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Guide to the Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon weekend in the city is filled with energy and pride!  There’s a lot happening all around town and this guide is filled with special deals, discounts, specialties, where to eat and drink, street closings and volunteer opportunies in the neighborhood!

Carbo-load
Whether you’re running the Marathon or just cheering for someone running it, you can carbo-load your way around Southie this week!

Babbo
Babbo will be hosting a Pre-Marathon Pasta Party on Thursday, April 12th at 6:30 p.m. The seated dinner will cost $60 per person and will include wine paired with each course (YES)!
This four course meal will include Frittata di Pasta with Arugula Salad, Three-Year Parmigiano Reggiano, aceto tradizionale,  Tagliatelle alla Primavera with Spring Verdure, Pecorino Romano, Spinach Cannelloni with Braised Veal, Bechamel and Lemon Sorbetto and Creme Fraiche GelatoBabbo keeps it going with a generously sized, protein-packed Spaghetti & Meatballs Marathon Special for only $12 from Friday, April 13th to Sunday, April 15th, in addition to its variety of regularly available pastas. (see photo below)

Capo
How does bottomless pasta sound? Capo is hosting an all you can eat past fest featuring rigatoni bolognese, pesto gemelli, and spaghetti & meatballs – available family style. $16-$23 per person

Lincoln
Lincoln Tavern is brunch central and they’ll be offering two days of pre-marathon brunch specials like Clean Plate Protein Pancakes, topped with caramelized bananas, almond butter, smoked buckwheat honey, and blueberry compote. April 13th: 10:00am-11:00pm; April 15th: 10:00am-10:00pm

Oak & Rowan
Oak & Rowan in Fort Point want to keep your energy up on Sunday, April 15th with a special brunch featuring egg sandwiches and dutch babies. They will also opening again for a special Sunday Supper, with pasta specials like garganelle bolognese and lemon-ricotta ravioli. Yum!

Row 34
Row 34 will be getting in on the carbo-loading-palooza. On April 15th from 5:00-10:00pm, enjoy three different pasta options like kale bucatini with clams, green garlic and pistachio or garganelli with tuna bolognese and pecorino.

Coppersmith
Executive Chef Steve Brocone is hosting a Pasta Dinner on Sunday night at Coppersmith for those running the marathon as well as guests just looking to carbo load before the big day. Specials will include Fettuccine aglio e olio, Ricotta stuffed Manicotti with Grandma’s red sauce and Penne with sweet fennel sausage, red pepper and broccolini. Pasta dinner specials will be available in addition to the regular menu. Reservations are highly recommended.

Tuscan Kitchen
Tuscan Kitchen Seaport is offering an amazing deal for all marathon runners. ALL weekend long (April 14-16th), marathon runners who show their registration (the marathon app is acceptable) will receive a complimentary meal of some of Joe Faro’s favorite pasta dishes including Spagettini Pomodoro  with Grilled Organic Chicken Breast / Roasted Broccolini, Tagliatelle Bolognesse with Classic Braised Sauce of Beef, Veal & Pork, Parmiggiano Reggiano and Ricotta Gnocchi with San Marzano Tomato, Basil Pesto, Garlic Spinach!

Yotel
Yotel is getting in the Marathon spirit! Boston 26.2 Brew, the official marathon beer, on tap at both Sky Lounge (rooftop bar) & Club Lounge (lobby bar) through Marathon Monday!
Special Marathon Breakfast menu, available Friday-Monday in Club Lounge: Yotel Blueberry Protein Smoothie $5, Superfood Boosted French Toast $15 cinnamon, chia seeds, lemon ricotta, blueberries, Vermont maple syrup; Quinoa & Egg Scramble Runners Bowl $10 add a little extra – avocado, bacon, home fries, breakfast sausage ($4) and Pre-Marathon carbo loading bowl available Sunday 4/15 in Club Lounge: FORT POINT HEALTHY CARB UP BOWL $16 quinoa, lentils, kale, dried cranberries, roasted sunflower seeds, broccoli florets pomegranate vinaigrette. Last but not least, a Special Marathon cocktail available is available Friday through Monday!

