2.8 min readBy Published On: March 1st, 2019Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Weekend Picks – March 1st

Snow be damned! A welcomed sign of spring happens this weekend – Sullivan’s will be open for business! The legendary hot dog stand opens its doors on Friday, March 1st. Enjoy half priced hot dogs and help celebrate Sully’s 68th season! Here’s a refresher on how to order at Sully’s for you!

Bringing the Big Easy to Dot! Celebrate Mardi Gras with Dorchester Brewing Co on Saturday, March 2nd with classic N’Awlins food, music, costumes and more! No cover charge and DBC got expanded capacity, so plenty of room for all! Fun starts at 11:30am! Check out the line up here!

We hear Clifford the Big Red Dog will be at the Franklin Park Zoo on Saturday, March 2nd. Big Joe the Storyteller will be a the Hippo Theatre at 11am and Clifford will be stopping by!

Head to Lucy’s American Tavern for the Battle of the Badges cocktail party on Friday, March 1st from 7pm-10pm. $20 donation at the door. Procces to benefit Boston firefighter Burn Foundation and Catholic Charities.

Mix and mingle with friends and neighbors at a special event food, fun, and casino games to raise awareness for a rare genetic disease, Rubenstien Tabi Syndrome (RTS) and raise funds for 4 year-old Mallory Bickerton who was diagnosed with RTS shortly after she was born. Mallory’s parents Micayla and Ryan (BFD firefighter) have started a foundation called Mal’s Pals to help families affected by RTS navigate the process. This event takes place on Saturday, March 2nd at 7pm at Florian Hall. General admission tickets are $50. Player Admission is $125 and includes admission plus $1000 in chips. Open bar from 7pm-9pm. Presale tickets are available here! 

For over 40 years, The Ice Creamsmith in Lower Mills has been churning out delicious made from scratch ice cream! Making their ice cream in small batches on-site – (it goes from production to scoop in as little as 24 hours), the Ice Creamsmith has been delighting generations with their sweet treats! It will open for it’s 43rd season on Friday! They are open daily 12noon-10pm – beginning March 1st!

There’s a new coffee shop in town and its name is Ripple Cafe! Located at 1906 Dot ave, the coffee shop is filling the void left by Black Flat Coffee leaving the neighborhood. Starting off as a pop up shop in Codman Square, Ripple Cafe is now officially a brick and mortar shop selling coffee, tea, smoothies, and pastries sourced from local purveyors. Ripple Cafe is owned and operate by James Guerrier and Elle Ducheine. Stop by and show Ripple some love!

Ashmont Grill is featuring a very delicious dessert! Stop by and indulge in Butterscotch Banana Cream Pie w/ pecan buttercrunch! Yes, please! Pairs well with an Irish coffee!

dbar is hosting a Fat Saturday Mardi Gras bash on Saturday March 2nd 10pm-2am with DJ Jay Ine. Earn your beads!

Get your tickets! Comedian Sue Costello returns to her neighborhood of Dot to headline on Saturday, March 2nd at Florian Hall at 8pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here!

This weekend is perfect for Burgers and Bloody’s at 224 Boston! One of the best burgers around, order one up at brunch on Saturdays and Sundays 10-3!

Image via Ashmont Grill instagram

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