O.K., so not everyone who reads this blog has lived in Allston-Brighton. But chances are, if you went to Boston University or Boston College, or ever relocated to Boston looking for cheap rents, you once called the A-B's mean streets home. I currently have a love-hate relationship with the area (love: trivia at White Horse Tavern, LAB, Great Scott; hate: rats, catcalls, general seediness):
[Those were good times. Tipsy times, mostly, but good times.]
As part of Allston-Brighton's bicentennial celebration this year, there will be an Allston Village Street Fair from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Festivities will include: live music from local bands, artists, designers, jugglers, children's activities, and of course, hipsters. And I hear that Student Advantage is giving away a free month's rent to a lucky starving artist or student. If that's not enough to make you pull out your fixed gear bike and book it to Harvard Ave. this weekend, I don't know what is.
I kid, I kid. In all seriousness, Allston's community pride is another addition to the loves list.
Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.
Meghan Colloton is a Bostonian who loves traveling, channeling her inner Julia Child, and trying weird things -- from food to bungee jumping.
Milva DiDomizio is a New England native who's fond of cooking, singing, and Boston's arts and culture scene.
Rachel Raczka is a Bostonian who enjoys buttercream frosting, gin cocktails, and conquering cobblestone streets in high heels.
Emily Sweeney is a Boston native who goes out all over, from Irish pubs in Southie to the roller rink in Dorchester.
Emily Wright is a native Cape Codder who enjoys exercising, baking, and the occasional guilty pleasure action movie.