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, June 29, 2009

Free Fro Yo at Berryline in Fenway!

Berryline is expanding beyond Cambridge. Today, from 3:30pm-9:00pm enjoy free fro yo at Berryline Fenway, located at 1377 Boylston St.


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Tomorrow: Boston Chili Takedown

Head over to Great Scott in Allston tomorrow at 3:00pm for a chili takedown.

So for $10 you can try all the chilies at the event and for free you can enter your chili for a grand prize of $100 for people's favorite or $50 for judge's fave. Worth a trip down to Allston! Click here for all the details.


New ways to get in touch with us -via Google Voice!

All of us at Boston On The Go would love to hear from you folks! You might notice that we have added a new feature on the right hand side bar, "please leave us a voice mail!". By using this widget, you can leave us a voice mail! Give us some feedback and/or any type of event/place news that you think is worth putting on our blog. Hope to hear from you soon.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Just Dance.

You've already been working for the weekend, so go out tonight and enjoy the City of Cambridge's annual dance party tonight.

Tonight, from 7:00p.m. – 11:00p.m. in Central Square near City Hall, join hundreds of people for a free, citywide dance party (with DJs!). And remember, if you don't want to shake what your momma gave ya, remember that Mass Ave will be closed down for the event.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Check Out Art Fridays in Downtown Crossing

During your lunch break tomorrow or before you meet a friend for an after work drink, check out the month long event "Art Fridays" on Summer Street in Downtown Crossing.

Local artists will be selling paintings, photography, jewelery ans more. Art Fridays runs Fridays in June from 11:00am-7:00pm. Click here for more info.


Falafel Corner Opens in Harvard Square

So the Greek Corner II is out, and Falafel Corner is in.

Falafel Corner is replacing the Greek Corner II (don't worry, the original is still on North Mass Ave!) on Eliot Street. The small spot is seving baba ghanoush, tabouli, lentil soup, chicken shawarma, and tasty falafel allfor under $10. Hours are: Mon.-Sat., 11:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m.-midnight. Another option besides Pinocchio's for the after Hong Kong fix. :)


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Enter the Brattle Theater's Trailer Smackdown Contest

Brattle Theater is asking you to enter into the annual Trailer Smackdown competition.

The Brattle Theatre announces an exciting addition to its annual celebration of movie marketing and backyard fun, TRAILER TREATS. The TRAILER SMACKDOWN is a homemade trailer contest where filmmakers will compete to make the most compelling trailer for an as-yet-unmade film entitled simply "Union Street". Each filmmaker (or filmmaking team) will be required to incorporate certain elements (genre, location, character type, action, etc) in their two minute or less trailer. All entries are due by July 6, 2009 and must include a Registration Form. A dedicated group of filmlovers will gather for a preliminary judging round and the finalists will be screened during TRAILER TREATS on July 16, 2009. A Grand Prize Audience Award will be voted on and a winner announced at the event. A cash prize will be awarded and the winning trailer will be featured on the Brattle's website as well as screened prior to certain features during our July/August calendar. A $10 entry fee is required with registration for the competition. Click here for full contest rules and registration!


Open House at the American Brewery Lofts Tonight

Looking to take advantage of that $8,000 first time home buyers tax credit? Then check out tonight's American Brewery Lofts Open House in JP tonight.

From 5:00pm-8:00pm enjoy food, music and raffle prizes and I would hope a tour of the units, too. Click here for more info.


Monday, June 22, 2009

World Famous Chefs at the ICA

Back by popular demand, the ICA is hosting "Talking Tastes," as series of talks with popular Boston and New England chefs.

The chefs will discuss food and drink, talking about their latest flavors and signing copies of their cookbooks while you sample their tempting recipes. My pick? Ana Sortun, owner of Cambridge's Oleana and Sofra. She will be talking on Friday, June 26th at 6:30p.m. The talks are free with museum admission. Space is limited. Free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis at the admissions desk one hour before the program. For more info, click here.


Friday, June 19, 2009

Dancing on the Charles Starts Saturday

Ready to get your groove on? Well, Dancing on the Charles is starting this weekend. From 7:00pm-1:00pm on Gerry's Landing you can enjoy DJs & more. Cover is $10 before 9:00pm, $20 after.


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Free Friday Flicks at the Hatchshell Start this Week

You know summer has kicked into gear when the Hatch Shell movies have been posted. Starting this Friday, starting at sunset (approx. 8:00pm) enjoy free movies down at the Hatchshell.

Click here for the full calendar. My pick: go see Iron Man in August...if not for Robert Downey, Jr. then just to get in gear for Iron Man 2 next year. Enjoy!


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

One Kendall Square Music Lab- Tonight!

Head over to Kendall Square tonight for the first ever One Kendall Square Music Lab!

