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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Dining Notes

So Teele Square is getting a new cafe - the Soleil Cafe is out and the new Teele Square Cafe is in. Open 7 days a week, this neighborhood will finally get a solid cafe.

Now onto Cambridge - the much loved Petsi Pies owner Renee Mcleod is finally admitting that she is opening her southern themed restaurant Tupelo in the old Magnolia's spot on Cambridge Street. Described as a southern-ish place with grits, fried chicken, pies and banana pudding, this place is sure to be a heaven for those of us looking for some southern comfort. Keep checking the venue out, it's been said to be opening in a few weeks.

Lastly in dining news, pizza place Croma on Newbury Street is out and Pazzo Restaurant and Bar is in.


Friday, March 27, 2009

Craft Boston this Weekend

This weekend is the Craft Boston fair at the World Trade Center in the Seaport area. This show features artists from across the country selling their works of arts and crafts. Most items are of high quality and prices often reflect this. There are also, however, many affordable items for sale. Photos of some of the items available can be viewed through their website.

As of Friday afternoon, their website is having issues so details have been included below:

Friday March 27, 2009 10-7
Saturday March 28, 2009 10-6
Sunday March 29, 2009 11-5

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and free for children under 12. Tickets allow for readmission throughout the weekend.


Diablo Wine & Cheese Event

Ever wanted to see how a wine glass was made? Well, now you can. Head over to Roxbury on Saturday night to Diablo Glass & Metal Studio for their Wine and Cheese Event. A team of four glassblowers will gather molten glass from the furnace to blow Venetian-style wine glasses. Wine & cheese will be served in the studio's lounge and other glassware will be exhibited and sold during the event. Admission to the event is $35. Click here for reservations and more info.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sip Cafe at Post Office Square

Signs are posted at the pavilion in Post Office Square for Sip Cafe, indicating that it will be opening on April 13.

For the past year Z-Square in the Park was at the location and prior to them was Milk Street Cafe.


Cafe 47 Opens in Back Bay

Right near Bostongal's fave Sweet Bakery, a new addition to the neighborhood has opened where Despina’s Place pizzeria used to be - Cafe 47. The cafe features a menu that includes such items for lunch as riesling-poached pear salad with homemade candied walnuts, seasonal veggie risotto, and pizza oven-baked garlic bread. In addition to lunch, dinner offers other menus items and drinks such as house-made sangria and wine selected by The Second Glass. Daily Candy reports that the menu is $18 and under - a clear bargain in the neighborhood. Cafe 47 is located at 47 Mass Ave in Boston. Click here for more.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

London Harness closing downtown

The London Harness store on Franklin St. in Downtown Crossing is sadly closing due to the tough economic times. They are having a closing sale with discounts on all items. The London Harness locations in Hingham and Wellesley are staying open.

London Harness has always been a great place to pick up various luggage and travel items, the indestructible umbrella, or an old wooden chess set. Visit them one final time before they close after 92 years at that location.


South End Gets a New Neighborhood Market

If someone can find bostongal a condo in Union Park in the South End, you will be my new bff. Five Seventy Market opened at 570 Tremont Street (between Union Park & Upton St) recently, and is a welcome addition. It's a neighborhood and speciality food market, filled with organic products and more. Apparently, they also don't give those plastic bags out either. How enviro friendly.


Get Konnected! Event at Macy's Tonight

So at 6:30pm tonight Macy's in Downtown Crossing is having a FREE fashion show, champagne reception and forum on maximizing career opportunities in today's economy. It's fashion and networking at the same time, which is ideal - get an interview and a a new interview suit all in one location. Click here for more info.


Monday, March 23, 2009

La Molisana Opens in Kendall Square

So bio-techies have a new breakfast, lunch and dinner spot down on Main Street in Cambridge. A few weeks ago, La Molisana opened up in Technology Square. Offering Italian food (pasta, calzones, pizzas and GELATO!) this is a great addition to the neighborhood. The restaurant also has free delivery and full breakfast offerings. Go check it out.


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Milky Way New Orleans Style Parade takes to the Streets on Sunday

As we've mentioned before, JP landmark Milky Way and Bella Luna Restaurant is closing up shop this week at the Centre Street location (the business had to close do to high rent increases). To celebrate (or mourn) its departure to the new location at the Brewery Complex(284 Amory St), the folks at the Milky Way are having a parade. Head over to 405Centre Street location tomorrow around 1:00pm to join fellow fans of the Milky Way for a parade over to the new digs. Once at the new location at the Brewery, get treated to hot coco and cupcakes.

The new Milky Way will be opening in April. Though bowling is out, skeeball is in. That's right folks, a skeeball competition just may be in the works. :)


Friday, March 20, 2009

Drinks, movies and shopping - need I say more?

Head on over to JP on Sunday for Dame's movie night. The new boutique is starting a film series with one of Boston gal's favorite movies - Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window." The movie night also features '50s inspired cocktails and a pre-sale the includes up to 30% off certain merchandise. Talk about a good deal. Sale runs from 4:00pm-6:00pm, movie starts at 6:00pm. Dame is located at 68 South Street.


Check out the Sip & Shop event @ Grand

Stop by Grand in Union Square Somerville for their Sip & Shop event from 2pm-6pm this Saturday. You will get cocktails and receive 10% off all goods in the store. Double the fun. Click here for more info.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Boston Symphony Orchestra

If you're looking to go to a performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, below are a couple of great options (some of these have been around for awhile, so it may not be new info for you).

