Boston, United States
Amy, 30
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Name some spots in Boston that are good for a Tinder date.

I'd say anywhere in the Seaport. There are so many places that you can go for a quick/casual drink (and ditch if you're not into him/her) and then go sit down somewhere for dinner if you are into it! Spots I'd recommend for a Tinder drink - Temezcal, City Tap, Drink, Bastille, Gather, Scorpion Bar, Legal roofdeck. And for a Tinder dinner - Rosa Mexicana, City Tap, Legal Seafood, Temezcal, Gather, Bastille.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Everywhere! I am a bargain hunter, so my go-to stores are really TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Nordstrom Rack. I am also big on outlets - the outlets in Assembly Row and Wrentham (if you're willing to make a drive). If I'm looking to spend a little more, I love Anthropologie. And some of my favorite boutiques in Boston are Flock (South End), Viola (South End) and LIT (North End and Newbury).

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Go to the Boston Public Garden. It is such a beautiful green space in the city and I never make the time to just sit in the park and take it all in.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Boston that you particularly like?

Tom English's in Southie. This bar is still cash only, has pool tables, darts, Buck Hunter and other games. My favorite part about this place is that it is filled with locals and you can get a bucket of beers for $16 which is unheard of in Boston. Oh, and the Touch Tunes!

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Boston? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

Either Ostra or Sorellina - these two restaurants are so expensive, but it helps to know the staff! :) My favorite dishes at Sorellina are the pulpo with squid in couscous, tun tartare and the lobster gnocchi. Ostra favorite are the sea bass tartare, Spanish octopus, campanelle and spagghetti with clams.

What restaurant in Boston looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Definitely Anchovies in the South End. It looks like your typical dive bar, but if you sit down for dinner, you can get an amazing bowl of pasta!

Where can you get the best cocktail in Boston? Which one do you like?

Drink - hands down! This place specializes in cocktails and no 2 drinks are the same. You describe to the bartenders the taste you are looking for and they will concoct something delicious customized for you!

Where would you take your partner in Boston if you wanted to really pamper them?

Top of the Hub. While I'm not a fan of the food, it is amazing to go for a drink and the views! (heart eyed emoji)

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Boston?

Cheers. Every tourist asks about this place, but it is anticlimactic and there are so many better places to go for a meal.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Boston. How do you spend it?

Wake up for an early morning spin class at Turnstyle, take a walk through the Commons and along the Charles, and then eat my way through all of my favorite restaurants!

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