See and Do

Weekend Picks – January 22nd

#ProjectTakeout

Show our neighborhood restaurants some love! From pizza and dumplings, to tacos and steak dinners, Dorchester 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.

Lids to Support Your Local

Local design small business Camden Hydes has a created an ingenious way to show support to our local bars and restaurants during a pandemic!  This new hat was designed with supporting staff funds at your favorite local spots in mind! Get the details here! 

Virtual Workouts to Try!

Get that body moving! Take an virtual workout this week! Working out + moving that body can help reduce stress andNow more than ever our local gyms and fitness studios need our help! Sign up for a virtual class! Here’s a round up of local spots to try!  

Heated Outdoor Dining Spots

We realize that many of our outdoor patios have disappeared for the winter but there’s still some “hot spots” nestled in the neighborhood! We’ve teamed up with the dynamic sister duo of @heat_ya_seat– to find the best heated outdoor dining options! Now more than ever, our local restaurants need our support! This roundup will help to make sure #nocoldbutts will be dining at any of these places!

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?

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 Friday 2-7 and Saturday 12-6 for a pop up with such deliciousness as jerk chicken crunch tacos, wings n waffles, hot honey deep fried ribs and more. You can check out the menu here! 

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.

NFL Playoff Football and Welcome Back NHL

From sporty snacks, game day specials, Dorchester loves sports!  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! Football Sunday kicks off with the Buccaneers vs. the Packers at 3:05am and then the Bills vs. the Chiefs at 6:40pm. The Bruins are playing Thursday at 7pm and Saturday at 7pm.

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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.