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The Boston College Eagles are set to shred the competition with their metaphorical talons next month when they kick off their season with home games against the Weber State Wildcats and Kent State. Although the Eagles were treacherously swindled out of the Emerald Bowl title last year by the cunning Trojans, this year’s roster is stocked with talented players who are ready to lead the way to victory with aerodynamic skull armor and bubblegum-flavored mouthguards. You'll get lower end-zone views of the tackling, throwing, and funcitement.
2601 Beacon St.
Chestnut Hill,
Massachusetts
US
The Urban Grape pushes the fermented philosophy that wine and beer drinkers should explore its vast variety of flavors without intimidation. The shop’s extensive lineup of red wines ranges from the dark-chocolate aromas of Charles Krug’s cabernet sauvignon from Napa Valley ($24) to the full-bodied O.Fournier tempranillo from Spain ($16). Have the ideal white wine for a gorgeous afternoon firing nukes at incoming asteroids with the Ken Forrester chenin blanc from Stellenbosch ($10), boasting subtle grapefruit and green-apple notes. Beer buffs may blissfully quiver while looking at The Urban Grape’s selection of brews, including a 22 oz. Brew Dog Punk IPA from San Diego ($7). The store offers a number of other libations as well, from organic and biodynamic wines to a stellar array of sake. Drop by for The Urban Grape’s scheduled complimentary wine tastings every Thursday and Friday from 5 p.m.–7 p.m. and every Saturday from 1 p.m.–3 p.m. to introduce taste buds to up to 16 different types of wine.
7 Boylston St
Chestnut Hill,
MA
US
If you've never been to a Healthworks gym before, today's Groupon is just for you (sorry, regulars). It gets you a "class pass," which lets you attend classes at any of Healthworks' five locations: Back Bay, Brookline, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, or Salem. You can also use the locker rooms, saunas, steam rooms and whirlpools. Work out, then relax in the bubbling waters and daydream about how good you'll look when bathing suit season rolls around. And because Healthworks is women-only, Larry Leering and Stanley Stare-Master won't be around to ogle you as you bust the moves.
1300 Boylston St
Chestnut Hill,
MA
US
For tasty American fare, head to Applebee's for a sandwich and side. Whether you are looking for food low in fat or gluten-free, this restaurant is the place you want to eat. The bar at Applebee's is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at Applebee's just as much as mom and dad. Come order a flavorful feast at Applebee's, and sit outside if it's nice! Applebee's has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties. The sound levels at the restaurant can reach ear-splitting levels. Casual dining at its best, Applebee's customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go. Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars. No matter what you choose off the menu at Applebee's, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30.
381 Chestnut Hill Ave
Brighton,
MA
US
Tito Gaona's Flying Trapeze Academy defies gravity and provides both beginning sky soarers and naturally airborne gymnasts with expert instruction in flexible flight. Take to the trapeze bar in semi-private class sessions of five to eight students, gliding with newly met friends or toting along your long-lost alter ego or barbershop quintet. Learn the basic swing, dangling deftly from arms and swaying from knees, and then follow up with introductory tricks such as executing taut frontward and backward kicks with limber limbs. For comfortable swingers, the class applies advanced skills such as the catch and return, which involves swinging toward your trapeze partner before flipping over the bar, swiftly grabbing your compatriot's people paws, vacillating back to your perch, and then gracefully fluttering into the springy net below. Sessions are an excellent workout as well as a great way to regain lost confidence in your acrobatic companion after that unfortunate hot-potato incident. Classes are held Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
791 Hammond Street
Brookline,
MA
US
Roggie's Brew and Grille is a local pizza gem for casual diners. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Roggie's Brew and Grille, though, so plan to indulge a bit. On gameday, come here to cheer your team to victory and watch every triumph on the big screen. Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Roggie's Brew and Grille. Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this pizzeria, though, as it can get quite loud. Weekends are when crowds really head to Roggie's Brew and Grille, so plan accordingly. Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Roggie's Brew and Grille. Roggie's Brew and Grille is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering. Grab your food and chow down when you're ready with the pizzeria's carry out and delivery options. null Your tab at Roggie's Brew and Grille will usually run to about $30 per guest. Roggie's Brew and Grille accepts all major credit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. The pizzeria serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
356 Chestnut Hill Ave
Brighton,
MA
US

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