Boston on the Go - a Bostonian guide to keeping yourself busy and in the know. Ideas on things to do, places to shop & dine, and what to talk about when you're out and about in the Boston area.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Coming Soon: Bergamot in Somerville

A new joint has already filled the old EVOO location in Somerville. Bergamot, a progressive American cuisine restaurant, is soon to be opening up.

The menu is not up yet, but for pictures, check out the restaurant's Facebook page. I noticed that they are testing an oxtail ragout with potato gnocchi (yum) and they are going to be open for brunch on Sundays. For more information as it comes, click here. Bergamot will open up at 118 Beacon Street, Somerville.


Friday, March 26, 2010

Tomorrow: Passport Day

I found this event and thought it was worth pointing out to those of you getting ready for travel this year - Saturday, March 27th enjoy easier passport services at the federal headquarters in Boston.

On Saturday, March 27 only, you will not need an appointment to apply for a U.S. passport at a regional passport agency. You will be able to apply for either routine processing or pay an additional $60 for expedited processing.

Passport-themed events for adults and children will take place at regional passport agencies and thousands of passport acceptance facilities around the country. If you’ve been waiting to apply for your U.S. passport, this is the time. Apply on Passport Day in the USA 2010! For more info, click here.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mid Week Treats at Lobby

Lobby Bar is hosting Mid Week Treats the next few Wednesdays for ladies. Enjoy cocktails, $3-$5 appetizers and other special treats.

Each Wednesday from 6:00pm-9:00pm, Lobby features a girls night with new creative cocktails and local businesses such as hair salons, spas, boutiques, jewelry designers, tarot card readers, etc. for complimentary or heavily discounted products. Tonight will feature some purse and jewelry designers and the April 7th Mid Week treat will feature the chance to win Red Sox-Yankees tickets! Space fills up quickly, so RSVP to For a list of all events, click here. Lobby Bar is located 131 Broad Street in Downtown Boston.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Enjoy Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's!

Enjoy a free cone at the Ben & Jerry's of your choice. If you are in the Boston/Cambridge area, stop by the Newbury Street, Harvard Sq/Garage location or the Park Plaza location today! Click here for other locations. Available 12pm-8pm.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Boston Wine Exchange now open downtown

Recently opened downtown on Devonshire St (next to the closed Grassroots Deli location), is Boston Wine Exchange.

If seeing the beautiful shelves of wine and liquor and refrigerators of beer isn't enough to entice you, maybe their tasting events and wine tasting machine will do the trick.

The hours are convenient, but seem to be tailored to the downtown area office schedules (Mon-Sat 9 to 9, Sun 12 noon to 6). And to make the store even more convenient, there is curbside pickup and delivery options available!

All that's left is convincing work to do beer Fridays!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New Turkish Cafe to Open in Teele Square

Some of us may have known it as the small Tibetan restaurant or the recent home to the Holland Street Cafe, but there is a new place is in town - Istanbul'lu.

The new Turkish cafe is going to be offering Turkish food and other delights. No word on when the new spot will open, but signs are going up in the window, so hopefully soon. Istanbul'lu is located right next to PJ O'Ryans at 237 Holland St. in Somerville.


Friday, March 12, 2010

Tonight: The Lost Boys at the Brattle Theater!

RIP Corey Haim. I loved you in License to Drive, Dream a Little Dream, and of course, the Lost Boys. And tonight, to celebrate your movie career, the Brattle Theater is showing the Lost Boys at 10:00pm. Adult tickets are $9.75. Enjoy!!


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tomorrow: High Heel Happy Hour @ the Hampshire House

J.LO did recently come out with a single on some famous footwear, so it's not surprising there is a high heel club for ladies out there. So tomorrow night, head over to Beacon Hill's Hampshire House for some cocktails and shoe watching.

Hello Stiletto's "High Heel Happy Hour" is on Friday from 5-8pm at the Hampshire House. Put on your favorite footwear and come enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a chance to take the title of "best in shoe" in a pink carpet walk-off. The Hampshire House will be serving up complimentary refreshments and a cash bar of stilettotinis, Louboutinis, fine wines, and more. To attend, RSVP here. Any non-members wishing to attend should sign up for the club before RSVPing (membership seems to be free). The Hampshire House is located at 84 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108.


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Ladies: Hit Up Neiman Marcus' Fashion Rules Party Tomorrow!

So NM Boston is hosting a party Thursday night filled with fashion, music and more.

Starting at 6:00 p.m. enjoy The Art of Fashion® tribute, benefiting The Women’s Lunch Place, visit the Mandarin Oriental “inspired M Bar” and receive a key and a chance to “Unlock your Fashion Fantasies” and enjoy makeovers by makeup artists from Le Métier de Beauté and a jazz performance by Ski Johnson. This list is just a taste of what will be happening a the clue - DVF. Reservations are limited for the event, so please reply to 617.585.6000. Click here for more information.