See and Do

Weekend Picks – May 11th

Eat:
Mom’s the word! Treat mom to brunch at DBar! Enjoy a 3 course Prix-Fixe Menu for $39 Per Person. Featuring items like a basket of fresh baked goods like French croissants, Sticky Buns and Scones, Lobster Benedict, and Prime Skirt Steak Frites and Eggs! Order up a Bloody Mary or a Mimosa Martini! For a full menu visit here!

Drink:
Wine by the ocean! Head over to Boston Winery. Their patio will have you dreaming of Napa hills in no time. Drop by Thursday through Saturday for a tasting and a bite to eat.

Meet:
After much success of her first book Mary Lou Found A Really Big Shoe, Dorchester children’s author Paula Guerard has published her second book, Eva Irene Please Keep Your Room Clean, based on Paula’s childhood memories of growing up with her mother Eva Irene’s encouragement to maintain a tidy bedroom. To celebrate her newest book, Paula will be hosting a book signing at at the Eire Pub – 795 Adams Street on Saturday, May 19th at 4pm. Light appetizers will be served and copies will be available for purchase!
Hardcover $15, softcover $10 Stop by and show your support for this Dorchester author!

See:
Go see the animals at the Franklin Park Zoo!  The zoo is home to kangaroos, zebras, giraffes and more! Speaking of giraffes, Savannah the giraffe (a zoo favorite) is back with a new addition: Chad, a 2-year-old male Masai giraffe. Make a plan to visit them this weekend!

Do:
Let this be the year that your stoop and window boxes are the envy of the neighborhood! If you’re like us, you may need some help! Here are some local spots who can help your garden grow!

Enjoy:
Ice scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!  JP Licks is officially open at South Bay at 24 District Ave!  Open daily from 10am-9pm.  This is JP Licks 14th location!

Skate:
Take the family roller skating this Mother’s Day! Chez-Vous is offering a Mother’s Day Special on Sunday, May 13th 12pm-3pm and 3:30pm-6:30pm. Moms skate for free! For more information visit here! https://chezvousrollerrink.com/events

Workout:
If you’re like most people in this world, your body is not quite beach ready! Have no fear, Caught in Dot gives you our picks for the places that will help get those abs ripped and those thighs tightened!

Register:
Register to run! Join Team MR8 for a special MR8K A Run for Gratitude! To reflect the spirit of the Martin Richard Foundation, the first annual MR8K will be a ‘Run for Gratitude’ honoring first responders and related charities ad will take place on September 3rd. Registration is $45, with proceeds benefiting the Martin Richard Foundation. Participants and spectators will have the opportunity to fundraise and donate on CrowdRise. Each registrant will receive an event day shirt as part of the registration fee. The event is open to both runners and walkers, as well as families with small children. You can register here!

Vote:
Operating out of CommonWealth Kitchen in Dot since September of 2014, Top Shelf Cookies creates handcrafted artisan style cookies ranging from classics like chocolate chip to beer-infused cookies, and their legendary Black & Golds! Top Shelf Cookies could use your vote! Rockland Trust is going to give a small business $10,000 and Top Shelf thinks they can spend 10k to keep bringing Boston a better cookie. All you have to do is watch Top Shelf’s youtube video and give it a thumbs up!

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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.