Chefs Matt and Kate of Townsman pay homage to New England in every locally sourced plate they design. The menu at Townsman changes regularly to reflect the current season, showcasing ingredients grown sustainably by farmers around the region, but the constantly revamped brunch menu may be the most popular. Come in this weekend to taste-test something sweet from the Maple Syrup Cart. It rolls around during brunch so that you can try the classic house maple syrup or something more unique, like Matt Jennings' Maple Hot Sauce or Bourbon & Rye Barrel-Aged Syrup. Grab an eight-ounce bottle of your favorite to drizzle over your chicken and waffles, and take the rest of it home. If you want to skip the sweet stuff, devour the chorizo Benedict with green-garlic hollandaise, the bagel with cream cheese and house-made lox, or the burger topped with bacon, Boursin, roasted onion jam, and egg-yolk caramel.
When Cafe Landwer opened three months ago, the brunch possibilities in Boston expanded to include a variety of contemporary American and Mediterranean eats you won't find at other spots in the city. So grab a cup of creamy, nitro-infused cold-brew coffee or a fresh fruit smoothie and spend some time perusing the morning menu. If you're in the mood for American comfort food, order a stack of Landwer's pancakes decorated with Nutella, house-made whipped cream, and maple syrup or dig into a breakfast bowl of steel-cut oatmeal loaded with bananas, berries, and roasted almonds. Interested in trying something new? Try the halloumi shakshouka, a pair of poached eggs capped with crispy halloumi and spinach, all smothered with tomato sauce and tahini. You can also dig into one of the grilled sandwiches, like the Jerusalem with mozzarella cheese, a hard-boiled egg, sun-dried tomato spread, and za'atar seasoning. Public Domain/Pixabay/keltra89
The stunning space that houses Jaho Coffee Roaster & Wine Bar looks like a cross between a cosmopolitan coffeehouse and an industrial-chic taproom with craft beer on tap. And that's exactly what it is. By day, Jaho pours cups of artisan coffee. By night, it transforms into a bar serving fine wines, craft brews, and cocktails. If you stop by in the morning, the aroma of roasting coffee will probably hit you as soon as you walk through the door. It emanates from the Loring Kestrel Roaster in the back. The baristas incorporate those freshly roasted beans into cups of java at the slow coffee bar using artisan brewing methods. Pair yours with a pastry. In the evening, come back to Jaho to unwind with a craft beer, a glass of wine, or a signature cocktail like the Scarlet Espresso Martini. Public Domain/Photo by Edan Cohen on Unsplash
What started out as a group of quick-witted friends performing improv in the back room of a Hard Rock Cafe in the late '90s has flourished into Improv Asylum. Now more than 20 years since those earliest shows, Improv Asylum remains under the leadership of two of the original members of the original improv troupe. They've branched out a bit from one Monday night show, however. Their dedicated improv theater offers shows by different casts every night of the week, similar to the nation's top-tier improv clubs like Second City. Grab a seat and a drink and enjoy a show on the main stage. The shows are constantly changing since the improv students devise the subjects and partial scripts themselves on a regular basis. Come armed with some wacky suggestions when you snag tickets to a show because, true to improv tradition, the cast will almost certainly kick off the
Opening day for the Swan Boats of Boston is coming soon, marking the unofficial beginning of Spring in the city. Mark your calendar April 14, when the first boats will take sail complete with an opening day celebration with Mayor Walsh. The Swan Boats of Boston are a fun way for folks of all ages to take in the sites of the Boston Public Garden. The ride lasts about 12-15 minutes as the Swan Boat driver pedals around the lagoon. The boats operate each day (weather permitting) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and make for a relaxing excursion and perfect photo op. Adult tickets are $4, children are $2.50, and seniors are $3.50. With the rides being relatively short and the number of Swan Boats in rotation, you generally shouldn’t have to wait more than 5 minutes before you’re out on the water. Hop on the boats near the
The instructors at Sadhana Yoga Boston have experienced the healing power of yoga firsthand, and they want everyone in the community to have that same chance. That's why they offer $6 Vinyasa classes. These deeply discounted classes ensure that everyone can afford to flow through a calming, invigorating practice. The community-style classes welcome people of all ability levels, even if you're totally new to yoga. Just bring your cash (cards aren't accepted), lay down your mat, and follow the instructor as she demonstrates the fundamental yoga postures and shows you how to link them together with movement and focused breath. If you want to brush up on the basics before the class, come to a beginner-friendly FUNdamentals class. If you're looking to kick your practice up a notch, try a challenging Core Flow class instead. Public Domain/Pixabay/AndiP