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Sunny Summer Days with David: Roof Decks, Pools, & Al Fresco

I recently read an article on Boston.com (an underrated website, if you can believe it) about the roof decks in Boston. I thoroughly enjoyed the article and it brought up one glaring point, Summer Is Hot. Where do summer students go for a bite to eat slash cocktail mid-day or on a hot summer night? The options in the article were eclectic and had a little something for everyone. But honestly, will these eight venues really tide us over for the entirety of the hot summer?

We all have a friend with a roof deck who is extra popular during the months from May to September. To have roof deck access is similar to holding a key to a personal sunshine getaway for all friends and family from the heat of the summertime cement jungle. I was blessed once many moons ago with such amenities… however, I have since resorted to begging friends and foes alike for the privilege. What options do students have in the city on hot summer days? Roof deck pools!

Roof deck pools are very hard to come by not matter what city you are in. Did you know that Boston has two? Both are detailed on Boston.com. Boston also has public watertainment options, the Department of Conservation and Recreation offers an in ground pool for people in the North End. The new Greenway, where the elevated I-93 was, has been transformed into green space snaking through Boston spotted with fountains and places to play in the water. People, get out of the heat and take a dip for gosh sakes! And after get a bite to eat outside!

Al Fresco is where Boston shines. With numerous quality restaurants sprinkled all over the good city of Boston, a greater amount of restaurants each year are adding this feature to their repertoire, and it makes me smile. Boston is a great city for food and drinks no matter what price point you’re playing in. Fiore (roof deck), Bouchee (below ground level), and Church (patio) all offer their own take on outside dinning. Now that summer has come upon us and given the population a collective kiss of color on our faces, why not do a little bronzing while having some food?

Are you happy with Boston’s roof deck, pool, and al fresco scene? Do we need a greater range of options or are we being greedy and creating first world problems for ourselves? What are your opinions of the venues we have? Please share your hidden gems or favorite can’t miss places for Summer 2010…

–David

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Is It Summer Yet? Tell Me Tuesday…Wishful Thinking Style

The last week the weather in Boston has been pretty sweet for February.  In fact, on Thursday Devin tried to convince me to sit outside and have our weekly meeting over coffee…I appreciated his enthusiasm but it isn’t that warm and I’m not about to get my blanket out of the closet to sit on the grass in Post Office Square.

I have been in Boston long enough to know that right when you think that we are out of the worst weather of the year we will get a huge snowstorm and freezing weather…just to put us back in our place.

The unseasonably good weather, however, has gotten me torturing myself by thinking of summer.  So I decided to torture all my lovely ONEin3ers as well and ask for this week’s Tell Me Tuesday, “What is the one thing you love doing in Boston during summer that you can’t do in the winter?”

My answer is pretty unoriginal but so true.  I love being outside at night with my friends and having it being really warm and wonderful.  Where I grew up the fog always rolls in at around seven and it is nothing like the warm nights we have here.

Okay, so now it’s your turn…  I know I’ve given you a few easy weeks by offering up a poll option but this week we want to hear comments!!!  So get typing and thinking SUMMER!!!!

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