Andrea G.

Andrea G.

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  • North End

    Boston
    Outdoor Activity / Shopping Area
    North End - Outdoor Activity | Shopping Area in Boston.
    Mar 11, 2013 Little Italy with a Modern Twist "The historic North End shares the relaxed demeanor of an Italian neighborhood with the chaotic vibrancy of its newly youthful residents. Originally an outpost for Italian immigrants in the 1950s, the “Little Italy of Boston” still retains aspects of the Italians who put the area on the map. Abounding with Italian trattorias, visitors can still see elderly Italian men conversing in Italian outside of espresso cafes. These locals are the heart and soul of the neighborhood. With the influx of recent graduates and young professionals, the North End has undoubtedly undergone a dramatic transformation, but it still remains the best area in Boston for an Italian dinner. Alongside the traditional pizzerias and restaurants are newer bars and lounges, more suited for the young professionals living in the area. On weekends, and particularly during warmer nights, the streets are packed with tourists and students. At these times, it can be difficult to see the original charm of the old buildings and historic churches. However, there is undoubtedly a rejuvenated and lively atmosphere, due to the young crowd making its way into the city. If in town, it’s best to pick a weekday to go for a stroll along the North End’s tight and labyrinthine streets. The Old North Church, the oldest standing church in Boston, and Paul Revere’s house and statue, are located right in the area. Also a must is a walk along the waterfront, which is populated with bocce courts. On nice days you can see over to Charlestown, the Bunker Hill Monument, and the USS Constitution. Though it has undergone many changes in the past years, and while it can feel a little inauthentic at times, those looking to explore should definitely go to the North End for a taste of Italy, while checking out the historical landmarks that put Boston on the map. " hide
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  • Tryst

    Washington, DC
    Bar / Coffee Shop / Lounge
    Tryst - Bar | Coffee Shop | Lounge in Washington, DC.
    Mar 11, 2013 Great for coffee or cocktails "Described as a coffeehouse/bar/lounge, Tryst manages to be all three without compromising its quality. Located in Adams Morgan, Tryst is a nice change of pace from the other bars and clubs in the area. As a coffeehouse, Tryst has the overstuffed comfortable chairs, long wooden tables, and latte selection that people have come to expect from their neighborhood barista. However, the extra details are where Tryst sets itself apart-probably due to the fact that it is owned by the same couple who opened Tryst in 1998. All coffees come with an animal cracker, the menu offers an all-DAY brunch, and the staff is attentive-even if you plop yourself down for hours. And people do stay here for that long. Though the room is large, it can sometimes be difficult to get a table, especially around lunchtime. Nevertheless, there are more than enough outlets for your laptop and the staff will leave you to your own devices. As for the food-it is surprisingly delicious. They have a large selection of sandwiches, salads, and the dessert display when you walk in is hard to resist. As a bar, Tryst has a decent selection of beers, wine, and cocktails. The happy hour deals are really great-with three dollar drafts and wines. They offer some Belgian beers, and also handcraft their own cocktails. While people are still on their laptops throughout the evening, the atmosphere certainly gets rowdier and the hipster jams on the radio get louder. Tryst is a great neighborhood lounge that successfully transitions from a coffeehouse to bar as the day wears on. It’s an eclectic crowd-so you’ll feel welcome here in your Chuck Taylors or your heels. What’s more important is that you come here looking to relax and unwind. " hide
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  • Policy

    Washington, DC
    Cocktail Bar / Lounge / Restaurant
    Policy - Cocktail Bar | Lounge | Restaurant in Washington, DC.
    Mar 11, 2013 Come for the food, stay for the club "Offering both a quality restaurant and a trendy upstairs lounge, Policy is ideal for grabbing a drink with co-workers or for dancing with your friends on a Friday night. Policy looks like a standard chic restaurant and bar from its exterior on 14th street. With its white building, large glass windows, tin ceiling and warm interior, it’s easy to see why foodies and the after-work crowd head here for happy hour and dinner. Offering an array of shared plates featuring seasonal and local ingredients for reasonable prices, many couples and young professionals grab a seat in one of their red leather booths and select one of their expertly mixed cocktails. What is surprising is that the real gem is its lounge upstairs. With a large bar, chandeliers, and graffitied walls, it looks like an entirely different club. With DJs spinning Top 40 on weekends and a new “Throwback Thursday” night, the lounge is usually packed, so much so that it can be hard at times to try out your moves. However, there are VIP areas located above the fray with bottle service if you have some extra cash to burn. Policy is the best of both worlds-a great restaurant with classic cocktails and a rowdy fun bar for young professionals. Either way-be sure to dress to impress. Although students and hipsters mingle together, the crowd is definitely on the trendy side. " hide
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