As an underage college student, this was my liquor store of choice. Fake IDs aside, its still a pretty solid all around liquor store. It's not massive, but its got all the essentials and then some, and a decent beer selection. Prices are high, but no higher than everywhere else in this city. Also the only real liquor store around BC that has a parking lot.
It's great that you can go to NY almost anytime, any day, on this bus, for $15. But it's pretty shady, you never know what adventures you might end up on. When I first went, on the way back we made an unscheduled stop in Plymouth, RI.
Also, if you're going on a Fri/Sat/Sun, just take Greyhound from Boston University, for the same price and more reliability and English-speaking.
I go to school in Boston, and have been sent here for assignments for two different classes. Both times, I thought I'd just go, get it over with, and get on with my life. Both times, I ended up really enjoying what I saw, from the Egyptian exhibit, to the Renaissance oils, to the modern sculptures. More importantly, its free with a college ID!
They don't get 5 stars because the woman who is there every time I go in is pretty rude and unfriendly. But I don't go to flower shops for the service, anyway. I go to make my girlfriend feel special, and this place allows me to do it for damn cheap.
I wouldn't go here on Valentine's Day though, because even though the flowers are decent, the presentation isnt much to speak of.
I don't know much about the prices of jewelry, so I don't know if I paid too much, too little, or just the right amount for what I got. But I bought my girlfriend a really great bracelet here on our anniversary, and she really liked it. The staff was very helpful, too. Of all the places around Faneuil Hall that sell this range of jewelry, this was my favorite one.
It's a pretty nice restaurant, and I've never been disappointed. Atmosphere is a pretty typical family friendly place, it's not big but not small. I really enjoy the food. First off, they serve chips and salsa which are pretty tasty. The menu is pretty extensive. There are about 10 or 15 basic items, but you order some combination of these items, and there are pages of these combinations listed, as well as another page of specialties. The plates come out sizzling hot, which is always a treat. This is more of the ground beef genre of Mexican than the steak genre.
Well, the review prior to mine was pretty accurate, but until you understand the concept of Melting Pot, you won't fully understand their review. Provided you're getting the full 4 course meal, here's how it works. You choose a cheese fondue, which is made tableside and served with apples, bread, and veggies to dip (this is my favorite part of the meal, and the Swiss is one of my favorite foods period). Then you have a salad (delicious). Then you get your main course, which is served raw, and you cook it in the fondue pot in either broth, oil, or some third thing that I've never had, which costs extra. Many dipping sauces come with it. (I usually get either the steak or a platter of some kind, and it's always very very good quality meat) Vegetables are also served with the entree, and those are great. Then finally there's the chocolate fondue dessert. There are many varieties, and I always try something different. It comes with a platter of things to dip, and for most people (especially the females in my experience), this is the best part of the meal.
The other review mentioned that this place is a little slow. Well, I won't disagree, but I think that's part of the deal with this place... it isn't just a dinner. It's an event. I highly recommend, it's been one of my favorite restaurants for years.
Bagel Works wants you to know that they've won Baltimore's Best Bagels for a few years running now. I gotta say, whoever decides on the winner of this award made the right choice as far as I can tell. They're just great bagels, not too tough, not too airy, and every variety I've had is great, especially the Asiago. Lots of stuff on the menu, even things like pancakes.
I only withheld a fifth star because they always seem to give me a strangely thin layer of cream cheese. I like more cheese than this.
This is classic evidence that holes-in-the-wall have the best food. The place is NOTHING to look at, and the parking lot is a joke. Actually, there really isn't much on the menu that I know to be particularly good... except the wings. OOOOOOOOOOOOH the wings are good! They come in a pool of sauce, but are not soggy at all. The meat is quality. The sauce is just so so so so flavorful. If you like wings, it's a can't miss. Maybe get them to go though, and sit down with a stack of napkins in your kitchen, which I'm sure has a nicer atmosphere.
I mean, I actually really like Olive Garden. But I REALLY LOVE Olive Branch. Just like Garden, Branch serves unlimited salad and breadsticks with most entrees. But Branch's salad dressing is SO good, sometimes when I'm having salad at home I'll stop by to pick up a bottle to go. Anyway, the food here is always great, and the portions monstrous, especially relative to the prices. I always get the Spaghetti Carbonara. The Shrimp Scampi is a great appetizer.
Something unique about Olive Branch though, is that they find great ways to combine Italian flavors with Baltimorean tastes (namely, there are a number of dishes with blue crab). The crab cakes, although not actually Italian at all, are highly regarded as some of Baltimore's best, among EVERYONE I know.
My new personal favorite, that I got last time I went here: Spaghetti Carbonara, and ask them to add lump crab meat. It's unbelievable.