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09:17 PM on 09/11/10
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Haha. Makes you wonder how you ever survived on Best Buy or FYE now, huh?
04:58 PM on 09/11/10
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you were completely right. newbury comics is incredible!
11:36 PM on 08/23/10
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Haha. Let me know if you try any of those places and dig it. I'm no expert, but that's what little you can glean from my experience. Haha.
11:32 PM on 08/23/10
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oh, wow. thank you so much, i really appreciate it. i'll definitely be resorting to your tips for when i'm up there.
10:55 PM on 08/23/10
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As far as restaurants, my favorite in all of Boston is Le's. Vietnamese food. There's one on Comm Ave up past BU near Harper's Ferry and there's one in Harvard Sq. Also Noodle St. (on Comm Ave at BU just outside Kenmore Sq.) has amazing Pad Thai. In Harvard Sq. there's a tea shop called TeaLuxe, a frozen yogurt joint called Berryline, and a burger place called Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage all of which are must-go's. And for late night drunken adventures Spikes hots dogs on Boylston (not too far from you, I think) is open til 3 and always full and the South Street diner (a pretty solid walk or cab across town) is the only place in Boston open all night. And for a hangover Sunday morning breakfast, The Pour House across from the Prudential Center is awesome. And if you have a fake, the Sunset Grill has like 120 beers on tap, and even if you don't they have bomb sweet potato fries. Haha. And at some point, go to the north end and get real Italian food and gelato.

For concerts, keep your eye on shows at Harper's Ferry or the Paradise. Both relatively intimate venues that won't rob your wallet like a house of blues show.

Culture-wise the Science Museum and Aquarium are pretty rad, if a bit expensive for what you get. The MFA you can more or less get into for free with a student ID and that has some really awesome art (VanGogh, Monet, Renoir, some really famous stuff). Plus there are a billion colleges around so there are always student plays going on that you can rush for like 5 bucks if that's your thing. The Huntington theater is a good place to catch some of those. And the Harvard Film archive and the Brattle Theater show a lot of cool art films and classic movies if you're into that. Plus the Kendall theater in Cambridge gets all the "limited release" critical favorite movies that only go to, like, six cities.

Tourist-wise, I'd say the Old North Church is really cool if you're in the North End. The whole Faniuel hall area is pretty nice. The Public Garden is pretty in the fall or spring. And if you get really ambitious, the freedom trail is awesome if you're a touristy geek like me, but it takes all day.

Also, go to Newbury Comics. It doesn't matter if it's on Newbury Street or in Harvard Sq, just go. It's a music fan's dream. You'll wonder how you ever shopped at an FYE or BestBuy before. Gotta love independent record stores.

That's as thorough as I can get off the top of my head. Haha. hopefully it helps/
10:39 PM on 08/23/10
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that sounds so cool! definitely will go there, and i think i did a few years ago when i visited Harvard... but i sorta like touristy stuff and culture stuff... i saw where the Adams' are buried and their house and whatnot, i did a duck tour, visited Salem, and been to a Red Sox game. idk, anything that's like a must see, or must go. restaurant-wise or site-seeing wise, or anything really... cause i'm going to be so lost in the city.
10:22 PM on 08/23/10
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Hmm, depends. Are you big on touristy stuff? Or like culture shit? Regardless of any of that, you should def hit up Harvard Square in Cambridge. A ton of good restaurants, an independent movie theater, used record stores, comic book shops, etc.
10:15 PM on 08/23/10
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i'll just continue the conversation here, ha. so what are some good spots/places that i should know about/see? or any other advice would be really awesome, too.

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