January 2012

So Why Is Boston Called Beantown?

"Tourists may be disappointed to know, however, that baked beans are no longer a specialty of the region."
We know that Boston is the capital of Massachusetts, and many of us know that it’s also one of the largest cities in the country. Do you know, however, why it is often called Beantown? The beautiful city of Boston earned this nickname many decades ago.
The early colonial settlers of the city had a hankering for beans that were slow cooked in molasses. This dish was also especially popularized because they found themselves with a rather large surplus of molasses because of the realities of trading in the day. Sadly, there were slaves growing sugar to be shipped to the colonies, and a sort of triangular trade meant that they found themselves with lots of molasses. This ingredient was also easy to store and cook through the difficult winters they encountered.

Boston City – Check Out the Nightlife

You don't have to be in your 20's to enjoy Boston's nightlife. In fact, anyone is welcome to hang out, dance, enjoy the company of others and have fun. There are some great places to check out throughout the city. In this addition of Boston City Talk, we'll discuss some of the activities that people are participating in downtown and find out what's really happening in the heart of the city.

Top things to do in the city of Boston include the following. Have you visited any of these locations? If so, how do you feel about them?

Weekend Fun in Boston

What are you plans for the weekend? Boston is alive and glowing even though it is officially the dark of winter. If you are looking for things to do in Boston, there are plenty of options. From the outdoors to the various performing arts events taking place, there's something here for virtually everyone.

Your Week's Roundup

Look at a few things to do in Boston. What are you up to this week?

When it comes to sports, there's plenty to do. Check out the Boston Bruins this weekend. You can also check into the Boston Celtics. Will they do it this year? That is the talk of the town of course!

Other activities that are worth exploring include the cultural arts. If you have not been to downtown lately, make it your fun activity for the week. The Boston Opera House, Colonial Theatre and the Cutler Majestic Theatre have plenty to offer guests. You may even want to check into the Boston Symphony Orchestra performing is 129th season this year.

Here are a few more ideas for the upcoming days: