Ten Thousand Villages stores help craftspeople around the world. By encouraging trade with these villages, Ten Thousand Villages allows these talented people to sell their creations to people halfway across the world. In addition to aiding a good cause, this store sells fabulous things! Gorgeous jewelry, purses, tableware, furniture are all available at reasonable prices. And you can rest assure that no one else will have the same thing. The store also has an adorable collection of children's toys. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, and you feel better for your purchases.
PROS: Unique gifts, good cause, fair prices
This secondhand store has peddles and amazing amount of clothing. It's clean, it's awesome, and it's not like anything else your friends wear. My boyfriend uses it to shop for work clothing, he's gotten amazing deals on suits, ties and shirts. I just love the costume section for its quirky items. Plus, the offer inexpensive news clothing and fun magnets and jewelry as well. It can be a bit hit or miss, though, like any secondhand store.
PROS: Cheap, Unique
CONS: Can be hit or miss
The Cactus Club offers a dazzling array of yummy frozen drinks. The atmosphere is fun, and it's on Boylston St. right near a number of other bars. The food is also very good. I would recommend this place as a great birthday or celebration bar.
PROS: good frozen drinks, fun place
CONS: can get very crowded
Sol Azteca offers delicious Mexican food in a beautiful environment. The service is excellent, with hosts and waiters who genuinely cater to you. The prices are inexpensive! I've tried many different dishes in this restaurant and I've never been dissappointed. Even the pink cabbage that accompanies each dish is tasty. And the restaurant itself is beautiful, with tiled tables and walls and Mexican artwork and all around. They offer yummy drinks, too. This is the best Mexican resturant I've ever been to, and the place is simply lovely.
PROS: Excellent Mexican foo, wonderful service, beautiful artwork and fair prices
This tiny little restaurant offers a big selection of food and booze. The food is genuine Japanese, and it's quite tasty. This non seafood-eating patron was quite happy with edamame and chicken. It's a boisterous place.If you like genuine Japanese food, this is a good place to go. The prices are fair to low.
PROS: Good, genuine Japanese cuisine
CONS: Tiny little restaurant
Kashmir has gotten rave reviews from food critiques, but I found the food to be mediocre. I love Indian food, and my navratan korma was a dissappointment. But the real problem was the service. It was absolutely terrible. They mixed up our orders, forgot to bring us some of our food and drinks, and then charged us double for them. We tried to sort out the bill but no one would help us. We sat there for 20 minutes trying to work this out with people who were not accomodating. Eventually, we left no tip, which is something I have done only once before in my life.
PROS: Pretty atmosphere
CONS: Horrible service, mediocre food
This cute little ice-cream shop offers a wide array of bizarre flavors (along with the regulars, don't you worry) and a dazzling buffet of smoothies. The ice-cream is very, very good.
PROS: Ice Cream that's great!
I've been to lunch at dinner at Tua Nua and I've never been disappointed. The food is cheap and good. They offer traditional American-Irish food, which includes some curry dishes. They also have burgers etc.
At night, Tua Nua gets thronged by bar and club patrons. They have differently themed nights, with a Goth night on Tuesday (I believe). I've been to the back room, which serves as a club, on many a Thursday/Friday/Saturday night. The music is good, and I've always had fun dancing. But the people are so annoying! It's full of very drunk undergraduates and grabby men. And the bouncers are really terrible with a very bad attitude.
PROS: Good food, good music
CONS: Bad people, bouncers are creepy
I can't say enough good things about this place. First of all, the food is absolutely delicious. It's comfort food and very high-calorie, so dieters beware. The servers are friendly and prompt, and when you're seated you don't get a breadbasket but a plate of bagel chips with a delicous cream cheese spread. And if you eat that right away, you can ask for seconds! Mashed potatoes, potato pancakes, regular pancakes, burgers, you name it. Everything is great. The only con is that you may have to wait for a table (I've waited for up to an hour) but it's so worth it. Saturday and Sunday afternoons and mornings are busiest.
And they have fabulous artwork celebrating zaftig women!
PROS: Great food, great atmosphere, great service
CONS: There may be a wait, not for dieters
Fugakyu has a great reputation. Why, I don't know. The Japanese food is okay, but nothing spectacular. I've had better at far cheaper restaurants. But the real problem here is the service. First of all, you can't make reservations. This is incredibly annoying because you may have an extremely long wait- it is a popular restaurant. Secondly, the waiters can be rude. Ours wasn't, but a record three dishes were spilled by waiters in the little room we were in. Thirdly, the service is not prompt.
Fugakyu is a beautiful restaurant, with lovely tatami rooms and booths. There is a pretty fishpond and wonderful artwork. Unfortunately, there are also lots of other rooms, like the one we were seated in, that are not attractive. We could have waited an hour for a booth, but we were starving.
Basically, if you have the time and the tolerance to go to Fugakyu, you can get a lovely booth and drink in a great atmosphere. Otherwise you may be stuck in a back room with a waiter who breaks dishes on the floor.
PROS: Atmosphere, if you can get it
CONS: Expensive, food's not that great, service is bad, no reservations