If you’re looking for somewhere to take the ‘rents during their visit to Boston, here are 7 quintessential Boston restaurants that will tempt your parents to their table.

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As Thanksgiving rapidly approaches, most of us are looking forward to “traditional” gatherings: catching up with family, wearing cozy sweaters and eating some scrumptious comfort food. But with everything great about Thanksgiving, there are some downsides, too: screening questions about your love life while squished between your emo cousin and your politically incorrect uncle at […]

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“The Disaster Artist,” starring the Franco brothers and set to premiere Dec. 8, documents the tempestuous relationship between filmmaker Tommy Wiseau and his on- and off-screen best friend, Greg Sestero, as they film what is widely considered the worst movie ever made, “The Room.” To both emotionally and mentally prepare for this celebration of wonderfully […]

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By Caitlin Fisher I couldn’t quite figure out the paranormal aesthetic of Copp’s Hill Burying Ground: there was an eerie, fantastical aura about the place, shrouded as it is by mist and curling vines, that made it feel like the pumpkin patch from “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” There, too, were the rolling hills […]

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By Caitlin Fisher “The ghost of Nathaniel Hawthorne really let us down today,” I told my friends as we ran to catch the train back to Boston on Saturday afternoon. Really, it should have been ideal ghost hunting conditions. We were in Salem, Massachusetts, universally acknowledged as one of the most paranormally active cities in […]

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By Caitlin Fisher “JFK’s not here,” Sue told me. “A French king, sure. A colonial woman. A Revolution-era paymaster named Ebenezer. The spirit of a dead chef. But not JFK.” Sue is the manager at the Union Oyster House, the country’s oldest continuously-operating restaurant and one of Boston’s biggest tourist traps. My roommate and I […]

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