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Weekend Picks – St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Get out there and celebrate!

Eat:
Corned beef and cabbage just like Nana used to make.  The Seapoint (367 East Eighth Street) is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 15th serving the traditional meal of irish immigrants – corned beef and cabbage.  The 35 year old family run South Boston business will also be featuring live irish music all day. 

Drink:
Raise your glass!  It’s St. Patrick’s Day Weekend in Southie and what better to fill that glass with but South Boston Irish Whiskey handmade right here in Southie.  Grand Ten Distilling just launched their new 80 proof whiskey and its available to purchase at the distillery at 383 Dorchester Ave. or at Social Wines (52 West Broadway). 

Watch:
The morning will begin with the traditional St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast with a not so traditional host this year.  Senator Linda Dorcena Forry (https://caughtinsouthie.com/people/characterofmonth/linda-dorcena-forry#.UxYCX_bJA1g) is making history this St. Patrick’s Day in South Boston.
As the first ever black woman and Dorcheseter resident, Dorcena  Forry will be a breath of fresh air as the host of the 70 year-old St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast. The Breakfast will be broadcasted live on New England Cable News (NECN) starting at 10am on Sunday March 16th. 

Dance:
Jig or a reel? MJ O’Connor’s on the Waterfront (425 Summer Street) is wishing you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day with live Irish music on Saturday, March 15th from 9pm-1am.  Fiddler’s Green will be playing on Monday, March 17th from 3pm-9pm.  There will also be serving up some traditional St. Patrick’s Day specials too. http://waterfront.mjoconnors.com/st-patricks-specials

Cheer:
Parade Day kicks off with the annual running of the SB Boys and Girls Club Road Race.  Show runners and walkers your Southie spirit by getting out there and rooting for them.  Be aware that there will be traffic delays and street closings to accommodate the race from 11am-12pm on East and West Broadway.   The race begins at the Boys and Girls Club on West Sixth Street – expect traffic and large crowds in that area from 9am-12pm.

Bake:
Who doesn’t love a cupcake?  Enjoy these amazingly delicious and festive Irish Car Bomb cupcakes this weekend.  Bake up a batch and share with friends.  To see the recipe and get the scoop visit: http://www.champagnefrosting.com/

Workout:
Before you start downing 19 pints Guinness on parade day, start off your day with 60 minutes of sweat!  The Handle Bar (141 Dorchester Ave) is hosting a special St. Patrick’s Day ride beginning at 10am with Ali.  The cost is $25 and includes a 60 minute workout, a healthy green juice toast, and a HB koozie for your day’s festivities.  To book the class visit: http://www.handlebarcycling.com/studio

Shop:
Do you have your green all picked out yet for St. Patrick’s Day yet?  Just in time, local Southie boutiques will help you with the wearing of the green just in time for the parade.  Check this out: https://caughtinsouthie.com/guide-st-patricks-day/wearing-green

Paint:
The Urban Art Bar (163 Old Colony Ave) Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a special brunch on Saturday, March 15th from 11am-2pm.  Enjoy a continental brunch buffet, a complimentary cocktail and of course painting a beautiful masterpiece to take home!  Cost is $45.  This class is popular – so make sure to reserve your spot today!  visit: www.theurbanartbar.com

Read:
Relive the good old days of Southie in this new book by Brian Wallace.   A “Southie Memoir” tells the story of two street smart kids from South Boston during the 1960’s.  From jobs with the Boston Celtics and the 1965 Boston Patriots, to a fistfight with a 600 pound wrestler named Haystack Calhoun, to politics and the Kennedy compound, A  Southie Memoir captures the legendary spirit that is old school Southie.  ??This book is available on amazon.com in Kindle Edition.  To purchase visit: http://www.amazon.com/A-Southie-Memoir-Brian-Wallace-ebook/dp/B00IMS6K4W…

For more ideas, suggestions, tips, advice, street closings and parade routes, check out our St. Patrick’s Day Guide – https://caughtinsouthie.com/ultimate-guide-st-patricks-day-southie
 

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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.