Author: Maria Olia

The Blue Room’s Celebrated Weekly Sunday Brunch

The Blue Room’s Celebrated Weekly Sunday Brunch
Off the tourist trail, but an easy detour, the Blue Room is an all-time favorite among Cantabrigians-  the residents of Boston’s neighboring city of Cambridge  across the Charles River. It’s a subterranean space-comfortably quirky with a hip vibe and the essence of Central Square.   The...
May 14th, 2010 | Boston | Read More

Travel Green at Logan Airport

Travel Green at Logan Airport
Flying inherently is not an earth-friendly activity. But if you need to fly, know that Boston’s Logan International Airport is a model for environmentally-friendly airport practices. Over the years, Logan has introduced a large number of innovative projects to reduce its energy use at its facilities. Logan’s...
May 13th, 2010 | Boston | Read More

Beguiled-Teranga For Senegal Cuisine in Boston’s South End

Beguiled-Teranga For Senegal Cuisine in Boston’s South End
With exotic ingredients and dynamic seasoning, Teranga in Boston’s South End features the cuisine of the western African nation of Senegal and may just be one of the most interesting restaurants in Boston. The  setting of this cozy upscale eatery is warm and comfortable with modern dark tropical...
May 10th, 2010 | Boston | Read More

Worth A Trip: Alta Strada, Wellesley

Worth A Trip: Alta Strada, Wellesley
Described as “rustic Italian”, Alta Strada gives visitors a reason to make the trip to the quiet suburb of Wellesley. Pass through the door here and you could imagine yourself dining in a perfect Italian hill town. Owned by celebrity chef Michael Schlow-who is also behind the award-winning...
May 7th, 2010 | Boston | Read More

Sail Off Into the Sunset

Sail Off Into the Sunset
During the warm weather months, Boston’s waterways from the Charles River to Boston Harbor are busy with all types of pleasure craft. If you like the feel of the wind at your back, check out Community Boating (21 David Mugar Way) (Map), America’s oldest and largest public summer sailing program....
May 6th, 2010 | Boston | Read More

17th Annual EarthFest

17th Annual EarthFest
The Radio 92.9 EarthFest kicks off Boston’s Esplanade festival season on Saturday, May 22 from  11 AM-5PM at the DCR Hatch Shell along the Charles River  (Map). It’s a day of fun, entertainment and environmental activities . Now in its 17th year, EarthFest is a free event and  one of...
May 5th, 2010 | Boston | Read More

Vietnamese Eats

Vietnamese Eats
Vietnamese food is fresh cuisine that you can feel healthy about.  The food at Le’s Vietnamese Cuisine is outstanding- and kept honest by a large emigre clientele. Winners include the brightly colored fresh summer rolls that feature ingredients of very good quality-mint, shrimp,  sliced pork,...
May 4th, 2010 | Boston | Read More

Summer in the City Entertainment Series at the Boston Harbor Hotel

Summer in the City Entertainment Series at the Boston Harbor Hotel
Sometimes it is all about the setting. During the summer,enjoy live music, dancing, and movies under the stars when some of the finest local bands take the stage at the waterfront Boston Harbor Hotel (70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, 617-856-7744)(Map)- all for free! The hotel’s annual “Summer in...
April 30th, 2010 | Boston | Read More

Boston on a Budget:Boston CityPASS

Boston on a Budget:Boston CityPASS
Looking for a cost-effective way to see Boston’s top picks, not-to-be missed ? A CityPASS is a booklet of tickets that provides admission to five of Boston’s top attractions for one low price, including The New England Aquarium , the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Science,...
April 29th, 2010 | Boston | Read More

Boston Mother’s Day Events

Boston Mother’s Day Events
Clueless Dad about Mother’s Day?  Mother’s Day brunch is pretty much de rigeur. Flowers are nice too. And extra props to Dads and kids who plan a Mother’s Day family outing. Here are three Boston Mother’s Day events guaranteed to make  her day. Kiki and Kimani are one of several...
April 28th, 2010 | Boston | Read More

