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Weekend Picks – October 2nd

Mean Girls Brunch – So Fetch

Gather will be celebrating National Mean Girls Day on Saturday, October 3rd from 11am-3pm. Call up your Plastics and coordinate shades of pink for the most FETCH brunch of the fall. They’ll be transforming their delicious menu into the groolest thing you’ve ever seen (sneak peek here www.gatherboston.com/menus/mean-girls-brunch/.) Yes, butter is a carb but that shouldn’t stop you from indulging! I’m a pusher, I push people. Think you can just show up? God Karen, you’re SO stupid! Reservations are strongly encouraged (www.gatherboston.com/about/reservations/) and tables will fill up fast.

DOTober Dining on District 

Enjoy a fall weekend Dining on District — stroll, shop, sip + dine in the expansion area of South Bay. Snag a picnic table, (painted by the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester), enjoy music and good eats from one of our many dining options. Take your pod and pups to our dog park, playground and outdoor library. District Avenue will be closed to cars for the weekend. For more information, visit bostonsouthbay.com.  Takes place this Saturday and Sunday, October 3 + 4 beginning at noon. 

Patriots vs. Chiefs Sunday at 4:25pm

These local businesses will help you get ready for Football Sundays! From tailgate snacks, game day specials like $5 pizzas and $12 domestic pitchers and $14 imported pitchers at Seapoint, plus VIP game watching, it’s all right here! 

Shopping in Seaport

Black Owned Bos. is a platform to highlight and lift local Black owned businesses, places, spaces and the people moving the culture forward.  Shop their outdoor market in the Seaport neighborhood on Saturday. You can reserve your safe and socially distanced shopping spot from 11:00pm-4:00pm here.

Fall Cocktails at Playwright

The Playwright has launched a new fall cocktail menu. Enjoy new additions like the Cranberry Bog, Spiced Apple and a Peanut Butter Martini!

Get some Coffee

Whether you like it iced or hot or with cream + sugar or black, here are 7 Places to Get Coffee in Southie! 

Purchase a T-Shirt

Mo Hanley – a local photographer –  has created a new t-shirt featuring local landmarks wearing masks in an effort to raise money for local organizations doing good in our neighborhoods!  You can learn more here! 

It’s Oktoberfest at Dorchester Brewing Co.

Dorchester Brewing Co. is hosting an Oktoberfest celebration from Saturday, September 26th through Saturday, October 3rd! However, it may look a little bit different this year. The tap room will continue with socially distanced seating with contactless ordering but will also be offering DBco Fest Bier lager, limited edition glassware, a special Oktoberfest food menu from M&M BBQ, live music and a decorated Beer Hall that makes you feel as though you were in Munich! PS Show up in authentic German gear (Lederhosen or Dirndl) and get a very special prize!

Pick some apples

We know this year has been strange and stressful to say the least. With fall upon us, activities like picking apples, wandering through corn mazes, and purchasing pumpkins can still be a thing as long as social distancing and face masks are part of the plan. Venture out of Southie and pick yourself a bushel and peck of farm fresh apples. Make sure to check check all orchard’s websites for up to date safety info, restrictions etc. Some require reservations so double check before you head out!  Check out our roundup here! 

Be on the Lookout

Keep an eye out for these happy “doodles” in the neighborhood!  Artist Jon Burgerman latest work titled ‘Looking Out For Each Other’ tackles an urban landscape to create a series of fun, light-hearted characters to bring the community together during  a time of continued physical distancing.  You can learn more about this art display here! 

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Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.