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Weekend Picks – Snow Edition – February 13th

Eat:
Forget about the snow and spice up your weekend at Stephi’s in Southie (130 Dorchester Ave)!  It’s Valentine’s after all and why not share Lobster Fra Diavolo for two!  It’s one of the many romantic additions to their classic comfort favorites on the menu.  Nothing better than mac n’ cheese on a snow day!  They will also have signature craft cocktails to celebrate Valentine’s Day too!  So leave the house for a night!  For a full menu visit: http://www.stephisinsouthie.com/  Reservations are recommended!

Drink:
Escape the four walls of your home and head to the Seaport District to the Wine Festival to catch a buzz! The fun will be uncorked at The annual Boston Wine Expo will take place at the Seaport World Trade Center (200 Seaport Blvd.) on Saturday, February 14th and Sunday, February 15th.  Events include the grand tasting of more than 1,800 wines, cooking dooms and samplings with 14 celebrity chefs, guided tastings and seminars, silent auctions and meet-and-greets with wine makers.  For ticket information go to http://www.wine-expos.com/boston/

Shop:
It’s important to help support local small businesses during all this snow.  Make an effort to do a little shopping this weekend. Put on your boots, take a walk, and spend some money!   Here’s a guide to our local boutiques:https://caughtinsouthie.com/shop/shopping-expedition-south-boston

Play:
(UPDATE: – This Event has been postponed until February 20th-22nd.)  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/arts-entertainment/winter-d%E2%80%99s-slope-fest-mountains-come-southie

See:
Dream of warmer weather and go see The New England Boat show at the Boston Convention Center. Spend the day looking at boats, yachts, schooners, and nautical displays galore. If your wealthy enough to purchase one, good for you!  If your like the rest of us, you can spend the day dreaming of the one you’ll buy when you hit the Power Ball. The show runs through February 19th. For more information: http://www.newenglandboatshow.com/  

Dance:
Going stir crazy thinking about another night in? Head to the Seapoint and kick it old school Southie-style at Seapoint (367 East Eighth Street).  Revisit the good old days and enjoy Southie DJ legend Dru Erico as he spins the tunes at Seapoint on Sunday, February 15th beginning at 8pm.   Plan on dancing the night away to such local favorites like Happy Radio and Young Hearts Run Free.  You can dance in your boots, right?  No cover charge.  Plenty of parking!

Sweets:
Social Wines (52 West Broadway) is hosting two Valentine’s pop-ups this weekend at their tastings! On Friday, February 13th from 5:30pm-8pm come try some locally handmade bars from Fixx Chocolates. They’ll be pairing rich and delicious Lambrusco from Cantina Della Volta with each bar.  On Saturday, February 14th from 2pm-5pm a Southie favorite, Miam Miam Macaronerie will be sampling their colorful and delicious cookies paired with a sparkling rose!
 
Shovel:
Has your shovel been getting a workout? Upgrade yours at Economy Hardware – they have some in stock along with other snow essentials like ice scrappers, ice melt and even sleds!  We’ll bet they even have safety cones for spot savers!

Sled:
Take the kids or revisit your childhood with a trip to the Pit  on Farragut Road near the Murphy Rink.  Grab a sled and hit the hill at this old school favorite sledding spot of South Boston.  Warm up with some delicious grown up  hot chocolate with this recipe from Social Wines – https://caughtinsouthie.com/restaurants-bar/warm-inside-out-social-wines-grown-hot-chocolate

Workout:
Cure your cabin fever with a trip to the gym!  From martial arts to the barre class, Southie’s got something for everybody and all within walking distance.  Check out our Places to Workout in Southie! https://caughtinsouthie.com/feature/9-places-workout

Pledge:
Take the Caught in Southie’s Good Neighbor Pledge.  Introduce yourself to the people who live next door to you.  Help shovel out your neighbor’s car.  Clear the sidewalk in front of your house, even though you might just rent an apartment.  Shop local.  Pick up trash if you see some on the street.  Check in on your elderly neighbors – see if they need something at the supermarket.  Smile and say good morning.  Join your neighborhood civic association and get involved.

 

 

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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.