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Weekend Picks – December 4th

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! 

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! 

Grande Cocktails + Quarantaco Kits at Yellow Door

Enjoy Grande Cocktails $75 for 32oz – makes 8 drinks and comes with garnishes and an exclusive YDT cocktail shaker.  Enjoy House, Coconut, and Jalapeño margaritas and there will be a rotating special soon. Quarantaco Kits are now available every day for Toast Takeout scheduled preorder or order by 3PM the day of. Guests can use the “order ahead” option or specify a pick up time in the “order notes” section. The $100 Kit includes ingredients for 12 tacos with choice of 2 taco options – carnitas, chicken tinga, carne asada (queso carne taco with oaxaca cheese sprinkled on top instead of melted on tortilla), or cauliflower taco as well as order of elote, chips & guacamole, side of salsa, and choice of margarita kit! The $175 kit includes all previously listed items except swap the margarita kit for choice of grande margarita.

Boys + Girls Clubs of Dorchester Holiday Toy Drive

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.

Tis the season for giving!

Here are some local organizations, groups and charities to consider making a donation to this holiday season! 

Christmas Trees + Beers

Christmas Tree for Me is hosting 38 pop ups in and around Boston including one at Dorchester Brewing Company on Saturday, December 5th from 12pm-6pm. Might as well make a day of it, right?

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! 

Making Spirits Bright

Boston Harbor Distillery has the perfect idea to make your holidays a little more festive with their ready-to-drink cocktails to enjoy at home like Espresso Martinis and Old Fashioned- just shake and pour! Makes a perfect gift!

Family Affair Pop Up

Family Affair announced recently it would be closing for the winter but to be on the lookout for future pop ups! Well, the future is here! Family Affair – Caribbean and Soul Food restaurant located in Uphams Corner – will be opening this Saturday for a pop up from 1-9pm with such deliciousness as hot honey bourbon fried ribs, chicken n waffles, shrimp and grits and more.  Save room for pound cake or bourbon banana pudding for dessert! You can check out the menu here! 

Brunch O’Clock

Have brunch every day this weekend! Lucy’s now offers Friday’s brunch at 10am so you can bring your laptop to Lucy’s  and enjoy brunch while you “work.”  Lower Mills Tavern features $5 mimosas and Bloody Marys at brunch.  On Sunday, head to dbar and enjoy huevos rancheros and the monster sticky bun on their heated/covered outdoor patio!  How about burgers and Bloodys at 224’s on Saturday or Disco Brunch Sundays at Blend?

Hallmark Christmas Movie Marathon

This requires sweats, a cozy blanket – preferably white to look like the freshly fallen snow in the backdrop of all the movies, an adult hot chocolate and Christmas cookies.  Read Heather’s Guide to Hallmark Christmas Movies here! 

Football Sunday!

Patriots vs. Chargers on Sunday at 4:25pm! 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! 

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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.