Bos­ton Your Way

For food­ies, gals and Ir­ish cul­ture en­thu­si­asts

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Unique rec­om­men­da­tions cu­rated by Where and fit to match three per­sonal travel styles.

Foodie

Man­gia well at Eataly Bos­ton (1), which stocks its two-level Prudential Cen­ter lo­ca­tion with any kind of Ital­ian food imag­in­able. Food and food­stuffs are ei­ther im­ported and au­then­tic or lo­cally made. In the South End, Myers & Chang (2) serves up Chi­nese cui­sine with con­tem­po­rary flour­ish and is the brain­child of James Beard Award win­ner Joanne Chang. Gluten-free, shell­fish-free, nut-free or veg­e­tar­ian? No wor­ries; there are spe­cific menus for each diet. Ex­plore two foodie ‘hoods on Bos­ton Food Tours gus­ta­tory ad­ven­tures through the North End or Chi­na­town. On a chilly af­ter­noon, a thick hot choco­late in milk, dark or white (trust us, or­der the small) at L.A. Bur­dick (3) tan­ta­lizes the taste buds and warms the soul.

Ir­ish

Southie is where the city’s Ir­ish di­as­pora still holds tightly to its roots. Case in point: The an­nual St. Pa­trick’s Day Pa­rade (1), dur­ing which of­ten as many as a mil­lion peo­ple con­gre­gate along Broad­way to watch bag­pipers, march­ing bands, lo­cal politi­cians and war vets march (March 19). Trav­el­ers of­ten come straight from Lo­gan Air­port to The Black Rose (2) for a tra­di­tional Ir­ish break­fast, but the nightly live mu­sic is just as en­tic­ing. On a stroll through Down­town Cross­ing, stop at the cor­ner of School Street to ap­pre­ci­ate the Bos­ton Ir­ish Famine Me­mo­rial (3) built in 1998 in re­mem­brance of the Ir­ish famine. In Dorch­ester, the John F. Kennedy Pres­i­den­tial Li­brary and Mu­seum hon­ors the coun­try’s first Ir­ish Catholic pres­i­dent.

Gal Pals

Grab your hot pink Re­becca Minkoff and head out for a day of shop­ping in the fancy Back Bay (1) neigh­bor­hood, whether at the up­mar­ket bou­tiques on New­bury Street or cou­ture and lux­ury la­bels at Co­p­ley Place. Then, make an ap­point­ment or walk in at Miniluxe (2) for a sig­na­ture pedi­cure or foot fa­cial, be­cause you’ll love when the pres­sure is off. For so­phis­ti­cated drinks a la tea and/or cham­pagne, the lav­ish Re­serve at The Langham, Bos­ton (3) of­fers a lovely af­ter­noon tea ser­vice. Af­ter dark, gals will­ing to board the MBTA’s Red Line get in free ev­ery Thurs­day at The Bur­ren in Davis Square, where the L80’s Night fea­tures the chance to belt out to fa­vorite 80’s tunes in a karaoke-style con­test while sip­ping on 80’s-in­spired drink spe­cials.

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