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Weekend Picks – December 18th

Festive Food + Drink

Christmas is coming and here’s some festive food + drink to order and enjoy at home for the holidays! Check out our roundup here! 

Unique Gifts from DAP

The Dorchester Art Project has lots of great gift ideas. Stop by this weekend On Saturday 12pm-8p and Sunday from 12pm-6pm.  DAP is located at 1486 Dorchester Ave.

Deck the Halls

The holidays are here, it’s time to deck the halls!  Here are some places to pick up a tree, wreath and more! 

Welcome to the neighborhood, Babe Mannion’s Irish Shoppe

A new Irish Imports and hometown pride shop has opened its doors on Saturday at 10am in Adams Village. Babe Mannion’s Irish Shoppe is located at 786 Adams Street (near corner of Gallivan Blvd.) and sells everything from traditional scally caps to specialty gift items. You can learn more here! 

Squish the Fish

Patriots vs. Dolphins on Sunday at 1pm! Eire Pub is showcasing an all-star lineup of appetizers on Sundays. Enjoy classic apps like chicken tenders, potato skins, wings, a crock of Mac + Cheese and the Pub’s famous chili. Watch the game at Lucy’s with brunch first and then stick around for the game!  Want to watch the game at home? Put on your jersey and order take-out from your favorite local restaurant! Check out delivery options here. Some of our favorites include G Winz from Wingz and Tingz and the Bred Impossible Burger from Bred Gourmet. Don’t forget to stock up on game day snacks at American Provisions!  here! 

Ugly Sweater + Thrifted Vines at Dorchester Brewing Co.

Put on an ugly sweater and head to Dorchester Brewing Co. on Saturday. Thrifted Vines will be popping up with a beautiful selection of plants – perfect for gift giving. DBC will also be kicking off their 12 Days of Discounts with 25% off all merch to-go in the tap room.

Support our Small Businesses

Shop our Small Business Holiday Gift Guide! The neighborhood is full of of amazing small businesses, makers and entrepreneurs offering unique goods and services. Caught in Southie + Caught in Dot wants to make it simple to shop local this holiday season. Our guide is filled with gift ideas including everything from home goods and jewelry to beauty products and gift cards! Speaking of supporting small businesses, the City of Boston is offering free meter parking on Saturdays for you to shop locally! 

Boston Bowl is having a gift card sale!

On Saturday – all day – get a $50 gift card for just $25! By in person, or give them a call at Boston Bowl (DW Brewpub inside the bowling alley) at 617-740-1440.

Toy Drives in Dorchester for the BGCD!

Harp + Bard is hosting a toy drive for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester – you can get the details here.  Also look for the toy drive box at YDT Dorchester and Lower Mills Tavern to donate to the kids of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester. Please consider donating new and fully packaged toys and academic tools so that they can be properly cleaned and sanitized.

The Yurts are back! 

The Bowery Bar has announced the adorable outdoor winter village on their patio is back for another season.  Get cozy inside one of their three yurts – complete with outdoor heaters, blankets and furry seats on both low top and high top seating! Bookings will be live through their website on Monday afternoon.  Each yurt holds about 10 people and are available for 2-hour increments!  Winter attire is encouraged.

Wrap Star – Boston Gift Wrapping

Need help wrapping your gifts this holiday season? Boston Gift Wrapping is here to help! Pricing starts at $3 for small items up to $8+ for large items.  Storage available until Christmas Eve for $25 and Delivery on Christmas Eve starting at $30.  For more information, DM Boston Gift Wrapping on Instagram.

Support + Love for Dorchester Community Fridge

The motto of the Community Fridge is, “Take what you need, leave what you can;” and residents are welcome to grab whatever food they need or donate the food they have, without judgement. Well, the fridge could use a little love via donations.  To volunteer to bring items to fill the fridge – fill out this form here! 

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.