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Cafe Eilat617-277-7770406 Harvard St, Brookline$$$D   Pizza$30 pizza pie; "Inferno Pizza" KVH
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Milk Street617-542-3663 50 Milk St, Boston $$$Hot Pastrami Sandwich on Ciabbata
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Re: Re: Groupon Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2012, 05:00:57 PM »
Sam Adams and the USS Constitution are free :D
I never do enough paid stuff to make those cards worthwhile.
really depends on what you want to do. In San Diego if you want to do Lego land sea world and the zoo its basically a no brainer
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Re: Re: Groupon Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2012, 08:44:36 PM »
Sam Adams and the USS Constitution are free :D
I never do enough paid stuff to make those cards worthwhile.
yeah, i was just giving a list of what we did.  The cost of what we did would have been 158.25 without the card.  We probably wouldnt have done the trolley so it would have been 114.25 (still a savings of $13 per person) but we did get free transportation with the trolley which saved us money on parking or taxis.  And it saved time when we skipped lines and didnt have to go through the process of buying tickets each place.  And the families that stayed the extra day paid an additional $39 for $74 value and had an extra day they didnt even use.
But we packed our days pretty well (as well as you can with 6 adults and 8 kids). 
This really should go in the Boston thread but if you're going I would recommend stopping at the holocaust memorial for a few minutes.  A very well done memorial in the middle of a street that many people dont even realize is there. 

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Re: Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2012, 12:08:00 PM »
Get a go card, you'll save yourself a lot of money.
Don't think you'll find a hotel to fit those requirements. Jewish area is around 15-20 minutes from downtown and traffic can be horrendous
As far as hotel we ended up staying at the Recency Hyatt in Cambridge.  It was very reasonably priced, allowed for 5 in a room (even 6 if you count an infant), and location is pretty good.  Its a 5 minute drive to all the downtown attractions (the hotel will shuttle you to the subway if you dont want to drive and pay for parking) and its easy to get to Brookline from there as well. 

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2012, 12:31:53 PM »
You must have been there over the summer. Getting from Cambridge to Brookline during the school year can take over an hour during rush hour.

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: September 12, 2012, 07:33:22 AM »
Has anybody mentioned Martha’s vineyard? That’s the another place comes under “things to do in Boston”

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: November 29, 2012, 04:10:07 PM »
I'm going to be in Boston for a day and a half next week. I am staying in the Beacon Hill area with no car. Are there any minyanim nearby?

Also is anyone familiar with the Kashrus scene there? ORC, KVH are these reliable?

ETA: I came across a Mincha Minyan near where I am staying Zhvil Mezhibuzh on School Street. Is this an Orthodox Shul?

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: November 29, 2012, 04:52:07 PM »
I'm going to be in Boston for a day and a half next week. I am staying in the Beacon Hill area with no car. Are there any minyanim nearby?

Also is anyone familiar with the Kashrus scene there? ORC, KVH are these reliable?

ETA: I came across a Mincha Minyan near where I am staying Zhvil Mezhibuzh on School Street. Is this an Orthodox Shul?

TIA

You can take the "T" to the rebbes minyan or to chayei adom.
KVH is more reliable than it used to be.
On harvard street ( a "T" ride away) you can go to taam china or to the pizza shop across the street. there is also a grocery store "the butchrie" over there.

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: November 29, 2012, 05:08:44 PM »
You can take the "T" to the rebbes minyan or to chayei adom.
KVH is more reliable than it used to be.
On harvard street ( a "T" ride away) you can go to taam china or to the pizza shop across the street. there is also a grocery store "the butchrie" over there.

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Thank you.

Is Milk Street Cafe, under ORC reliably Kosher?

The Rebbes Minyan, is that downtown?

Does the "T" really take 40 minuets to get from Beacon Hill to Harvard Street?

How much would a cab be?

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: November 29, 2012, 05:18:51 PM »
Thank you.

Is Milk Street Cafe, under ORC reliably Kosher?

The Rebbes Minyan, is that downtown?

Does the "T" really take 40 minuets to get from Beacon Hill to Harvard Street?

How much would a cab be?

Not familiar with milk street.

The rebbe's minyan is on the brookline/Brighton border on beacon stret, not downtown.

I haven't taken the T in years, but I really don't recall it being as long as 40 minutes.


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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: December 27, 2012, 11:51:21 PM »
What are the good activities to do during the winter in Boston? I am going with my wife for 3 days. Any ideas?

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2013, 08:58:01 PM »
I posted this in the SPG cash and points thread, but figured this would be a more appropriate place for it.

I have The Westin Copley Boston for march 27 and 28 booked with cash and points before the changes.

If anyone is interested, pm me. 

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #41 on: May 27, 2013, 08:08:51 PM »
I'm stopping over in BOS for 5 hours. Trying to decide if it's worth going into the city for food/activities. Which (if any) restaurants deliver? Any quick activity that's worth hitting up? Thanks!

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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #42 on: May 27, 2013, 08:15:38 PM »
I'm stopping over in BOS for 5 hours. Trying to decide if it's worth going into the city for food/activities. Which (if any) restaurants deliver? Any quick activity that's worth hitting up? Thanks!
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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #43 on: July 02, 2013, 11:01:35 PM »
I'm planning a 2 day trip to Boston.
1. What are my best SPG hotels?  (the Liberty-which seems to be the best is booked  :( )
2. Where to leave my car? From reading Dan's TR it seems that all food is a drive into the Brookline community. Am I better off leaving my car downtown and taking the light rail?


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Re: Boston Master Thread
« Reply #44 on: July 02, 2013, 11:08:29 PM »
I am heading into Boston for the weekend. Any fun things to do for adults on Sunday and Monday?

thanks