365 Things to Do in Boston - New Tips Daily

Where to Watch The Superbowl

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Jan 22, 2015

patriotsThe New England Patriots have made it to the Superbowl! If you don't want to go to a house party, make sure you grab your favorite Patriots shirt and some friends and head over to your favorite watering hole. 

West End, The Fours
The Fours is usually a great place to go before a Bruins game and grab a beer but because of their numerous tvs and menu, is also a great place to go and watch the Superbowl, especially if you live in the area. The Fours has twenty two beers to choose from and great burgers, salads and wings." Chosen as the number one sports bar in America by Sports Illustrated back in 2005, The Fours has been a fan favorite since opening in 1976."

Downtown, Beantown Pub
Beantown Pub, located across from the famous Granary Burial Ground, is a staple in the Downtown area. Although there are not a ton of tvs, the long bar gives guests front row seats no matter where they are in the pub. Plus, a decent drink list and menu allows fans to watch the game and have a meal without breaking the bank.

Fenway, Cask 'n Flagon & Game On
Situated near Fenway Park, these bars have a ton of TVs and is a great place to watch a game with friends. Game On is situated right across the street from Cask and has a similar atmosphere. Game On also has a downstairs bar deemed  "Blazing Paddles" and is equipped with tons of ping pong tables. Personally, I preferred the dingy old bar that put the focus on the televisions. 

Wherever you choose to watch the game, just make sure you enjoy the atmosphere. Go Pats!

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Thanksgiving In The City

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, Nov 22, 2014

thanksgivingFor those of you who can't go home or maybe don't want to spend hours in the kitchen, many restaurants are offering Thanksgiving brunch & dinner options. There are a variety of options in the Boston area this year so you can pick a restaurants that suites you & and your wallet. 

Here are a list of some suggestions, thanks to BostonMagazine.com

Take your pick from Strega staples such as Cozze alla Marinara (sautéed mussels in a spicy tomato sauce), Rollatini di Nico (rolled Sicilian eggplant with fresh ricotta, spinach and mozzarella), and Costara Ripiena (veal chop stuffed with prosciutto andfontina cheese in a white winedemi-glaze sauce).

Russell House Tavern, Cambridge
Celebrate friends and family in the heart of Harvard Square with chef Tom Borgia’s special three-course menu at Russell House Tavern. First course has options like duck breast carpaccio, fried oyster toast, and butternut squash bisque. Mains include cider braised short ribs, grilled salmon with house-cured guanciale, and turkey basted in bacon fat. And for dessert, pecan pie with bourbon caramel ice cream and so much more.

Aura Restaurant, Seaport District
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aura will celebrate Thanksgiving with an elaborate buffet brunch. The spread will include breakfast items like eggs benedict, French toast, and a leek and truffle quiche. Chef Robert Tobin will also have a raw bar with clams, oysters, and shrimp. More traditional Thanksgiving offerings will also be on display like roast turkey with cranberry sauce, butternut squash ravioli with brown butter sauce, sweet potato casserole, roasted brussels sprouts, and buttermilk mashed potatoes.

Please keep in mind that reservations are highly recommended. 

Want a few more options? Check out the Boston Magazine article here

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Let the Spooktacular Celebrations Begin!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Oct 30, 2014


The city has a lot to offer during the holidays. From the Boston Ghost Tours to bar crawls, this city has something for everyone! Here are a few events going on in the city for Halloween.

Boston Ghost Tours
"Walk amongst the dead in burying grounds nearly four hundred years old, hear stories of those whose mortal remains lie beneath your feet, and listen to tales of many of the sordid practices that went along with them. "

'Ghostbusters' at Fenway Park
Grab your jacket and see this beloved classic with your friends tonight at 6:00pm! 

Fear At The Revere Hotel
"Freaky performers, spooky visuals and LED light show, plus a DJ dance party make up this Halloween bash at Space 57. Tickets are $15."

For more great Halloween events, check out the BostInno's Halloween Events page here

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Boston Vegetarian Food Festival

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Oct 12, 2014

bostonveggieThe Boston Vegetarian Society presents the 19th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival! The festival will be held on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday October 26th at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center in Boston. 

"This Festival brings together an amazing array of vegetarian natural food providers, top national speakers and chefs, and educational exhibitors in a fun and welcoming environment.

It is a chance to talk directly to food producers, learn the newest items in the marketplace, taste free food samples, shop at show special discounts, or simply learn what vegetarian foods are available and where you can find them!"

For more information on the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival, please click here

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Celebrate Boston Fashion Week

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, Oct 07, 2014

bostonfashionweekBoston Fashion Week is back! Boston Fashion Week celebrates the life of fashion with various parties, shows and presentations.

