See and Do

Weekend Picks – January 18th

Snow/Sleet Specials:
Don’t let the weather get in the way of a good time! The Seapoint is offering a special pizza and beer special on Sunday – Enjoy a cheese pizza for just $5 and $10 for domestic draft pitchers!  Grand Ten Distilling is offering $8 hot toddies and $1 off draft cocktails!

Eat:
Keep the weekend going! Both Loco and Lincoln will be open for brunch on Monday, for MLK Day! Both spots open at 10am! Enjoy breakfast tacos and coconut margaritas at Loco – don’t forget the chips & guacamole! At Lincoln, feast on everything from breakfast pizza, short rib poutine, Fruity Pebble pancakes to burgers, mac & cheese and more! Buckets of Bubbles, Bloody Marys and Brunch Punch to complete the experience!

Drink:
How about a punch bowl of fun? The Broadway serves up some oversized cocktails in a large silver bowl perfect for six or more! Featuring delicious concoctions like The Cranberry Bog: Deep Eddy Cranberry Vodka, Cranberry Liqueur,fresh lime, ginger beer, Bourbon Cider Punch: Four Roses Bourbon, fresh pressed apple cider,cinnamon syrup, lemon and East Side Sangria Punch: Red Blend, orange vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry syrup, cinnamon syrup, lemon, orange bitters, ginger ale. Cheers!

Dance:
The Playwright is ready for the weekend with three times to get you moving! Friday from 9pm-1am enjoy Local DJ Stenny on Saturday 9pm-1am it’s DJ Josh Carl on Sunday,Country Sunday with Annie Brobst will be from 3pm-6pm pre-Pats game!

Watch:
The Pats face the Chiefs on Sunday at 6:40pm (Thank goodness it’s a long weekend!) No doubt Southie will be abuzz with activity! Wondering where to watch? Here are 10 Places in Southie!

Listen:
One of our favorite bands – Conscious Reggae Band plays Friday nights at 10pm at Shenannigans! Grab yourself a drink and sway with the music!

Play:
Backyard Betty’s has it all! Nachos, $5 mimosas and a backyard of fun! If you love nachos, you’ll love the nachos from Backyard Betty’s! This giant skillet of nachos is chock-full of nacho deliciousness and perfect for sharing! If you’re there for brunch, enjoy $5 mimosas. If you go at night, stick around after dinner and check out the Lawn on Broadway for backyard games like corn hole, giant Jenga, Connect Four and more!

Try:
Just in time for shoveling snow, Trillium Brewery will be rolling out the release of their new double IPA called True New Englander! This beer salutes “all of the bona fide New Englanders out there – those who are brave enough to take on a long, Nor’ Easter shoveling session….” The can appropriately has a shovel and a beach chair – no doubt referencing the time honored tradition of saving a parking spot after a snow storm in Boston! This double IPA features the new Sabro hop from the Pacific Northwest. Notes of pineapple, lychee, mango and other complex flavors. They’ll also be giving way a  very limited edition 16oz True New Englander koozies to keep your hands warm while your beer stays cold. The official release debuts on Monday, January 21 beginning at 11:00 AM  at the new Trillium Restaurant and Brewery at 50 Thomson Place in Fort Point.

Park:
With impending snow in the forecast are you afraid to move your car for fear of losing your on street parking spot? Enjoy 24 hour weekend parking for just $10 at Underground at Ink Block! Starts Friday at 3pm until Monday at at 7am!*  Underground at Ink Block (90 Traveler Street) is located under 93, so it’s covered – which means minimal shoveling for you! There is also $10 parking available evenings during the week for up to 10 hours. Just be in Monday-Friday after 5pm and out by 8am the next morning. *tickets must be pulled before midnight on Sunday to qualify for the rate.

Spice it up:
Coppersmith is hosting another Sunday Night Live with a kick!  Enjoy the Pats Game, spicy food, beer and live music!  You can also play cornhole, giant Jenga, Pop-A-Shot and more! Fun starts at 6pm!

See:
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by surrounding yourself with art, culture, and community. Enjoy free admission all day long at the MFA’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Open House. There’s an array of vibrant, engaging, and collaborative programs scheduled throughout the day for all ages and abilities, presented in the spirit of Dr. King. Citizens Bank has sponsored the MFA’s MLK Day Open House for 17 consecutive years—allowing the Museum to welcome more than 120,000 visitors into our galleries for free to enjoy performances, tours, talks, art making, and more! You can learn more here! 

Do:
Be a good neighbor! In case you missed this news, we are in the midst of a record breaking partial government shutdown. Thomas Park/Dorchester Heights is currently not picking up the trash – so kindly don’t leave your dog poop bags! Use common sense and throw them in your own garbage can at home. Thank you! Here’s the good, the bad, and the kind of annoying when it comes to the shutdown.

Check it out:
Get your motor running at the 2019 New England Auto Show. It’s the biggest Auto Show in New England and it’s located at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Showcasing the newest models of the year – cars, vans, crossovers, hybrids, light trucks and sport utilities, the New England Auto Show will have factory and dealer representatives from the car lines on hand to answer your questions in a no pressure environment. It’s the perfect event to compare prices and features and see what’s under the hood. Whether you are in the market for a new car or your doing research for when you hit the Powerball next time, the New England Auto Show is a fun event. The show is in town from Thursday through Monday. Adults $15, Children $6 (kids under free are free). For hours or more information visit here! Be aware of traffic due to this event!

Support:
The South Boston Public Library is hosting a book sale this Saturday, January 19th from 10am-4pm. This sale will have a plenty of history and biographies represented! Reading is a perfect way to chase away the winter blues!

Sculpt and Flow:
East Side Yoga is hosting special sculpt and flow flash class on Monday, January 21st from 11am-12:30pm. Join Rebecca and Paulina for a  Vinyasa warm up, followed by an intense yoga-sculpt with weights to kick up your heart rate and tone your muscles, ending in a restorative Vinyasa to cool you down and stretch you out! All levels welcome. $30 cash in studio. East Side also wants to keep your resolutions going with this 5 pack special!  $80, Online Only. Class packs expire 60 days from date of purchase.

Spin, Sculpt and Sip:
On Saturday, January 19th Thomas at Motivated Fitness will be hosting one of his patented Spin & Sculpt classes at 11:00am with a twist! Everyone who attends not only gets (closer) to a six-pack of abs, but they also get a 6 pack of Truly spiked seltzers! This class will be $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers and all proceeds will be going to Thomas’ Pan Mass Challenge fundraising goal.Come for the workout, stay after for the seltzers!

Sign up:
Workout for Colin’s Joy Project! Lace up your sneakers and sign up for a special TRAIN class at EverybodyFights Seaport and then head on over to Local 149 after for some post-workout refreshments and free apps and help raise some funds for Colin’s Joy Project! This event takes place on Saturday, March 2nd at 12:30pm-2:30pm. Post workout mixer will take place at Local 149. Tickets are $50and can be purchased here! 

Review:
With snow in the forecast, we’d like to take a moment and review the time honored Southie tradition of saving parking spots during a snowstorm.  Here are the unofficial rules!

Bonus:
Want to have the Best Year Ever? Check out our Guide to 2019!  We want to make sure this year will be the year your goals and intentions are met! Our Best Year Ever: Guide to 2019 will offer advice, tips, blogs, workouts, trends, fresh new ideas, and more to make sure this year starts off on the right foot and continues down a steady path! This guide will be updated weekly so keep checking for new scoop.

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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.