Jackie's Best Week

Ever feel like you're not living it up enough in this fantastic, delicious, and diverse city? After trying some of my Best Week Ever hotspots, I can guarantee you'll never complain about boredom in Boston ever again!

Updated: February 24, 2010

Monday


Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar

266 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

For a humble student at BU, Mondays mean the return to classes after the delectable delights of the weekend. To spice up your Mondays, grab dinner at Tapeo on Newbury Street. Specializing in Spanish tapas, these delicious dishes only cost $5 at the bar Sunday through Friday!


Tuesday


Bradley And Diegel Salon

77 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

By the time Tuesday rolls around, I'm in Go Mode. Getting my hair cut always seems to dominate the top of my list! If your salary is as measly as mine, save some moolah while getting a quality cut at Bradley and Diegel on Newbury Street. Every Tuesday, they have a "model call" where they offer grossly discounted cuts so that their stylist students can learn. With cuts costing $20 and coloring from $25 and up, it's definitely worth a shot.


Wednesday


Qdoba Mexican Grill

961 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Think you're a super smarty-pants? Put your knowledge to the test with some trivia! Qdoba on Comm Ave hosts trivia every Wednesday night. Get together 3 friends to form a group and make it a girls or guys night out!


Thursday


Limelight Stage And Studios

204 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116

Ready to bust out in tune from the week's excitement so far? Round up some friends and hit up Limelight Stage and Studios in downtown Boston. With over 5,000 songs to choose from, Limelight offers an intricate stage with lighting and a backdrop. Every other Thursday features a live back-up band to help you along in your musical medleys!


Friday


Saturday


Piattini Wine Cafe

226 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

Whether you're on a date or just going out with some close friends, Piattini serves up some of the best Italian-style tapas in Boston. At less than $10 per plate, this savory restaurant is perfect for an inexpensive night out.


Joshua Tree Allston

1316 Commonwealth Ave, Allston, MA 02134

Afterwards, hit up Joshua Tree in Allston - the upstairs has HD TVs to watch the game, while the downstairs thrives with 20-something-year-olds looking to get their dance on. Try a new cocktail: a Sex on the Beach is only $6 at JTree!


Sunday


Big City

138 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

Cravin' some brunch but still nursin' last night's hangover? Big City in Allston offers delicious, affordable brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Help the hangover: with the order of any brunch item, Big City offers a free mimosa or bloody mary to go with your meal. Get some slow-paced enjoyment by playing at one of their numerous billiards tables.