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.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Three Things to Do this Weekend in Cambridge

One, looking to start holiday bargain shopping early? Or maybe you want a new outfit for that holiday office party. Either way, head over to Design Hive Market, which is opening November 1st. The Design Hive features one-of-a-kind handmade locally made items including: handbags, clothing (modern/vintage), housewares, stationary and jewelry. Design Hive will be open 10:00am-5:00pm on Saturdays, starting this Saturday. For more information on designers and directions, click here. Design Hive is located at the Maria Baldwin School at 28 Sacramento Street (North Cambridge).

Two, did you know that Formaggio Kitchen does BBQs every Saturday (before the snow starts)? From 11:00am-2:00pm, you can get brisket, ribs and whatever else you may crave. Click here for more info. Formaggio Kitchen Cambridge is located in Huron Village. They also have a location in the South End.

Three, try out Zing Pizza, the new joint in Porter Square. This little spot (located at 1925 Mass Ave) will have daily pizza specials, salads and stuffed Trinidadian bread called roti. Yum. Zing is open Tuesday-Sunday, 11:00am-9:00pm.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tomorrow: Dark Knight Halloween Screening in IMAX

Head over to the Aquarium for a pre-party and screening of the Dark Knight tomorrow (Thursday October 30t). Those goers who dress up in costume get half off admission (that's $6.95 instead of $12.95 folks). Pre-party starts at 7:00pm (cash bar, but you get a "trick or treat" bag!) and the movie is at 8:45pm. Click here for more info.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I couldn't resist sharing this with you...

Look at Sweet's Halloween Cupcake! So cute. And most likely, delicious. Their current seasonal flavors are pumpkin, smores and election night ones! Sweet is located at 49 Mass Ave in Back Bay.


Friday, October 24, 2008

What to do...Halloween Edition

Don't have a house party to hit up? No worries, there is a lot going on around town.

This Saturday, October 25th - Sinners & Saints Bash @ Vinalia. 8:30pm starting time. Cover is $10-20. Party includes snacks, dancing and prizes!

At the Middle East on 10/31 - Halloween Hip-hop Dance Party with Ali Shaheeed Muhammad from A Tribe Called Quest

At the ICA - ICA Masked, 9pm-1am on Halloween. Tickets may cost $125, but you get food and drinks. Click here for tickets.

At the Liberty Hotel - Liberty Lockup. Another event sponsoring a cause - for $125 you get free snacks, open bar and get to help out Camp Harbor View. Click here for more info.

At Redline - Bipartisan Boogieman Bash. Free admission with costume! Dress as your fave pundit and compete for prizes. You could win $250!

At Rumba (Intercontinental Hotel) - Did you know Mass had a Rum trade? Well, Rumba is paying homage to it with this party.

And at the Clubs...
Apparently, at Liquor Store, Felt & Gypsy Bar on Friday night you can win $500 for you costume...and if you do win, head over to the Halloween Hangover at Tequlia Rain on November could score yourself another $500.


Bead & Fiber opens in the South End

Cambridge & Somerville have Spark on Mass Ave for craft material and classes, and now the South End has Bead & Fiber. Located at 460 Harrison Ave inside a fine art gallery, Bead & Fiber offers both day and evening classes, and until November 1st, head over to see VOUDOU-Flags of Haiti exhibit, which features the work of Yves Thelemaque and other prominent Haitian bead artists. Maybe you will get influenced.


Blue Shirt Cafe looks to expand in Davis Square

Heads up for those who haven't been in Davis Square in awhile - Blue Shirt Cafe is getting a much needed expansion into the old dollar store next door. More smoothies and sandwiches for everyone!


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Things to do this weekend

Not ready for Halloween parties just yet? Fear not, Daily Candy gave some good recommendations for those of us wanting to be out and about this weekend.

One, grab brunch. They say Masa, for their $7.95 brunch special, but I say Vee Vee in JP or Union Street in the South End. Or Johnny D's in Davis, and hope they have their pumpkin pancakes as the special.

Two, check out the Bueno Queso Social Club at the Middlesex Lounge in Central Sq. It's a Sunday cheese-tasting group that has a Rocks and Riesling theme this Sunday. Great thing is, it starts at 2:30pm. For tickets and more info, email:

Three, support your local Farmers Markets at the Urban Barn Dance and Harvest Supper in Davis Square. the VFW Hall is hosting tomorrow (Friday) from 7pm-10pm a fun event with sure to be healthy, yummy treats. For tickets, email:


Monday, October 20, 2008

Mad Men Party @ the Living Room

Check out this Phoenix sponsored event at the Living Room Wednesday night from 8:00pm-10:00pm. Looks like fun!


Attention Harvard Square Shoppers!

Check out this event at
Mint Julep on Wednesday!


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Beer Bowl with Sam Adams @ Milky Way Tuesday

Sam Adams and The Milky Way Lounge are coming together to host a free bowling tournament and beer tasting, Tuesday night (October 21st). The tourney is first come, first serve, with a 4 bowlers per team, 12 team max. Starts at 9pm.


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Boston Pumpkin Festival

Walking by Government Center this evening, it was hard to miss the tower of lit jack-o-lanterns, the bins of pumpkins, the tents being erected, and the pumpkin themed orange port-a-potties.

