Al’s Liked Places
Ken's Ramen is one of Al’s Liked Places.

1. Ken's Ramen

69 Washington St, Providence, RI
Noodle Restaurant · Downtown Providence · 25 tips and reviews
Providence Athenaeum is one of Al’s Liked Places.

2. Providence Athenaeum

9.0
251 Benefit St (btwn College & George), Providence, RI
Library · College Hill · 11 tips and reviews

Al S.Al S: A must-visit spot for Lovecraft and Poe fans, as both men spent significant time here. Get there early and grab one of the desks on the balcony overlooking the main floor. Read and people-watch.

The Alchemist Welcome Center is one of Al’s Liked Places.

3. The Alchemist Welcome Center

9.2
100 Cottage Club Rd, Stowe, VT
Brewery · 30 tips and reviews
Dobra Tea is one of Al’s Liked Places.

4. Dobra Tea

8.7
89 Exchange St, Portland, ME
Tea Room · Downtown Portland · 25 tips and reviews
Boston Athenaeum is one of Al’s Liked Places.

5. Boston Athenaeum

9.3
10 1/2 Beacon St (at Park St), Boston, MA
Library · Beacon Hill · 14 tips and reviews
Boda is one of Al’s Liked Places.

6. Boda

8.8
645 Congress St (State St), Portland, ME
Thai Restaurant · Downtown Portland · 61 tips and reviews

Al S.Al S: I was blown away by the unique and inspired Thai food here. Every dish we tried was exceptional. It's also very vegetarian/vegan friendly. (You're a damn fool if you don't try the sticky rice ball.)

Mister Bagel is one of Al’s Liked Places.

7. Mister Bagel

6.7
539 Congress St, Portland, ME
Bagel Shop · Downtown Portland · 6 tips and reviews

Al S.Al S: Best bagel I've found in Portland. Servers could definitely be more pleasant but I'm OK with cranky hipsters as long as the bagels don't disappoint.

The Great Lost Bear is one of Al’s Liked Places.

8. The Great Lost Bear

8.6
540 Forest Ave (at Ashmont St), Portland, ME
Pub · 108 tips and reviews

Al S.Al S: Atmosphere is somewhat lacking but the Maine-focused tap list makes up for that. Food is average pub grub but you shouldn't come here for the food. It's all about the beer. Drink something Bissell.

Sunglass Hut is one of Al’s Liked Places.

9. Sunglass Hut

6.9
335 Newbury St, Boston, MA
Eyecare Store · Back Bay West · No tips or reviews

10. Blaze Pizza

8.9
1282 Boylston St, (Jersey St), Boston, MA
Pizzeria · Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood · 15 tips and reviews

Al S.Al S: Pizza here is solid. Very thin crust with an array of possible sauces, cheeses and toppings. Simple pizzas are reasonably priced but they get expensive as you add toppings. They have vegan cheese too.

Meadhall is one of Al’s Liked Places.

11. Meadhall

4 Cambridge Ctr (at Broadway), Cambridge, MA
Bar · Kendall Square · 187 tips and reviews
Paisano Restaurant & Bar is one of Al’s Liked Places.

12. Paisano Restaurant & Bar

7.0
223 High St, Waltham, MA
Mexican Restaurant · South Side · 8 tips and reviews

Al S.Al S: I'm a fan of the papusas and tostadas for appetizers. Chicken a la Mexicana is great too. Ask for flour tortillas with it. Prices are very reasonable too.

Landry Park Charles River Reservation is one of Al’s Liked Places.

13. Landry Park Charles River Reservation

8.0
Moody St (Carter St.), Waltham, MA
Hiking Trail · 4 tips and reviews

Al S.Al S: Say hello to the two Swans that live under the Moody St. bridge.

Watch Factory Riverwalk is one of Al’s Liked Places.

14. Watch Factory Riverwalk

8.5
Waltham, MA
Hiking Trail · South Side · 1 tip
Shan-A-Punjab is one of Al’s Liked Places.

15. Shan-A-Punjab

7.6
455 Harvard St, Brookline, MA
Indian Restaurant · Coolidge Corner · 16 tips and reviews

Al S.Al S: Vegetarian appetizer sampler is surprisingly good, as are the garlic naan and mango chicken. Prices are reasonable and the servers friendly. A solid little Indian joint near Coolidge Corner.

The Greenway Carousel is one of Al’s Liked Places.

