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contents Features Burger Bros

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“Wahlburgers” brings Boston’s first family to prime time Fun-filled date nights you’ll only find in Boston

Get your sugar fix this February

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12 Current Events 17 On Exhibit 20 Shopping 26 Cambridge 29 Maps 35 Neighborhoods 41 Sightseeing 48 Freedom Trail 50 Dining

37 A Peek at the Past

Commonwealth Avenue Mall

62 Boston Accent

Comedian Tracy Morgan

ON THE COVER: The stars of “Wahlburgers” on A&E. Photo: Zach Dilgard/A&E. middle photo: Bob Perachio; bottom photo: Samantha Murray

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A two-week primer on Boston’s best events

February 19–23

February 22–March 2

Whether you’ve got a dinghy, a yacht or your boat is just imaginary, the New England Boat Show is the place to browse for the next best thing. The biggest event of its kind in the Northeast, the show features hundreds of new boats and marine accessories, as well as an appearance by Dave Carraro of National Geographic Channel’s “Wicked Tuna.” Refer to listing, page 15.

February 23

The ultimate girls-night-out entertainment arrives at The Wilbur Theatre with Spank! Harder, a sexy and satirical send-up of the best-selling phenomenon Fifty Shades of Grey. This sequel to Spank! parodies E.L. James’s erotic trilogy along with various pop culture events and personalities. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St. $35.75–45.75. thewilbur.com

February 27

Justin Timberlake knows better than anyone that “What Goes Around Comes Around,” so it’s no surprise that he’s back at TD Garden this month as part of his 20/20 Experience World Tour. The multi-talented winner of three 2013 Grammy Awards, including Best R&B Song for “Pusher Love Girl,” is sure to rock your body until the end of time. Refer to listing, page 15.

March 1

Part shopping cart race, part costume party, part bar crawl and part food drive, the Boston Urban Idiotorama is all spectacle. The wacky event— (very) loosely based on the famous Iditarod dog sled race—winds its way through the streets of Fenway starting at The Landsowne Pub at 11 a.m. and benefits the Preventive Food Pantry at Boston Medical Center. bostonurbaniditarod.com Top photo: Rob Blackburn; second from bottom: Tom Munro/Rca Records; Bottom Photo: © Kateryna Photography

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Don’t expect to find any elephants or clowns at a Circus Oz show. The innovative Australian company has redefined the circus for modern audiences using a rock ’n’ roll crew of acrobats, aerialists and musicians. The irreverent, breathtaking display is fun for the whole family. Citi Shubert Theatre, 270 Tremont St. $30–70. celebrityseries.org

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Faneuil Hall Marketplace has always been a favorite destination for hungry diners, and now the incentive to visit is even greater. Now through the end of March, dozens of restaurants and vendors in the Hall are offering half-off select items. Among the deals: $6.40 fish ’n’ chips at Dick’s Last Resort; $5.50 hamburger, fries and drink combo at Quincy’s Place; and $5.50 falafel wrap at West End Strollers. In addition, Zuma Tex-Mex, Wagamama and Cheers have half-off appetizers weekday afternoons. See the full list of discounts at faneuilhallmarketplace.com/halfoff and start making plans to eat your way through Faneuil Hall. —Erica Jackson Curran

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Patriot’s Way

Celebrate Black History Month by following in the footsteps of African-Americans who helped make Boston the city it is today. Hosted by the Freedom Trail Foundation, the 90-minute African-American Patriots Tour takes visitors through the events of the American Revolution as seen through the eyes of key historic figures such as Prince Hall, Crispus Attucks, Phillis Wheatley and Peter Salem. Led by costumed guides and starting at Boston Common, the tours are offered Saturdays and Sundays at 12:45 p.m. through the end of February. Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors and students, and $7 for children under 12. Visit thefreedomtrail.org to buy in advance. —EJC bottom photo: sam Jones/ Freedom TRail Foundation


Crushin’ It

True Neapolitan pizza is so rare a bite, only a handful of restaurants get it right—and Crush Pizza promises they’re one of them. Recently settled in the Financial District at 107 State St., Chef/Owner Tony Naser brings Boston his authentic Neapolitan pie made the way Italian pizzaiolo have prepared it for centuries. Pies are baked for a mere 90 seconds at 900 degrees in two dramatic, floor-to-ceiling wood-fired ovens imported from Italy, and are made with only the freshest and most authentic ingredients. Try one of Crush’s 10 specialties like the “Pesto Blast,” topped with fire-roasted cherry tomatoes, feta and sun-dried tomatoes, or build your own pizza from a selection of freshly made and imported toppings. Find out more at crushpizza.com. —Samantha DiMauro

Fit for a Princess

London-based luxury brand L.K. Bennett recently joined the ranks at Copley Place with a 2,350-squarefoot pop-up shop on the first level. (They plan to move into a permanent location in the mall within the year.) Founded in Wimbledon, London in 1990, the British fashion house offers timeless dresses, structured bags and eye-catching accessories sophisticated enough to appeal to royalty. Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton has been seen sporting the brand’s frocks, clutches and shoes (the Sledge Pump is apparently her favorite). See more at lkbennett.com. —SD

Unbridled Passion

Jose Mateo Dance Theatre heats up Harvard Square this month with a trio of sensual ballets. Unbridled, the company’s first performance in 2014, features Schubert’s Adagio, Mozart’s Concerto and Debussy’s Still Waters, three works representing three very different eras that explore the complexities of human relationships. The show takes place February 20–23 and February 28–March 2 at The Sanctuary Theatre, 400 Harvard St. in Cambridge. Tickets are $40. Visit ballettheatre.org for more details. —EJC bottom photo: Gary Sloan

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“Wahlburgers” brings Boston’s first family to prime time. By Erica Jackson Curran

Wahlburgers Chef Paul Wahlberg

As far as Paul Wahlberg is concerned, his brothers Mark and Donnie can have Hollywood; he’s perfectly happy in Hingham. The chef and owner of South Shore restaurants Wahlburgers and Alma Nove has never felt the urge to follow in his little brothers’ footsteps, so it’s a bit ironic that he’s now co-starring in a new reality TV show. “My brothers came up with the idea,” Paul says of “Wahlburgers,” which premiered on A&E in January. “It’s not something I was interested in. I’m a cook, that’s what I do. I don’t think I’ll ever warm up to it, but it’s good for the business and I get to spend more time with [my brothers].” Paul was the fifth of nine children born to Alma and Donald Wahlberg; he was also the first of the clan to graduate high school. Growing up in Dorchester, Mass., the family didn’t have a lot of money, making their success, as Paul says, “a real American story.” Paul grew up cooking alongside his mother, then got his start washing dishes at a friend’s family’s restaurant. He worked his way up the ranks at Boston-area restaurants until he became an executive chef, creating menus for multiple restaurants around Boston and Washington, D.C. Wahlburgers the restaurant is more than just an ode to the famous family—though you will find plenty of Wahlberg movie memorabilia on display. The menu includes tasty options like 8

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Paul (center) with brothers Mark (left) and Donnie (right)

the Thanksgiving burger topped with stuffing, roasted butternut squash and orange cranberry sauce (Mark’s choice); addictive sweet potato tots; and a “Fluffanuttahh” frappe. Paul says his staff “gets a giggle out of ” the filming. Paul’s original teacher Alma still helps out in his restaurants (including Alma Nove, which was named for her), and she’s already a fan favorite on the show. “She’s a ham,” Mark says in the first episode. “She’s going to run all of you into the ground.” Mark and Donnie make regular appearances—in the first episode, Mark has a movie premiere at Wahlburgers and Donnie helps Paul scout locations for a new restaurant. “They’ve always been there, and if you need support with something they put in their two cents,” Paul says. Other regulars on “Wahlburgers,” besides the Wahlbergs: Donnie’s girlfriend Jenny McCarthy, Henry “Nacho” Laun and Johnny “Drama” Alvez, who inspired a character on “Entourage.” “People find it interesting and funny,” Paul says of “Wahlburgers.” “They find out about the restaurant industry, but it’s more about family dynamics. There’s a lot of things that people can relate to in their own family life.” Wahlburgers is located at 19 Shipyard Drive in Hingham, 14 miles south of Boston. It is accessible from Boston's Long Wharf via the Hingham Ferry. Call 781-749-2100 for details. above right photo: © A&E 2014


Five First Dates Forget dinner and a movie—here are five fun date nights you’ll only find in Boston. By Erica Jackson Curran

Museum of Science

Museum of Fine Arts

Kings

February may be synonymous with chocolate and champagne, yet there’s more than one way to show someone you care. And it doesn’t even have to be Valentine’s Day. Body Talk. Learn a little bit more about each other—and yourself—at the Museum of Science’s Hall of Human Life. The engaging exhibit invites you to be “part of the story” through interaction and digital media. Find out how many microbes live in your body, how many calories you burn when you walk and how your sense of balance compares with your date’s. Who knew biology could be so fun? Garden Party. Watching a bunch of sweaty guys racing around TD Garden may not seem romantic to some, but rooting for your favorite Boston team together inevitably inspires a certain level of bonding. Grab some fried food and a frosty brew and cheer for the Bruins or the Celtics—both teams have a handful of home games happening throughout the month. Art Attack. Enjoy some visual stimulation at the Museum of Fine Arts, where you could spend an entire day browsing the various galleries. The newly opened Samba

Spirit: Modern Afro Brazilian Art is sure to heat up even the coldest day. And the Think Pink exhibit couldn’t be more fitting for Valentine’s Day. Bowled Over. Crank up your competitive spirit—and the heat—with a friendly game of bowling at Kings. The Back Bay facility features 16 lanes along with three bars and a full-service restaurant. Order from the fanciful martini menu—Fizzy Lifting Drinks and Gummi Bear Martinis are among the options—or just go classic with a White Russian, a.k.a. “The Dude.” Liquid Lesson. Knock back a few drinks while learning a thing or two at the Boston Center for Adult Education’s Wine & Spirits Classes. Find out more about your favorite tipples from some of Boston’s best-known mixologists and sommeliers—then make them at home for your sweetheart. The extensive lineup includes everything from a Fizz Seminar to The Art of the Cocktail to a Scotch Tasting.

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Sweet Treats Whether you’re in a relationship or single, February tends to be synonymous with sweets. You may experience an overdose of pink and red this month, but you certainly won’t go hungry. By Erica Jackson Curran

Sweet

With four locations around the area, this cute-as-a-button bakery specializes in classic cupcakes. Choose from Valentine’sinspired flavors such as Red Velvet, Strawberries & Cream or Whipped White Chocolate Ganache. Sweet offers gluten-free cupcakes and cookies as well. Various locations, sweetcupcakes.com

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Flour Bakery + Café

James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Joanne Chang heads up this beloved local bakery that’s known for its better-than-homemade selection of treats. Woo your sweetheart with a tasty tart, a chocolate chunk cookie or an entire Triple Chocolate Mousse cake. Various locations, flourbakery.com

Phillips Chocolates

Founded in 1925, this family-run chocolate operation is the oldest in Boston. The hand-crafted, small-batch chocolates and confections are available in a variety of pre-packaged assortments perfect for gifting. 800-722-0905, phillipschocolate.com


L.A. Burdick

What says “love” better than chocolate mice? They’re one of L.A. Burdick’s signature treats along with chocolate penguins and Linzer tortes. 220 Clarendon St., 617-303-0113; 52 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-4914340; burdickchocolate.com

Beacon Hill Chocolates

Self-proclaimed chocolate addict Paula Barth stocks her shop with artisanal chocolates from around the globe. As tasty as they are beautiful, these chocolates are truly works of art. 91 Charles St., 617-725-1900, beaconhillchocolates.com

Finale

With locations downtown and in Harvard Square, this sweet spot has a bakery with quick to-go items as well as a romantic nighttime desserterie serving elaborate desserts such as the Dark Chocolate Decadence. 1 Columbus Ave., 617-423-3184; 30 Dunster St., Cambridge, 617-441-9797, finaledesserts.com

Café Fleuri at the Langham Hotel

The ultimate chocolate extravaganza takes place at Café Fleuri every Saturday from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. The allyou-can-eat dessert buffet includes chocolate croissant bread pudding, whoopie pies, truffles and more. 250 Franklin St., 617-451-1900

Top of the Hub

Dubbed one of the most romantic dining destinations in the world by The Travel Channel, Top of the Hub offers panoramic views of the city and sinful desserts by pastry chef Tommy Choi. 800 Boylston St., 617-536-1775, topofthehub.net

Modern Pastry Max Brenner

Experience chocolate like you’ve never had it before at this Back Bay spot. We’re talking chocolate pizza, a fondue tower and Suckao, a dense shot of rich hot chocolate. 745 Boylston St., 617-274-1741, maxbrenner.com

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For treats with an Italian accent, head to this North End mainstay for babas, torrone, amaretto, anginetti and of course cannoli. 257 Hanover St., 617-523-3783, modernpastry.com BOSTONGUIDE.COM

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Handel and haydn society Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., 617-266-3605, handelandhaydn.org. A principal leader of Boston’s arts community since 1815, the Handel and Haydn Society is dedicated to performing baroque and classical music at the highest level of artistic excellence and to share that music with as large and diverse an audience as possible. Feb 21 at 8 p.m., Feb 23 at 3 p.m.—Vivaldi’s Gloria, $25–90.

