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Charming, Italian, Culinary, Boston

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Charming, Italian, Culinary, Boston

Another Great Meal in Boston Delicious Italian Pastries in Boston If anyone from outside the city knows about Boston’s Little Italy, they hear about Mike’s Pastries. A mecca of sorts for delectable desserts, people will battle it out through rain, snow and sleet to bring home one of the signature white boxes tied with blue twine. Now I adore Mike’s just as much as the next Italian pastry lover, but a memorable time can be had in this borough of Boston sans cannoli, which will also save the headache of waiting in line for an hour or more. I...

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Spirit Airlines Launches New Service to Favorite Warm and Sunny Destinations

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Spirit Airlines Launches New Service to Favorite Warm and Sunny Destinations

Spirit Airlines Launches New Service to Favorite Warm and Sunny Destinations MIRAMAR, Fla., Nov. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq:SAVE) today starts new seasonal service to a variety of warm and sunny destinations and resumes seasonal service to favorite winter travel hot spots, including: — New nonstop service to Tampa from Chicago — as well as resuming increased seasonal service to Tampa from Detroit and Fort Lauderdale, plus low fare connections to a variety of destinations throughout the Caribbean and...

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Discovering Provincetown’s Oceanside Food Court

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Discovering Provincetown’s Oceanside Food Court

In the very center of Provincetown is a food court.  One might expect food courts to only exist in malls, and while Provincetown is decidedly mall-like in many respects, this food court transcends the expectations of the common mall goer.  Top shelf sea food is sold alongside hand-churned ice cream.  Meals are enjoyed on a patio overlooking the ocean.   Mid-way down the hall of vittles resides BATATA, beckoning the hungry with a picture of a waving french fry. Specializing in elaborate Poutines, cheese and gravy lathered french-fries,...

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Cape Cod Cuisine at The Barnstable Inn

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Cape Cod Cuisine at The Barnstable Inn

Cape Cod’s scenic 6A is always worth a day trip.  Spend it driving from Boston, perusing antique shops, arriving in Wellfleet at nightfall just in time for a drive-in movie. A little way down the road from the well-hidden but singular antique stove store you may be tempted to drive by The Barnstable Inn.  I suggest you stop and enjoy the food.   What I must trumpet beyond all other delicacies are the crab cakes.  Enjoy the rich, varied, musky flavors of what could easily be described as the creme brulee of savory.  These exquisite...

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Boston Pops Celebrates 125

Posted by on 11:24 am in Family, Massachusetts, Travel News | 0 comments

Today, Friday, February 19, Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops announce details of the orchestra’s 125th anniversary season, May 4-June 20, 2010, outlining programs that celebrate the orchestra’s rich tradition of performing the great music of this country’s past and present, for which the Boston Pops is so well known. Season details are also available at www.bostonpops.org TICKETS FOR THE 125TH BOSTON POPS SEASON, PRICED FROM $20-$99, GO ON SALE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, THROUGH BOSTONPOPS.ORG OR BY CALLING 888-266-1200. SEASON OVERVIEW The 125th...

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Fringe Dwelling in Provincetown

Posted by on 10:53 pm in Featured Story, Massachusetts | 0 comments

Jutting into the Atlantic and looking from the air like an angry fist raised toward heaven, Provincetown (or Ptown), Massachusettes, is instead a haven for ethnic, artistic, religious and sexual tolerance. It is where the fringes of society become the majority and in addition, owns bragging rights to some of the best beaches and seafood in the World. It may be at the ‘end’ geographically, but it is first in many things including the first landing of the Pilgrims on American soil and more recently, gay marriage. And ah…the beaches! Half of the...

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The Jaws Bridge of Martha’s Vineyard

Posted by on 9:08 pm in Blog, Family, Massachusetts | 1 comment

This summer day, like all summer days, the ordinarily still waters beneath the American Legion Memorial Bridge on Martha’s Vineyard are alive with the splashes of people hopping off the railing and plunging into the Atlantic Ocean. Primarily adolescents partake of the island tradition of leaping off this little bridge on the road between Edgartown and Oak Bluffs. But sometimes adults like to throw themselves into the ocean as well. The bridge isn’t known only as the popular summertime spot for this decades-old rite of fun. Scenes...

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Massachusetts Culinary Experiences

Posted by on 7:15 am in Massachusetts, Travel News | 0 comments

BOSTON, August 6, 2009 – With diverse regions and landscapes, Massachusetts is a natural culinary haven that inspires, delights and encourages unique dining experiences and memories to savor on the taste buds. There is no limit to the culinary opportunities in Massachusetts. Travelers can dine in the finest of establishments, participate in Restaurant Weeks through our various cities, experience farm-to-table freshness from the many farmers’ markets and celebrate with authentic flavors at an Italian cheese festival in Boston’s historic North...

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An Island’s Island, Chappaquiddick

Posted by on 10:07 am in Blog, Massachusetts | 1 comment

Just a short float across the water from Edgartown harbor on Martha’s Vineyard, Apart of Massachusetts, lies the tiny and halcyon island of Chappaquiddick. At only five square miles in size and within swimming distance of the Vineyard, Chappaquiddick is a sort of island within an island. Two ferries run simultaneously in opposite directions from the big island to the little island. Officially named the On Time II and On Time III but nicknamed the Chappy ferries, they will chug you and your bike or car from one island to the next in...

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Gingerbread in Oak Bluffs

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Oak Bluffs’ harbor is filled with boats. The waters off its beach calm enough to swim laps in. Its streets bustling with people – this is one of the most popular little towns on Martha’s Vineyard. At the top of the list of sights that draws visitors here are clusters of colorful little homes which have their genesis in the early 19th Century. A church group began holding annual summer camp meetings in the town and, for years, attendees erected small tents in which to stay as well as a large central tent where they held their...

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