2.6 min readBy Published On: February 17th, 2012Categories: Tips0 Comments on Top 5

For the week of 2/27/12

Mix your own cocktail at Local 149.  As part of their continuing series Mixology 101, Local 149 offers a one hour course on how to make and serve craft cocktails at home. Bar manager Chris Olds and bartender John Mayer will mix history and practical knowledge to give participants a chance to practice with tools and techniques. The cost is $40 per person and includes tastes of chef Leah Dubois’ bar bites to complement the cocktails.  This all happens on Tuesday, February 28th so make your reservation this weekend.  Call 617-269-0900 or www.local149.com.

Football, you bet!  Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading registration happens Monday, February 27th from 5:30pm-7pm.  Stop by the South Boston Neighborhood House with an original birth certificate and a registration form  and medical waiver form which can be downloaded at www.SBPW.com.  Registration fee is $150 for teams A-E each additional child from the same family is $25.  F Team Instructional League is $100. 

Relay for Life!  American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Boston (www.relayforlife.org/BostonMA) will celebrate its annual kick-off event on Wednesday, February 29th from 6pm-8pm at Lir in Back Bay (903 Boylston Street).  Enjoy free appetizers, prize drawings, guest speakers, and cornhole.  This event celebrates the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event where teams of 8-15 people raise funds to fight cancer, celebrate life, and remember loved ones. Teams take turns walking or running around a track and participate in special activities at the all-night walk to be held on June 15-16, 2012 at Joe Moakley Park. 

To register kindly contact Lesley Fawcett ([email protected]) or direct questions to Lesley at the American Cancer Society Office, (781) 314-2683.

Pop the question.  Since Wednesday we celebrate a Leap Year, ladies it’s perfectly acceptable to ask your fella to marry you.  According to Irish folklore, the tradition was started in 5th century Ireland when St. Bridget complained to St. Patrick about women having to wait so long for a man to propose. As legend would have it, St. Patrick agreed to let the marriage-crazed females propose on this one day in February during the leap year.  Maybe St. Patrick agreed because February 29th was ignored and had no legal status. It was assumed that traditions would also have no status on that day.  Whatever the case, if you’re waiting for the ring that hasn’t been slipped on your finger yet, take matters into your own hands and ask him!

Fish Friday.  Just because you can’t eat meat on Friday during Lent doesn’t mean you have skimp on a delicious lunch.  Rondo’s (134 West Broadway) tuna sub is legendary in the taste department.  Reminiscent of old school Southie spuckies, Rondo’s tuna is no nonsense and simply solid white tuna, mayo and maybe a little bit of love.  Pick your toppings, add a bag of chips and you have one of the best lunches in town.  A small will run you about $5.50 and a large $6.75. 


Photo: Yellow Rotary Phone by Christopher Scott, 2011

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