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January 02, 2013

Uber - Everyone's Private Driver

The first time I took an "Uber" car, I was in Chicago. I thought it was exclusive to Chicago and boy do I wish I didn't know that it wasn't! Not because it's a bad service, but because this is the only way I now want to travel around the city! Ugh, #divaproblems. 

Anyway, jokes aside, let me share with you all how amazing Uber is (if you don't already know.) 

Uber is a brilliant car service that sends a town car to you at the tap of a finger. The app is super easy and user friendly. Once you tap where your pick up location is, you are instantly notified of who is coming to get you and approximately how far they are. 

There are many great things about Uber:
1. You get picked up in a town car.
2. It's not that expensive compared to overpriced Boston taxis.
3. Everything is already paid for.
4. You don't have to worry about tipping (it's already taken into account).
5. The drivers are always so nice.
6. You feel like a superstar.
7. You don't get called a "SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY" for wanting to pay with a credit card - yes, this actually happened with a Boston taxi cab driver. 
8. The seats have butt warmers.

I am hooked on Uber. Especially on those late, freezing winter nights in the city and I can't find a cab for the life of me. 

If you haven't tried Uber yet, I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend! It's the easiest and most fabulous way to get around! xoxo... 

PS. Speaking of car services, Zip Car (another brilliant city-living idea) just got bought by AVIS for $500 million dollars! CHA-CHING!

January 01, 2013

Maggiano's Little Italy, Back Bay

This year, I spent New Years Eve with two great friends at Maggiano's Little Italy for dinner and drinks. 

I've never claimed to be a non-picky eater so don't judge me when I say I don't particularly like Italian food. Something about it just doesn't work for me. In any case, I wanted to keep an open mind and try something new for the new year. 

After browsing through the menu options over and over again, I finally chose a crap&shrimp crepe sort of thing. Seemed enticing at the time. So the food came out and it was basically baby pieces of crab and shrimp doused in cream and Alfredo sauce - yikes! Not my style. Not to mention it was a HUGE plate! (Family style portions) I tried to eat it as much as I could but it was a little too much. Felt like a complete glutton. (FYI...I got VERY sick from the food - ugh.) 

Aside from the food though, the place itself is super cute. Very traditional Italian feel. Service was meh. Overall, I had a great time because I was with lovely company, but will I ever eat here again? Probably not... 

Theme song: L'Italiano by Toto Cotugno

Papagayo, Waterfront

To recap NYE festivities, some of my girlfriends and I got together for a Mexican brunch this afternoon at Papagayo located on Summer Street in the Waterfront neighborhood. 

Though I am not a fan of Mexican food, I will tell you that overall, I had a very positive experience here. 

From the "Bloody Marias", to delicious food, to the vibrant atmosphere and creative decor, this place definitely a winner in my book. 

I will definitely come back to Papagayo when in the mood for salsa, chips, guacamole, and margaritas!

Theme Song: La Camisa Negra


Aaaaannnnnndddd I'm BACK! After a long hiatus from blogging, I have finally returned to my commitment of delivering wining, dining, and nightlife recommendations in Boston. 

I wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! ;) xoxo