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Weekend Picks – The #1 edition!

Inspired by the Improper Bostonian Boston’s Best Awards, here are our Weekend Picks infused with South Boston winners! 

Eat:
One of the most under the radar restaurants in Southie, Cafe Porto Bello (672 East Broadway) is a cozy spot that offers amazingly delicious Italian food.  From chicken parm to veal marsala,  Cafe Port Bello offer lunch and dinner and also delivers!  If you haven’t tried their pizza yet, you’re missing out!

Drink:
Raise your glass to Lincoln Tavern (425 West Broadway)!  They won best bar in South Boston – no surprise judging by the packed house every night.  With more twelve beers on tap and signature cocktails like the Broadway Mule and The Quencher, Lincoln is the perfect spot enjoy drink and appetizers with friends this weekend!

Shop:
Located on the same block on West Broadway, Covet (395 West Broadway) – Southie’s newest consignment boutique chock-full of amazing finds and Neatly Nested (373 West Broadway) – an adorable home decor and design shop, make the perfect shopping excursion.  Stop by and congratulate them on their Boston’s Best award!

Spin:
Pedal your way to lean and mean – think 600 calories in 45 minutes .  The Handle Bar, Southie’s first ever indoor cycling studio, offers an action packed workout.  Located in the Macallen Building, The Handle Bar houses 30 bikes, a reception area, cubbies for riders, and two restrooms.    This high energy, fat-burning workout is a great addition to your fitness routine and is the perfect cure for workout boredom – it’s a party on a bike with a top of the line sound system, mood lighting and motivating instructors.  Reserve a bike today!  Visit: http://handlebarcycling.com/

Breakfast:
Located at the corner of A and West Second Street, My Diner is everything a breakfast place should be – hole in the wall charm, feisty waitresses, and some of the best breakfast food around.  Another added bonus – My Diner delivers your eggs right to your door!  Check em out: http://www.astreetmydiner.com/

Lunch:
Stephi’s in Southie (130 Dorchester Avenue) is honored with the Best Salad in Boston.  Filled with fresh produce and topped with grilled shrimp, chicken, tuna, or  tenderloin, Stephi’s salads are a meal in themselves.  Try one of the many delicious salads at Stephi’s this weekend.

Date Night:
Nothing is more romantic that a gorgeous sunset by the sea.  Sam’s at Louis has one of the most amazing views of Boston Harbor from their spacious deck.  Perfect for enjoying food, cocktails and maybe a little hand holding.  Sam’s serves lunch, dinner and brunch.  To see a menu visit: http://samsatlouis.com/

Primp:
Being in an office during sunny summer days, does nothing for your skin and hair.  Brighten things up with some highlights in your hair to give you that beachy, sun-kissed look but make sure your go to the best!  Albana Ze at Shag is Boston’s Best Colorist.  Book an appointment today and brighten up your look – if you can’t go to the beach everyday – at least it will look like you did!  We also recommend a good self tanner or bronzer too.

For a full list of Southie winners visit: https://caughtinsouthie.com/arts-entertainment/southie-1-improper-bostonian-bostons-best-awards

The great news is, you don’t have to leave Southie all weekend!
 

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.