Greetings! We’d like to share with you today a fabulous resource for the best things in Boston. If you aren’t familiar with Boston Magazines annual “Best of Boston” ranking, you could be missing out on some of the best restaurants, stores, and services in the Boston area.
Boston Skyline (Photo credit: brentdanley)
There’s no more definitive ranking of what’s good in Beantown. Check out The Best of Boston 2013.
You can thank us later.
Thanks to the crowdsourced review website Yelp, we’re able to present you with a (somewhat) scientific look at the best breakfast spots in Boston.
Who doesn’t love a good breakfast? Likewise, who hasn’t had a bad breakfast experience at a restaurant that’s gotten the day off to a terrible start?
Colonial doesn’t want that to happen to you. Thus, as a breakfast PSA, here’s the five best breakfast spots in Boston according to Yelpers.
Last month, we brought you entries from Gaffin’s Wicked Good Guide to Boston English.
As we wrote then: Compiled by the brilliant Adam Gaffin and hosted on Boston University’s website, the Wicked Good Guide to Boston English is a wonder to behold.
Everybody knows about pahking cahs in Hahvuhd Yahd, but there’s a lot more to Boston English than that, despite what Hollywood would have you believe. We have our own way of pronouncing other words, our own vocabulary, even a unique grammatical construct. Journey outside the usual tourist haunts, and you just might need a guide to understand the locals…
English: This picture shows a panorama of Boston (USA). Deutsch: Das Foto zeigt ein Panorama von Boston (USA). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Here are some more highlights from the guide:
Boat shoes, i.e., Keds.
Where somebody is, for example: “They’re down the Cape today.” Sometimes prounounced “downna,” as in “Wanna go downna Boston with me?”
The donut shop on the corner.
The numbah aftah thirdy-nine.
A traffic circle. One of Massachusetts’ two main contributions to the art of traffic regulation (the other being the red-and-yellow pedestrian-crossing light).
Terra incognita; beyond the bounds of civilization (some Bostonians will argue that that boundary is actually Rte. 128 or, if you really want to stretch it, Rte. 495).
A general intensifier: “He’s wicked nuts!”