Sunday, August 12, 2007

Boston Landmarks Orchestra at Dorchester Park

We packed our picnic dinner and walked to Dorchester Park for the concert on the baseball field. What a great evening; once the sun began to set behind the trees it cooled down to a comforatble temperture while the orchestra played an array of Red Sox - themed music, plus the traditional bandstand standards. Families sat on lounge chairs and on blankets clapping along or playing catch in the background.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

The Carruth

Big developments are happening with the Carruth, a new building being built next to the Ashmont T station. Recently Flat Black Coffee Company (Flat Black website) announced it will be putting a new café in the building and the building has launched their website (The Carruth website). This adds to Tavolo (Tavolo website) a pizza and pasta restaurant by Chris Douglass of the Ashmont Grill and Wainwright Bank (Wainwright Bank website), a bank committed to socially-responsible and progressive practices. The new businesses are slated to open this winter.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Mrs. Jones

We've eaten at Mrs. Jones, the new soul food restaurant that has opened in Lower Mills, and the food is excellent! The fried chicken was so juicy and had a wonderfully seasoned flavor, and the sides are tasty with a slight spiciness. For dessert, try the banana pudding, which is very good with a light banana flavor and vanilla wafers mixed in. Mrs. Jones is mainly take-out, but there is a handful of counter seating near the wall and windows. Chris loves the BBQ rib dinner with mac and cheese and candied yams and Erin loves the fried chicken.

2255 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester
Located in Lower Mills just south of the intersection of Dorchester Ave, and Richmond St. Just north of the Milton T stop (Ashmont-Mattapan Trolley).

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Orchestra in Dorchester Park

Be sure to catch the annual performance of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra as they perform at Dorchester Park on Sunday August 12th at 6 pm. This years performance will be a Red Sox-themed show including Lifting the Curse: A Story of the Red Sox by Julian Wachner and Bill Littlefield and classic pieces by Aaron Copland, John Philip Sousa, and John Williams. The performance is free and open to the public and the rain location is the Caritas Carney Hospital on Dorchester Ave.