines Brunch + Bubbles + Burning Your Ex’s Photo” and participants can do just that — bring a photo of your ex to brunch and they’ll collect them in a basket and burn them in the restaurant’s fireplace. The festivities start at 11:30 a.m. 585 High Street
  • Snag a special Super Bowl feast. Regardless of whether or not you’re tuning into the Game, a bunch of restaurants around town are offering fun Super Bowl food packages to jazz up any Sunday night spread. A couple of favorites: The hot chicken experts at Hot Chix are selling party packs of chicken sandwiches, wings, and their fan-favorite sides in bulk; Smoke Shop BBQ is running a four-flavor wing special at $18 per dozen; and Boston icon Slade’s has its famous fried chicken ready to go for takeout or dine in and enjoy live music throughout the afternoon.