Mike's is like the gold standard of cannolis (at least in Boston!) and though it gets talked up a lot, it's for good reason. Some people prefer Famous Pastries down the road, but really, no trip to the North End could be truly complete without a stop at one of these places. Mike's is...more
The Buddha's Delight in Coolidge Corner was my favorite restaurant when I lived in Boston a few years ago, but since that's closed In the interim, I had to go here when I was just in town. The name has actually changed to My Thai Cafe, and the numbers on the menu have shifted, but it's the...more
Recently picked for the Best of Boston, this place is a great stop for a really good, slightly gourmet sandwich. You can eat in or take out (it would be dangerous to work nearby and have this as a lunch option!). Some days you would be very lucky to find a table at lunchtime, as the whole Best of Boston thing...more
I've spent time looking for Afghan food in Los Angeles as good as Helmand and I haven't found it. This is a gem of a restaurant - the food is delicious and the ambiance is very classy (without being prohibitively upscale). It's not in the most convenient location for out of towners sans...more
Coolidge Corner Theatre is one of the things I miss most about living in Boston. It is a non-profit first run movie theater that books great films. They also have some amazing membership packages that include free movies (and sometimes snacks) on certain nights. A friend and I went every week so that...more
The MFA is a fantastic world-class museum with interesting programming and great exhibitions (as well as wonderful permanent collections). If you are an art museum person, it is most definitely worth a visit.
The Greenway is a really nice piece of urban planning -- a chain of parks across Boston created when I-93 was moved underground as a part of the Big Dig. It runs from Chinatown to the North End, so can be a nice alternative route to go to lots of downtown tourist things (Fanueil Hall is also right off the...more