Comedy Dick Doherty’s Comedy Den Below Howl at the moon 184 High St., 800-401-2221, dickdoherty. com. Shows Thu–Sat. $15 & 20. National headliners with a Boston connection and local comedians are joined by Boston’s next superstars.

BODY WORLDS: VITAL

This eye-opening exhibit celebrates the potential of the active and actualizing human body. Featuring authentic human bodies, the exhibition includes cautionary displays about distress and disease, and inspirational insights about the virtuosity and resilience of humans.

Improv Asylum 216 Hanover St., 617Inside Tip: 263-6887, improv Interested in doing improv yourself? asylum.com. $5–25, Improv Asylum dinner packages availoffers classes of able. Some of Boston’s varying levels. top improvisational comics perform uproarious and creative shows at this theater in Boston’s North End.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 200 Faneuil Hall Square, bodyworldsboston.com. $15.50–22.50.

Laugh boston Westin Seaport Waterfront Hotel, 425 Summer St., 617-725-2844, laughboston.com. Boston’s newest comedy club, the standup sibling to Improv Asylum, features premier stand-up comedy. Includes a weekly show called Legends of Boston Comedy, as well as national acts. Feb 6–8—Godfrey, $25; Feb 13–15—Colin Jost, $25–35; Feb 20–22—Michael Che, $25; Feb 27–Mar 1— Joey Diaz, $25.

Classical Boston Symphony Orchestra Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., 617-266-2378, bso.org. Renowned throughout the world for its distinctive sound, impressive range and overall virtuosity, the Boston Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 132nd year of performing the world’s most beloved classical music. Feb 6 & 8 at 8 p.m., Feb 14 & 15 at 1:30 p.m.—Stucky, Schumann and Brahms, with Bernard Haitink and Murray Perahia, $30–117; Feb 14 & 15 at 8 p.m., Feb 16 at 3 p.m.—Bernstein’s West Side Story, $35–130; Feb 20 & 22 at 8 p.m., Feb 21 at 1:30 p.m.—Dvorák and Beethoven, $31–126; Feb 26–Mar 1—Youth Concert: “There’s Nothing Better Than a Good Story,” free–$20. 12

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Nick’s Comedy Stop 100 Warrenton St., 617-438-1068, nicks comedystop.com. Nick’s is the city’s longest-running comedy club. Feb 7 & 8 at 8 p.m.—Owen Bowness, $20; Feb 15—Brian Beaudoin, $20; Feb 28 & Mar 1—Kyle Ploof, $20. Wilbur Theatre 246 Tremont St., 617-248-9700, thewilbur theatre.com. This venue hosts comedic headliners as well as national musical talent.


Feb 7 at 10 p.m.—Iliza Shlesinger, $22; Feb 14 & 15—Mike Birbiglia, $35; Feb 16 & 17 at 7 p.m.—Miranda Sings, $25 & 40; Feb 28 at 7:30 p.m.—Steve Rannazzisi, $22.50.

Dance Close to chuck Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., 617-695-6955. Feb 20–Mar 2. $29–137. An artfully curated trio of contemporary works showcasing three ballets from some of today’s most visionary choreographers including Jirí Kylián (Bella Figura), Jorma Elo (C. to. C) and José Martinez. Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company: Story/Time Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., 617-478-3100. Feb 21–23. $25 & 50. Director and choreographer Bill T. Jones returns to the stage at the center of an acclaimed new work. Inspired by legendary composer John Cage’s Indeterminacy, Jones creates a collage of dance, music and 70 of his own short stories, arranged anew for each performance by chance procedure.

Kate Weare Company Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., 617-478-3100. Feb 28 & Mar 1. $36 & 40. Kate Weare Company creates ingenious and imaginative dances that deal with contemporary perceptions of identity and relationships. Her wonderfully intricate, nuanced dance vocabulary is technically challenging yet highly sensuous.

Film Bright Family Screening Room Paramount Center, 559 Washington St., 617-824-8400. $10. Visit artsemerson .org for full schedule. Emerson College’s state-of-the-art screening room features a variety of classic films. Coolidge Corner Theatre 290 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-734-2500, coolidge.org. Call for showtimes and full schedule. $9.25; students, seniors, children (under 12) & matinees (before 5 p.m.) $7.25. This beloved theater shows art house, independent, classic and international films, including midnight movies.

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Mugar Omni Theater Museum of Science, 617-723-2500 or 617333-FILM, mos.org. $10; seniors $9; children (3–11) $8. Discounted admission after 6 p.m. This IMAX theater presents larger-than-life images on a five-story high domed screen. Now showing: Rocky Mountain Express; The Greatest Places; Jerusalem; Journey to the South Pacific. Simons IMAX Theatre New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, 866-815-4629, neaq.org. Open daily at 9:30 a.m. $9.95; seniors & children (3–11) $7.95. Visit the first large-format theater in Boston to have 3D viewing capability. Now showing: Penguins 3D; Journey to the South Pacific 3D; Great White Shark 3D.

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Coolidge Corner Theatre 290 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-734-2500, coolidge.org. $10; children $8. In addition to its regular screenings, this theatre also hosts frequent programs just for kids, ranging from films to performances. Feb 15 at 10:30 1:33 PMlivePage 1 a.m.—Mister G.

Live Music House of Blues 15 Lansdowne St., 888-693-BLUE, hob. com/boston. This club, concert hall and restaurant across from Fenway Park welcomes top rock, blues and pop acts. Feb 4 at 8 p.m.—2 Chainz, $39.50 & 55; Feb 7 at 8 p.m.—Galactic, $27.50 & 45; Feb 21 at 7:30 p.m.—Railroad Earth, $22.50; Feb 24 & 25 at 7:30 p.m.—Bob Weir and RatDog, $39.50 & 55; Feb 27 at 8 p.m.—St. Vincent, $25 & 45. Paradise Rock Club 967 Commonwealth Ave., 617-562-8800, thedise.com. An intimate setting with big sound, the Paradise is one of Boston’s favorite rock clubs. Feb 7 at 9 p.m.— Darkside, $20; Feb 13 at 9 p.m.—Beth Orton, $20. Scullers Jazz Club DoubleTree Guest Suites Hotel, 400 Soldiers Field Road, 617-562-4111, scullersjazz. com. This Boston club is known for featuring the biggest names in Latin and contemporary jazz, blues, soul, R&B, cabaret and 14

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world music. Feb 6 & 7 at 8 and 10 p.m.— The Bad Plus, $30 & 35; Feb 21 at 8 and 10 p.m.—Lea DeLaria, $30; Feb 27 at 8 and 11 p.m.—Hot Club of Detroit, $30. TD Garden TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, 617-624-2327, tdgarden.com. Home to the Boston Celtics and Bruins, this arena also hosts some of the biggest acts in music. Feb 27 at 8 p.m.—Justin Timberlake, $52–177.50; Feb 28 at 8 p.m.—Kings of Leon, $29.50–65.50. Top of the Hub Prudential Tower, 52nd floor, 617-536-1775, topofthehub.net. Sun & Mon from 8 p.m.– midnight, Tue–Thu from 8:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m., Fri & Sat from 9 p.m.–1 a.m. Enjoy food, drinks and the best view in Boston as you swing to live jazz and classics from the Great American Songbook. Wilbur Theatre 246 Tremont St., 617-248-9700, thewilbur theatre.com. Hosting comedic headliners as well as national musical talent. Feb 12 at 7:30 p.m.—Dr. John, $30–65; Feb 22 at 9 p.m.—Mos Def, tickets: $35–45.

Special Events Boston Wine Expo Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, 1 Inside Tip: Chefs appearing Seaport Lane, 617-385at the Wine Expo 5368, wine-expos.com. include Ming Tsai, Feb 15 & 16. $75–145. Mary Ann Esposito This event features and Barbara Lynch. festivities celebrating wine, food and culture from the greatest wine-growing regions of the world. New England Boat Show Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St., 617-472-1442, newengland boatshow.com. Feb 22–Mar 2. $15. Attracting tens of thousands of boating and sailing enthusiasts, the Northeast’s largest boating event docks for nine days, featuring hundreds of the newest boats and onthe-water accessories. sowa winter market 1500 Washington St., newenglandopen markets.com. Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1. Free. Located in Boston’s artsy SoWa neighborhood, this hip and urban indoor market

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current events features more than 40 independent artists, craftspersons and designers, gourmet specialty food vendors, and vintage clothing and accessories.

Sports Beanpot hockey tournament TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Inside Tip: beanpothockey.com. The Beanpot debuted in Feb 3 & 10 at 8 p.m December 1952. The first two Monday Boston University nights of February in has won the most Beanpots, with a Boston are reserved total of 29. Boston for the Beanpot, an College is the annual hockey tournadefending champ. ment that featues Boston College, Boston University, Harvard and Northeastern. Boston Bruins/nhl TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, 617-624-1050, bruins.nhl.com. Feb 4 at 7 p.m. vs. Vancouver Canucks Feb 8 at 3 p.m. vs. Ottawa Senators Mar 1 at 1 p.m. vs. Washington Capitals Boston Celtics/NBA TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, 617-523-3030, nba.com/celtics. Feb 7 at 7:30 p.m. vs. Sacramento Kings Feb 9 at 6 p.m. vs. Dallas Mavericks Feb 12 at 7:30 p.m. vs. San Antonio Spurs Feb 26 at 7:30 p.m. vs. Atlanta Hawks Mar 1 at 8 p.m. vs. Indiana Pacers

Theater American Idiot Broadway in Boston, Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., 866-523-7469. Feb 7–9. $30–125. This smash-hit musical tells the story of three lifelong friends forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, the show features the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track. Blue Man Group Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., 617931-2787, 617-426-6912, blueman.com. Ongoing. $55 & 105. This giddily subversive off-Broadway hit serves up outrageous 16

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and inventive theater where three muted, blue-painted performers spoof both contemporary art and modern technology. Wry commentary and bemusing antics are matched only by the ingenious ways in which music and sound are created. The show has recently been updated with new performance pieces and music. Death of a salesman Lyric Stage Company, 140 Clarendon St., 617-585-5678. Beginning Feb 14. $25–64. Arthur Miller’s 1949 classic tells the story of Willy Loman, an aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine. This tragic hero is presented as a man whose dreams are at once insupportably vast and dangerously insubstantial. MAN IN A CASE Baryshnikov Productions, Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, 219 Tremont St., 617-824-8400. Feb 25–Mar 2. $25–89. Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar fuse theater, dance, music and video to this visionary adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Man in a Case and About Love, featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov and Paul Lazar.

Shear Madness

It’s a day like any other at the Shear Madness salon, when suddenly the lady upstairs get knocked off. Whodunnit? Join the fun as the audience matches wits with the suspects to catch the killer at this wildly popular comedy. Shear Madness has audiences laughing around the world. Boston is the original. Charles Playhouse Stage II, 74 Warrenton St., 617-426-5225, shearmadness. com. Ongoing. $50.

