2.5 min readBy Published On: August 22nd, 2013Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks

August 23rd

Best of Boston winner (Best Neighborhood Restaurant, South Boston) Franklin Southie (152 Dorchester Ave.) has a new chef in the kitchen.  Chef Jeff has a long history of great restaurant experience including Harvest, The Salty Pig and Citizens Pub.  Jeff Martino has some new small plates already added on the menu for you to try like Like Pork Fries w/ Bourbon Ketchup, Ice Cold Tuna Tartare, or 1# Of Local Steamers!! A New England Classic! Enjoy them on the patio with a pitcher of white or red sangria – which are nice at sunset!





Sip and Slurp:
Barlows (241 A Street) has perfectly paired one dozen fresh oysters with two Chandon Brut Classic “American Summer” 187 ml bottles. $40 Sit on their patio and enjoy the summer breeze while it lasts.  Need a lift?  The Southie Shuttle will pick you up complimentary (617-268-4110).

The USS Constitution will be “coming about” on Friday, August 23rd at 11am with a 21 gun salute.  We’re feeling patriotic already!

Not you – them at the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Southie’s Fan Pier on August 25th at 2pm.  In Boston, rather than natural cliffs, the divers will use the cantilever roof of the Institute of Contemporary Art building as their diving platform which soars 80 feet above the water’s edge. Yikes!
This event is free and open to the public.

Want to get up close to the cliff diving on Sunday?  Join SUP Sonas Paddleboard for a tour of Boston Harbor and to sneak a peak at the excitement at the ICA from 1pm to 4pm.  Cost is $65.  ($55 for existing SUP clients).  For more information visit: http://www.supsonas.com/

UMass Boston’s WUMP 91.9FM, Berklee college of Music and the DCR have joined forces to present and afternoon concert at Carson Beach.  Bring a beach chair or towel, pack a picnic and enjoy free live music from 2pm-4pm.

Throw on that Hawaiian shirt and celebrate the end of summer with a little tiki action at Local 149 (149 P Street).  The fun continues all weekend long:   

  • Friday – Tiki Raffle – Great prizes
  • Saturday – Brunch Beach Party 11am-3pm – Hawaiian shirts get you a fee bar snack before 5pm
  • Sunday – Pig Roast and Close Out Luau – Bring your friends for a great day of music and fun   – Reserve your spot for the complete Luau package.

Play ball!  The Red Sox begin a three-day series against the LA Dodgers on Friday night at 10:15.  The Pats face the Lions on Thursday night at 7:30pm – The Seapoint (367 East Eighth Street) has a special for Pat’s games this season – enjoy $5 pizza and $12 pitchers – not to mention their 82 inch flat screen.  Looking for some more suggestion of where to watch the game – visit: https://caughtinsouthie.com/restaurants-bar/7-places-watch-game