A night-out suggestion from new Flip Side blogger Joan Matelli:
Locals tend to avoid tourist-heavy spots like Quincy Market during the high season. But in these balmy last days of summer, you can catch a nice breeze and some great people-watching from one of Wagamama's outdoor tables, and the crowds aren't bad on a weeknight. For dessert, stick with the Asian-themed foreign imports and pick up some Beard Papa cream puffs on the other side of Quincy Market.
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