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Weekend Picks – February 20th

Eat:
Moonshine 152 will be opening its doors on Friday at 5pm!   Southie resident and chef Asia Mei will be offering a street food inspired menu with a fun and relaxed bar atmosphere at the former home of the Franklin Southie.  To read more about Asia Mei and Moonshine 152 visit: https://caughtinsouthie.com/people/characterofmonth/asia-mei-moonshine-152

Drink:
Have you been less than kind to your body this winter?  All this snow can cause you to eat and drink and neglect your workouts – it can reek havoc on a normally healthy person’s life.  Recharge your battery with a visit to The Daily Squeeze this weekend.  The Daily Squeeze serves up 16oz juices like the The Green Monster will kale, green apple, spinach, cucumber, celery and parsley and 16 oz smoothie like Bananarama with banana, spinach, mint leaves, almond milk and peppermint extract.  The Daily Squeeze is open Monday – Friday 6:30am – 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday 8am-6pm.  For a peek at their full menu visit their website at http://dailysqueezeboston.com  CIS is offering a special deal for a 5 pack of juice/smoothies for just $30.  Visit: http://tinyurl.com/pg3ozhf

Play:
All this snow doesn’t have to be a big bummer!  Winter on D’s Slope Fest (February 20th -22nd) promises to bring you some needed F-U-N – fun!  This three-day wintertime festival features a two-story-high snow slope for tubing, downhill winter sport exhibitions on the slope, a custom-designed illuminated bar carved out of ice by Boston’s Frost Ice Bar, a ‘Ice Bubble Fest’ for families and the young at heart, a hot Latin dance party and more!  For more details visit: https://caughtinsouthie.com/a

Celebrate:
Happy Birthday Foodie’s!  To celebrate their second birthday in Southie, Foodie’s offering a complimentary breakfast of muffins, bagels and freshly squeezed oj in the morning of Thursday, February 19th! For the rest of the day enjoy a free cupcake!  Sweet!  Foodie’s Market is located at 230 West Broadway.

Shop:
Pretty Reckless (485 East Broadway) wants you to beat the blizzard blues with a special shopping event on Thursday, February 19th from 6pm-8pm.  Trendy on a Budget – a super-terrific fashion blog – will be on hand to offer some tips and how to be a frugal yet fashionable!  Enjoy sips, shopping and savings!  Stop by and say hello!

Workout:
Work it out!  Cure your cabin fever with a trip to the gym! Lifted Fitness (803 Summer Street) is now open for business and offering classes this week – Monday at 5:30 pm and Tuesday through Friday with classes at 6 am, 12pm and 5:30pm and Saturday at 9:30 am. First class is free and first month of unlimited classes is $89  Their group fitness classes combine strength training and high intensity cardio, utilizing free weights, kettlebells, ropes, medicine balls, suspension trainers, drive sleds and more to burn fat, strengthen and tone muscle, and boost metabolism. Classes are limited to 15 people to allow for more personal attention within the motivating, team environment. All trainers hold bachelor’s degrees in exercise science.  For more information visit: http://www.liftedboston.com/   They will also be kicking off their new opening with party on Saturday, February 2ist from 6pm-9pm.  

Laugh:
Need a good laugh? Laugh Boston -Southie’s premier comedy club –  is featuring SNL”s Michael Che on Friday, February 20th and Saturday, February 21st.  Che has also been seen on The Daily Show, VH1’s Best Week Ever, and the recent film (starring Chris Rock) Top Five.  Laugh – 425 Summer Street at the Westin Waterfront.  For tickets visit: www.laughboston.com 

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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.