Carlotta's Boston

Yes, I know; it’s not just Boston. It’s Cambridge as well, and a few places beyond, even unto the suburbs, where the open space and wide lawns tend to make me nervous. But I do want to share some of my favorite things.

Favorite Restaurants:
Mary Chung's — Suan La Chow Show to die for.
Summer Shack — world’s best fried oysters.
Anna’s Taqueria — chicken quesadillas that melt in your mouth.
Ocean Wealth — a Chinatown gem.
Favorite Ice Cream Parlor:

Herrell’s. No, Toscanini’s. No, Herrell’s. No, wait a minute, definitely Toscanini’s. No. Geez, do I have to decide?

view from bridgeFavorite Views:

— Coming in to Boston on Route 2 East at Arlington Heights.

— Looking east on the BU Bridge. A few rowers on the Charles with the ever-present flock of white geese honking them enthusiastically onward.

Favorite Walks (not bad for biking or blading, either):

— Memorial Drive from Mass Ave to the Science Museum, across the bridge into Boston, then back down the Esplanade.

— The Muddy River

— Jamaica Pond

Favorite Shoe Stores – this is easy; the only 3 locales that stock Size 11:
Simon's Shoes — Coolidge Corner
Designer Shoes — Newbury Street
The Barn — Newton
Favorite Music Venues:
Johnny D's — Davis Square, Somerville
Passim — Cambridge
Somerville Theater — Davis Square
Sanders Theater — Cambridge
Favorite Movie Theaters:
The Brattle — Cambridge
The Coolidge Corner — Brookline
Favorite Radio Station:
WUMB — Folk Radio

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