See and Do

Weekend Picks – January 4th

Eat:
Share some small plates at Savin Bar + Kitchen! Enjoy white wine braised mussels, stuff clams, or a pretzel basket with beer-cheese sauce (yes)! Or maybe your appetite is on the bigger side? Feast on mac & cheese, sirloin steak tips, or grilled salmon! For a full menu, visit here! 

Drink:
Enjoy a Clapp’s Cream Ale at Lower Mills Tavern! This American Cream Ale brewed by Dorchester Brewing Company and is made with primarily pale malt and a touch of Vienna and warm fermented for a smooth body for a subtle, fruity finish. Order one up this weekend at Lower Mills Tavern! LWT and DBC have partnered up for an Instagram giveaway where one lucky winner will receive a Dorchester Brewery t-shirt, hat & $25 DBco gift card! Winner will be announced Monday, January 7th at 5PM! Follow Lower Mills Tavern for details!

Brunch:
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 and the bar is open all day.

Food Truck:
Dorchester Brewing Co. is hosting the Sarcastic Swine Food Truck Pop Up on Saturday, January 5th from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm!  Stop by for a little bbq and beer! 

See:
Checkout “Priority Made” a group art show of work done on or relating to the free Label 228 USPS Postal Sticker popularized through use by graffiti artists. The show will include graff stickers, art stickers, a timeline of the different blank versions of the 228 sticker, and non-sticker pieces inspired by or paying tribute to the 228 sticker. “Priority Made” explores the sticker as a catalyst and universal canvas from which anything can be “made” and the wide variety of work that has been inspired by or executed on this humble adhesive label. “Priority Made” will be on view at the Dorchester Art Project January 5th – February 9th, 2019.

Do:
A night of Storytelling! If you love The Moth – the organization dedicated to the art of storytelling – then you’ll love this event at Caffe Zia Gianna! On Sunday, January 6th at 6pm enjoy an evening of entertaining stories told by an incredible lineup of storytellers including the Moth StorySLAM winner Julie Baker and Moth GrandSLAM winner Aaron Wolf! Tickets are just $30 and include dinner! (Beverages available for purchase.) To reserve your seat please call Caffe Zia Gianna at 617-436-2368. Payment accepted by credit card at the time of reservation. Limited seating! This event is in partnership with NOW LISTEN HERE is a Dorchester based live storytelling series that aims to bring together a wide variety of storytellers from all walks of life.

Roadtrip:
Start planning your winter day trips and weekend excursions and skip the driving! In order to boost weekend ridership on the commuter rail, the MBTA and its operating partner for Commuter Rail, Keolis Commuter Services, announced the special $10 Commuter Rail weekend fare pilot will resume on Saturday, January 5. This special weekend fare is available from the first train on Saturday to the last train on Sunday and may be used across all zones and all lines. The special $10 all-weekend fare will be available on the mTicket app, onboard trains (cash or credit card from conductors), and at ticket windows at North, South, and Back Bay stations. The special fare applies to customers age 12 and above; the weekend fare allows adults to travel with two children under 12 at no additional cost. Customers can visit MBTA.com/MassByTrain to explore destinations around the greater Boston area accessible by Commuter Rail and for listings of fun weekend excursions.

Knit:
Lots of new Randomness Hat Kits by Wonderland Yarns at the Stitch House! These hats are a quick and fun knit! The kit includes three mini skeins of March Hare, a beautiful hand-dyed worsted weight 100% superwash merino, and a pattern on the ball band. Stop by, pick one up and get knitting!

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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.

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