3.9 min readBy Published On: January 2nd, 2015Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks – January 2nd

It’s Neighborhood Night at Bastille Kitchen.  On Sundays at 5pm enjoy a new dinner series featuring a delicious pre fixe meal for $38 and dishes like Baby Beets Salad (beet curd, upland cress, spiced pecans and Middlebury bleu cheese), Grilled Petite Filet Mignon (haricot verts, potato gratin, roasted shallot jus), and Crème Brûlee (pistachio financier, fresh berries) – for $38. Resident Sommelier Michael Adkins will expertly pair a varietal with each course served, for an additional $15 per person.  The menu will change up weekly depending on ingredient availability and seasonality.  For reservations you can call For reservations, guests may call 617.556.8000 or go to OpenTable.com.  For a full menu and more information visit their website at www.bastillekitchen.net  Make sure to stop for a drink at their cozy bar Chalet – complete with fireplace! 

Need a little nutrition boost?  Have some juice! Nourish Your Soul is a fresh-pressed juice and smoothie bar that just opened in Southie at 15 Channel Center Street in the the Fort Point Neighborhood. Nourish Your Soul is all about 100% pure, no additives, just fresh raw juice.  Completely dairy-free, the smoothies are made with the highest quality ingredients and can include a healthy boost of maca, cacao, chia, flax, lucuma, bee pollen or hemp. In addition to fresh raw juices, smoothies and cleanses made of organic (and local whenever possible) fruits and veggies with no additives or sugar – just healthy, good for you stuff!  Take a sip!

Make a resolution to get in shape this year!  From martial arts to the barre class, Southie’s got something for everybody when it comes out to workout facilities.  Check out our 9 Places to Workout in Southie! https://caughtinsouthie.com/feature/9-places-workout

We thought the days of the Lawn on D were long gone with colder temperature and whipping winds coming down D Street, but the geniuses behind the Lawn on D are embracing the winter with their new Fire and Ice Festival.  The Winter on D will be a three-day celebration of fire and ice transforming the green space into a winter wonderland during the day and heating things up in the night.  The “ice” events will take place on January 3rd and 4th from 11am-5pm and include such fun as five-foot tall 50 x50 foot ice sculpture, family friendly activities, food trucks and of course the bar serving up beer, wine and hot chocolate.   The “fire” events will take place on January 2nd, 3rd, and 4th from 5pm to 8pm and include live fire art performances, free chowder samples from Legal Sea Foods, and propane fire pits – hope they have a fire detail on hand!

Our weekly local deal is featuring Simply Barre in Southie!  Get longer, leaner and stronger!  Simply Barre is Southie’s newest and wildly popular barre studio located on West Broadway.  The Simply Barre technique is a total body workout combining ballet, yoga, Pilates, and fitness conditioning.  The one hour class will create chiseled abs, toned legs, defined arms and a better butt – it will have you lean and mean in no time.  Enjoy 5 Classes for $55 or 10 Classes for $100.  Only a limited amount will be sold.  To purchase visit: http://deals.cis-staging.q9hwj0b7-liquidwebsites.com/Simply-Barre/South-Boston/02127/deals/5-classes-for-55/84563/6667

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New Year – new do!  During the entire month of January, Salon Mario Russo (Fan Pier) wants you to go shorter!  If you do, you will receive 20 percent off a cut for chopping 2 inches, 30 percent off for 3 inches, 40 percent off for 4 inches and 50 percent off for 5 inches. Well, that’s incentive! For more information visit: http://www.mariorusso.com/

Step out of the cold and warm up Jamaica-style at Shenanigan’s on Friday nights.   From 10pm until 1pm enjoy Reggae Fridays with music by Reggae Conscious Band.  You’ll be jammin’ in no time.

Skate: Looking for a fun way to keep the kids entertained? Lace up the skates and hit the ice.  The Murphy Rink is offering public skating through the winter.  If you don’ t have skates, don’t worry.  You can rent them from Teddy – he is the skate master (and local legend).  If your blades are dull, he’ll sharpen ’em up for you! So bundle up the family and head to the rink!  While you’re there, indulge in some rink pizza from the concession stand – many argue it’s the best in town!
Hours of Public Skating: Tuesday – Thursday 12pm-2pm Friday 12pm-2pm 7pm-9pm Saturday 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm Sunday 2pm-4pm