SCOUT PICKS: 1/30/15-2/1/15


Three days, three chances to eat, drink and party at Super Bowl events around Cambridge.

Friday, 1/30 
Super Bowl Weekend at Lord Hobo
All Weekend, No Cover
Lord Hobo
92 Hampshire St.
Lord Hobo made Eater’s nationwide list of 19 Awesome Craft Beer Destinations for Super Bowl Weekend, and we’d be remiss to leave them off of our collection of football-themed events in the area. Kick off your Super Bowl weekend here – with 43 taps, many specifically designated for New England-area breweries, there’s no better place to show off your Pats pride. They’ll also be dishing out Seahawks and Patriots-themed apps and entrees. They’ll also be offering “deflated” prices.

Saturday, 1/31
Pre Super Bowl Sidewalk BBQ
11 a.m. – 2 p.m, No Cover
Formaggio Kitchen
244 Huron Ave.
Foodies normally have to wait until March for one of Formaggio’s famous sidewalk barbecues, but they’re making an exception for this year’s Super Bowl. Stop by on Saturday afternoon to nom on hot dogs, sandwiches, beef brisket and ribs, as well as a full roasted pig. You also have until 5 pm. today (January 30) to place small orders for game time treats that can be picked up on Saturday or Sunday. Place your orders here.

Sunday, 2/1 
I Hate Football Party
6 p.m., Free
The Humanist Hub
30 JFK St.
We’ve already told you about a lot of the Super Bowl Sunday parties around town, but not everyone is so enthusiastic about the game. “I think the Super Bowl manages to glamorize cheating, violence, drug abuse, sexism, over-eating and drinking to excess all at once,” says Vanessa Zoltan, the Assistant Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University. “It would be impressive if it wasn’t so disturbing.” On the other hand, “Atheists– and all thinking people– need to engage with popular culture, not shun it,” argues Humanist Hub Executive Director Greg Epstein.

If you love football, the Patriots and food but are concerned about the violence and abuse that permeate the NFL, head to the Humanist Hub on Sunday. They’ll be screening of the game and serving food, but will also encourage attendees to debate the pros and cons of the Big Game and the NFL in general.