Crate Escape owes its existence to a 10-year-old jack russell terrier named Ernestine Hastings. Ernestine's owners, Bradley and Stephanie, loved their pooch so much that they decided to spread this affection to other dogs by opening a spacious boarding and grooming facility. Pet owners can drop off their furry friends for daycare or overnight boarding services, letting pups gambol about in a 17,000-square-foot play space. Groomers tackle matted fur and tails caked in cake by scrubbing coats with hypoallergenic shampoo.
Parents: here's what happens your first time dining at Full Moon. Walk in and you might spot the jubilant scrum of toddlers in the play area, one child fiddling with a toy train, another manning a replica kitchen or doodling away on poster board. How nice, you think to yourself with more than a trace of suspicion. But something’s amiss. And then it hits you: there’s no stench of fast food here, likewise no gaudy décor or costumed mascots. Instead, the aroma of lemongrass and coconut seafood stew or Moroccan chicken tagine consumes the art-filled dining room. A child guzzles juice from a sippy cup; beside him, his parents clink glasses of fine wine. In one ear you hear the laughter of children; in the other, the easy conversation of adults. Your inner skeptic struggles to resist, like Mary Poppins in a windstorm. Then the waiter delivers an adult-sized portion of pan-roasted salmon or a spread of mussels and Portuguese chorizo. And beside that—a child-sized plate of mac and cheese flanked by a side of fresh fruit. And slowly, your doubts fade away. And you think to yourself: Maybe it’s time to fire the babysitter. Welcome to Full Moon. In 1997 sisters Sarah and Cary Wheaton, both mothers to young children, set out to create an upscale alternative to the traditional family restaurant—a place where child and parent could enjoy quality food (and time) together in a tasteful setting. It seems they succeeded. As the Boston Globe remarked in a piece about the restaurant's 15th anniversary, despite all the toys, “It’s not just the children who are in heaven.” Indeed, parents relish the ability to dine on crab ravioli with chive cream sauce or grilled sirloin filets smothered in blue cheese, all with their children just an arm’s-length away. Their kids seem equally overjoyed. Kid-friendly entrees, such as quesadillas and chicken fingers, are made with seasonal ingredients and come with a side of fresh fruit. At the behest of the owners—all too familiar with children’s temperaments—chefs kick out the kid food quickly so the kids don’t get cranky and fill up on their own tears.
A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, chef Wiechmann draws on his French culinary training to make the most of pure, simple ingredients. Humanely raised meats, local vegetables, and foraged mushrooms can be found across his menu, but not in expected combinations. Dishes such as squid-ink pasta express his indomitable creativity.
Welcome to Extreme Dancesport, Boston's grooviest dance and fitness studio located in Cambridge, MA. Take group classes or personalized private lessons or party with us and experience a whole new world of dance! There are friends to be made, steps to be learned and fun to be had. You never need a partner and absolute beginn
Cofounders Jill Tomich and Peter Lavelle had both been active in the fitness world before they opened Ultimate Bootcamp in 2004. Jill threw her energies into boxing, ballet, yoga, and blogging for a wedding diet-and-fitness website, and Peter, a native Irishman, was a triathlete. In all his pursuits, Peter adhered to the motto "We're not here for a long time?we're here for a good time."
This credo infuses all of the boot-camp programs. Campers from all across the fitness spectrum find accommodation as the workouts meet them close to home. Trainers never push too far, but always challenge. An energetic mix of outdoor-resistance and interval training layers patrons in svelte muscle, builds strength, and burns calories to promote weight loss more effectively than a rice cake's PR agent. Far from the stereotypical idea of a boot camp, encouragement and support roll in from instructors who foster cooperation and camaraderie between fellow boot campers.
World Wide Bus elevates four-wheeled cross-country travel with customer-oriented service, plush seating, and highly trained drivers. Each 56-passenger bus comes complete with comfort-packed features, including head and foot rests, free WiFi, individual reading lights, and a 110v outlet for each seat. Regular buses embark on the 4.5-hour journey several times a day in either direction. Long-distance rollers can buy up to four Groupons and bring their theatrically inclined friends or King Kong impersonators for a night out on Times Square.