“The One Kendall Square Music Lab”, is a series that will take place on Wednesdays June 17, July 15, and August 19 from 5:30-8:30pm. Prominent local bands The Evan Goodrow Band (6/17), 3rd Left (7/15), and Audio Underground (8/19) are scheduled to perform two-one hour sets at the festival-style events, which will also showcase the menus of The Blue Room, Cambridge Brewing Company, BeanTowne Coffee House, Flat Top Johnny’s, Tommy Doyle’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, and the recently-opened The Friendly Toast. Each restaurant will offer sampler versions of some of their most popular dishes for $5 or less, with a portion of the proceeds going to a local charity, the Kendall Community Group. Rain Dates: Thursdays June 18, July 16 and August 20. Click here for more info.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Boston Harbor Hotel's Summer Entertainment Series Starts This Week

Good news: free music starts over at the Boston Harbor Hotel this week. Bad news: it's a bit balmy outside, no? Anyways, the Boston Harbor Hotel is ready to give you free, outdoor music and movies all summer long.

Enjoy jazz, film classics and more all week long. Music events are on Tuesdays and Movies are on Friday nights. Click here for the PDF calendar.


Monday, June 15, 2009

Check out Concerts @ Cafe 939

We all know Berklee is filled with great musicians. And an inexpensive way to hear some great artists is through the school's Cafe 939.

Click here for the full calendar and info,
but may I recommend this week's The New Thelonious Monk Institute Sextet (June 17th, $10) and Ari Heist (June 19th, $15). Enjoy!


Friday, June 12, 2009

Try this chilling sweet note

Need something to do this weekend? Stop by the South End haunt ChocoLee for a Mouss-icle.

According to the Improper Bostonian, for $3 you can get a Mouss-icle - chocolate mousse dipped in milk and dark chocolate. Delicioso. ChocoLee is located at 83 Pembroke Street.


Glam Hair Boutique Opens in Back Bay

Need a temporary color change? Well the new Back Bay store Glam can help you out.

The new spot makes custom hair units from 100 percent natural hair and also makes clip-on hair extensions so you can really look like Brit Brit at Halloween.

Glam works with any ethnicity and works with people who have lost their hair or are just looking for a change. The store adds a funky decor and sells jewelry and tiaras, too. "Hair" just won a Tony, so maybe they are on to something. Glam is located at 33 Gloucester Street.


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Green Tomato II in Somerville Closes

The home of Green Tomato II on Elm Street near Davis has closed. Someone should look into making it a bar. Apparently nothing else works there.


New Nordstrom's Rack to come to Framingham

It's about time that Danvers isn't the only place to grab Cole Hann shoes at a steal. reported today that the Shopper's World Complex in Framingham will have a Nordstrom Rack by Spring 2010. Woohoo. I heart bargains.


Check out these Eco Events Coming Up

Boston gal loves getting her green on. And these events are sure to do the trick. Check out Saturday's Fair Trade Fest at the Artists for Humanity Center in South Boston and Tuesday's first ever Boston EcoTweetUp.

Fair Trade Fest is from 12:00pm-6:00pm at the Arts for Humanity Epicenter (take the Red Line to Broadway) and will feature food, fashion and more. Click here for details.

And the Boston EcoTweet up? Well, BostonEco Tweetup is a free social networking event for anyone who is passionate about eco-living and trying locaal eateries. Yum. This first one is in the Fort Point Channel at The Achilles Project/Persephone, 283 Summer Street. Take the Red line to South Station. The events start at 6:00pm. Click here for more.


Catch Free Movies at the Pru this Summer

The Wedding Singer anyone? You can catch it tonight and a variety of other movies this summer at the Pru on Thursdays.

Entertainment (dining, pre-movie activities start at 6:00pm and the movies start at sundown. There is also a parking special: enter the garage after 5:00 p.m. and get $12 parking with retail validation ($10 purchase required to receive validation).

Movie line up:

Thursday, June 11
The Wedding Singer

Thursday, June 18
Back to the Future

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Click here for more info.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Look for a New Downtown Crossing Spot

As many of my fellow foodies have heard, a new spot will be across from Ivy Restaurant soon on Temple Place - Stoddard's Fine Food & Ale.

Set to open late June, early July, the new restaurant by the folks who brought us Ivy will be replacing the old Stoddard's store. The restaurant is rumored to have 30 beers on tap and a shoeshine station. Old Boys' Club indeed.


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

New Restaurant - Teranga in the South End

Boston has its first Senegalese restaurant, Teranga.

Teranga translates into 'hospitality," and based on yelp reviews (I haven't been yet, sorry!) it looks like it's a comfort food hot spot. Prices are reasonable with entrees around $16, and the wine list looks interesting with South African wine and beer from Haiti and New Zealand. Teranga is located at 1746 Washington Street(between Springfield St & Massachusetts Ave) in the South End (T: Orange Line Mass Ave, Silver Line or Bus 1.) For hours & reservations: (617) 266-0003.