Mother’s Day Brunch With The Kiddos

Mother’s Day Brunch With The Kiddos
Leave household responsibilities behind. For Moms who may have gone too long between dining experiences that involve only chicken nuggets and pizza, Mother’s Day Brunch is a great excuse to dress up and spend quality time in Boston with the family. Pricey but near great is the Mother’s...
April 26th, 2010 | Boston | Read More

Best Bet: Boston Hotel and Red Sox Ticket Packages

Best Bet: Boston Hotel and Red Sox Ticket Packages
Don’t strike-out and miss the opportunity to see the Red Sox play at Fenway Park  during your visit to Boston.It is extremely difficult to score tickets to a Red Sox game,  local fans buy up their seats in the winter, and ticketless die-hards are known to wait for hours at Gate E for the chance...
April 24th, 2010 | Boston | Read More

Arguably the Best Taqueria in Boston: El Pelon

Arguably the Best Taqueria in Boston: El Pelon
At last, El Pelon is back! After closing its Fenway location because of a fire that burnt it to the ground in early 2009, El Pelon has recently reopened in new digs in Brighton, practically in the shadow of Boston College. Over the years, El Pelon had developed a cult-like following among local taco...
April 23rd, 2010 | Boston | Read More

Spring into Spring with the Boston Pops!

Spring into Spring with the Boston Pops!
Opening May 4, the Boston Pops is celebrating its 125th season this spring. Since its founding in 1885 as an off-shoot of the Boston Symphony Orchestra,  the Boston Pops have always been about playing light classics and the popular music of the day. Concerts are cabaret-style with refreshments served...
April 22nd, 2010 | Boston | Read More

Stylish: Tapas at Solea

Stylish: Tapas at Solea
A trip to  Solea in the Boston suburb of Waltham  may be the next best thing to round trip tickets to the Costa del Sol. Solea is a convivial spot to enjoy Spanish small plates, or tapas , and the beautiful dining room with exposed wood beams, colorful tiles, and murals exudes authenticity.  The...
April 19th, 2010 | Boston | Read More

Art In Bloom at the MFA, Boston: A Celebration of Art and Flowers

Art In Bloom at the MFA, Boston: A Celebration of Art and Flowers
Spring blossoms at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s 3-day annual “Art in Bloom” festival.  Now in its 34th year, Art in Bloom will take place Saturday, April 24- Monday April 26. This wonderful spring event highlights the creativity of 50 New England garden clubs and some very talented...
April 16th, 2010 | Boston | Read More

Boston Marathon:Pre-Race Carbo Loading

Boston Marathon:Pre-Race Carbo Loading
Marathon running and pasta are closely associated. And since  one of Boston’s favorite cuisines is Italian, the 25,000 registered runners for this year’s  Boston Marathon, have lots of excellent options. The restaurants in the  North End, Boston’s Italian neighborhood, offer many...
April 14th, 2010 | Boston | Read More

Movie Madness At The Boston International Film Festival

Movie Madness At The Boston International Film Festival
Every spring, Bostonians go to the movies in droves for the Boston International Film Festival. This year,  more than 100 films, including both features and shorts will be screened during the course of the festival, April 16-April 25. The festival offers an eclectic bill from local and  national  independent...
April 12th, 2010 | Boston | Read More

Boston’s Best Places For Pizza

Boston’s Best Places For Pizza
Among  the most useful “insider” restaurant recommendations every visitor to Boston needs is where to get a good slice of pizza. Here is a list of ten fab places for prime slices and pies. Located in the North End, Pizzeria Regina (11 1/2 Thatcher St., Boston, 617-227-0765)(Map) has been...
April 9th, 2010 | Boston | Read More

Upcoming Spring Boston Performing Arts Events

Upcoming Spring Boston Performing Arts Events
Boston’s theater and performing arts calendar is full this spring. Check out this season’s great music, dance and theater offerings. Boston Lyric Opera presents Mozart’s Idomeneo re di Creta, April 23-May 4 at the Schubert Theater ( 265 Tremont St.  ,617-542-4912)(Map). This is the...
April 8th, 2010 | Boston | Read More