Workout
Shakeout run! Lulu Lemon in the Seaport and Ciele Athletics are hosting a pre-race fun run on Saturday at 3pm! Participate in the Shakeout run and an after party featuring Mystic Brewery and appetizers by Tuscan Kitchen.  You can register for it here! 

East Side Yoga and Fitness is hosting a weekend worth of workouts plus flash sale and class!
Friday, April 13th thru Wednesday, April 18th -bring your marathon bib in for a FREE class!
Saturday, April 14th – 9:45 am – Yoga for Athletes with Lisa, open to all, geared towards anyone running the marathon.  Monday, April 16th – Flash Sale – 5 Pack Online Only Sale – $70, expires in 60 days / One day only!  And on Monday a Flash Class – Yoga Sculpt with Andrea, 9:00-10:00 am – $15 cash drop in only (packs/monthly/unlimited memberships do not count)!

Pray
Pray for us runners! Our Lady of Good Voyage/Seaport Shrine is hosting a special mass for all the participants of the Boston Marathon on Sunday, April 15th at 7pm with a special blessing for the runners!

Watch the Marathon
If wading though the throngs of marathon on-lookers in the Back Bay isn’t how you’re looking to spend your Patriots Day, Kings Seaport offers an escape away from the crowds. Perfect for marathon viewing, Kings’ new Seaport location’s revamped bar and modern gastro-sports pub concept, The Draft Room, features three impressive stadium quality 12-foot HD LED screens, multiple HDTVs, over 40 beers on tap, and a 160-person capacity. It’s 100% made-from-scratch menu features pizzas, burgers, wings, nachos, giant beer mugs, and shareable, large-format drinks. Kings,Seaport will also be serving up Sam Adams’ 26.2 on tap.

Cheers
Celebrate the Boston Marathon at the Outlook Kitchen & Bar at The Envoy Hotel! Order up the specialty cocktail “The Finish Line” and enjoy the views!

Steals & Deals
Recover after the Marathon on Tuesday, April 17th at Shredded!  Bring in your Boston Marathon Bib and enjoy a delicious salad or bowl for 26.2% off!  Sweet!

Give those feet a little TLC at MiniLuxe in the Seaport! Show your bib and enjoy a complimentary deluxe massage with any pedicure service.

by CHLOE is offering 25% off your meal if you show your registration! On Marathon Monday runners get a free pasta with their medal.

Empire Restaurant & Lounge Enjoy an exclusive Marathon menu and complimentary appetizer for all Marathon runners with  your 2018 race bib.

Traffic/Parking
Wondering about traffic, where to park and what streets will be closed? The City of Boston has some handy information you can read! 

Volunteer/Participate
This week help support the Martin Richard Foundation by simply doing something you love to do – eating, drinking and shopping! Lend a hand too! There’s nothing more satisfying than helping your community! See how you can be a part below:

Pitch in on One Boston Day with MR8!
One Boston Day is fast approaching and The Martin Richard Foundation will host a community Day of Service that includes a dozen service projects throughout Dorchester and a Service Village at Town Field. A moment of silence will be held at Town Field at 2:49 p.m. We would love more of our neighbors to come join us to volunteer. For more information, visit here!

Eat/Drink/Shop:
Head to Shake Shack and enjoy a Boston Marathon Exclusive Team MR8 Shake Monday April 9th – Monday, April 16th for $5.99.  This shake is made with vanilla custard blended with fudge sauce and peanut butter sauce topped with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles!  100% off the proceeds goes to MR8!

Lucy’s American Tavern is featuring three specialty cocktails made with Bully Boy like MR8 Lemonade, Scream Tunnel Tea, and the 26.2 Gin+Juice through Marathon Monday.  100% of the proceeds will go to the Martin Richard Foundation!  We’ll drink to that!

Boloco will be donating $0.08 from every burrito or bowl sold on One Boston Day (April 15th) to the Martin Richard Foundation!  Perfect excuse to eat a burrito!

Head to Southie for some shopping!  Habit and Wears + Wares will be donating 10% off all sales from Friday to Monday to MR8!  You can update your closet with some spring fashion for a great cause!

If you would like to learn more about the Martin Richard Foundation visit here!  

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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.