Davis Square, Things to Do

Break Out Those Legwarmers for City Sports’ 10k

Oh, the 1980’s…where would we be today without the neon spandex, Sony Walkmans, skinny Oprah, and the puzzling Rubiks cube? If you’re a nostalgic 80’s baby like me and are looking to run some fun races in Boston this summer, you’re in luck!

City Sports is holding their own 80’s nostalgia party with the Back in The Day 10k race. The 21+ race is being held June 30th in Somerville’s Davis Square, and will feature a costume contest and a post-race party. To be eligible for the prize of a $300 shopping spree to City Sports, costumes must represent the best of the 80’s and showcase the runner’s ability to party like it’s 1983. I envision lots of bare leg, neon spandex, and belly shirts – and that’s just on the guys!

The field is limited so register today! This is definitely a race you’ll want to spectate. It might give the Santa Speedo race a run for its money.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Eating Like a Local in Boston

No matter the square or neighborhood, Boston’s become a food city.

It’s been ten months since I removed myself from a city I’d grown to call home. Gone were Brooklyn and Astoria neighborhoods now replaced with Squares. Fenway overtook Yankee Stadium as my summer go-to and the MBTA became my new less dependable subway.  Old NYC favorites like Wogies, Itzocan, and Burger Joint would need to be replaced and that they have. With all its stereotypes, Boston brings a very sharp steak knife to the food fight and is pound for pound a city that hosts some fantastic restaurants.

So while people not in the know tell you to eat at staples like Legal Seafood or other chains; these are the 10 places you must visit in Boston. No matter if its overnight, a day trip or week-long vacation, this is my beginners guide to eating like a local in Boston.

(1) Toro 

While were not ranking these per se, Toro is our absolute must for anyone headed this fine city. It’s the one restaurant we’d wait we’ve waited three hours for a table and left completely satisfied with our decision.  Go early, put your name in and have a few drinks at the bar or down the street at the less crowded African restaurant.  Don’t worry, Toro will call your mobile when they’re ready for you.

Bring a group because once seated, keep in mind the menu is tapas style so order anything and everything at will. Nothing will lead astray or down a dark rabbit hole.  But if you want that life changing experience, go all in on the bone marrow.

Location: 1704 Washington St., Boston

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‘Terminales’ Tomorrow In Davis Square

Diesel Cafe and The Burren will be the background for a new ABC Family show filmed tomorrow in Davis Square. ‘Terminales‘ stars Italia Ricci (whose credits include ‘Hot Woman #1’ in ‘How I Met Your Mother’) as a young professional who discovers she has a terminal illness. Since it’s gonna be on ABC Family, I’m guessing it’ll be more ‘Last Holiday’ than ‘Breaking Bad’

Ryan Cook tweeted this notice earlier today to let everyone know about the filming.

@ We're filming new ABC Family TV pilot "Terminales", beginning Wed 11/28 with Diesel Cafe & The Burren in Davis Sq.
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Ryan Cook

While I’m excited that Davis Square will be filmed, I hope the Burren doesn’t get too crowded. Man, I love their Ploughman’s Lunch.

Davis Square, Neighborhoods, Things to Do

90s Are All That in Davis Square

The 90s were really freaking cool. And TeenNick isn’t the only one that’s realized our love for the 90s is unwavering. (Side note: if you haven’t experienced the Late Night Block of 90s Nickelodeon Favorites Like Rugrats, Kenan & Kel, All That & More, you’re missing out!)

What’s the latest craze in Davis Square, Somerville? You guessed it — the 90s.

This Friday, October 5th is the first 90s Night at The Rosebud in Davis Square. Here’s what’s in store:

  • Power Ranger Shots
  • Best 90s Dressed Contest
  • Saved By The Bell Cocktail
  • 90s Video Game Tournament (yes, that means Mortal Kombat…and rumor has it the prize is an original Nintendo game system)
  • 90s Karaoke Contest (11pm – midnight)

If you’re like me and had to experience the 90s sober, here’s your opportunity to drink in the spirit of your favorite 90s moments.

Did I mention this is free? Game on!

I’ll see you Friday at 8pm sharp.