Sunday, August 31, 2014

On the Dot Books & More

There is a new bookstore in town and it is actually located in the middle of a farmer's market. At the beginning of the summer, Yooree Losordo launched a new "pop-up" book store called "On the Dot Books," which is located every Friday at one of the Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmer's Market booths. On the Dot currently carries primarily food-related texts to match the fresh produce of the farmer's market. Losordo's goal is to have a "brick and mortar" bookstore with a wide array of titles open in Dorchester sometime in 2015. As Losordo works toward launching a permanent location, she is currently planning an author's night, as well as an educators night to begin connecting to area book-lovers. We are hoping On the Dot Books is a success and would love to see down the road a independent bookstore in our neighborhood.

Monday, April 14, 2014


This past weekend we stopped in and had dinner at ester, which recently replaced Ledge Kitchen and Drinks in Lower Mills. The interior has had some changes since it was Ledge, but overall it looks familiar. Erin ordered the salmon and Chris had the steak frites. Both were cooked well and the portions were as hoped. The best part of the visit was the very friendly staff. Since they just opened, there is still a limited menu and some kinks are being worked out, but we look forward to future evenings dining at ester. It will also be nice to have that patio back (once it opens for the season).
2261 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester
Located on Dorchester Ave. Just north of the Milton T stop (Ashmont-Mattapan Trolley).

Have you been to ester? Rate it below.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

ester... Coming soon!

It has been a few months since our last blog post (this winter has been a slow one for Dorchester)... A few months ago, the Dorchester Reporter told us that Ledge was closing and being replaced by a new restaurant called "ester" (think Dorchester, minus the "Dorch"). The new restaurant is the brainchild of Eleanor Arpino (former manager of Davio's) and will have a "neighborhood feel" while not sticking to one type of fare. As we drove by tonight, it was exciting to see the temporary sign outside the soon-to-be restaurant. Additionally, we noticed on the sign that "ester" has adopted our nickname for the neighborhood (see above). We look forward to its opening in the coming weeks and will report back soon.

(Photo courtesy of the Dorchester Reporter