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Openings: The Bagel Table has opened at Brighton’s Boston Landing development (86 Guest St. at Arthur Street). It’s on the ground floor of the Warrior Ice Arena. Grab bagel sandwiches, pre-made salads, pastries, acai bowls, and specialty coffees.

Closings: Heartbreak: Haute Coffee’s Cambridge location (1 Canal Park at First Street) will shutter on Friday, Feb. 14. “Unfortunately, the weekends didn’t materialize enough to support the business,” they wrote in a farewell Instagram message. Their original Concord center location remains in business (12 Walden St. at Main Street), serving potent coffee, egg sandwiches, scones, and lunchtime sandwiches on Iggy’s bread.

Bacon: If you enjoy bourbon and bacon — and, really, who doesn’t? — plan ahead. Everett’s Encore Boston Harbor (1 Broadway) hosts the 5th annual Bourbon and Bacon Fest on Saturday, March 21. Tickets ($65) include a two-hour tasting-and-sipping session, with bacon-laced bites from local restaurants and drinks from distilleries large and small. The festivities begin at 1 p.m.; get tickets at boston.bourbonandbaconfest.com.

Pop-ups: For those who long for island vibes in the gloom of winter — and who also want to support a good cause — behold: Lovin’ Spoonfuls hosts its annual Chefs’ Table dinner on Wednesday, March 25, at South Boston’s Drydock Hall (21 Drydock Ave.). Chefs from Nantucket visit the mainland for a fund-raising feast, serving pop-up meals. Enjoy food from The Club Car, Straight Wharf, The Pearl, The Nautilus, and more, plus a raw bar from Island Creek and beer from Cisco. Tickets (starting at $300) support Lovin Spoonfuls’ food rescue efforts; they’ve salvaged and distributed more than 15 million pounds to social service agencies and local meal programs. Get tickets at lovinspoonfulsinc.org.

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And on Sunday, March 1, Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen features 19 local restaurants and bars whipping up fresh twists on Jewish cuisine, while Yiddish band Two-Shekel Swing provides the tunes. Sample zangula (Iraqi mini funnel cakes) from Iraqi-Jewish pop-up Awafi; a savory squash baklava with feta and chili za’atar, served with herbed labneh, from Mamaleh’s; golden beet borscht with turmeric, coconut milk, and herbs from Mei Mei; and more. Buy tickets ($36) at jartsboston.org/event/beyond-bubbies-kitchen-2020. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the Revere Hotel (200 Stuart St. at Charles Street South).

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KARA BASKIN


Kara Baskin can be reached at kara.baskin@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @kcbaskin.