16. The Greenway Carousel

8.4
200 State St (at Atlantic Ave.), Boston, MA
Arts and Entertainment · Waterfront · 10 tips and reviews
The Rose Kennedy Greenway is one of Al’s Liked Places.

17. The Rose Kennedy Greenway

9.2
Atlantic Ave. (btwn Causeway & Kneeland), Boston, MA
Park · Financial District · 39 tips and reviews

Al S.Al S: Definitely get a beer or a glass of wine at the Trillium Beer Garden on a nice summer night. Such a great spot.

Paul Revere Mall is one of Al’s Liked Places.

18. Paul Revere Mall

8.3
416 Hanover St (at Clark St.), Boston, MA
Park · North End · 9 tips and reviews

Al S.Al S: Known as "the Prado," this unique park is tucked into the North End just below the Old North Church. It was opened in 1933 and is a great spot to sit with a coffee on a nice day and people watch.

Boston Public Market is one of Al’s Liked Places.

19. Boston Public Market

8.6
100 Hanover St (btwn Sudbury & Congress St), Boston, MA
Market · Downtown Boston · 77 tips and reviews

Al S.Al S: So many great retailers in one small space. Levend Bagelry is one of my favs. Stow Greenhouses is a great place to grab small plants and flowers. Union Square Donuts is also worth a stop.

Caffè Nero is one of Al’s Liked Places.

20. Caffè Nero

8.7
368 Congress St, Boston, MA
Coffee Shop · Seaport District · 7 tips and reviews

Al S.Al S: Best thing about this cafe is the atmosphere, which is uniquely Fort Point. Relatively spacious too. The coffee is better at Barrington, though, which is one block over on Congress St.

Neighborhood's Coffee & Crepes is one of Al’s Liked Places.

21. Neighborhood's Coffee & Crepes

8.1
96 Peterborough St, Boston, MA
Café · Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood · 63 tips and reviews
Whole Foods Market is one of Al’s Liked Places.

22. Whole Foods Market

8.8
427 Walnut Street, Lynnfield, MA
Grocery Store · 21 tips and reviews
Local Sprouts Cafe is one of Al’s Liked Places.

23. Local Sprouts Cafe

649 Congress St, Portland, ME
Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant · Downtown Portland · 35 tips and reviews
Curio Coffee is one of Al’s Liked Places.

24. Curio Coffee

9.0
441 Cambridge St (at 5th St), Cambridge, MA
Coffee Shop · East Cambridge · 40 tips and reviews

Al S.Al S: One of the coolest coffee shops in the Boston area. Staff is friendly and efficient. Coffee is solid, if fairly average. Liege waffles are fantastic. Both soy and almond milk for you non-dairy folks.

Lois' Natural Marketplace is one of Al’s Liked Places.

25. Lois' Natural Marketplace

7.9
47 India Stree, Portland, ME
Fruit and Vegetable Store · 2 tips and reviews

Al S.Al S: One of the few brick and mortar retailers I've found that sells Feridies Virginia peanuts. Buy them. Seriously. Best. Peanuts. Ever.

Fort Williams Park is one of Al’s Liked Places.

26. Fort Williams Park

9.4
1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME
Park · 37 tips and reviews

Al S.Al S: Great place to get some exercise and fresh air, though this place gets busy on weekends. Come at off times for the best experience.

Teammates Statue is one of Al’s Liked Places.

27. Teammates Statue

Ipswitch Street (Van Ness Street), Boston, MA
Sculpture Garden · Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood · 2 tips and reviews

Al S.Al S: The statue's not only an homage to Ted, Bobby, John and Dom but also to David Halberstam's '03 book about them, "The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friendship." Read it. And touch the statue for good luck

28. Quick & Clean Car Wash

7.7
209 Lexington St (Dale St), Waltham, MA
Car Wash and Detail · 3 tips and reviews
1369 Coffee House is one of Al’s Liked Places.

29. 1369 Coffee House

7.0
757 Massachusetts Ave (Inman St), Cambridge, MA
Coffee Shop · Mid-Cambridge · 92 tips and reviews

Al S.Al S: Drip coffee here is fairly average but the espresso drinks are quite good. They also offer both almond milk and soy milk options for vegans and non-dairy folk.

Rod Dee is one of Al’s Liked Places.

30. Rod Dee

1906 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
Thai Restaurant · Porter Square · 41 tips and reviews