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Weekend Planner: BBQ Sauce and Boston Cocktails

December 5, 2013
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by Sarah Freeman

Friday
Tasting Table launches its new artisan market at 6 PM with a lineup of local culinary talent. Purchase treats made by chefs from Blackbird, The Bristol, Mott St, La Sirena Clandestina and more. The Open Market costs $5 to attend and admission includes one cocktail, or arrive an hour early and get four drink tickets for $30. Can’t make it on Friday night? The market returns to Block 37 on Saturday with an even more impressive lineup of vendors.

Saturday
Chef Charlie McKenna’s super limited edition line of bourbon barrel-aged barbecue sauce is back for another holiday season. Only 130 bottles of the Carolina Gold sauce were aged in a Heaven Hill Distillery-charred oak barrel for six month. They go on sale at Lillie’s Q at 11 AM and are available for $15 on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a line (773-772-5500).

Sunday
All aboard the Lake Shore Limited when it pulls into Sable Kitchen + Bar with three Boston bartenders. Naomi Levy of Eastern Standard, Katie Emmerson of The Hawthorne, and Gina Richard of Island Creek Oyster Bar will join Mike Ryan to create three signature cocktails using Bacardi 1909 Superior Heritage Limited Edition from 3 to 5 PM. The event is free to attend and the cocktails cost $8 (312-755-9704).