Hampton Farms has the ultimate tips for hosting a tailgate fit for champs. | Photo provided by Hampton Farms
Let’s hear it for the Patriots. Yes, it’s that time of year again: football season —which means it’s time to pull out the grill, grab some friends + start planning a winning tailgate party.
Looking to be the best tailgater in the lot? Here are four tailgating tips that will turn your tailgate into tail-great.
🎉 Rep your team with decor
Make your presence knownand get your fellow fans excited about the game. Flex your team pride by decorating your car, tent, or table with team colors (or the team mascot). A fun way to take this tip to the next level: Have themed beads, tattoos, flags, and photo props for your guests.
🍂 Make sure guests are comfortable
Have portable chairs on hand so your guests can sit back, relax, and enjoy the pre-game festivities. Pro-tip: If the forecast calls for cooler weather, bring a basket of blankets to ensure it’s the party that stays cool and not your guests.
🍻 Have drink options
While cold beer is a tailgate favorite, it’s not everyone’s drink of choice. Have options like soda, seltzers, wine, water, and non-alcoholic beverages available to accommodate everyone. They’ll thank you later.
Trivia Night at Lamplighter CX | Tues., Sept. 27 | 7-9:30 p.m. | Lamplighter CX, 100 N First St., Cambridge | Free | Join the Cambridge Crossing taproom every Tuesday evening for trivia — it’s free to compete + winners get beer money.
Seaport Sweat: Pilates Fusion | Wed., Sept. 28 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 85 Northern Ave. | Free | This class combines classic + contemporary sequences and breathing techniques — no experience needed.
The Station Snack Shack | Thurs., Sept. 29 | 4 p.m. | The Station, 1400 Boylston St. | Price of purchase | Stop by the new Fenway gathering space for charcuterie snacks, mocktails + other beverages provided by The Wine Press. 🍷
Harvard Art Museums at Night | Thurs., Sept. 29 | 5-9 p.m. | 32 Quincy St., Cambridge | Free | Visit the Cambridge museum after hours for an evening of art, food + fun.
Japanese Breakfast | Thurs., Sept. 29 | 8 p.m. | Roadrunner, 89 Guest St. | $59+ | See the “Be Sweet” artists at the new Brighton venue. 🎤
The MBTA’s new North Station fare gateswill be turned on Sat., Oct. 1. Travelers will need Commuter rail or Amtrak tickets to enter and exit the gated area. These fare gates will also be installed at South Station + Back Bay. 🚊 (WBUR)
Connecticut-based Mecha Noodle Baris now open in the Seaport at 44 Thompson Pl. (the same building as Trader Joe’s). The spacious Vietnamese eatery serves up Asian street food + boozy boba. If Fort Point is too far out, visit the chain’s Harvard Street location. 🍜 (Eater Boston)
Mayor Wu nominated a new slate of members to the city’s Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday. The board can grant approvals to property owners + developers looking to build anything outside of the city’s zoning code. (NBC 10)
Prohibition cocktails, spiked hot apple cider + pickle beer — these are just a few of the wacky drinks to try at The Big E Fair in Springfield. Check out our guide and make plans to visit during the fair’s final weekend. (Mass Live)
“La bohème”is taking center stage through Sun., Oct. 2 at the Emerson Colonial Theatre. The Boston Lyric Opera’s take on Puccini’s opera reverses the order of the acts, offering a new interpretation of the story. Grab tickets to the final performances. (Boston Globe)
Cambridge is the most family-friendly city in the country, according to an Opendoor survey. The homebuying platform analyzed real estate options, academic excellence, outdoor community features + the “small-town” feel of each city. (WBZ)
Three New England spotswere featured on a USAToday list of the best apple orchards in the country. Tougas Family Farm in Northborough ranked No. 10 + Libby & Son U-Picks in Maine and Jaswell’s Farm in Rhode Island also made the cut. Find even more top picks for picking. 🍎 (Boston.com)
What song makes you think of Boston? Let us know your favorite locally inspired tunes for an upcoming newsletter edition. Pro tip: feel free to think outside of the “Sweet Caroline” box. 🎵
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