Events include "YOLANDA: Innovative Fashion Icon" at the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, "Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen" at the Museum of Fine Art and the "New England Revolution Players & Wives Fashion Show with Boden" at BOND at the Langham

"This year Boston Fashion Week is dedicated to the late Marilyn Riseman, a fashion legend in our city. Designers/event producers have been invited to keep one front row seat open as a tribute to Marilyn Riseman's lifetime commitment to the art of fashion and her tireless support of our creative community. "

Boston Fashion Week is going on now til October 11th. For more information, please go to BostonFashionWeek.com.

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The HONK! Festival is Back!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Sep 21, 2014

honk festivalThe HONK! Festival is back! HONK! is a fantastic music festival that blends various forms of music, has really started to progress every passing year. 

"The 27 participants of this year's HONK! will be traveling from New Mexico, New Orleans, Paris and Moscow. The marching bands will also come from Somerville, Cambridge and Boston with messages of peace, unity and social revolution."

HONK! festivities will be held in Somerville, Cambridge & Boston from October 10th-12! Performances include acts from The Carnival Band, AfroBrazil and the Red Flame Hunters.

For more information on HONK!, please click here.

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Patriots Home Opener Tickets Scavenger Hunt in Boston!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Sep 11, 2014

giveaway"To celebrate the start of the 2014 Patriots season and Kayem’s Ultimate Pats Fan Experience, Kayem and three-time Super Bowl champ Joe Andruzzi are hitting the streets of Boston on Friday, Sept.12 for a special city-wide scavenger hunt, giving people the chance to win Pats tickets.

The former Patriot and Kayem will hide four pairs of New England tickets to the home opener at locations around Boston, challenging die-hard fans to find the tickets starting on Thursday at 10 a.m."

The first fan to arrive at the secret locations and reference the contest will win a pair of tickets to the game on Sunday, September 21st! 

For further information on the Patriots Home Opener Ticket Scavenger Hunt, please click here

Good luck!

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Revolutionary Boston Trivia

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Jun 30, 2014

old state houseThe Bostonian Society is having a fun and informative patriotic trivia party at the Old State House! This pub quiz will be held on Thursday, July 3rd from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

"Grab a pint, learn how independence was celebrated in Colonial Boston, and participate in a game of independence themed pub trivia drawn from colonial and early American history. 

Experts and novices welcome! Come in teams, or make a team when you get here. Space is limited, so please purchase your tickets in advance. Admission includes two tickets redeemable at the bar for beer or other beverages. Tickets $15.00"

Please click here for general and ticket information! This quiz part is a great way to start off your 4th of July weekend! 

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Where Should You Watch the World Cup?

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Jun 20, 2014

soccerThe World Cup is in full swing and there are some awesome bars in the area that have some dedicated fans. Here are the top bars in the area to watch, enjoy and experience the World Cup Games. 

The Banshee, Dorchester
"The Banshee Pub is the number one bar and restaurant to watch domestic and European sports in the greater Boston area. If your game is being broadcast in North America then you can rest assured that the Banshee will be showing it on one of its 10 flat screen televisions that span two floors of entertainment." It was even rated by Buzzfeed as one of the best bars to watch the World Cup. 

Cask 'N Flagon/Game On, Fenway
Cask N' Flagon & Game On are great bars to watch any game. They both provide ample space with tons of tvs for all types of sports fans. You don't need to go to Fenway during a Red Sox game to enjoy a game in Kenmore Square. 

"Cask 'N Flagon will also be serving a special Caipirinha cocktail with Boca Loca cachaça, mashed limes and sugar. The drink will be available through July 13."

Porter Belly's/Green Briar, Brighton
Porter Belly's & Green Briar are small Brighton bars but they are great places to have a pint and watch the game if you're in the area.  If you'd prefer to go to a larger establishment, have no fear, Brighton Beer Works is right around the corner.  

Want some more options? Check out a list of suggestions from Bostinno here

Click here for the full schedule for the 2014 World Cup matches. 

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Walker Stalker Con in Boston

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, Jun 10, 2014

walker stalkerInspired by The Walking Dead on AMC, the Walker Stalker Con is the new convention that will be hitting the Westin Waterfront in Boston from June 13th-15th.

Walker Stalker Con is "a fan meet-up and an opportunity for each guest to come away feeling like they’ve had an amazing experience and became part of a greater community of zombie lovers! Walker Stalker Con is three days of events, panels, and experiences that zombie fans won’t find anywhere else!"

There will be celebrities,a antique shop, costume contest and more!

Check out WalkerStalkerCon.com for more information on this event and ticket availability.

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