Tickets Bostix Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Copley Square. Tue–Sat 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Information and tickets, including half-price seats on day of event, for the best performing arts around Boston. Log on to bostix.org to purchase discounted tickets and receive special e-mail updates. All ticket offers subject to availability.


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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Commissioned by Boston aristocrat Isabella Stewart Gardner and modeled after a 15th-century Venetian palace, the museum exhibits 2,500 objects, including works by Rembrandt, Botticelli, Raphael, Titian and Matisse. Special exhibit: Last Seen by Sophie Calle. 280 The Fenway, 617-566-1401. Wed– Mon 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Thu ’til 9 p.m. Admission: $15; seniors $12; college students $5; children (under 18) free. Visitors named Isabella are also admitted free.

Boston Boston Children’s Museum Museum Wharf, 308 Congress St., 617-4266500, bostonkids.org. Sat–Thu 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Fri ’til 9 p.m. Admission: $14; children (under 1) free; Sat–Thu 4–5 p.m. $7; Fri 5–9 p.m. (Family Night) $1. This popular museum for kids of all ages features a plethora of interactive exhibits that allow children to learn about science, history and culture firsthand. Boston TEA Party Ships & Museum 306 Congress St., 617-338-1773, bostontea partyship.com. Mon–Sun 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Admission: $25; seniors/students/military $22; children $15. Journey back in time on this all-encompassing, multi-sensory interactive tour. Explore authentically restored tea ships, see historic artifacts and learn about the people, events and consequences that led up to the American Revolution as they occurred 240 years ago.

Institute of Contemporary Art 100 Northern Ave., 617-478-3100, icaboston .org. Sat, Sun, Tue & Wed 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Thu & Fri ’til 9 p.m. Admission: $15; seniors $13; students $10; children (under 17) free. Free to all Thu 5–9 p.m. This state-of-theart, gleaming structure on the South Boston waterfront presents installations of contemporary paintings, sculptures and photographs, as well as cutting-edge live dance and musical performances. Special exhibits: William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time; Toya Ruby Frazier: WITNESS; Christina Ramberg; beginning Feb 5—Nick Cave. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Columbia Point off Morrissey Boulevard, next to UMass Boston, Dorchester, 866535-1960, jfklibrary.org. Daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission: $14; seniors & students $12; children (13–17) $10; children (12 and under) free; library forums free. This museum portrays the life, leadership and legacy of John F. Kennedy and members of his illustrious family in 21 exhibits, three theaters, 20 video presentations and more. Special exhibits: A Nation Remembers; To the Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis. The Mary Baker Eddy Library 200 Massachusetts Ave., 617-450-7000, marybakereddylibrary.org. Tue–Sun 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission: $6; seniors, students & youth (6–17) $4; children (under 6) free. The Library explores the life and achievements of Mary Baker Eddy, a New England woman who defied conventional 19thcentury thinking to become an influential religious leader, publisher, teacher and businesswoman. The museum also houses the famous Mapparium—a three-story stainedglass globe, opened in 1935, which allows visitors to stand in the center, giving them a unique look at how ideas can inspire individuals and change the world. The Museum of African-American History African Meeting House, 46 Joy St. (corner of Smith Court), Beacon Hill, 617-725-2991, afroammuseum.org. Mon–Sat 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission: $5; seniors & children (13–17) $3; children (12 & under) free. Explore the history of Boston’s 19th-century African-American community at the African Meeting House, the oldest African-American church

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on exhibit still standing in the United States. In addition, there are tour maps available for the Black Heritage Trail. Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Ave., 617-267-9300, mfa. org. Sat–Tue 10 a.m.–4:45 p.m., Wed–Fri ’til 9:45 p.m. Admission (includes two visits in a 10-day period): $25; seniors & students $23; Wed after 4 p.m., pay as you wish; children (7–17) $10 on weekdays before 3 p.m., free at all other times; children (6 and under) free. The museum houses an outstanding collection of paintings, prints, sculptures, furnishings and other artwork from ancient times through the present, as well as the most comprehensive collection of Asiatic art in the world and a four-floor Art of the Americas wing. Special exhibits: American Gestures: Abstract Expressionism; Audubon’s Birds, Audubon’s Words; Samba Spirit: Modern Afro Brazilian Art; through Feb 17—Rembrandt the Etcher; through Feb 23—Holland on Paper: The Age of Art Nouveau; Sacred Pages: Conversations about the Qur’an. Museum of Science Science Park, 617-723-2500, mos.org. Sat– Thu 9 a.m.–7 p.m., Fri ’til 9 p.m. Admission: $23; seniors $21; children (3–11) $20; children (under 3) free. Planetarium and Omni theater tickets: $10; seniors $9; children (3–11) $8. Combination ticket prices and evening discounts available. This popular museum for all ages boasts interactive science exhibits, as well as laser and astronomy shows in the Charles Hayden Planetarium. Special exhibits: Our Global Kitchen; beginning Feb 15—Innovation in the Art of Food: Chef Ferran Adria. Planetarium shows: Big Bird’s Adventure: One World, One Sky; Explore: The Universe; Moons: Worlds of Mystery.

Beyond Boston Concord Museum 200 Lexington Road, Concord, 978-3699763, concordmuseum.org. Mon–Sat 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun noon–5 p.m. Admission: $10; seniors & students $8; children (6–17) $5; children (under 6) free. Ample free parking on Cambridge Turnpike. Relive Concord’s history, from Native American habitation and European settlement to the days of Emerson, Thoreau, the Alcotts and Hawthorne. Special exhibits: The Best 18

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Workman in the Shop: Cabinetmaker William Munroe of Concord; From the Minute Man to the Lincoln Memorial: The Timeless Sculpture of Daniel Chester French. DeCordova Sculpture Park and MusEum 51 Sandy Pond Road, inside Tip: Lincoln, 781-259-8355, Snowshoe tours decordova.org. Wed– of the Sculpture Fri 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Sat Park are available throughout the & Sun ’til 5 p.m. Admiswinter months. sion: $14; seniors $12; students $10; children (12 and under) free. Sculpture Park: open sunrise to sunset, admission charged during museum operating hours only. Tour one of the largest contemporary art museums and the only permanent public sculpture park in New England. Special exhibits: Red, Yellow and Blue; Character Study; Platform 12: Aaron Stephan Secondhand Utopias; The 2013 deCordova Biennial. PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM East India Square, Salem, 866-745-1876, pem.org. Tue–Sun 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission: $18; seniors $15; students $10; children (16 and under) free. The nation’s oldest continually operating museum boasts a collection showcasing African, Asian, Pacific Island and American folk and decorative art, a maritime collection and the first collection of Native American art in the hemisphere. Special exhibits: Beyond Human: Artist–Animal Collaborations; FreePort [No. 007]: Céleste Boursier-Mougenot. Salem Witch Museum 191 ⁄2 Washington Square North, Salem, 978744-1692, salemwitchmuseum.com. Daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission: $9.50; seniors $8; children (6–14) $6.50. Life-size stage settings and historically accurate narration recreate the hysteria of the Salem Witch Trials and executions of 1692. Translations available in Japanese, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Special exhibit: Witches: Evolving Perceptions.

Galleries Barbara Krakow Gallery 10 Newbury St., 617-262-4490, barbara krakowgallery.com. Tue–Sat 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. The Barbara Krakow Gallery attracts


top contemporary artists from around the world, showcasing work that focuses on minimalism and conceptualism. Special exhibit: beginning Feb 8—Suara Welitoff: Sometimes Time Trembles. Bromfield Art Gallery 450 Harrison Ave., 617-451-3605, bromfield gallery.com. Wed–Sun noon–5 p.m. Boston’s oldest artist-run gallery features shows by members of the cooperative, while exhibitions by visiting artists are selected by current members. Special exhibits: beginning Feb 5—Daniel Feldman: Contingency Plan; Judy Riola: Impolite; Helen Payne: Here I Sit, Brokenhearted. International Poster Gallery 205 Newbury St., 617-375-0076, international poster.com. Mon–Sat 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun noon– 6 p.m. The acclaimed fine art poster gallery displays original vintage works from the 1890s through post-World War II modern masters. Grand Circle Gallery 347 Congress St., 617-346-6459, gct.com. Wed, Fri & Sat noon–6 p.m., Thu ’til 7 p.m. Specializes in vintage travel posters and black & white photography.

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the tannery 400 Boylston St., 617-267-0899. The Tannery aims to tell the story of brand name designer shoes like Dr. Martens, Minnetonka and Tory Burch season-to-season. In addition to footwear, you’ll find cutting-edge athletic equipment, apparel, accessories and outerwear.

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Walk through history and experience New England’s premier visitor destination. Shop more than 75 locally loved boutiques and specialty pushcarts, taste wonderfully diverse ethnic foods in the Quincy Market Colonnade or dine in one of 13 full-service restaurants. 617-523-1300, faneuilhallmarketplace.com.

Art & Antiques International Poster Gallery 205 Newbury St., 617-375-0076, inter nationalposter.com. Mon–Sat 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun noon–6 p.m. This acclaimed fine art poster gallery displays original vintage works from the 1890s through post-World War II modern masters. L’attitude Gallery 211 Newbury St., 617-927-4400. Mon–Sat 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun noon–5 p.m. This gallery boasts contemporary sculpture, crafts and art for the home and garden.

Boots & Shoes Helen’s Leather 110 Charles St., 617-742-2077. Mon–Wed, Fri & Sat 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Thu ’til 8 p.m., Sun noon–6 p.m. For 40 years, Helen’s Leather has supplied New Englanders with quality Western boots by makers like Lucchese, Tony Lama, Justin, Nocona and Frye. In addition, Helen’s sells Western belts, buckles, shirts and Stetson hats, as well as leather jackets and bags. 20

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flock 274 Shawmut Ave., 617-391-0222. Tue–Sat 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun noon–5 p.m. A slice of West Coast style in Boston’s South End, the selection at this modern bohemian clothing boutique is colorful, funky and free-spirited. Ibex Boston 303 Newbury St., 857-277-1932. Mon–Sat 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun ’til 6 p.m. Ibex offers highend natural fiber wool garments—durable, evolving, active and modern tops, bottoms and accessories for men and women. Johnny Cupcakes 279 Newbury St., 617-375-0100. Mon–Thu 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Fri ’til 8 p.m., Sat & Sun 10 a.m.–7 p.m. This kitschy national chain dispenses unique, limited edition graphic T-shirts and other street-wise apparel and accessories featuring the beloved cupcake. Known for its daring designs, funky décor and fashionable yet functional look, Johnny Cupcakes serves up the very sweetest in high-style duds. Life Is Good 285 Newbury St., 617-262-5068. Mon–Sat 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun ’til 6 p.m. Brothers Bert and John Jacobs are spreading their infectious optimism with Life Is Good, which carries everything from apparel for men, women and kids, to Frisbees, beach towels, jewelry and even accessories for pets emblazoned with LIG’s distinctive stick figures. Louis 60 Northern Ave., 617262-6100. Mon–Wed 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Thu– Sat ’til 7 p.m., Sun 11:30 a.m.–5 p.m. This Boston institution brings high fashion to the

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Gifts & Souvenirs Newbury Comics 332 Newbury St., 617-236-4930. Mon–Thu 10 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri & Sat ’til 11 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; 36 JFK St. (Garage Mall), Cambridge, 617-491-0337; North Market Building, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 617-2489992. You’ll have a “wicked good time” at this upstart local chain, which carries import, indie and major label releases, as

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Teddy Ballgame’s 1 South Station, 617-330-1230. Located at the South Station concierge desk, Teddy Ballgame’s offers tours of Boston that leave from South Station, a wide variety of Red Sox souvenirs, T-shirts and books about the history of Boston.

