See and Do

Weekend Picks – January 8th

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?

Cozy + Delicious

Put on your sweats, get cozy on the couch, and order up some takeout/delivery from our local restaurant scene! 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!  Here’s our roundup of takeout/delivery options in the neighborhood! 

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 hot honey bourbon fried ribs, wings n waffles, Hawiaan pulled pork sandwiches 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.

Coffee in the Neighborhood

Always a good reminder to skip the chains and support our locally owned coffee shops! Here’s a roundup of our favorite spots to get some in Dorchester!

The Boston Parks Winter Fitness Series

From yoga to line dancing, enjoy free virtual fitness classes from January through May!  Get the schedule and class descriptions here! 

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.  The Fridge is hosting a food drive on Saturday, January 9th at from 8:30am-11am. You can see a list of suggested donations below:

 

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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.