If you're under 40, the BSO has <40 = $20 offer. A maximum of two tickets per show can be purchased, these types of tickets are limited, and proof of age is required, but it's a great way to spend a night at the Symphony.

The other great option is going to an Open Rehearsal - either during the day or the evening. Tickets are $19 and seats are on a first-come first-serve basis. Open Rehearsals are a great way to hear beautiful music and see the musicians interact as they perfect their craft.

The BSO has other programs for classical music aficionados and novices alike. Check out their website for more information.


Holy Craft Fair & Flea Market in Cambridge

Need something to do this weekend while also finding some great deals on arts for your home? Well there is a fair in Central Square with your name written on it.

Holy Craft Fair will be at the Cambridge Elks lodge this weekend and will feature an array of artists - check out the website for previews of the works. And while you are walking around, get some yummy treats from Sweet Tooth Baked Goods. Yum. Holy Craft Fair's $1 admission charge goes to benefit the AFSC Material Assistance Program. AFSC MAP provides the homeless, domestic violence survivors, the previously incarcerated, immigrants and others in need in the Greater Boston area with material goods such as clothing and housewares, resource management and job training.

Event runs from 12pm-6pm and will be held at 55 Bishop Allen Drive in Cambridge (Elks Lodge). Enjoy!


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

State Street Bank Building

The old State Street Bank Building (225 Franklin St) has started taking off the wrap from its lobby renovation project.

New to the building is a glass extension to the lobby, a new glass enclosed structure above the fifth floor roof, and an Equinox gym.

Across Franklin St, another one of Equity Office's properties, One Post Office Square, has been undergoing a similar glass lobby extension with a similar white marble overhaul. No information yet though on who might be occupying some of that new lobby space.

And lastly, somewhere in the process, Clipper Hair Styling has moved from a large beautiful space at 225 Franklin to a smaller location in One Post Office Square.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

You've Probably Heard - Stephi's on Tremont is Open

So Happy St Patty's Day everyone. As I'm sure you have heard or read by now, one restaurant taking advantage of the economy is expanding into the South End- and that restaurant would be Stephanie's on Newbury.

The new restaurant is called Stephi's on Tremont. Near the corner of Shawmut and Tremont, Stephi's is supposed to be the same flair as its sister, but just a little more low key. Click here for information (though the website says its not open, it is).


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Club Passim gets Liquor License

In case you didn't hear it already, folk music hot spot Club Passim (in Harvard Sq) is now offering beer and wine. Nice addition to the great food from Veggie Planet.


Friday, March 13, 2009

st patty's day

Things to do - for St. Patty's Day

So the big Southie Parade is planned for Sunday, and the bars along Broadway are always a fun area to hit up during this time of year. For the rest of us, it seems a bit slow this St. Patrick's Day. Here are some highlights of places to go, besides your favorite Irish bar:

The First Annual Pub Challenge is sold out, but meet up for the pre-party on Saturday.

Dropkick Murphys are shipping into Boston this weekend from March 12-17 at the new House of Blues. Tickets are running about $30.

Head over on St. Patty's Day to Beehive for their 2nd annual St Pat's party with live Irish music. Party starts at 5pm and there is no cover.

Kings in the Back Bay is going to give a $25 gift card to anyone who bowls a strike. Party starts at 6pm, no cover.

Head to Harvard Square where the Brattle Theater is showing the "scary" Leprechaun.

Whatever you do, wear green, drink Guinness and support your local drinking spot.


Go to Drink

I twittered about this the other day, but if you haven't hit up Drink in Fort Point, please do. I mean, an ideal date right now would be seeing Shephard Fairey's Obey at the ICA and then head to Drink. It's a lovely joint right below Sportello, which could possibly be my new must-go-to restaurant. Drink is great because you walk in, tell the bartender what you are in the mood for and you will get a divine drink. They have small plates with fancy things like rabbit and low key items like shrimp. Regardless, a great venue to catch up with a friend or enjoy a date. Stop by.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sweet Cupcakes to Open in Harvard Square in May

It's about time I don't have to drag myself over the river to grab a good cupcake (sorry to fans of Kickass, but there is better). Sweet, which is currently located in Back Bay on Mass Ave is planning to open its second location in Harvard Square in May on Brattle Street. Enjoy! You know I will. :)


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Match Burgers & Martini's Stimulus Package

Match Burgers & Martinis on Mass Ave near Newbury Street is offering a stimulus package for those of us who could really use one. On Tuesdays, anyone can get $1.00 burgers and on Thursdays, ladies can grab any entree for $5. Enjoy!


Monday, March 9, 2009

Stuff @ Night and Macy's join for shopping event on Thursday


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Tory Row is planned to open in Harvard Sq by mid-March

Those of you who miss the old Greenhouse Coffee Shop in the center of Harvard Square, fear not - the site hasn't been closed and gone forever. The owners who have brought us the great spots of Cambridge 1, Middlesex and Miracle of Science are bringing us Tory Row, a new addition to their Cambridge empire.

Tory Row will feature a menu and prices similar to the Miracle of Science and a vibe that Harvard Square needs. When I find out more, I'll let you know. In the mean time, grab a sandwich at Crema Cafe down on Brattle Street - delicious!


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Check Out Artfaktori's Art Show

Fans of this new Davis Square second-hand/vintage boutique should head over tonight when there is a fun little reception for their month long art show. Featuring local artists, it's sure to be a nice addition to the Davis Square line up. The opening runs from 5pm-7pm tonight. Click here for more info.