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Gourmet Food & Beverage Bee’s knees Supply Co. 12 Farnsworth St., 617-292-BEES. Mon–Fri 8 a.m.–9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun ’til 6 p.m. Located in South Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood, this gourmet market includes a cafe, chocolate shop, wine and beer shop, floral center, housewares and more. Boston Olive Oil Company 262 Newbury St., 857-277-0007. Sun–Fri 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat ’til 7 p.m. Sample more than 50 varieties of the finest extra virgin olive oils grown and pressed by small artisans and farmers from around the world, and balsamic vinegars harvested and imported from Modena, Italy at this Back Bay store’s unique Tasting Bar. formaggio kitchen 268 Shawmut Ave., 617-350-6996; 244 Huron Ave., Cambridge, 617-354-4750. Mon–Fri 9 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat ’til 6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.–4 p.m. You’ll find produce and menus reflecting the changing New England seasons at this gourmand’s paradise. Browse unique wines, fresh truffles and, at the Cambridge location, the infamous cheese caves. Smoothie King 314 Newbury St., 617-236-4443. Mon–Sat 7 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Find nutritional smoothies custom-made with the finest natural fruits, fruit juices, proteins and vitamins, as well as healthy muffins, breads, snacks and supplements.

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John Lewis, Inc. 97 Newbury St., 617inside Tip: John Lewis, Inc. 266-6665. Tue–Sat started in 1955 in 11 a.m.–6 p.m. John Gloucester, Mass. Lewis has created before moving to jewelry of imaginative Ogunquit, Maine and, eventually, design in Boston Newbury Street. for more than 30 years. Using only solid precious metals and natural stones, Lewis aims “to make jewelry at a reasonable price of excellent workmanship and uncommon beauty.” Lux Bond & Green 416 Boylston St., 617-266-4747. Mon–Fri 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat ’til 5 p.m. Since 1898, Lux Bond & Green has provided its customers with diamonds, gold jewelry, watches and giftware from around the world. The store offers a corporate gift division, bridal and gift registry, a full-service repair department, gift certificates and gift wrapping. Sidney Thomas Jewelers The Shops at Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., 617-262-0925. Mon–Sat 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; The Mall at Chestnut Hill, 617-965-5300. Sat 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun noon–6 p.m. A thrilling experience in luxury awaits at Sidney Thomas Jewelers, which offers the world’s most beautiful jewelry and watches, coveted

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This shopping mecca features more than 100 upscale stores, including Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Armani and Williams-Sonoma, and fine restaurants like Legal Sea Foods that offer shoppers numerous dining options. To receive a free Ultimate Shopping Excursions card, stop by one of the customer service kiosks. Copley Square, 617-262-6600. Mon– Sat 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun noon–6 p.m.


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Malls/Shopping Centers The Corner Mall Corner of Winter and Washington streets. In step with your lifestyle and just steps away, this shopping center boasts more than 20 stores and eateries—including favorites like Skechers USA, Champs, Bath & Body Works, plus an international food court with Thai Accent, Salsa’s Mexican Grill, Dunkin’ Donuts and more. Easily reached by the MBTA or commuter rail. The Shops at Prudential Center 800 Boylston St., 800-SHOP-PRU. Mon– inside Tip: Sat 10 a.m.–9 p.m., With over 60,000 visitors a day, The Sun 11 a.m.–6 p.m. The Shops at Prudential Shops at Prudential Center was ranked Center features more among the top five than 75 stores and resshopping centers in the nation by taurants including The Women’s Wear Cheesecake Factory, Daily. Saks Fifth Avenue, Ann Taylor and Barnes & Noble. It’s also a launch spot for the city’s renowned tourist attraction, the Boston Duck Tours.

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When a young man from NYC volunteers for a project in Uganda, he finds himself on a journey that will change his life forever. Inspired by a true story, this rousing new musical is staged by the A.R.T.’s Tony-Award-winning artistic director Diane Paulus. American Repertory Theater, Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., 617-5478300. Beginning Feb 4. Tickets: $25–85.

Sights of Interest Cambridge Common/ Old Burying Ground Massachusetts Avenue and Garden Street. A grazing pasture and cemetery for Puritan Newtowne, as well as a favorite meeting spot for public figures and a tent site for the Continental Army. Early college presidents and town residents were buried in “God’s Acre” across from the Common. Christ Church Zero Garden St., 617-876-0200, cccam bridge.org. Offices open Mon–Fri 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. Call for services. This 1761 Tory house of worship was utilized as a Colonial barracks during the American Revolution. Harvard and Radcliffe Yards Located within Harvard Campus. The centers of two institutions that have played major educational roles since Harvard’s founding in 1636. Harvard Square/Old Cambridge The center of Cambridge activity since the 17th century, the square is home to Harvard University, historic buildings, cafes, restaurants and shops. Mount Auburn Cemetery 580 Mount Auburn St., 617-547-7105, mount auburn.org. Daily 8 a.m.–7 p.m. Founded 26

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Entertainment The Brattle Theatre 40 Brattle St., Harvard Square 617-876-6837, brattlefilm.org. Tickets: $9.75; students & matinees $7.75; seniors & children (under 12) $6.75. Classic, cutting-edge and world cinema with double features almost every day. Club Passim 47 Palmer St., Harvard Inside Tip: Square, 617-492-7679, Club Passim first passim.org. Call for full opened as the jazz venue Club 47 in schedule. Feb 5 at 8 1958. It hosted such p.m.—Tom Brosseau artists as Joan Baez & Rusty Belle, tickets: and Bob Dylan in its $12; Feb 13 at 8 p.m.— early days. Jake Armerding, tickets: $20; Mar 1 at 8 p.m.—Lilly Hiatt, tickets: $12. The Comedy Studio at the Hong Kong 1238 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square, 617-661-6507, thecomedystudio.com. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; shows begin at 8 p.m. Cover: $10 & 12. Located on the third floor of the Hong Kong restaurant, The Comedy Studio hosts cutting-edge headliners and up-and-coming comedians. ImprovBoston 40 Prospect St., Central Square, 617-5761253, improvboston.com. Performances: Wed–Sun. Cover: $5–18. Enjoy improv sketch comedy, stand-up shows, original music and audience participation for all ages. Feb 7 at 10 p.m.—Downton IB, tickets: $18. The Middle East 472 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, 617-864-EAST, mideastclub.com. Whether Upstairs, Downstairs or in the Corner, this


club showcases the best in alternative and indie rock bands. Feb 8 at 7 p.m.—Jay Nash, tickets: $10–13; Feb 15 at 7 p.m.—The Sun and the Moon, tickets: $10; Feb 19— Two Cow Garage, tickets: $9. Regattabar Third floor of The Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., 617-661-5000, regattabarjazz.com. Regattabar is the leading jazz club in New England, showcasing performers rarely seen in the Hub. Feb 12 at 7:30 p.m.— Laszlo Gardony Quartet, tickets: $20; Feb 28 at 7:30 p.m.—Atlas Soul, tickets: $18; Mar 1 at 7:30 p.m.—Eguie Castrillo and His Orchestra, tickets: $20. T.T. the Bear’s Place 10 Brookline St., Central Square. 617-492BEAR, ttthebears.com. Cover: $8–15. The nightclub features national and local bands seven nights a week.

Theater The Donkey Show American Repertory Theater, Oberon, 2 Arrow St., 866-811-4111, cluboberon.com. Ongoing. Performances: Sat at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 & 45. Bringing the ultimate disco experience to Boston, this crazy circus of mirrorballs, feathered divas, roller skaters and hustlers tells the story of A Midsummer Night’s Dream through great ’70s club anthems.

Museums & Galleries Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St., 617-495-3045, hmnh.harvard. edu. Daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission: $12; seniors & students $10; children (3–18) $8.

As Harvard’s most visited attraction, the museum features exhibits ranging from mammals, fish and dinosaurs to minerals, gems and meteorites. Special exhibits: Mollusks: Shelled Masters of the Marine Realm; Climate Change: Our Global Experiment; Thoreau’s Maine Woods: A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller. MIT List Visual Arts Center 20 Ames St., 617-253-4680, listart.mit. edu. Tue, Wed & Fri–Sun noon–6 p.m., Thu noon–8 p.m. Free admission. One of the area’s premier showcases for contemporary art, the List Center presents works from the world’s leading contemporary artists through their changing exhibitions. Special exhibits— beginning Feb 7—Sonia Almeida: Forward/Play/Pause; through Feb 23—List Projects: Kambui Olujimi. The MIT Museum 265 Massachusetts Inside Tip: Ave., 617-253-5927, Permanent exhibits include Robots web.mit.edu/museum. and Beyond: Daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Exploring Artificial Admission: $8.50; chilIntelligence at MIT. dren, seniors & students $4; children (under 5) free. Exhibits welcome visitors into the world of MIT to discover the potential of science and technology. Special exhibits: Stanley Greenberg: Time Machines; 5000 Moving Parts. Peabody museum of Archaeology and ethnology 11 Divinity Ave., 617-496-1027, peabody. harvard.edu. Daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission: $12; seniors & students $10; children (3–18) $8. From towering Native American totem poles and large Mayan sculptures

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cambridge to precious artifacts of the ancient world, the Peabody Museum is among the oldest archaeological and ethnographic museums in the world.

Dining Refer to Dining, page 50, for key to restaurant symbols.

THE ASGARD IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT

Communal tables and a variety of cool, comfortable places to sit— along with an extensive menu, a large craft beer selection, outdoor patio, live music, trivia nights, DJs and no cover charge—make the Asgard a perfect spot for a pint and a meal. 350 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, 617-5779100, classicirish.com. Sat & SB. L, D, C. $

Dante Royal Sonesta, 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., 617-497-4200, restaurantdante.com. Dante de Magistris serves playful, rich Mediterranean-influenced fare as diners savor great views of the Charles River and the Boston skyline. B, L, D, Sat & SB. $$$$ Dolphin Seafood 1105 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square, 617-661-2937, dolphinseafood.com. This neighborhood stalwart serves up fresh and delicous fried seafood platters as well as healthier options like swordfish and all varieties of shellfish. L, D. $$

Nubar Sheraton Commander Hotel, 16 Garden St., Harvard Square, 617-234-1365, nubarcam bridge.com. This restaurant and lounge offers New England-style cuisine in a fresh, modern setting and casual atmosphere. B, L, D, SB. $$$ Zoe’s 1105 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square, Inside Tip: 617-495-0055, zoesTry Zoe’s delicious Frozen cambridge.com. This Hot Chocolate. ’50s style diner offers a menu of delicious homemade Greek and American food. Serving breakfast all day, Zoe’s is a popular destination for the weekend brunch crowd. B, L, D, SB. $

Shopping Black Ink 5 Brattle St., Harvard Square, 617-4971221, blackinkboston.squarespace.com; 101 Charles St., Boston, 617-723-3883. Mon– Sat 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Funky knick-knacks and novelties ranging from sock puppets to space food can be found at this quirky shop. CambridgeSide Galleria 100 CambridgeSide Place, Lechmere Square, 617-621-8666, cambridgeside galleria.com. Mon–Sat 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun noon–7 p.m. This three-level mall features department stores such as Macy’s, as well as more than 100 other stores and specialty shops, including Gap, J. Crew, Aldo and more.

Henrietta’s Table The Charles Hotel, One Bennett St., Harvard Square, 617-661-5005, henriettastable.com. Locally grown and organic produce is used to create a lively, textured menu of reinterpreted New England classics. Private dining room available. B, L, D, Sat & SB. $$$

The Garment District 200 Broadway, 617-876-5230, garment district.com. Sun–Fri 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.–8 p.m. A vintage lover’s paradise, this two-level thrift warehouse sells everything from time-honored Levi’s to ’70s go-go boots. The ambitious can sift through the heaping piles of the By-the-Pound.

Hungry Mother 233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave., 617-499-0090, hungrymothercambridge.com. Chef Barry Maiden churns out Southern-inspired cuisine at this Kendall Square favorite. The menu changes daily, with specials like cornmeal-crusted catfish and boiled Virginia peanuts. D, C. $$

The Harvard Coop 1400 Massachusetts Ave., 617-499-2000, store.thecoop.com. Mon–Sat 9 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.–9 p.m. America’s largest college bookstore, located in Harvard Square, offers a wide selection of official Harvard clothing, gifts and souvenirs, and four floors of books for all ages.

