Boston Your Way
For foodies, gals and Irish culture enthusiasts
Unique recommendations curated by Where and fit to match three personal travel styles.
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.
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.
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.