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Weekend Picks – February 19th

Power Breakfast

Caffe Zia Gianna has announced new “Power Breakfast” additions including the Power Platter with an egg white omelette with spinach, fresh tomatoes and onions. Two turkey sausages, banana + strawberry fruit salad and bread.  Or the Power Breakfast Sandwich with egg whites, spinach and cheddar! Try one this weekend!

Take a StoryWalk

Looking for something fun to do with the kids while getting some fresh air and enjoying Boston parks? Well, the City of Boston Parks Dept. is launching their first ever StoryWalk series that allows children and families to interact with books! You can get the details here. 

Acts of Kindness

As my nana used to say, it’s nice to be nice!  In honor of National Acts of Kindness Day, why not do a good deed by performing a simple act of kindness in the neighborhood this weekend. From supporting small businesses, to helping your neighbors, check out our list of suggestions! 

Spread the Love Pop Up Collective

On the heels of a successful series of pop up markets in and around Boston in 2020, Black Owned Bos. is excited to announce the first retail pop up of their 2021 season. This “Spread Love” themed retail market will kick off the day before Valentine’s Day and will run for three sequential Saturdays through March 6, 2021 from 12pm to 6pm in South Bay. This indoor rotating collective of local Black owned businesses from throughout the Greater Boston Area, will feature gifts and goods that offer something for everyone while promoting the collective empowerment of Black entrepreneurs. From sweet treats and cards to clothes and accessories, the collective will offer a diverse selection of business categories. You can learn more details here! 

Bowling is Back

Boston Bowl is back open including the bowling center, arcade, and billiards. 
 Hours of operation are Sunday – Thursday, 9am – midnight, and Friday & Saturday, 9am – 1am. You can learn more by visiting the Boston Bowl website here!

Go for a walk

In an effort to help Boston residents enjoy parks in the winter, Lights in the Necklace has officially launched through March 13th courtesy of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy.  Selected bridges throughout the Emerald Necklace will be lit green via battery-powered LEDSs. You can check them out from dusk until 9pm daily. Get the details here! 

BBQ + Beer for Peace

During Black History Month, Dorchester Brewing Co and M+M BBQ will be donating 10% off all proceeds to the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute!  

#ProjectTakeout

Show our neighborhood restaurants some love! From pizza and dumplings, to tacos and steak dinners, South Boston has some of the best restaurants around – plus it’s a great way to show your support!  Some restaurants offer cocktails, wine + beer to go too! Check out our roundup here! 

8 Places to Get Coffee in the Neighborhood

Here’s a roundup of local coffee shops in Dorchester! Now more than ever it’s important to show them some love and support.

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 Saturdays and Sundays.  Yellow Door has a new brunch menu for you to try on Saturday and Sunday! 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?

Image via Lower Mills Tavern on Instagram 

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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.