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August 9th

Eat:
Lincoln’s (425 West Broadway) shaking things up on their Brunch and Dinner menu.  Featuring additions like the Belgian Waffle with Nutella mousse, caramelized banana, Vermont maple syrup, Crab Louie – crab salad, poached eggs, san marzano tomato, asparagus for Brunch and BBQ Pork Ribs with sweet chili glaze, and Lobster Risotto.  Chef Nicholas Dixon is still keeping things deliciously interesting at Lincoln.  Need a ride?  The Southie Shuttle will pick you up complimentary!  Give ’em a call at 617-268-4110

Drink:
CIS Summertime Cocktail Challenge – are you up for it?  Maybe it’s the sunshine or the heat, but summertime makes us want to slow down, relax and sip on some ice cold cocktails.  We’ve gathered up the recipes from some of our favorites from around town.  We want you to taste-test them and then vote for our first ever Summer Cocktail Challenge.  The voting will begin on Monday, August 26th.  Bottoms up!

Watch:
Are you ready for some football?  NFL Preseason games begins this weekend.  The Patriots take on the Eagles Friday night at 7:30pm.  The Seapoint (367 East Eighth Street) is offering special $5 cheese pizzas and $12 pitchers of beer.  With flat screens-a-plenty including an 82 inch one, The Seapoint Restaurant is perfect spot to catch a Pats game.

Sing:
Fourth Presbyterian Church (340 Dorchester Street) hosts its annual Gospel Night concert Saturday, August 10, at 7:15pm. Guest performers include the Myrtle Street Baptist church choir,  George Oliver, the Bullock Brothers, and the (incredible!) Fourth Church Summer Singers. Featuring a variety of Gospel styles, we dare you not to sign along with the spirited music!  Food will be served after the concert.  Tickets are $10.  All proceeds support the community programs of Fourth Church, including the Summer Meals program which is currently feeding 110 children twice a day.  For more information visit http://www.4thboston.org/

Taste:

  • Social Wines (52 West Broadway)  is offering weekly beer and wine tastings.  On Thursday, try a new beer on Friday it’s wine time.  Both from 5:30pm-8pm.  Try it – you might like it!  While your there, pick up a bottle – or two!  Like them on Facebook to find out the details! http://www.facebook.com/SocialWines
  • Bee’s Knees (12 Farnsworth Street) is hosting a special Rose and cheese pairing course on Saturday, August 10th at 4pm.  Rose is the “it” wine of the summer season with it’s crispness and light pink color.  Rose pairs perfectly with the delicate delight of goat cheese.  Find out more at this delicious class.  This is the first event in the Bees Knees salon and the price is $35 For more information and to register email reservations@beeskneessupply.com
  • Eastside Market 474 East Eighth Street) is sampling Tochuelo’s Tempranillo from Madrid. It’s four months oaken with hints of tart berries and plum with oak.  Tasting is Friday, August 9th at 5pm.

S’mores:
It’s National S’Mores Day on August 10th and Executive Chef Richard Garcia of the Renaissance Boston Waterfront has crafted a House-Smoked S’mores in a Jar ($8). The seasonal special will feature organic chocolate ganache & house-made marshmallow cream side by side in a mason jar, served alongside fresh-baked graham cracker sticks for dipping. According to chef Garcia, the smell of a campfire accompanies this sweet treat whenever served (www.RenaissanceBoston.com).  Hmmm….check it out and let us know if he’s fibbing!

Rollerskate:
Dust off those roller skates – we know you still have a pair in your closet!  Mayor Tom Menino along with Metro PCA and the Boston Urban Music Festival invite you to a Roller Party at Marine Industrial Park.  There will be live performances by Bridget Kelly and Gilbere Forte.  DJ Knife and the ICA Teen DJ Collective will be spinning some tunes.  We hope they play “Good Times” by Chic and bring us back to the good old days of Spinoff on Landsdown Street circa 1983!  Are we dating ourselves? This rollerific event takes place on Saturday, August 10th from 5pm-9pm at Pier 10 Park.  Also on hand local artists, food trucks, a graffiti wall, fashion and free roller skating!

Breathe:
Start your Saturday by awakening your spirit with a complimentary hour of Vinyasa flow yoga at InterContinental Boston’s Waterfront Lawn on Saturdays at 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Fish:
One of the Boston Children’s Museum’s most popular summer programs, Fishing 101pairs up with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and teaches your little one  how to cast a line, and fish!  You might just catch one in the Fort Point Channel. Take a close look at crabs and other sea creatures in a portable mini touch tank. http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/calendar/fishing-101

Coffee:
Starbucks at Broadway Station will be open for business beginning Friday, August 9th at 10am.  (Thanks, Greg!)

 

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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. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.

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