Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Annual Ashmont Hill Yard Sale Saturday!

The weather will hopefully brighten for one of the most amazing neighborhood yard sales in the country. You should head on over to Ashmont Hill from 9 am to 2 pm this Saturday (May 21st) and enjoy sifting through all the radical stuff people put on tables in their driveways. It features over 40 house and there are numerous stands selling food, from hot dogs and hamburgers to BBQ. You can really make it into a daylong activity!

For more information: www.ashmonthill.org

Located west of Peabody Square. Exit the northern end of the Ashmont T stop, walk up Dorchester Ave., and then turn left on Ashmont Street, follow signs to yard sales.

Friday, May 06, 2011

First Ever Dorchester Pub Crank!

Adding to the amazing bike affinity and hipness of Dorchester... We received an anonymous tip that the first ever Dorchester Pub Crank will be held Sunday May 15th, starting at 5 pm. After an extensive web-search for the term "pub crank" we are also claiming it to be the first ever pub crank in the world. Our understanding is that a pub crank is like a pub crawl, but the participants ride (responsibly) on bikes from one establishment to the next.

It begins at the Banshee (934 Dorchester Ave.), and then continues on to Savin Bar and Kitchen, Harp & Bard, dbar, Blaney Stone, Centre Bar, The Ledge, Tavolo, and concludes (probably pretty late) at the Ashmont Grill.

There are important rules that must be followed:
Participants are disqualified for:
a. Being hit by a car
b. Crashing
c. Not having at least 3 drinks

(Photo courtesy of Sean Bender - who to the best of our knowledge is not involved in the pub crank, we took this photo from the Internet)

Common Ground... Kaput?

The Dorchester Reporter said this week that Common Ground, that quirky restaurant in Lower Mills run by the religious group the Twelve Tribes, is permanently closed. Word is that the group is seeking another possible location somewhere in Dorchester. We hope it is true, because we are already missing their sandwiches. On the up side, it seems the spot is well-suited for a restaurant and we are hoping that another eatery replaces it soon. Our fingers are crossed for Japanese/Sushi, but we will certainly appreciate other cuisines as well.

For our review of Common Ground Cafe from 2006:
Common Ground Cafe

For the story in the Dorchester Reporter:
Lower Mills Eatery Common Ground Will Not Re-open


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