Lots of fun and difficult to describe to others. Kind of a comedy/drumming show with lots of skits. Great for a crowd in their teens-20s-30s. Very funny.
Great selection of wines and they always have good recommendations. On Saturdays they have free themed wine tastings and 20% off if you buy and 3 bottles of the day's tastings. They also have the usual selection of liquors, but come here for the wine.
This is a really fun activity for the family or a date and it's very beautiful along the Charles.
Tip: Rent a big canoe for a group of friends on July 4th and watch the fireworks right on the river next to where they launch them. Only thing is that you have to keep it somewhere overnight to return it the next morning.
Big beautiful hospital with a full-sized Au Bon Pain in the lobby, but if you're coming to the emergency room, expect to wait several hours if you're not a complete emergency. This was even on a weekday night at 2am. We had to wait until about 7-8am - even though my doctor was free, there were no free rooms.
Come in for the free olive oil and tapenade tastings and you're guaranteed to buy something. Great rosemary toasted baguette slices and love their different tapenades. Expensive, but definitely very good quality. Makes for great gifts.
Impressive desserts and presentation. This place has been written up in many national food magazines. It is pretty expensive, esp. their bakery. But everything is so good! They also have a light dinner menu with pretty good small gourmet pizzas and dips if you want to make a meal of the place.
Great sushi buffet. Most sushi buffets offer only thin slices of fish on top of lots of rice or only cheaper rolls like california rolls, but this place doesn't skimp. They also have tons of seafood like cocktail shrimp and clams and lots of chinese and japanese cold and hot dishes. They also have an udon noodle soup, crepe, and stir-fry stations as well as the best green tea ice cream I've ever had. Pricey, but good to go to with a big group of friends like on a birthday or something. They'll give you a cake and a poloroid of you under a japanese umbrella. Come with a big appetite!
Great subs, but limited grocery selection. Good if you're stuck without a car and living on West Campus, but overpriced and not much fresh produce. Try their honey BBQ chicken sub - it's really good.
The best place to go for textbooks for MIT classes. They also have dorm supplies (e.g. laundry bags, posters, lamps, fans, etc.) available. Very handy and close, but of course they mark up the price. This is also the only place to go for MIT regalia.
You'd never expect that a fantastic, fun museum is in this fairly run down building. There are holograms (where in one you can look through a holographic microscope and see a petri dish), moving mechanical sculptures (where one looks like an artichoke leaf pulling a cart, another machine perpetually oils itself), interactive exhibits, and other exhibits great for kids and educational too. Lots of fun for adults too.