Communication is key at Massage Mantra, where a team of seven licensed massage therapists encourages clients to describe their pains and stresses and listens closely in order to structure treatments suitable to their needs. Once they have taken your input to heart, they stretch out their nimble hands and begin to soothe muscles with one of six available bodywork modalities, from reiki treatments that calibrate the body's energy levels to sports massages that methodically extract hockey pucks lodged between muscles. A roster of skin-specific facials complements the massages’ inner healing with infusions of nourishing vitamins that promote a healthy outer glow.
Creamy cheeses and fresh meats are plentiful at Max's Deli Cafe, a deli sandwich hub. The menu at Max's Deli Cafe does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge. Sound levels can reach upper decibel levels at the restaurant, so sensitive ears beware!
It's strictly first-come, first-served at Max's Deli Cafe, so plan an early arrival for your pick of tables. The restaurant has catering services as well.
You can eat for next to nothing at Max's Deli Cafe, where a typical meal will cost you less than $15. Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Max's Deli Cafe since it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Andale quickly and efficiently sates mid-day hungers with quality Mexican fare from its parent restaurant, Zócalo Cocina Mexicana. A grilled chicken or vegetable mole (enriched mild chocolate chile sauce) burrito favorito stuffed with rice, beans, pico de gallo and cheese ($5.95) is a handheld meal unto itself and fits easily into most car cupholders. Ricardo's quesadilla nestles chicken or portabella mushrooms between flour tortillas with onions, pico de gallo, jalapeños on a bed of salsa verde and rojo sauce ($6.25). The nuestras famosas carnitas verdes enchiladas lock braised shredded pork, rice, beans, pico de gallo and sour cream ($6.26) into a cheese-sprinkled corn-coffin so that it can be buried deep inside your stomach. Office escape artists can bring joy to coworkers and mole sauce to their bellies by returning to the cubicle camp laden with Andale's tamales in chicken or vegetable varieties ($3.95).
Located in Dore Creperie, Dore Creperie's crepes have a gooey inside and crisp outside. Don't expect to find any low-fat fare on Dore Creperie's menu — you'll need to be prepared to indulge a bit. Bring the whole family to Dore Creperie, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms. Dore Creperie can easily accommodate large groups or parties. Free wifi is on hand here as well. Dine out in the open during Dore Creperie's summer season when patio tables are available for use.
Dore Creperie tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience. Getting your food to go is also an option. Throwing a big party? Count on Dore Creperie to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
For easy dining, Dore Creperie provides convenient parking in a connecting lot. Or, if you prefer, leave the car at home and catch public transportation at nearby stops at Government Center Station (Blue, Green), Park St. Station (Green, Red), and State St. Station (Blue, Orange).
You can fill up on Dore Creperie's delicious fare without spending an arm and a leg — in fact, typical meals there run under $15.
At the age of 16, Matthew "Matty" Hughes became the youngest-ever licensed captain in the port of Boston. Funneling his passion into a career, he founded Boston Harbor Cruises in 1926 to lead tours up the Charles River. What began as a two-man, one-boat operation has grown tremendously throughout its more than 90-year history, now encompassing a 21-boat fleet and more than 250 employees who transport more than 2 million passengers.
The Boston Harbor Cruises's staff handles all things nautical, from whale watching and speedboat tours to wedding receptions and celebrations for special occasions. Because dolphins are hard to saddle and refuse to obey verbal commands, Boston Harbor Cruises also navigates the waters with ferries and harbor cruises that explore the historic and romantic sights of Boston.
Though the leadership has changed, Matty's grandchildren Rick and Chris Nolan still perpetuate the traditions of Boston Harbor Cruises, furthering one man's obsession with the harbor and inspiring future generations to create their own memories on its calm waters.
This small locally-owned business, with at least three locations in Boston, is a favorite with the lunch crowd that wants high-quality food served up fast. Though service is speedy, Viga, which offers mostly Italian cuisine, is no fast-food joint. Breads and pastries are baked fresh daily, and the owners promise that they use the freshest dairy, meat and vegetable products available. The menu features a variety of pizzas, pasta, salads and pastries. Calzones, perfect for a lunch on the go, are filled with mozzarella and parmesan and can be customized with ingredients like chicken and broccoli, steak, grilled vegetables and much more. Daily specials make sure frequent diners – and there are plenty – don’t get bored with the menu. The Financial District branch runs like a well-oiled machine, with customers pushing through the warm, brick-walled space to grab quick-service meals, cold case drinks and snacks, before heading out the door.