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beacon hill An old-world feeling awaits you in this quaint part of the city

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Don’t miss • Wish wishboston.com • Figs toddenglish.com • Helen’s Leather helensleather.com • The Hungry i hungryiboston.com • Clink libertyhotel.com

ON THE Green Line to Park St. Red Line to Park St., Charles St. Blue Line to Bowdoin

COWBOY BOOTS MEN ◆ WOMEN ◆ KIDS

Lucchese ◆ Justin ◆ Nocona ◆ Tony Lama ◆ Dan Post ◆ Frye ◆ Liberty

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Shirts ◆ Belts ◆ Buckles ◆ Bolo Ties Navajo Jewelry

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xquisite architecture and world-class retailers are plentiful in Boston’s most well-known neighborhood. The Victorian brick and brownstone residences that line the streets are not only beautiful, they’re widely regarded as the best-preserved examples of 19th-century urban design in the United States. Newbury and Boylston streets, where luxury shops vie for space amidst outstanding restaurants, welcome visitors and residents alike. Back Bay is also home to the iconic Prudential Tower, Trinity Church, Boston Public Library, the John Hancock Tower and two sprawling shopping malls connected by a climate-controlled bridge. You’ll also find standout salons, spas, antique shops and galleries throughout. Nightlife thrives in Back Bay as well, where chic hotel bars, world-class restaurants and swanky lounges abound.

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Don’t miss •J  asper White’s Summer Shack summershack restaurant.com • Top of the Hub topofthehub.net • Kings kingsbowlamerica. com

ON THE Orange Line to Back Bay Green Line to Arlington, Copley or Hynes Convention Center


a peek5at the past HIgh Taking the Mystery out of Boston History

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erving as a leafy link between the Public Garden and Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace park system, Commonwealth Avenue is arguably Boston’s most beautiful thoroughfare. Bordered by historic brownstones, the 32-acre park is lined with rows of massive trees that twinkle with lights in the winter and offer shade in the summer. The park was created soon after the previously underwater Back Bay was filled in, becoming the spine of the city’s elegant new neighborhood. Designer Arthur Gilman was inspired by the boulevards of Paris, and the area quickly became popular for parades, promenades and carriage races. Not long after it was built, Winston Churchill called it “the grandest boulevard in North America.” Initially planted with elm trees, the park suffered a bout of Dutch Elm Disease in the 1960s that wiped out nearly half of the 600 elms on the mall. Some blocks were left with only two or three trees. The Friends of the Public Garden stepped in to help, planting hardy sweet gum, green ash, oak and maple trees. The mall is dotted with nine sculptures and memorials between Arlington Street and Charlesgate East. The oldest statue on the mall, sculpted by William Rimmer in 1865, is dedicated to Alexander Hamilton. You’ll find it between Arlington and Berkeley streets. Between Clarendon and Dartmouth streets, the Vendome Firefighters’ Memorial honors the nine firefighters who died in 1972 at the nearby Hotel Vendome. Between Fairfield and Gloucester, the Boston Women’s Memorial is the newest sculpture on the mall, with statues of Abigail Adams, Phillis Wheatley and Lucy Stone. These days, the Commonwealth Mall is frequented by joggers, families and the occasional supermodel—Gisele Bündchen was spotted enjoying a classic photo op during a recent snowstorm. —Erica Jackson Curran above photo: derek Kouyoumjian

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talian culture reigns in the North End, Boston’s oldest and busiest neighborhood. The sweet scent of fresh cannoli rises from countless Italian bakeries that populate this district’s narrow cobblestone streets, while the veritable buffet of dining choices will have you wishing there were more than three meals to enjoy in a day. Recently, clothing and home decor boutiques have been setting up shop here, making the North End an even more diverse and desirable destination. Don’t even try to find a parking space—it’s best to hop on the T or walk. If you happen to be strolling The Freedom Trail, you’ll discover three of the North End’s most important historical sites: The Paul Revere House, Copp’s Hill Burying Ground and the Old North Church. Summertime brings people into the streets to celebrate various Italian feasts with music, socializing and, of course, sensational food.

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Don’t miss •C  antina Italiana cantinaitaliana.com • Lucca luccaboston.com • Massimino’s massiminosboston. com • Terramia terramiaristorante. com • Ristorante Fiore ristorantefiore.com

ON THE Orange Line or Green Line to Haymarket

Above photo: Spirit of America/Shutterstock


NORTH END Shopping

Boston’s Most Traditional Italian

Antico Forno

Once known strictly for its assortment of Italian restaurants and bakeries, the North End has leapt boldly into the 21st century as one of the city’s up-and-coming retail districts. MICHELE TOPOR/ NORTH END MARKET TOUR Take a culinary tour into the food traditions of Boston’s “Little Italy.” Learn cooking secrets, benchmark flavors and how to select authentic ingredients. bostonfood tours.com

BOSTON OS O TOURS OU S

93 Salem St., North End 617-723-6733 www.AnticoFornoBoston.com

BOSTON’S BEST ITALIAN

The Godfather’s 1939 Cadillac 8 passenger Limousine

See Boston up close and personal, while our drivers narrate Boston’s history, as we drive down Boston’s narrow side streets.Tours range from 11/2 to 21/2 hours. Prices as low as $30. FREE BOSTON AREA PICK UP AND DROP OFF!

www.Antique-Limousine.com

617-309-6414 Above photo: Margarita Polivtseva

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Downtown’s Theatre District has transformed into a vibrant shopping, dining and nightlife destination

Downtown City life at its best, where everything is within walking distance

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n the heart of Boston, Downtown is where it’s happening. Both a local and international hub, Downtown Boston boasts a wide range of attractions, hotels, historic architecture, residential living, unique retail shops and cultural, dining and entertainment options, all within a half-mile radius. Downtown intersects with the historic Theatre District, in which award-winning architectural treasures were restored to their original glory. The Ladder District is a growing entertainment hub known for its popular restaurants and nightlife. Downtown Crossing is the area’s retail center, with an eclectic mix of shopping options, including New England’s largest Jewelers District and Macy’s Boston flagship store. The popular Freedom Trail courses through the area, while the Financial District, an economic engine for the city, showcases a wealth of modern architecture, as well as the acclaimed Post Office Square Park.

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Don’t miss •T  en Thousand Villages boston.tenthousand villages.com • The Oceanaire theoceanaire.com • Salvatore’s Theatre District salvatores restaurants.com

ON THE Orange Line or Red Line to Downtown Crossing Green Line or Red Line to Park St.


Sightseeing PANO PICK

Frog Pond Ice Skating Rink

Ice skating on the Frog Pond is a Boston wintertime staple. The heated skate house offers hot chocolate, snacks and music. Boston Common, 617-635-2120. Mon 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Tue–Thu & Sun ’til 9 p.m., Fri & Sat ’til 10 p.m. Fee: $5; children (under 13) free. Rental skates: $9; children (under 13) $5. Lockers: $2. Seasonal passes available.

Sights of Interest Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, 617-524-1718. Grounds open year-round from sunrise to sunset. Free admission. Visitor Center open Thu–Tue 11 a.m.–6 p.m. This 265-acre tree sanctuary designed by Emerald Necklace architect Frederick Law Olmsted opened in 1872. Now a National Historic Landmark, the arboretum and its gardens contain more than 7,000 varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers for your perusal. Boston AthenÆum 10 1 ⁄2 Beacon St., 617-227-0270. Mon–Wed 9 a.m.–8 p.m., Thu & Fri ’til 5:30 p.m., Sat ’til 4 p.m. Art & Architecture tours: Tue & Thu at 3 p.m. Reservations required. One of the oldest and most distinguished private libraries in the United States, the Athenæum was founded in 1807. For nearly half a century, it was the unchallenged center of intellectual life in Boston, and by 1851 it had become one of the five largest libraries in the country. Special exhibit: Collecting for the Boston Athenæum in the 21st Century: Paintings and Sculptures.

Boston Public Garden Bordered by Arlington, Charles, Beacon and Boylston streets. Open daily dawn to dusk. Established in 1837, the Public Garden is the nation’s first public botanical garden. Its 24 acres are filled with scenic and diverse greenery, as well as sculptures, including one that commemorates the popular children’s book Make Way for Ducklings. Other fixtures include the Lagoon—home to the famed Swan Boats from April through September—and the world’s smallest suspension bridge. Boston Public Library 700 Boylston St., Copley Square, 617inside Tip: Current exhibits 536-5400. Mon–Thu 9 include Made in a.m.–9 p.m., Fri & Sat Boston, a collection ’til 5 p.m., Sun 1–5 p.m. of pre-American Free admission. Art Revolution maps printed locally. & Architecture tours: Mon at 2:30 p.m.; Tue & Thu at 6 p.m.; Wed, Fri & Sat at 11 a.m. The first publicly supported municipal library in the world hosts one million visitors a year, who come to view this architectural masterpiece and its collection of more than five million books. Film festivals, exhibits and children’s programs run throughout the year. Boston Tea party ships & Museum Congress Street Bridge, 855-832-1773, bostonteapartyship.com. Daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission: $25; seniors, students & military $22; children (4–12) $15; children (3 and under) free. The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is dedicated to accurately reliving the famous event of December 16, 1773. With a new state-of-the-art museum and authentic replica ships (the Beaver and the Eleanor), the attraction invites visitors to travel back in time to learn and experience the courageous acts of those who forever shaped the course of history. The First Church of Christ, Scientist 210 Massachusetts Ave., 617-450-2000. Free tours of The Mother Church Tue noon–4 p.m., Wed 1–4 p.m., Thu–Sat noon–5 p.m. and Sun 11 a.m.–3 p.m., every half hour. Services: Sun at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The original Mother Church built in 1894 is at the heart of the Christian Science Center, situated on 14 acres in the Back Bay. The Romanesque structure is made from New Hampshire BOSTONGUIDE.COM

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granite with stained glass windows illustrating Biblical events. Forest Hills Cemetery 95 Forest Hills Ave., Jamaica Plain, 617-5240128. Open daily from dawn to dusk. Created in 1848, this cemetery serves as the final resting place of Eugene O’Neill, Anne Sexton, e.e. cummings, William Lloyd Garrison and former Boston Celtic Reggie Lewis. The 275 acres also contain sculptural treasures, an arboretum and an open-air museum. New England Historic Genealogical Society 99 Newbury St., 888-296-3447, american ancestors.org. Tue & Thu–Sat 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Wed ’til 9 p.m. Non-member admission: $15. NEHGS is the country’s leading resource for family history research. They provide knowledge, skills and understanding for anyone interested in learning about their family and its place in history. New England Holocaust Memorial Carmen Park, Congress Street near Faneuil Hall, 617-457-8755. Tours available upon request. This haunting memorial features six luminous glass towers etched with the six million prisoner numbers of those who perished in the Holocaust. Visitors can walk under the towers and read the dramatic stories of the victims and heroes of this tremendous human tragedy. Otis House Museum 141 Cambridge St., 617-994-5920. Wed–Sun 11 a.m.–5 p.m., tours every half hour. Last tour at 4:30 p.m. Admission: $8; seniors $7; students & children (5–18) $4; children (under 5), Historic New England members and Boston residents free; $24 maximum per family. Built in 1796 for Harrison Gray Otis and his wife, this grand mansion is an example of high-style Federal elegance. Tours offer insight into the social, business and family life of the post-Revolution American elite. The Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Center 800 Boylston St., Prudential Tower, 50th floor, 617-859-0648. Daily 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Admission (including a headset audio tour of points of interest): $15; seniors & students (with college ID) $13; children (under 12) $10. Observatory may be closed due to weather conditions; please call ahead. New 42

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England’s premier observatory offers spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of the city. This unique experience is a must for all Boston visitors, and boasts an audio tour, multimedia theater, the Dreams of Freedom Immigration Museum and much more. Trinity Church 206 Clarendon St., inside Tip: Copley Square, 617Trinity Church was 536-0944. Sun 7 a.m.– designed by famed 7 p.m., Mon, Fri & Sat 9 architect H.H. a.m.–5 p.m., Tue, Wed & Richardson. Thu ’til 6 p.m. Worship services: Sun 7:45, 9 and 11:15 a.m., 6 p.m. Guided tours: $7; seniors & students (with ID) $5; children (under 16) free with an adult; call for times. Self-guided tours available Mon–Fri 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Sat 9 p.m.–4 p.m., Sun 1–5 p.m. Built in 1877, this house of worship is a combination of Victorian, Gothic and French Romanesque styles and is one of the great masterpieces of American church architecture.

