My Dot Tour Kicks Off! Tours Aug. 6, 7, 13, 14

My Dot Tour
The Fields Corner Collaborative is pleased to kick off My Dot Tour, a multimedia, youth-led walking tour of Fields Corner in Dorchester this August! The free tours will take place Saturday August 6 and 13 at 11 a.m. and on Sunday August 7 and 14 at 4 p.m. Tours depart from Gallagher Insurance (~1471 Dorchester Ave) and Pho Hoa (1356 Dorchester Avenue) will host a reception after each tour where participants can cool off indoors and enjoy delicious Vietnamese cuisine. There is a 20 attendee-maximum at each tour – RSVP today! For media inquiries and to RSVP with your preferred tour date and time, contact You may also call (617) 855-8687. >> Read More

"The Dish" gets Jamaican: Lorenz Island Kuisine

Lorenz Island Kuisine logoChris Graham from Lorenz Island Kuisine was recently featured on Channel 7’s The Dish. In the video posted online, Graham discusses his background and then gives a cooking demonstration for Lorenz's signature Jerk Chicken! The Dish also provides Graham's Jerk Chicken recipe so you can try it yourself (note: it probably won't  be quite as delicious; this cook is a professional). Hungry? Visit Lorenz Island Kuisine at 657 Washington Street - just down the street from MyDorchester's office and practically next to the Codman Square Health Center

"Staff Meals" Food Truck @ Ashmont; Other Trucks Throughout Boston

Boston Food TruckHear, hear (or perhaps it's wiser to say "here, here.") Food trucks in Boston! A food truck in Dorchester! A July 8 press release from the city details vendors, schedules and locations, in addition to describing the background of the Food Truck program and the Mayor's Healthy Food Initiative. The Staff Meal truck will be at Dorchester Avenue by Ashmont Station, in front of the Carruth building from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. See a sample menu here - the truck is primarily serving sandwiched fare. See attached press release for more information. >> Read More

Food Coop Potluck & Steering Committee Meeting, Jul. 20

The Dorchester Community Food Co-op will hold a public steering committee meeting on July 20. Please come at 6:30 p.m. and bring your own dinner. Wine and iced tea will be provided. Please RSVP to Jhana Senxian if you are planning to come (; 617.930.6508). Location info after the break.

The Dorchester Community Co-op is an organization currently being established by residents of Dorchester, MA and surrounding communities. The Co-op is committed to inclusivity, healthy food, building community, sustainability, local economy, youth and jobs for the local community. >> Read More

The Food Project Seeks Community Greenhouse Proposals, Deadline Jul. 20

The Food ProjectThe Food Project (TFP), with support from the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), is seeking partners to share community space in the recently opened Dudley Greenhouse. The Dudley Greenhouse is a 10,000-square-foot facility in the Dudley Neighborhood of Roxbury. Owned by DSNI and leased by The Food Project, the greenhouse operates year-round as a food production and educational space.

Space is open to groups serving the neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan, with priority given to projects that directly serve the Dudley Neighborhood. The RFP can be found attached to this post, and on The Food Project website. Applications are due July 20th, 2011.

Interested groups and individuals are encouraged to visit the greenhouse and meet with the Greenhouse Manager Danielle Andrews in advance of submitting a proposal. The greenhouse is open to the public on Tuesdays from 3 to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 1 to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 to 12:30 p.m. Appointments can also be made by contacting Danielle via email or phone (617-442-1322 x13). More details after the break. >> Read More

Cook 4 Community, Jun. 29

Cook 4 CommunityThe Boston Living Center invites you to join them for "Cook 4 Community," a celebration and fundraiser featuring a live cooking demonstration, an amazing silent auction, tasty appetizers courtesy of Gaslight and complimentary beverages from Grey Goose. This fantastic event takes place on Wednesday, June 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Yale Appliance + Lighting, 296 Freeport Street, Dorchester, MA 02122. Tickets are $100 each. Additional information and tickets are available online at Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

For more information, contact Marc J. Davino, Director of Development & Communications, Boston Living Center at 617-236-1012 x233 or

Summer Cooking in the Garden, Jul. 27

Garden SaladLearn to prepare quick, healthy and affordable dishes using your own fresh picked herbs and produce. Phoebe Flemming, Registered Dietitian and community gardener, will demonstrate some fun and exciting ways to use your garden crops, reduce sodium and saturated fat in your diet and cook healthy and save money at the same time! Registration required. To register call 617-542-7696 or email

This class, hosted by Boston Natural Areas Network, takes place on July 27, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at City Natives, 30 Edgewater Drive, Mattapan, MA.

