Come now, rent a car, get on the pike and head west. The trees are just changing colours, the apples are ready to pick, not to mention the pumpkins, and if you're in luck you might find an apple cider donut... home made almost. Don't forget to try a corn (maize) maze.
The traditional American accompaniment to a cup of coffee is a donut (or doughnut) and this chain of shops - beloved by policemen, workmen, me, and millions of others - has excellent coffee and excellent donuts.
or try a telephone directory
Small chain of ice cream shops that offer top-notch ice cream both as to quality and selection.
Main shop is in Cambridge on Main St. near Massachusetts Ave. (near MIT) - bus #1 down Mass. Ave. or Red-line to Central Sq. underground stop.
High class French food near Harvard Square. A great place for a special meal that doesn't have to be expensive. The three-course prix fix neighbourhood menu is one of the best deals in Boston.
5 Craigie Circle, Cambridge
Tel: (617) 497 5511
Probably the best ribs and barbecue in the Boston area with a rotating selection of local, regional and from further afield micro brews. Generally crowded with students, locals and tourists but worth the wait. Get a seat at the bar and watch the baseball, or ask for a seat at the counter where the kitchen staff feed you titbits while you wait for your dinner (don't forget to tip them!).
55 Chester Street, Somerville
Tel: (617) 628 2200
Real deal American diner in one of Boston's ritziest areas, Beacon Hill, and full of regulars. Best for Sunday breakfast/brunch of home-style buttery pancakes with crispy bacon on the side, and steaks or burgers in the evening.
44 Charles St
Tel: 617 720 1152
The North End is Boston's Little Italy, chocca with delis, salumerias, bakeries, grocers, and the first Italian cafe in Boston, Caffe Vittoria. Sit and steep a while in the vintage atmosphere — antique coffee-makers adorn the windows, sepia prints line the wood-pannelled walls and little old boys suck down their espressos. Line your stomach with cappuccino and cannoli, and hum a Dean Martin tune in your head.
296 Hanover St
Tel: 617 227 7606
For a special night out while in Boston try this place. Old English style chop house, in a fine dining way (and price!). Make sure you book as it gets really busy. As does the bar, which is also a great spot for a drink apres shopping on Newbury Street.
359 Newbury Street
Tel: 617 262 8900
Top of the Hub restaurant, on the 52nd floor of the Prudential building, is a great place to catch views of Boston. Dinners can get pricey but for lunch or dessert it is actually fairly reasonable. It's worth a few extra dollars for the views. Go during an off time so you are sure to snag a table next to the window.
Back Bay or Prudential T Stop
Restaurant/bar: fabulous thin crust pizzas, great selection of wines and beers. Superbly chilled out, good value and - best of all - flat screen TVs showing the sport but with no sound... fun for the guys and the gals.
27 Church St
Cambridge, MA 02138
T stop: Harvard Square
Although a chain, the Cheesecake Factory is an absolute must for those who love all things American and want to steep themselves in the local culture e.g. huge portions, great food. The Cheesecake Factory is located in the Prudential centre so it's pretty central, the bar's good with a range of cocktails and I would recommend the Cobb salad, surely the largest salad in the world!
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