Tours and Trails Antique Limousine 617-309-6414. bostontours-antiquelimo. com. Tours by appointment only. Enjoy historic Freedom Trail tours in a 1939 Cadillac eight-passenger limousine, just like the Godfather’s car. Get close to the sights where the trolleys and duck tours can’t. The drivers dress, speak and act the part—just don’t mess with them or you might be riding in the trunk! They’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse. Ask about their specials. Black Heritage Trail 46 Joy St., 617-725-5415. Free tours by appointment only. Call at least 24 hours in advance for reservations. Visit afroam museum.org for site descriptions. A guided tour through the north side of Beacon Hill, including the homes of politicians and entrepreneurs; the African Meeting House, built in 1806; the oldest standing house built by an African-American (1797); and the home of Lewis and Harriet Hayden, who harbored runaway slaves. Maps are available at the Museum of African-American History. Boston Irish Heritage Trail Various sites Downtown and in the Back Bay, 617-696-9880, irishheritagetrail.com. Maps available at Boston Common and


sightseeing Prudential Center Visitor Information Centers. This self-guided, three-mile walking tour covers 300 years of history, taking you through Boston’s downtown, North End, Beacon Hill and Back Bay neighborhoods. Learn about famous politicians, artists and war heroes, and the Boston Irish’s rich tradition of rebellion, leadership and triumph. Boston Upper Deck Trolley Tours 617-742-1440. Tours depart daily from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. approximately every 15 minutes; schedule is subject to change, visit bostonupperdecktrolleytours.com or call ahead for availability. Tickets can be purchased aboard trolleys or at various locations throughout the city. Tickets: $41; miliinside Tip: tary, seniors & students Visitors can enjoy $37; children (3–11) $21; a no-frills Boston tour for $29.52. children (under 3) free. Boston’s newest upper deck “Green” and ecoconscious trolley fleet provides superior views as you tour Boston’s historic sights in comfort. This 2.5 hour loop covers more than 100 points of interest, including the North End, the USS Constitution, Back Bay and

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Boston Common. As a bonus, connect with Super Tours’ Cambridge loop, which takes visitors to Harvard and Central squares. All of this, plus a free second day on the trolley, a free Super Duck Harbor Splash Tour and your choice of free admission to a Charles Riverboat Cruise, the Old South Meeting House, Harvard Museum of Natural History, MIT Museum or Institute of Contemporary Art makes this comprehensive tour one of Boston’s best values for visitors. Custom House Tower 3 McKinley Square, 617-310-6300. Observation deck tours daily, except Fri, at 2 p.m.; tickets: $3. Tours may be cancelled due to weather conditions; call ahead. Boston’s first skyscraper stands high over Boston Harbor as one of the city’s most impressive landmarks. Crowned by its distinctive clock tower and restored with modern luxuries, the building (operated by the Marriott Corporation) epitomizes the preservation of Boston’s historic architecture. Fenway Park Tours 4 Yawkey Way, 617-226-6666. Tours leave daily, every hour on the hour, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.


Tickets: $16; seniors $14; children (3–15), students & military personnel $12. Tours originate at the Souvenir Store located on Yawkey Way across from Service Gate D, rain or shine. This tour offers an inside look at America’s oldest active Major League ballpark, including a visit to the top of the famed “Green Monster” and stories from Red Sox history. The Freedom Trail Foundation’s Freedom Trail Players 617-357-8300. Tours depart hourly from 11 a.m.–noon. Tickets: $13; seniors & students $11; children (12 and under) $7; call for private tours. Explore the Freedom Trail with costumed actors portraying famous patriots such as James Otis, Abigail Adams and William Dawes in this 90-minute tour. Stops include Park Street Church, the Boston Massacre Site, the Old State House and Faneuil Hall. Historic Pub Crawl BosTix Booth, Faneuil Hall, 617-357-8300. Reservations required. Tue at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $43. The Freedom Trail Foundation’s 18th-century costumed guide takes you on a tour of Boston’s historic pubs where treasonous events were hatched

more than 250 years ago. Enjoy plenty of beer and light fare along the way. The Kennedy Tour of Boston 617-710-0603, departing from Boston Common. Wed–Sat at 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $12; seniors, military & students $10, children (12 and under) free. Visit the Boston sites and landmarks that played a significant role in John F. Kennedy’s rise to political power, including: the Omni Parker House, where JFK announced his bid for Congress and proposed to Jacqueline Bouvier; the JFK statue on the State House lawn; and JFK’s Senate headquarters on Kilby Street. North End Market Tour 617-523-6032. Three-hour tours: Wed & Sat at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Fri at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations required. Custom tours for groups available. Tickets: $54. Michele Topor, an authority on Italian cuisine and culture, hosts walking tours through one of the nation’s oldest Italian-American communities. Old Boston Tours 800-989-3370. Visit oldbostontours.com for full schedule. Reservations required.

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sightseeing Tickets: $18. Learn about Boston while seeing sights both famous and obscure as you walk the North End Secret Tour. Tours are led by local historians and reveal things you never imagined about the Hub. Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston 617-221-7616. Tours depart daily every 20 minutes from 9 a.m.–4 p.m; $39.90; seniors & students $36.75; children (4–12) $18.90; children (3 and under) free. With 16 stops throughout the city, including the New England Aquarium, Fenway Park, USS Consti­tution Museum and the Trolley Stop Store at South Charles and Boylston streets, patrons enjoy a 110-minute, fully narrated sightseeing tour of more than 100 points of interest aboard the orange-andgreen, all-weather trolley.

Samuel Adams Brewery Tour: Drink in a Little History Learn about the art of brewing beer and taste rich malts and spicy hops on this tour of the original Samuel Adams brewery. 30 Germania St., Jamaica Plain, 617368-5080. Tours begin approximately every 45 minutes, Mon–Thu & Sat 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Fri ’til 5:30 p.m. One-hour tours include samples (ID required). Tickets: $2 donation to a local charity. Call for special events and closings.

SOUTH STATION TOURS Summer Street and Atlantic Avenue. Onehour tours every Thu and the first Sat of every month at 1 p.m. Free admission. This free tour of Boston’s South Station focuses on its colorful history and impressive architecture. No pre-registration required. Meet at the station’s concierge desk. super Duck tours Departing from Charlestown Navy Yard, 87734-DUCKS, bostonsupertours.com. Tours: Daily at noon and 2 p.m. One-Day Tickets (Boston Loop Only): $29.52; seniors & students $23.81; children (3–11) $14.29; children (under 3) $11.43; Premium Value Tickets (includes Upper Deck Trolley Tour and Cambridge Loop): $39.05; seniors & students $35.24; children (3–11) $20; children (under 3) free. This 90-minute tour departs 46

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Wildlife Franklin Park Zoo One Franklin Park Road, Franklin Park, 617-541-LION. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. daily. Admission: $17.95; seniors $14.95; children (2–12) $11.95; military personnel with ID $9; $11.95 for all from 10 a.m.–noon the first Sat of each month. Home to more than 210 species, many of them endangered. Roam the Australian Outback Trail with kangaroos, visit the gorillas in the Tropical Forest, marvel at the lion at Kalahari Kingdom and see zebras, ostriches and wildebeests at Serengeti Crossing. New England Aquarium Central Wharf, 617-973-5206. Mon–Fri 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat & Sun ’til 6 p.m. Admission: $24.95; seniors (60+) $22.95; children (3–11) $17.95; children (under 3) free. Refer to Current Events section under Film for IMAX theater listings. Combination ticket prices available. Dedicated to advancing knowledge of the world of water, this aquatic zoo features a Giant Ocean Tank containing a Caribbean coral reef with sharks, sea turtles, moray eels and other aquatic life; a popular penguin habitat; Northern fur seals in the Marine Mammal Center; a shark and ray touch tank; and the Simons 3D IMAX Theater. Stone Zoo 149 Pond St., Stoneham, 781-438-5100. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. daily. See prices at zoonew england.org/stonehours. Highlights include Mexican gray wolves, meerkats, snow leopards, jaguars, black bears and whitecheeked gibbons. above photo: Derek Kouyoumjian


Beyond Boston Adams National Historical Park 1250 Hancock St., Quincy, 617-770-1175. Take the “T” to the Quincy Center stop on the Red Line. Visitor Center open Tue–Fri 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tickets: $5; children (under 16) free. This historical gem offers insight into the lives of U.S. presidents John Adams and son John Quincy Adams. See the birthplaces of both presidents, as well as “The Old House,” which was home to five generations of the Adams family. Minute Man National Historical Park 978-369-6993, Concord and Lexington (North Bridge Visitor Center, 174 Liberty St., Concord). Park grounds open sunrise to sunset. Created in 1959 to preserve the sites associated with the opening battles of the American Revolution, Minute Man Park consists of more than 900 acres of land along original segments of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, including Lexington Green and Concord’s North Bridge, as well as The Wayside, the 19th-century home of literary greats Nathaniel Hawthorne and Louisa May Alcott.

Old Sturbridge Village 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, 508-347inside Tip: 3362. Tue–Sun 9:30 The village was a.m.–4 p.m. Tickets: created with 40 original buildings $24; seniors $22; chilfrom towns dren (3–17) $8; (under throughout New 3) free. Take a trip England, helping it back in time at this come to 1830s life. recreation of an early 19th-century New England village where costumed educators give visitors a glimpse of life in America’s early days. Visit a tin shop, a cider mill and a blacksmith, ride the old-fashioned stagecoach and tour restorations of period New England homes. Yankee Candle Factory 25 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield, 877636-7707. Tue–Wed 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Fri–Sun ’til 8 p.m. The Yankee Candle Factory is one part of a larger complex devoted to the company. It includes a museum, a candle store and the Bavarian Christmas Village. Visitors are able to dip their own creations at this one-of-a-kind must-see for fans of the popular scented candles.

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Allston/Brighton eagle’s deli 1918 Beacon St., Brighton, 617-731-3232 eaglesdeli.com. Once featured on the Travel Channel’s “Man vs. Food,” this family-owned casual burger and breakfast joint is known for piling the Angus high. If you’re feeling brave, take on the infamous “Eagle’s Challenge”: five pounds of burger, 20 pieces of bacon, 20 pieces of American cheese, five pounds of fries and a deli pickle. B, L, D, BR. $

a.m., Thu–Sat ’til 2 a.m. Private parties a specialty. L, D, LS, Sat & SB. $ shanghai social club 1277 Commonwealth Ave., Allston, 617208-8909, shanghaisocialclub.com. Dine alongside Buddha in this dark and moody addition to Allston’s bar scene. A step through the door is a step into pre-Prohibition Shanghai, where Chef Bob Botchie cooks up a mix of dishes inspired by Shanghai street food and classic ChineseAmerican dishes. L, D, LS, C. $$ The Sunset Grill & Tap 130 Brighton Ave. (corner of Harvard and Brighton avenues), Allston, 617-254-1331, allstonsfinest.com. This popular Allston hangout features Boston’s biggest beer selection, with more than 112 beers on tap and 380 craft brews and imports in bottles as well as award-winning steam beer burgers and famous curly fries. L, D, C, LS, SB. $

Back Bay ASTA 47 Massachusetts Ave., 617-585-9575, astaboston.com. Earthy, mysterious and minimal, Asta offers a prix fixe tasting menu-only experience. An open kitchen invites you to get up close and personal with the menu of your choice: three, five or eight courses. D. $$$$ Bar 10 Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Ave., 617-424-7446, bar10boston.com. Bar 10 mixes signature martinis and lighter, modern American fare with a vibrant setting and an array of shareable dishes, including salads, flatbread pizzas and more. Voted Best Hotel Bar by Boston magazine and Best Civilized Nightcap by The Improper Bostonian. L, D, C, SB. $$

