Arcade Barber Shop is a good place to go for a no-frills, old-style cut. They guys there have been doing it for decades. Probably only good for men, though. Prices are solid. Cut and wash could run as low as $15.
Strands Ski Shop Incorporated offers some of the best service in the Boston area. Lots of demos and top-of-the-line equipment are in stock as well. Pricing could be a little more competitive, but selection makes up for it. Be sure to check out the special promotion periods in October and May for big discounts.
Harmeling Physical Therapy & Sports Fitness is an excellent clinic for a variety of sports injuries. Recovered from a torn ACL there with fair amount of ease. Flexible scheduling, expert knowledge, and service-oriented culture makes this a good choice for injury recuperation.
Go to Saint Moritz in Wellesley, MA for bikes, ski, in-line skates, etc. Frank provides excellent service for the beginner to expert. They did an awesome job with repairing a top-notch mountain bike. Affordable tire repair too. Rentals are also available for trips around the lake.
Weston Ski Track is a cross-country ski and showshoe center very close to Boston, MA. Man-made snow, but plenty of trails. Good for night skiing. Beginner lessons are available as well. Rentals are decently-priced. Great alternative from the long trek to the Massachusetts woods.
Kam Man is an authentic Asian supermarket in Quincy, MA. Go here if you're looking for fresh produce, meats, and seafood. Also a great choice for Asian spices and snacks, which are typically hard to find. Prices are extremely good, too.
Added bonus is a great variety of food stands in the shopping court. Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese choices.
A nice choice for some Asian variety without going to Chinatown.
Mercury Bar has two locations in Manhattan, East and West side. Both are great college-type bars for a drink. Food is standard bar fare, nothing special.
What is special is their lobster special. $12.95 for a 1.5-pound lobster with corn, fries, the works. If you feel like having another lobster, it's only $6.95. The lobster is quite fresh and simply boiled with melted butter. Great meal. Offered on Mondays all night.
Go to Finian's for an awesome family restaurant near downtown Quincy, MA. It's restaurant and pub, but very family-friendly. The decor is like Applebee's...but authentic, since this is truly a neighborhood haunt. Food specials daily, menu is typical homestyle American fare.
Sunday brunch is highly recommended. Menu features omelets, pastries, fresh fruit, waffles, French Toast, Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage, Eggs Benedict, and a carving station with turkey and ham.
Typically $10.50, but if you show up before 10am, it's only $8.50. What a deal for Sunday brunch!
The Fours in Quincy, MA is spin-off of the original in Boston, MA. The original was rated one of the US's best sports bars by Sports Illustrated. The Quincy branch leaves much to be desired. In a hard-to-find location off a parking lot in Quincy, MA. Went on a Monday Night Football night. It was fairly quiet, even with the New England Patriots playing that night. Clearly die-hard Boston fans stayed away. Rather unfortunate, given the tons of memorabilia in the bar. Food was typical bar grup, nothing special. I would stick with the original location in Boston, MA.
Siro's (FX) in Braintree is a good choice for Italian/seafood in Braintree, MA. Location leaves a lot to be desired, as it is in a random strip mall. However, once inside, the decor is impressive and takes you by surprise. One of the more upscale restaurants in the area. Food choices run the gamut. Many sandwich options for lunch. Entrees include salmon, sirloin, fish/chips, various pasta dishes. Would recommend the calamari and eggplant rolls, both appetizers. Stick with the pastas.