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Erika Templeton
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We promised not to tell anyone that: She likes to race the trolleys on the Green Line. Her favorite Boston secret is: finding cheap, hidden gems at Urban Renewal—like the metallic musical pom-poms she got for a dollar
Turning Point


Turning Point


A bar with surprisingly great food, hiding in plain sight

Grand Opening


Grand Opening


One of the city’s most impressive sculptures? They're on a set of doors you’ve probably walked right past.

Good Will Drinking


Good Will Drinking


How to find a bar you’ve already been to—at the movies

Pimp Your Ride


Pimp Your Ride


These in-demand custom bicycles are built right here.

Courtyard Sweet


Courtyard Sweet


A trattoria with courtyard dining, hiding in plain sight

Cast Ashore


Cast Ashore


A beach-themed café—in landlocked Roslindale Village

Stylish Surprise


Stylish Surprise


A store that stands up for style—you won’t believe where

Amusement Park


Amusement Park


A little-known escape along the Charles

Seal Deal


Seal Deal


One of the best shows at the aquarium is free.