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dining newly renovated family-run restaurant has offered Greek hospitality and masterfully prepared Greek cuisine. Serving specialties like spanakopita, shish kebabs and gyros, Steve’s is a local favorite. B, L, D. $ *The Taj Boston 15 Arlington St., 617-536-5700, tajhotels. com. This 1927 landmark offers awardwinning contemporary French cuisine, as well as a historic dining room for special events. Cafe: B, L, D, Sat & SB. Lounge: L, D, C, LS. Bar: L, D, C, LS. $$$$ Tapeo 266 Newbury St., 617-267-4799, tapeo. com. This popular Back Bay cousin to Dali in Somerville offers delectable, authentic tapas in a glorious Newbury Street setting, complete with seasonal patio dining for prime people-watching as you enjoy your scallops in saffron cream, lobster ravioli and sangria. D, C, L Sat & Sun. $$

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*Top of the Hub 800 Boylston St., Prudential Center, 617536-1775, topofthehub.net. Sit 52 stories above Boston for great dining and a spectacular view of the city. Live jazz seven nights a week. L, D, SB, LS, C. $$$$ TOWNE STOVE AND SPIRITS 900 Boylston St., 617-247-0400, towne boston.com. The melting pot of cuisines at this favored eatery within the Hynes Convention Center draws inspiration from numerous sources. New Executive Chef and Culinary Director Mark Allen blends homestyle, gastropub fare with refined presentations and contemporary influences, creating a dining experience with something for everyone. L, D, Sat & SB, C. $$$$

Beacon Hill Antonio’s 288 Cambridge St., 617-367-3310, antonios ofbeaconhill.com. One of Boston’s finest Italian restaurants, Antonio’s serves traditional Italian food with nightly specials and a lengthy wine list. Specialties include homemade fusilli and shrimp margarita. L, D. $$ *Cheers 84 Beacon St., 617-227-9605; Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 617-227-0150, cheersboston. com. Both the original Beacon Hill pub and


its spin-off offer tasty traditional fare and an abundant beverage selection. Live entertainment Thu–Sat. L, D, C, LS. $ Clink The Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles St., 617-2244004, libertyhotel.com/clink. Artfully marrying European culinary tradition with contemporary American innovation, Clink’s dining room features elements of the original cells from its earlier life as the Charles Street Jail. Clink’s lobby bar draws trendy urbanites with its energetic nightlife scene. B, L, C. $$$

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In a two-story townhouse with three working fireplaces and an outdoor patio, chef Peter Ballarin serves signature dishes, including venison au poivre. 71½ Charles St., 617-227-3524, hungryiboston.com. L Thu & Fri, D, SB, C. $$$

mooo 15 Beacon St., 617-670-2515, mooorestaurant .com. Chef David Hutton offers modern steakhouse fare adjacent to XV Beacon Hotel. Mooo features a la carte steaks ranging from 14-ounce Prime New York sirloin to Japanese-grade Wagyu beef served with roasted garlic and bone marrow butter. B, L, D, SB, C. $$$$ The Paramount 44 Charles St., 617-720-1152, paramount boston.com. A Boston staple since 1937, The Paramount often finds itself at the top of many “best of” lists. Excellent American cuisine, hearty portions and an active atmosphere make it a favorite. B, L, D. $$ Scollay Square 21 Beacon St., 617-742-4900, scollaysquare. com. A warm, inviting environment serving American comfort food at a reasonable price with a sophisticated cocktail list. This neighborhood bistro-style restaurant is a great meeting place for friends and small groups to eat, drink and socialize. L, D, SB, C. $$$

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dining Downtown Back Deck 2 West St., 617-670-0320, backdeckboston. com. With three deck spaces and a menu of grill-focused favorites, Back Deck invites everyone to gather around patio tables and chairs for a charcoal-cooked meal and backyard-inspired cocktails. The restaurant brings the outdoors inside with floorto-ceiling windows, carriage lighting, lush green planters, glazed brick and an open kitchen. L, D, Sat & SB, C. $$ *Bond Langham Hotel Boston, 250 Franklin St., 617-956-8765, bondboston.com. This swanky restaurant and lounge boasts a diverse cocktail and wine menu to accompany its array of exotic international cuisine. L, D, C. $$$ *Cafe Fleuri Langham Hotel, 250 Franklin St., 617-4511900, boston.langhamhotels.com. Enjoy one of Boston’s top Sunday brunches, or sample contemporary New England fare and desserts within a sunlit garden atrium. B, L, SB. $$

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Fajitas & ’Ritas 25 West St., 617-426-1222, fajitasandritas. com. Established in 1989, Fajitas & ’Ritas features fresh, healthy Texan and barbecue cuisine at bargain prices. A fun place to eat, drink and hang out, the walls are decorated with colorful murals and the bar boasts some of Boston’s best—and sturdiest—margaritas. L, D, C. $ *Howl at the moon 184 High St., 617-292-4695, howlatthemoon. com. A high-energy, clapping, stomping, dancing, rock ’n’ roll dueling piano show. Part bar, part sing-along, the Howl at the Moon experience is centered around two baby grand pianos and audience participation. Also boasts supersized 86-ounce cocktails and a full menu of appetizers, sandwiches, pizza and more. Live music nightly. D, C. $ *The Kinsale Irish Pub & Restaurant 2 Center Plaza (Cambridge Street), 617742-5577, classicirish.com. Hand-crafted in Ireland and shipped to Boston, this classic pub features a cozy interior with beautiful Celtic motifs and traditional Irish fare


with 20+ beers on tap, 100-seat seasonal patio, live music and trivia on Wed. Sat & SB. L, D, C. $$ Meritage Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf, 617439-3995, bhh.com. Fresh, seasonal cuisine is carefully matched to an appropriate vintage from the 12,000-bottle wine collection. D & LS. $$$$ O Ya 9 East St., 617-654-9900, oyarestaurant boston.com. This contemporary and edgy sushi eatery, crowned Boston’s best restaurant of 2009 by Boston magazine, boasts a simple, natural decor that perfectly complements the exquisitely created dishes. The intimate seating capacity of 37 diners makes reservations a must. D, C, VP. $$$ Parker’s Restaurant Omni Parker House, 60 School St., 617227-8600. Enjoy nostalgic cuisine with a contemporary flair in the stately dining room, where Boston cream pie and the Parker House roll were first served. B, L, D. $$$$

sam lagrassa’s 44 Province St., 617-357-6861, samlagrassas. com. Only open during lunch hours on weekdays, Sam has dished out the “World’s No. 1 Sandwiches” since 1968. The menu features daily seasonal specials like an apple-stuffed turkey sandwich. L. $$ Ye Olde Union Oyster House 41 Union St., 617-2272750, unionoyster Inside Tip: house.com. AmeriFormer patron ca’s oldest restauJohn F. Kennedy rant, now celebrating is commemorated 186 years, serves Yanwith a plaque at his favorite booth. kee-style seafood, beef and chicken, and is famed for the oyster bar where Daniel Webster dined daily. Specialties include clam chowder and fresh lobster. L, D, VP. $$$

Faneuil Hall Marketplace *Dick’s Last Resort Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Quincy Market, 617-267-8080, dickslastresort.com. Enjoy the outrageous antics of Dick’s sassy staff

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dining as they serve up ribs, succulent crab, juicy steaks, sandwiches, burgers and salads. Live music every night. L, D, C. $$ *Durgin-Park 340 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 617-2272038, durgin-park.com. For more than a century, Durgin-Park has catered to the hearty appetites of locals and visitors alike. Step into one of the oldest continuously running restaurants in the country and choose from a wide selection of comfort food and classic New England fare, including clam chowder and the signature prime rib. L, D, C. $$ *Hard Rock Cafe 2–24 Clinton St., 617-424-7625, hardrock. com. Offering classic American cuisine served with a healthy dose of rock ’n’ roll. After you eat, take in the massive collection of authentic music memorabilia or enjoy live music from hot local and national acts. L, D, C, LS. $

Fenway/Kenmore Square *Audubon Circle 838 Beacon St., 617-421-1910, audubon circle.us. Since 1996, Audubon Circle has catered to the tastes of the Fenway area—whether you’re in the mood for an upscale alternative to the Fenway Frank or a late night hot spot on the weekends. D, SB, C. $$ Bleacher Bar 82A Lansdowne St., 617-262-2424, bleacher barboston.com. Inside Fenway Park, underneath the bleachers, take in center field views of America’s most beloved ballpark. With the feel of a neighborhood pub and featuring a deli-style menu and cold beer, Bleacher Bar is open all year round. L, D, C. $ Eastern Standard Hotel Commonwealth, 528 Commonwealth Ave., 617-532-9100, easternstandardboston .com. This Kenmore Square brasserie resembles an old hotel dining room and attracts a diverse crowd, from businessmen to Red Sox fans seeking a pre-game bite. B, L, D. $$ Game On! 82 Lansdowne St., 617-351-7001, gameon boston.com. This sports bar/restaurant/ 56

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nightclub built inside Fenway Park, a star of Boston’s nightlife scene, offers a sleek spot in which to sample a full menu and watch sporting events on a number of big-screen TVs. L, D. $$ sweet cheeks 1381 Boylston St., 617-266-1300, sweetcheeksq.com. Sweet Cheeks brings a taste of Texas barbecue to Boston using local, responsibly sourced and all-natural meats. Indulge in Berkshire pork belly or great northern brisket dressed in a variety of hot sauces with refreshing cocktails served in mason jars. L, D, LS, C. $$$

North End Antico Forno 93 Salem St., 617-723-6733, anticoforno boston.com. Featuring brick-oven classics such as roasted chicken with garlic and herbs; pizza with artichoke hearts, porcini and buffalo mozzarella; and linguini with clams, mussels, calamari and shrimp. L, D. $$ Aragosta Bar & Bistro 3 Battery Wharf, 617-994-9001, aragosta bistro.com. Aragosta offers a warm, social atmosphere and contemporary Italian cuisine in a stunning waterfront setting that features an open kitchen with Chef’s Counter and an outdoor terrace with views of Boston Harbor. B, L, D, BR, C. $$$ AssaGgio 25–29 Prince St., 617-227-7380, assaggio boston.com. This wine bar and bistro offers nightly specials from its mesquite-wood grill, as well as some of the best traditional Italian cuisine. Complement your dinner with one of 110 wines or an international beer or micro brews. L, D, LS. $$ Caffe Pompei 280 Hanover St., 617-227-1562. Pompei features a wide assortment of coffees, 160 wines by the glass, Italian cordials and sandwiches, pizza, homemade cannoli and ice cream imported from Italy. Open daily. B, L, LS. $ Cantina italiana 346 Hanover St., 617-723-4577, cantinaitaliana. com. Cantina Italiana has been serving generations of families, locals and tourists since 1931. Owner and chef Fiore Colella


stocks the menu full with fresh, authentic flavors from Italy’s central southern regions, featuring house-made potato gnocchi, hearty parmigiana di melanzane and signature bombolotti pasta. Open daily. L, D, VP $$$ Lucca Restaurant & Bar 226 Hanover St., 617-742-9200; 116 Huntington Ave., 617-247-2400, luccaboston.com. This North End eatery (with a second location in the Back Bay) racks up accolades for its regional Italian cuisine, lively bar and elegant atmosphere. D, C, Valet Parking. $$$

Massimino’s Cucina Italiana

Owner/chef Massimino—former head chef of Naples’ Hotel Astoria and Switzerland’s Metropolitan Hotel—offers specialties like the veal chop stuffed with arugula, prosciutto, smoked mozzarella and black olives, among numerous other delights. 207 Endicott St., 617-523-5959, massiminosboston.com. L, D, LS, C. $

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Neptune Oyster 63 Salem St., 617-742-3474, neptuneoyster. com. This outstanding raw bar in the North End offers an enormous selection of seafood, often cooked with a hint of Italian flair. The menu features 12 varieties of oysters, a renowned New England lobster roll, oyster minestrone and lobster scampi. L & D. $$$ Nico Ristorante 417 Hanover St., 617-742-0404, thevarano group.com. Those looking for a relaxing evening and authentic Italian cuisine should head to Nico Ristorante and Wine Bar, located just a block away from sister restaurant Strega. L, D, C, LS, VP. $$$ Regina Pizzeria 111 ⁄2 Thacher St., 617-227-0765, regina pizzeria.com; also: Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall Marketplace; The Shops at Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., 617-424-1115; South Station, Atlantic Ave. and Summer Street; 353 Cambridge St., Allston, 617783-2300; 1330 Boylston St., 617-266-9210. Since 1926, patrons have been indulging in delicious, award-winning homemade pizza