(Photo Credit: Edsel Little)

Dorchester Food Coop Initiative Public Planning Meeting, May 25

DEHCInterested in fresh food, local agriculture, improving your community and collaborating wiht your neighbors? Come to the Second Planning Meeting of the Dorchester Food Coop Initiative on Wednesday, May 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Meeting will take place at the Bowdoin Street Health Center, Large Conference Room, 230 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester, MA 02122.

Please come—the Coop Steering Committee wants to hear your ideas! Bring friends and neighbors who would like to build a community owned store that reflects and celebrates the diversity of our neighborhood. For more information, contact Jenny Silverman:; 617-272-5917.

1st Annual Walk & Healthy Egg Hunt, Apr. 23

Corner stores bring fresher fruit, vegetables and whole grains at great prices to Mattapan! Celebrate and support healthy food in all of Boston's communities. Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition and the City of Boston Healthy on the Block initiative present the 1st Annual Walk & Healthy Egg Hunt on Saturday April 23, 2011, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Meet at noon at Mattapan Library, then walk to Mamma’s Market, Lili’s and then back to the Library! Taste samples of healthy food from the stores at 1:15 p.m. For more information, call (617)696.2900 or email >> Read More

McKenna's Cafe


(617) 825-8218


(617) 436-7979

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Mon - Fri: 5:30 - 16:00 Sat: 5:30 - 15:00 Sun: 6:00 - 15:00


"If we can we will!" All of our food is cooked to order. We are open to your suggestions and will make every effort to prepare your food the way you like it. If you don't see it on the menu just ask your server. Our Story: McKenna's Café has been Dorchester's neighborhood café serving breakfast and lunch for the past decade since 1999. McKenna's café is well known for its scrumptious breakfast starting as early as 5:30AM and served seven days a week. At McKenna's Café, breakfast is served All Day. Our food includes a unique assortment of omelets, egg creations, pancakes, French Toast, smoked salmon, and delectable coffees all served in the McKenna's tradition of gigantic portions and friendly service. We also have the best neighborhood lunch in town including deli sandwiches, such as pastrami and corned beef, huge salads topped with turkey tips, burgers, wraps and hearty meals including steak tips and chicken parm. We make most of our food fresh on premises including our own made potato salad, chicken salad with cranberries, chicken and rice soup and beef stew. We have many regulars that love our fresh "Fish Friday" served fried or baked with coleslaw and lemon wedges.


McKenna's Cafe
109 Savin Hill Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
Key Partners: 

McKenna's Cafe has recently donated to the following neighborhood organizations: Dorchester Restoration fund Dot Out Summer Solstice Dorchester Tenacit Savin Hill Baseball League U-Mass Boston Sport Ashmont Hill Moveable Feast Dorchester Parade of Seniors Jonny and Eileen Joyce Fundraiser First Parish Church Gala Dinner Dorchester New Homeowner Boys and Girl Club of Dorchester Queer Women Of Color Boston St Peter's Church (South Boston) Dorchester Gay &Lesbian Association Traffic Supervisor Marie J. Conley Memorial scholarship Fundraiser Troop 28 Boy Scouts of America Leary Family Fund UMass Boston Fund UMass Phoneathon UMass Girls Vollybal OutRyders.Org BGCDorchester Marathon Training Team MAHA- Taste of Dorchester North Cambridge (in Savin Hill) Catholic High School "No Man Left Behind"Fundraiser- Run to Home Base Ashmont Nursery School Gala Everett Edward School Fundraiser Dorchester Day Senior Lunch Little Miss Dorchester Contest Federated Neighborhood Dorchester House PJ Flavin Softball Tournament Blessed Mother Teresa School & Parish Easton Mountain Mens Auction Olde Towne Skate Night Fundraiser Kylie Nagle Fundraiser Mayor of Dorchester Contest Project D.E.E.P -Dorchester Educational Enrichment Bobby Lerro Scholarship Fund Dorchester Parks Association Friends of Billy Flaherty Young Professionals MS Wiffle Ball Tournament Christopher's Blue Dogs Supporting Local Arts-Studio 916 Speak Easy Stage Company AM 1050 Revolution Radio Toast to the Everett School John Marshall School 4th Annual Peace night

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