Having a backyard cookout?  K&8th Market and Butcher Shop can help you with when it comes to the meat you’re grilling – they are the local experts.  From hot dogs to hamburgers, to their legendary steak tips,  K&8Th has everything from fresh produce to desserts on hand to make your get together perfect!

Nothing goes better with a burger off of the grill than an ice cold beer or perfectly chilled glass of wine.  Stop by Social Wines (52 West Broadway) and the wine/beer experts will help you select exactly what you need.  From a crisp chardonnay to a seasonable rose, to a vast selection of craft beer, Social Wines is one-stop shopping.  They will even help you create a fun summer cocktail with their selection of locally distilled vodka, gin and rum. 

Razzle dazzle!  Have you had a Razzle yet from Sullivan’s?  This weekend is the perfect excuse to take a walk out Castle Island and treat yourself.  The Razzle is soft-serve ice cream mixed and blended with your favorite candy.  It’s so good! 

Set the scene for your Memorial Day cookout.  Eat at the picnic table but add a colorful tablecloth for a homey cozy feel.  We love a brightly colored floral or bold striped. Add a simple centerpiece made up of daisies in small vase.  Done but not overdone.  Neatly Nested (373 West Broadway) – Southie’s home decor and decorating shop -has everything you need to create the perfect table.  They are also having a furniture sale this weekend – enjoy 15% off from May 23rd-May 25th. 

Dust off those dance shoes and kick it old school Southie-style at Seapoint (367 East Eighth Sunday, May 25th beginning at 8pm.   Plan on dancing the night away to such local favorites like Happy Radio and Young Hearts Run Free.   No cover charge.  

Celebrate the summer at “Hot in Southie”!  Cool off at MJ O’Connor’s Patio Party!  There will be music, food, Harpoon brews and Caught in Southie give-aways!  The summer fun will take place on Wednesday, June 4th from 5:30-7pm at MJ O’Connor’s Westin Waterfront located at 425 Summer Street.  You can register for this free event


Create the perfect playlist for your backyard barbecue.  Here’s some of our favorites:

Wouldn’t It Be Nice – Beach Boys
Summertime – Will Smith
Summer Wind – Frank Sinatra
MacArthur’s Park – Donna Summer
Summer of Love – B52’s
Hot in the City – Billy Idol
Summer Breeze – The Isley Brothers
Hot Fun in the Summertime – Sly and the Family Stone
Summer Girls – LFO
Summertime – New Kids on the Block

We also love Pandora’s Pop Hits of the 90’s and Summer Oldies.  Happy Memorial Day Weekend!