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dining at Boston’s oldest brick-oven pizzeria. Delivery and curbside-to-go takeout available. C in Allston. L & D daily. $ Ristorante Bella Vista 288 Hanover St., 617-367-4999. Located in the heart of the historic North End, this casual yet elegant family-style restaurant offers authentic Italian cuisine, from escarole soup to lobster fra diavolo. L & D. $$ Ristorante Fiore 250 Hanover St., 617-371-1176, ristorante fiore.com. When chef and owner Fiore Colella came to the U.S. in 1970 he found himself in the North End, and within 10 years, this little restaurant grew up to be one of the most recognizable landmarks on Hanover Street. L, D, VP, C. $$$ Ristorante Saraceno 286 Hanover St., 617-227-5888, saracenos. com. Neapolitan cuisine served in an intimate atmosphere complete with charming, beautifully decorated exposed brick walls. Reservations recommended. L, D, VP, C. $$ Strega Ristorante 379 Hanover St., 617-523-8481, thevarano group.com. The legendary Strega Ristorante in the heart of Boston’s Little Italy offers a bustling, hip atmosphere, where authentic Italian dishes like fettuccine carbonara, veal marsala and Chef Sal’s famous tiramisu are fan favorites. L, D, C, LS, VP. $$$

Terramia Ristorante Specializing in creative interpretations of Italian classics, Terramia offers seasonally based dishes and an extensive wine list in a cozy, rustic atmosphere. 98 Salem St., 617-5233112, terramiaristorante .com. D. $$

boston chops 1375 Washington St., 617-227-5011, boston chops.com. An urban steak bistro, Boston Chops is a casual yet refined twist on steakhouse splendor. In addition to mouthwatering prime cuts and a 2,000-bottle wine room, the menu features a surprising list of rarely celebrated delicacies like roasted bone marrow and grilled herb marinated beef heart. D, LS, C, Sat & SB. $$$$ COPPA 253 Shawmut Ave., 617-391-0902, coppa boston.com. This enoteca from legendary restaurateur Ken Oringer (Uni, Toro, Clio) and chef Jamie Bissonnette (KO Prime) serves a variety of wood-fired pizza and pasta, as well as modern charcuterie dishes and small tapas-sized delicacies like salt cod crostini and marinated mushrooms. L, D, SB. $$$ Flour Bakery & cafe 1595 Washington St., 617-267-4300; 12 Farnsworth St., 617-338-4333; 190 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-225-2525, flourbakery.com. Chef Joanne Chang’s mastery of all things baked is on full display at this popular eatery with two locations in Boston and one in Cambridge. The sticky buns are to die for, as are the hot pressed sandwiches. B & L. $$ Gaslight Inside Tip: 560 Harrison Ave., 617Gaslight, patterned 422-0224, gaslight after a Parisian 560.com. Critics and neighborhood locals alike are drawn eatery, features classic dishes such to this acclaimed as moules frites French brasserie feaand coq au vin. turing top-notch fare and a young, energetic atmosphere. SB, L, D. $$$

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Hamersley’s Bistro 553 Tremont St., 617-423-2700, hamersleys bistro.com. This pioneering French-American classic, helmed by husband-and-wife team Gordon and Fiona Hamersley, puts South End dining on the map. D. $$$$

*The Beehive 541 Tremont St., 617-423-0069, beehiveboston. com. Hailed as a must-see Boston venue by Travel + Leisure, Zagat and The New York Times, this popular Bohemian eatery and bar features world-class live music as well as generous food and drink. D, Sat & SB. $$

MASA 439 Tremont St., 617-338-8884, masa restaurant.com. Bringing the Southwest to the South End, chef Philip Aviles serves up specialties such as roasted salmon with chipotle and horseradish crust and chili

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Myers + Chang 1145 Washington St., 617-542-5200, myers andchang.com. Inspired by traditional Taiwanese cuisine and Asian street food, this fun and funky eatery offers playful and novel takes on the classic dishes and flavors of Southeast Asia. L, D, C. $$

Union Bar and Grille 1357 Washington St., 617-423-0555, union restaurant.com. This sleek, upscale American bistro in the SoWa District features everything from gourmet comfort food like the Reuben sandwich and a beef-and-sausage burger to the award-winning 10K tuna in a roasted tomato vinaigrette. D, C, LS, SB. $$$

Toro 1704 Washington St., 617-536-4300, tororestaurant.com. Chef Ken Oringer’s popular Spanish restaurant features seating at a series of communal tables and small, perfect-for-sharing tapas dishes—such as salt cod fritters, crispy pork belly and glazed beef short ribs—that blend a variety of vibrant styles and flavors. D & C. $$$

Theatre District Avenue One Restaurant Hyatt Regency, One Avenue de Lafayette, 617-422-5579, regencyboston.hyatt. com. Newly renovated, this restaurant and lounge serves contemporary New England cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail, three-course prix fixe dinner or a delectable dessert. Discounted parking available. B, L, D, C, VP. $$$

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Cuisine Index American Asta 50 Audubon Circle 56 Back Deck 54 50 Bar 10 The Beehive 58 Bleacher Bar 56 Cheers 52 Clink 53 Dick’s Last 55 Resort Eagle’s Deli 50 Finale 60 Flour Bakery and Cafe 58 Forum Bar & Restaurant 51 56 Game On! Hard Rock 56 Cafe Howl at the 54 Moon Hungry Mother 28 Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill 61 51 Kings 55 Meritage The Paramount 53 Parker’s Restaurant 55 The Pour House 51 Sam LaGrassa’s 55 Scollay Square 53 Stephanie’s on Newbury 51 The Sunset 50 Grill & Tap Sweet Cheeks 56 Top of the Hub 52 Tremont 647 59 Union Bar and 59 Grille

Asian Blue Dragon 61 Myers + Chang 59 Shanghai Social Club 50

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Fajitas & ’Ritas 54 Bond 54 Masa 58 CityPlace 59 Patron’s Mexican Kitchen and Jacob Wirth 60 Watering Hole 50 61 Menton The Taj Boston 52 New England Towne Stove and Spirits 52 Avenue One 59 Cafe Fleuri 54 Durgin-Park 56 Irish Henrietta’s The Asgard 28 Table Irish Pub & Restaurant 28 Nubar 28 The Kinsale Irish Pub & Seafood Restaurant 54 The Barking 61 Crab Italian Dolphin Antico Forno 56 Seafood 28 52 Jasper White’s Antonio’s Summer Shack 51 Aragosta Bar & Bistro 56 Legal Sea 60 Assaggio 56 Foods Caffe Pompei 56 Neptune Oyster 57 Cantina 56 Ye Olde Union Italiana Oyster House 55 58 Coppa Davio’s Spanish/Tapas Northern Italian 52 Steakhouse 50 Tapeo 59 Lucca Restaurant Toro & Bar 57 Massimino’s Steakhouses Cucina Italiana 57 Boston Chops 58 Nico Ristorante 57 Davio’s Regina Pizzeria 57 Northern Italian Steakhouse 50 Ristorante Bella Vista 58 Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Ristorante Fiore 58 Steak House 61 Mooo 53 Ristorante Saraceno 58 Rustic Kitchen 60 Sportello 61

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custom burritos and more in the Food Court. B, L, D, C. $–$$$ Finale One Columbus Ave., 617-423-3184; 30 Dunster St., Harvard Sq., Cambridge, 617441-9797; finaledesserts.com. This standout for sweets offers a wide array of specialty dessert creations, savory fare, coffees, wine and cocktails. L, D, LS, C. $$ *Jacob Wirth 31–37 Stuart St., 617-338-8586, jacobwirth. com. Opened in 1868, Jacob Wirth is the city’s second-oldest restaurant, serving traditional German fare like wiener schnitzel, sauerbraten and a great selection of German beers. L, D, C, LS. $$ Rustic Kitchen 210 Stuart St., 617-423-5700, rustickitchen. biz. This lively Italian bistro combines a distinctive menu with a comfortable, inviting atmosphere. All breads, pastas and desserts are prepared fresh daily on the premises. Pre-theatre menu, three private dining rooms, garden lounge and weekly cooking classes are available. L, D, SB, C, LS, VP. $$ Teatro 177 Tremont St., 617-778-6841, teatroboston .com. Teatro boasts a reasonably priced, award-winning Italian-influenced menu by owner/chef Jamie Mammano. D, C, VP. $$$

Legal Sea Foods

This Boston favorite features more than 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish as well as a lengthy wine list. Named “Boston’s Most Popular Restaurant” by Zagat. 26 Park Plaza, Park Square Motor Mart, 617-426-4444; 255 State St., Long Wharf, 617-742-5300; Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., 617266-6800; 270 Northern Ave., Liberty Wharf, 617-477-2900; other locations, legalseafoods. com. L & D. $$$

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Seaport/ Innovation District The Barking Crab 88 Sleeper St., 617-426-CRAB, barkingcrab. com. No frills at this ramshackle little clam shack that’s a Boston dining institution. Pluck mussels and steamers from plastic buckets and drink wine out of styrofoam cups under an outdoor tent brimming with communal-style picnic tables. L & D. $$ blue dragon 324 A St., 617-338-8585, ming.com/ blue-dragon. Named one of the best new restaurants of 2013 by Esquire, Ming Tsai’s 80-seat gastropub is a relaxed, Asianfusion neighborhood hangout with a tapasstyle menu. L, D, LS, C. $$ Del Frisco’s DoublE Eagle Steak House 250 Northern Ave., Suite 200, 617-951-1368, delfriscos.com. Located at Liberty Wharf, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House offers guests prime steaks, chops and fresh seafood. Boasting an award-winning, 1,200+ wine list, spectacular harbor views and unparalleled hospitality, Del Frisco’s represents an exciting new destination in Boston dining. L, D, C, LS, VP. $$$$

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No Excuses Tracy Morgan returns to his roots

Don’t ask Tracy Morgan about Morgan dropped out of high school to take Boston. The New York native will think you care of his father, a Vietnam vet and recoverwant to talk about sports, and he’s “not going ing heroin addict who eventually died of to fall for those tactics.” He really just wants AIDS. By his early 20s, Morgan already had to talk about comedy. three kids with his high school sweetheart The comedian, who rose to fame on and was living on welfare. He started doing “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock,” is at the stand-up as a way to make money, and he tail end of his Excuse My French tour, which landed his first big role in the sitcom “Marmakes a stop at The Wilbur Theatre on March tin.” He joined the cast of “SNL” in 1996, play1. He’s been quoted as saying that the standing memorable characters like Brian Fellows up show serves as a bit of a reintroduction and Dominican Lou. A decade later, he joined to who he is—which is not Tracy Jordan, the “30 Rock,” playing a character that Tina Fey outrageous character he played on “30 Rock.” wrote specifically for him. “I wrote none of that,” he says simply. “Writers wrote that.” Tracy Morgan Still, it’s hard to ignore the March 1 at 7 and 9:45 p.m. at The Wilbur Theatre, similarities between Morgan and 246 Tremont St., 617-248-9700. $45–55. his character, particularly their penchant for spewing politically incorrect Despite his unusual life, Morgan tries to observations. Morgan has drawn fire for his make his material relatable. “My experiences comments on race, gender and homosexuare basically the same ones everybody else ality, but he rarely apologizes. “Everybody goes through,” he says. “I don’t live on a is trying to be politically correct,” he says. different planet. I talk about stuff people “Everything is watered down now. can relate to. It’s got nothing to do with color “I don’t do stand-up to please other or race. people,” he adds. “I do it for me. I’m there “I keep my mind open, because anything to talk about my life, how I see it, not other can happen,” he adds. “I talk about what I people’s expectations.” feel, what pisses me off, my experiences, and I He’s got plenty of material to work with. inject my sense of humor. … I bring the whole As a young man growing up in Brooklyn, audience to my world.” —Erica Jackson Curran 62

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