All of this though is to get you in the Halloween spirit, while helping out a good cause, Camp Sunshine.

Saturday, October 18th is the Boston Pumpkin Festival at Boston City Hall Plaza from 12pm - 8pm.

In 2006, Boston set the Guinness World Record of 30,128 carved and lit jack-o-lanterns. Unfortunately the record could not be surpassed last year, with a still impressive 21,000 pumpkins being carved and lit. Perhaps with your help a new record can be set this year.


Friday, October 17, 2008

Circle Restaurant Opens in the South End

So the new restaurant taking over the old Bob's Southern Bistro is now open. Located at 604 Columbus Ave, Circle Restaurant (and lounge) is open for business. Daily Candy reports that all dishes are made with as many local, organic/sustainable ingredients as humanly possible, and some items are the famous mac & cheese to a roast suckling pig. Yikes and yum at the same time. head over to this new hot spot.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Want a free foot massage? Head to the Crossing.

This Saturday (Oct. 18th) from 11:00am-6:00pm stop by the heart of Boston, aka, Downtown Crossing on Summer Street, for the Marshalls Shoe Shopping Promotion. You can enjoy a free foot massage and learn about shoe discounts. I am amused by the idea of a foot massage near the push cart vendors. If you do it, email us about it. :)


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Phun Phree Event @ Pho

TONIGHT: Check this FREE event out!

Pho Republique
is offering from 8:30pm to 1:00am free dim sum, creative, thematic cocktails, a lion dance performance, and kung fu demos. There will also be kung fu movies playing around the bar. Cause everybody was kung fu fighting...RSVP to 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Pho is located in the South End on Washington Street.


Voting Registration Deadline

Please note that tomorrow, October 15th, is the last day to register to vote in MA for the November 4 elections.

For more information, please visit the Election Commissions website:

Forms must be postmarked (mail-in) or dropped off at your local City Hall by tomorrow.


Check out this deal from Masa in the South End

So here's hoping the Sox last more than the next game for more reasons than one. :) According to the Globe Sidekick today, during the 7th inning streach, Masa will be offering free tapas at the bar, which includes shredded chicken taquitos with ancho chile aioli and ahi tuna ceviche with avocado. Masa is located in the South End on Tremont Street.


Monday, October 13, 2008

Heads Up Voters - You already have one party to attend to

Hard Rock Cafe (now wear the old Rack stands - 22 Clinton Street) is having an election party, November 4th, called, Hard Rock the Vote. The 411: sponsored by The Phoenix and FYE music stores, the party starts at 7:00pm, invitation says there will be food and drinks, prizes and big screen TVs...oh my! Click here to RSVP. Let me know how it I will be in my living room praying for some change we can all believe in. :)


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Davis Square is getting a Shoe Fetish this weekend

Looking for some fun shoes or snazzy boots this fall? Check out the Goka Design Trunk show this Friday & Saturday at Suneri Boutique in Davis. The show will be held from 5:00pm-8:00pm on Friday, and 1:00pm-7:00pm on Saturday. Hop to it!


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Review of Max & Dylan's

So some fans of West Street Grille must be sad that it's gone, but no worries folks. The new spot has the same atmosphere with some fun new twists. A friend and I popped in there early tonight, and not only was the staff attentive, but there was a pretty large menu. I mean, they have a diverse amount of sliders and five different mac & cheeses! In addition to those pub faves, there was a variety of salads, sandwiches and flatbreads. Our only complaint was that there was only one vegetarian appetizer. (Though, it was goat cheese, and yummy.) I personally could not resist the lobster mac & cheese and it hit all the right spots.

Max & Dylan's comes from the same people who brought you Charlestown favorite Tavern on the Water. Prices are pretty reasonable (lobster mac & cheese was $15, regular mac & cheese was $9). Max & Dylan's is located in Downtown Crossing, at 15 West Street, near the corner of Washington and West Streets.


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Go to Harvard Square's Oktoberfest this weekend

This Sunday, October 12th, Harvard Square will shut down for bands, beer and vendors galore. Check out over 30 restaurants out in the streets for a good old fashioned fall street party. Best of all, mingling is free. Click here for more info. See you in the Square!


Monday, October 6, 2008

Two new spots hit Boston

Those who love the Fort Point Channel area will be happy to hear that Drink opened. Drink Cocktail Bar is local chef Barbara Lynch's new place. The space features its own mixologist (which I blogged about earlier, a white oak bar and a 50 pound ice block at one end of the bar. Snazzy. According to Daily Candy, there is no drink menu, but more that you request your favorite flavor or liquor, or in my case, something sweet. There is also a selection of gourmet lolipops, in flavors such as foie gras. Drink is located at 348 Congress Street, and is open from Monday-Wednesday 4pm-midnight, Thursday-Saturday 4pm-1:00am.

Also recently blogged about, Italian restaurant Erbaluce opens at 69 Church Street in Bay Village.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Lattes on the cheap

We are all watching are wallets lately, and the folks at Dunkin are hear to help out. The Globe reports from the hours of 2:00pm-5:00pm, you can get lattes for 99 cents each. Considering a small latte usually goes for over $2.50 (at minimum) this is a good deal. You can also get the egg & cheese sandwich all day with the purchase of a medium or large hot coffee. Both deals end on November 11th.