College students . . . boston . . . one weekend . . . what to eat
So we'll have about 6 meals, and we're willing to travel to Cambridge, etc. We might have one splurge night, but otherwise we can't spend too much. Suggestions for restaurants / seafood shacks / bars? Also, if we were to do 2-3 tourist museums / attractions whatever, what is fun for college kids?
Also, the Yankees will be in town . . .
And can they drink.
My first thoughts are Audobon outside Kenmore Sq., Cambridge 1 and/or Bartley's in Harvard Sq., Green St. in Central Sq., the Plough in between H & C. Sq., maybe Summer Shack in Back Bay since they want a shack/seafood. Maybe a fancy cocktail and the Korean fried chicken at Privus in Allston.
Since they are by the same people (I believe) and have a very similar feel, I wouldn't do Audubon and Cambridge 1...pick just one. cambridge 1 has interesting pizzas, while audubon has a more varied menu. (there's also a cambridge 1 near fenway). near fenway, la verdad has decent margaritas (as well as mexican food). i'd also recommend orinoco (in brookline or the south end) for great venezuelan fare, which is not super pricey, but on the higher end for college budgets.
cocktails at drink or eastern standard are expensive but superb (so I'd say worth it). around central there's a lot of decent bars/lounges (enormous room, for example). it really depends on where you are staying though, regarding what i'd recommend for a bar. if you make it to the beach, kelly's supposedly has a great lobster roll.
as for museums, the Harvard Museum of Natural History has some interesting stuff, especially the glass flowers. on a lighter note, harpoon has a fun brewery tour on the weekend, which includes a sampling of all their beers.