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Weekend Picks – January 24th

Best New Restaurant

Located at 1035 Dorchester Avenue in Savin Hill, Ban Tôi features delicious Vietnamese food including hot pots, seafood, and noodle soups!  Ban Tôi has only been open for six months and already receiving accolades. If you haven’t been yet, it’s worth the visit! Ban Toi operates from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m daily! The Boston Globe recently published their list of 29 Best New Restaurants in Boston (and suburbs) and low and behold in the round up is this Dorchester gem. 

Last Call for January Charity Cocktail

Head to Lucy’s American Tavern and The Bowery Bar and order up a New Year’s Resolution made with tequila blanco, orange, pomegranate, winter spiced syrup, lemon and spicy ginger brew.  $2 from each cocktail sold will go to Lee Academy Pilot School.  Drink up!

A little comfort food at 224 Boston

224 Boston’s legendary meatloaf is the perfect comfort food! Enjoy a generous slice of meatloaf served with potato puree, mushrooms black garlic gravy.  You can check out the full menu here! 

Go for a Run

Meet Dorchester Running Club fon Saturday at 7am at Garvey Park!  Walkers, runners and everyone in between are always encouraged to join!  Weather is looking perfect for some outdoor activities!

Last Call for Vegans

Planted is launching in Boston for the first time EVER at Lower Mills Tavern!  Starting on Monday at 4pm, for one week only, LMT be offering an additional plant-based dinner menu! Chef Cara’s vegan menu will feature a variety of thoughtful, plant-based dishes like Bok Choy & Sweet Potato Hash, Cauliflower Cavatappi and so much more!

American Provisions Dot Winter Warmers: Hot cheese for cold nights!

Join cheese buyer Kara and wine buyer Free at American Provisions Dot – as they lead you through some of their favorite cheese-centric winter dishes! They’ll show you how to make both Swiss and Italian fondues, raclette and tartuflette, along with serving up a baked spruce-wrapped cheese feast! Free will pair natural wines with these rich dishes, to complete your decadent night out. Tickets include food & drink, and all purchases made after class receive a 10% discount.  This event takes place on Thursday, January 23rd from 7pm-9pm.  Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here. 

Tacos & Tequila

Spice up your weekend with a trip to Yellow Door Taqueria for some tacos and margaritas!  You can check out their menu here! 

Waffle Saturdays

It’s all about waffles on Saturdays at Ripple Cafe!  Order up a waffle with all your favorite toppings!  Ripple Cafe even features vegan waffles!

Brunch O’Clock

Love brioche French toast? How about huevos rancheros caliente? Then the creative Sunday brunch menu at dbar is calling your name. The fun starts at 11 on Sunday and the bar is open all day.  Here are some other spots for brunch in the neighborhood.  

Paw Patrol at the Franklin Park Zoo

Direct from Adventure Bay, your favorite PAW Patrol pups Chase and Skye are racing to the ruff-ruff rescue to meet you at Franklin Park Zoo for a fun-filled day! Come meet your favorite pups and get your photo taken inside the Meeting Barn. Kids can also have fun with PAW Patrol coloring sheets. There will also be keeper chats where guests will learn more about some of our Zoo’s own heroes. Don’t miss this exciting chance to meet Chase and Skye from on Saturday, January 25th from 10:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.! See schedule below:

Meet Chase and Skye during these times:
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. 12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m – 2:45 p.m.

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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.