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Hahvahd Yahd [Apr. 23rd, 2007|07:02 pm]
My youngest brother is going to Harvard!

He just sent email announcing that he accepted their offer of admission. Obviously, he will need a high-school graduation present in a few weeks, and I was thinking that I would give him some money and a list of places where he is allowed to spend it:

Mary Chung's, Pandemonium, Brezhnev's, Toscanini's, T fare to Arnold Arboretum, etc.

Any suggestions?

From: thetarnishedowl
2007-04-24 01:20 am (UTC)
This is your seven-year-old brother I assume?
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2007-04-24 01:43 am (UTC)
Eighteen. =)
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[User Picture]From: dcseain
2007-04-24 02:28 am (UTC)
He should also try Grasshopper in Alston - very excelent vegan quisine in the Chineseand Vietnamese styles.
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[User Picture]From: quirkstreet
2007-04-24 02:53 am (UTC)
Million Year Picnic (specialty comic book store, the original in the area). Newbury Comics (decent comic book store, very good CD store).

Anna's Taqueria!
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From: ranger1
2007-04-24 03:47 am (UTC)
Kebab Factory, less than a mile from campus. Yummy upscale Indian.
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[User Picture]From: zalena
2007-04-24 04:24 am (UTC)
I think I can only remember things that used to be there. Congrats! Boston is the greatest town in which to be a college student.
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From: orbitalmechanic
2007-04-24 10:30 am (UTC)
Passim, if he likes that sort of thing?

You might also assign him to find five cool places/restaurants/trips that you don't know about, and report (or whatever phrasing he'll find attractive: "dare" would work for a different kind of kid).
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2007-04-24 10:54 am (UTC)
When my parents (briefly) lived near Ithaca, we gave them actual gift certificates to several places in town; you might try that (though it might be a logistical pain for your friends to do for you [though then again, bats22 is presumably visiting every single one of these places now that he again lives in the Boston area...]).

Something that forces him to get off the T would be my suggestion. There used to be a good Indian place in Waltham, but I've forgotten its name. Similarly, commuter rail to Rockport or Gloucester are a very good way to spend a day in September or October.

(And I'm glad you listed the Arnold.)

Diesel? Will he get eaten by the lesbians? (Will he love it if he is?)

That's exciting for him! He must be an excellent student; getting into places at that level of Harvard is much harder than when we got into MIT.
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[User Picture]From: ocschwar
2007-04-24 01:44 pm (UTC)
Diesel? Those lesbian pool hustlers will rob him blind.
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2007-04-24 02:35 pm (UTC)
Hm. I've not been in quite a while. (I think I completely avoided Somerville/Cambridge on my last business trip to BU, and I think I only visited pekmez & family on the previous one. So it'd probably be back to when I went to a meeting at MIT two years ago.)
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[User Picture]From: madbodger
2007-04-24 11:46 am (UTC)
Hmmm. Pandemonium isn't quite as fun as it was when sokmunky worked there.
India Globe is fun, as is Jae's (Asian Fusion), Ring of Fire (sort-of Mongolian), Middle East
(live music), and Addis Red Sea (Ethiopian). I don't know if Wordsworth's (book store) or
Harrel's (ice cream) are around any more. I think I heard the Computer Museum is closed
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[User Picture]From: ocschwar
2007-04-24 01:43 pm (UTC)
Wordsworth's is gone. Harrel's is Colleen's now. Addis is Asmara, fancier and more expensive.

Among other things to compensate are Rodney's user bookstore in Central, and a Tibetan place in Davis.
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