Boston Nostalgia

Great LR, @bjnovak! Calling former residents of Boston! What do you miss? I'll kick it off.
  1. Wandering through Charles River Park in fresh snow.
    Such a magical thing, strolling around the deserted river in fresh snow on a weekday.
  2. The Butcher Shop
    All the tastiness. Mouth waters at the thought.
  3. Biking anywhere in town in minutes. It's so tiny!
  4. The breakfast sandwich from Paramount Cafe
    I even loved waiting in that ridiculously long line - it's all part of the experience. I don't know if there's a better breakfast sandwich in the world.
    Suggested by   @Nicholas
  5. Drinking Sam Summer on a rooftop in Allston in July. Also Brookline Booksmith.
    Suggested by   @gabimoskowitz
  6. Lunch outside at Trident followed by shopping and coffee on Newbury
    I loved having some sweet potato fries outside at Trident on a sunny day then heading inside to pick up some books. Grab a coffee at Wired Puppy and stroll down Newbury for some quality window shopping.
    Suggested by   @egkeller
  7. The nachos and margaritas at Sunset Cantina on Comm Ave across from the fit-rec center at BU. Went to BU for undergrad and spent so much time at Sunset with friends eating the best nachos in the country.
    Suggested by   @hillaryweiss
  8. The Thinking Cup
    Suggested by   @samanthastone
  9. The weird floor tiles with the fish in the connecting tunnels to central parking at Logan airport
    Suggested by   @LeahHaydock
  10. The Boston Common AMC theater
    Suggested by   @samanthastone
  11. The weird bird noise 'sound installation' in the elevators at central parking in Logan airport
    Suggested by   @LeahHaydock
  12. Drinks at MJ O'Connor's on a snow day, followed by sledding in the Common
    Suggested by   @Waz
  13. East coast -style Tex Mex food. So festive.
    Suggested by   @bjnovak
  14. The Washington on a horse statue in the Public gardens wearing a sports jersey the day after a New England sports team wins
    Suggested by   @LeahHaydock
  15. Falling in love with @Nikki in Copley Square
    Suggested by   @Waz
  16. Simon's Coffee Shop and Joie De Vivre (Porter Square), City Girl Cafe (Inman Square), Kendall Sq. Cinema, visiting Hockney's Garrowby Hill at MFA, walking across the Longfellow Bridge.
    Suggested by   @Abigail
  17. The Public Garden on a warm spring day
    Suggested by   @Waz
  18. Oh! And i can't forget my old friends outside the aquarium, with whom i spent every saturday morning for a couple perfect years. Went last summer and they're still right there, literally making little girls (and boys, and, um, nostalgic adult females with a brigham's peppermint stick addiction) laugh. (FUCK now i'm gonna have to go watch "Andre")
    Suggested by   @JessicaBalboni
  19. The required rite of passage double whammy of rocky horror in the square followed by a scorpion bowl at Hong Kong (related: underage me failed SO spectacularly at both of these)
    Suggested by   @JessicaBalboni
  20. Charles River Esplanade
    No better place for running, thinking about life, people-watching etc.
    Suggested by   @kacieaurore
  21. Boston Public Library at Copley Square
    Libraries are my happy place, and this is one of the best.
    Suggested by   @jb_piper
  22. Cheering on runners on Comm Ave during the Marathon. And the Wings Over franchise
    Suggested by   @bware427
  23. Charles Chips. Delivered to your home in a can.
    Suggested by   @rscolman
  24. Late night pastries at Bova's in the North End
    Suggested by   @blueberriesforsal
  25. Beanpot Hockey Tournaments. The Dugout. Watching the Boston Marathon from the window of my apartment on Beacon Street. Everything. Boston was very good to me.
    Suggested by   @thebestSR
  26. Turning 23 and 24 and 25 at the Charlie's Kitchen beer garden in Harvard square
    Suggested by   @tinyjana
  27. B&G Oysters in the South End, particularly when my and @Waz's parents took us there for our graduation dinner.
    Suggested by   @Nikki
  28. @Caroline's apartment on Newbury our sophomore year - holing up there amongst the soft yellow painted walls (that Aviv spilled red wine on) in a snowstorm, reading and listening to music and cuddlin'.
    Suggested by   @Nikki
  29. Deli Haus in Kenmore Square
    Suggested by   @mallofamanda
  30. Coolidge Corner as a whole. (Brookline Booksmith, JP Licks, The Coolidge, New England Comics, Zaftigs, etc)
    Suggested by   @jennifermcintyre
  31. Going to the Museum of Fine Arts all the time because it was free with college id! Also being super needy exploring American Revolution sites/monuments
    Suggested by   @kacieaurore
  32. Fenway park in late September in 2007 before they won the World Series. Closing the game with Papelbon, there is nothing like it.
    Suggested by   @movaughn42
  33. Pu pu platters at at Aku Aku (alewife station)
    Suggested by   @mcd
  34. Cambridge squares during summer nights.
    Kendall, Central, and Harvard squares are all exponentially better when it's a summer night and you're roaming around. Special mention to Davis and Union in Somerville.
    Suggested by   @maribot
  35. Curious Liquids before and/or after the trek up the hill to my part time/internship at the State House library
    Suggested by   @Hillasay
  36. The guy selling papers in Harvard square in front of au bon pain that always smiling and yelling "hi beautiful! Have a great day! Etc etc.."
    Suggested by   @lrkeenan
  37. Boston Bruins playoff games, both in person and the bars. Both venues with such spirit and camaraderie on our way to winning the cup.
    Suggested by   @cmageek