Cerebral Secrets

Thirty two hidden gems in and around Harvard

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arvard is the place that everybody loves to hate, but we all know they’re just jealous. After all, in its fourth century, Harvard is still at the top. Take that, Princeton! Our little college is not only richer than almost every other institution in America; it’s way, way older. And much smarter. So take your envy elsewhere. We might as well enjoy the perks of having the brainiest ZIP code in America. Here are some of its secrets.

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Beer and wine with your popcorn? A cinema concession stand you’ll really like
 

2


A discreet lingerie boutique, off the beaten path
 

3


A shrine to hip-hop, you’ll never believe where
 

4


The inglorious fate of a famous tree
 

5


A fast, fresh taqueria that stays open till 2
 

6


Vintage treasures in a turn-of-the-century space
 

7


You will fall in love with this hot chocolate.
 

8


Hip fashion’s hidden bargain basement
 

9


Where to indulge yourself in sweet treats by the pound
 

10


A grown-up Happy Meal, with a prize of beer
 

11


Go to Harvard and reach for the stars. Literally.
 

12


A great, cheap lunch in Harvard Square
 

13


A tiny surviving gem of a bookshop
 

14


An historic setting for a quiet meal
 

15


Where to enjoy a rare, exotic taste
 

16


The forgotten first command center of the Revolution
 

17


Where the oldest profession rocked the oldest house
 

18


Where to see classic American and foreign films, cheap
 

19


An old-fashioned dinosaur museum you can see for free
 

20


A comedy club that’s owned and run by comics
 

21


Where to find a West Coast burger in an East Coast town
 

22


The low-cost joint where you can order a Viagra Burger
 

23


A tea that will make you forget about coffee
 

24


With a name like Pinocchio, this pizzeria has to be honestly good.
 

25


Where to fish up a lobster pizza
 

26


How to get into one of the world’s greatest libraries
 

27


An unparalleled collection of scientific antiques
 

28


Ice cream for breakfast? Yup!
 

29


A bookstore where everything is half price
 

30


A jealously guarded sandwich secret
 

31


A secret (beer) garden for the in-the-know
 

32


Where you can eat like a future CEO
 

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