Friday, September 19, 2014

The Fun Pho Hoa Event - Dorchester Social & Dorchester LGBT

Had fun exploring another restaurant with both the Dorchester Events Group and Dorchester LGBT Group. On Sunday September 14th it was the Pho Hoa Restaurant at 1370 Dorchester Ave. I had reserved a table for 8 but it appeared that there were only 4 of us to arrive. We were surprised later, by one late arrival and two unexpected attendees. You guessed it.  7 total attendees and possible some reasonable frustrated host watching us change tables several times.  Luckily there was plenty of room.

Had fun. Great conversation mixed with reasonable priced tasty food and a beautiful atmosphere with a pleasant glow. My pork chop meat loaf combination dish was great, but I definitely have to come back to try a large bowl of seafood soup.  Looked good and was large enough to carry some home for a second helping.
Find the Dorchester Events Group and Dorchester LGBT Group by following the links.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The First Dorchester Volunteer Event

For the first Dorchester LGBT and Dorchester Events volunteer event we distributed food at the American Red Cross - Saturday September 13th . It was fun to give my time and energy to a great volunteer driven organization in Dorchester MA. Four things I loved the most:

1. Seeing who the food goes to and seeing that it's appreciated.
2. Easy work that is really needed.
3. Being around others and sharing stress-free enthusiasm for accomplishing the same goal.
4. Meeting new people from all over Boston- (mainly college students)

Afterward we enjoyed food at Victoria's right across the street. I simple had a hamburger and french fries.  The hamburger was a great, but the fries were awesome. I was also informed by the waitress that every item on the menu was served all day.  One of these days I'm going to have try an evening breakfast. 

Our next volunteer experience at the Red Cross is set for Saturday, October 4th. 8 to 12PM. Looking forward to it. RSVP at or Thank you Peter Hubbard for inviting us to have this experience. Interested in volunteering at the Red Cross?  Volunteers are needed on Wednesdays and Saturdays starting at 8:15AM.  No registration, just show up and sign in.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Upham's Corner Street Festival 2014


Upham's Corner Street Festival August 16th 2014. Compared to last years festival event, I have to say this one had more consistent size crowd throughout. Things that are new included the Up Truck and Liberty Tax Services giving away free food, showing their current clients appreciation by allowing them to be served first. In addition, this year the street festival was lead by Justin with the assistance of the former organizer Max McCarthy.