After WBCN went off the air, questions swirled about what would take its place. Enter the legendary overlord of Red Sox Nation, who lent his name and love for killer BBQ to a monstrous cavern devoted to all things sports. To wit: 11-foot flat-screens, burgers served on fried dough and a subversive suggestion to all Yankees fans to stay away.
Everything That Was Important in 2010
Here they are, the biggest, baddest stories of the year. With the possible exception of your graduation from Space Camp—that was pretty big too.
First it was November. Then December. Then January. Then... well, you get it. But by the time Stoddard’s finally did open in April, the reclaimed wood, vintage Boston street scene, cask ales and time portal to salooning in the ’20s were well worth the wait. The old Filene’s mezzanine above the bar is pretty great too.
We live in troubled times, with serious matters that must be addressed by even more serious people. And while they bothered themselves with that stuff, you caught wind of a monstrous indoor trampoline park filled with tramp-dodgeball, fitness programs and all the dreams of your 12-year-old self coming true. Minus becoming Snake Eyes from G.I. Joe.
There was a collective tear shed in this city after a fire claimed Mexican cult favorite El Pelon in January 2009. And for ages, it seemed like the days of feasting on their firewood-log-sized burritos were over. Then, from the literal ashes, they rose back up with a full heart, a Brighton locale and a whole new era of burrito mania.
You can go through life without taking any chances. Or you can spend a weekend careening high above the Northern Berkshire treetops like a bat out of hell. So when we told you about the Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours, you chose the latter, and your life has been all the more Medicine Man-y ever since.
It was a great run in the Back Bay, but when it was time to look for greener pastures (not to mention throw a killer restaurant on the second floor), the Louis Boston team looked to Fan Pier. Now, Louis resides in a hip, warehouse-y structure, has insane views of the harbor and, best of all... parking.