Zac Cardwell

Boston

Spotter since 2013

My spots (16)

Bobby From Boston – Vintage menswear

"Bobby From Boston" is a vintage menswear shop offering a range of leather jackets, new old stock blue jeans, vests and many more that a gentleman needs...

shopping
Shopping

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Zac

Cardwell

Mei Mei – Locally sourced Chinese-American food

"Mei Mei" is an adorable brick-and-mortar cafe, tucked in a street of Boston University residence halls. I'm a fan of their dumplings.

restaurants
Restaurants
snacks
Snacks

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Zac

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Black Ink – Essentials you didn’t know you needed

"Black Ink" Boston is the place to shop when you want a special gift (for yourself or someone else!), but don't know exactly what you want...

shopping
Shopping

By

Zac

Cardwell

Harvard Book Store – Legendary indie bookseller

"Harvard Book Store" is a legendary indie bookshop in Boston. There is also on-demand printing available (via Paige M. Gutenborg, the bookprinting robot).

arts&culture
Art & culture
shopping
Shopping

By

Zac

Cardwell

Mt. Auburn Cemetery – More than famous Brahmins

"Mt. Auburn Cemetery" in Cambridge Boston has been both a resting place for the good and great and a refuge for the living since its founding in 1831...

arts&culture
Art & culture
relaxing
Relaxing

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Zac

Cardwell

Sofra – Cult favorite Turkish bakery and cafe

"Sofra" Boston is my favorite Turkish bakery and cafe. Ana Sortun serves amazing pastries and light meals from produce grown on her husband's nearby farm.

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
snacks
Snacks

By

Zac

Cardwell

Christina's Ice Cream – Save room for dessert

"Christina's Ice Cream" is a post-dinner of mid-afternoon must in Boston. There are 50 flavors of ice cream. I like the chocolate and ginger molasses.

snacks
Snacks

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Zac

Cardwell

Redbone's – Downhome Southern BBQ

One trip to the "Redbone's" in Boston with my friends from Texas set their minds at ease. Redbones delivers hearty and authentic casual Southern fare.

bars
Bars
restaurants
Restaurants

By

Zac

Cardwell

About me

About me
Raised in the friendly expanse of Texas, I moved to Boston from Austin at the end of architecture school. I didn’t think that I’d still be here over 10 years later, but like so many people who come to Boston for what they anticipate will be a temporary stay (it’s a bit of a college town), I found a great group of people, an invigorating urban fabric, and more good food, drink, entertainment, and seriously impassioned sports fans than you can shake a Fenway Frank at. When I’m not at work, you can usually find me wandering about on foot looking for the next interesting art show, local street food or just hanging out along the Charles River.

Why Boston?
With its wonted modesty, Boston declares itself The Hub of the Universe-- but in fairness, for a small, compact city, it packs in a whole lot of world-class culture. You have your pick from Great visual art, music from avant-garde to indie to classical, dance and theater, unrivaled indie bookstores, pioneering craft beer and food scenes... all this in a city you can walk across in an afternoon.

To me, there’s nothing like riding the Red Line across the Charles and seeing the Boston skyline rising above the sailboat-dotted Charles River Basin, or gazing at the same skyline as you swim in the cold, clear water of Boston Harbor off the beach at Spectacle Island, planes whooshing overhead on their way to Logan.

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