Monday, June 8, 2009

Head over to Sel de la Terre tonight

Friends over at Sel de la Terre mentioned their Happy Hour deals on Twitter. Cheap oysters and cocktails? What's not to love?

Tonight, from 5:00pm-7:00pm$5 cocktails, $1 Oysters, $1 Charcuterie plates. Sel de la Terre is located at 774 Bolyston Street, in the new Mandarin Hotel.


Friday, June 5, 2009

DePasquale’s Homemade Pasta Shoppe Opens in the North End

DePasquale’s Homemade Pasta Shoppe opened at 66A Cross Street in the North End this week. The store offers over 50 varieties of pasta alone!

Some of the different types of pasta include twenty flavors of handmade ravioli with fillings such as artichoke and lobster. Yum.

The shop will also carry an array of olive oils, pestos, cheeses and fresh-baked bread. You can even pick up recipe cards, too. Some Mike's Pastry and a bottle of wine, and you got yourself a nice night.

DePasquale’s Homemade Pasta Shoppe is open from Mon-Thurs from 10am-8pm, Fri- 10am-10pm, Saturday 9am-9pm and Sunday 10am-6pm.


Free Donut Day at Dunkins

Head over to your favorite Dunkin Donuts today - it's free donuts today when you buy a coffee. I am treating myself to a Boston creme one. ;)


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Boston Burger Co Review

So we headed to Davis Square tonight to see Anvil! Story of Anvil! (which by the way, is highly recommended) and we stopped by the newest restaurant spot in Davis - the Boston Burger Co.

The menu is filled with tons of different burgers - over 15. Some of us weren't daring enough to try the "King" filled with peanut butter, bananas and other Elvis Presley favorites. The burgers were hearty, and each come with chips and your choice of baked beans of slaw. Fries are an additional cost, but on the side - though they are worth it. We tried the garlic Parmesan and the bacon cheddar fries and they were great - two people can definitely share one order. The boneless wings were good, but we made the mistake of getting them in teriyaki sauce. The only thing missing from the menu - milkshakes. But being located right next to a JP Lick's fixes that problem. :)

Boston Burger Co. is located at 37 Davis Square.


Tonight: Beacon Hill Summer Stroll

Head over to Beacon Hill tonight for their Summer Stroll Event featuring promos, refreshments and a raffle at participating stores.

Tonight from 5pm to 8pm more than twenty participating businesses in Beacon Hill are participating Summer Shopping Stroll. Activities include promos, refreshments and a chance to win a gift basket with a selection of products and services from all participating businesses. The more businesses you visit, the greater your odds of winning(one entry per business). Click here for more info.


Check Out Harpoon's Summer Session this Weekend

So this weekend, both Friday & Saturday, Harpoon is hosting its 2nd Annual Summer Session.

The Brewery will feature Harpoon summer ales, like IPA, UFO and more. In addition to beer, enjoy live acts, DJs and BBQ from Andy Husbands of Tremont 647 and snack from Sister Sorel. Admission is $20. Fun starts at 5:30pm on Friday (June 5) and 3:00pm (June 6). Click here for more.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Federal is now Open

The Federal, located on Cambridge St in Beacon Hill, is now open. While we haven't had a chance to eat there yet, we did swing by and pick up a menu (see below).

The Federal is at 204 Cambridge St (the former Venice Cafe location) and bills itself as 'Gourmet Sandwiches and Pizza'. From looking at their menu their sandwich options do look quite tasty (with Boar's Head meat). While the hours (Sun-Wed 11am to 12am; Thu-Sat 11am to 2am) are not quite as conducive to the post drinking crowd as Venice Cafe's old hours, it is great to have another dining option added to the Beacon Hill mix (other late late night options currently include: Shangri La, Felcaro's Pizzeria, and 7-11).


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

And Another New Sushi Place

The sushi options downtown just increased by one with the opening of Exotic Sushi and Tapas. Signs for this restaurant covered windows at the downtown location and at a location next to the Lowes Boston Common theater for many months.

Exotic Sushi and Tapas is located at 184 High St and just recently opened (so the usual disclaimers about trying a new restaurant in its first couple of weeks still apply here).

I have not had a chance to walk by the Boston Common location to see if that one has opened. If anyone has information about that location, please let us know through comments!


J's Tomodachi Sushi Shop is Open

J's Tomodachi Sushi, a new sushi place on Mass Ave in Boston is open.

The sushi place is located at 201 Massachusetts Ave, (between Clearway St & Norway St) near the Symphony T stop. Try saying that name twice.