10 Terms that Will Help you Survive a Weekend in Boston

Picture it: You’re visiting Boston for the first time and are daring enough to ask a "Masshole" for advice on where to find the best burger in town (psshh, you can answer that one). Besides our legendary rivalry with the New York Yankees and realllly historical sights, Boston is most famous for our wicked cool accent. Right away, you’ll realize that we replace our “er”s with “ah”s and speak a couple octaves higher than the average American. Even those who grew up in the suburbs are not safe from the “pahk my cah in Hahvad Yahd” stereotype. Despite our hard exterior, we want you to love that dirty water as much as we do.  

We came up with some terms that will help you to successfully navigate Boston without getting lost, scared or just straight up confused.

1.Wicked: We are not insulting you. Or maybe we are. Despite the dictionary definition meaning evil, it is the equivalent to "really" or "very". i.e. The Boston Burger Company has wicked good burgers.

2."Bang a Right": Don't panic. Although you will hear blaring car horns and witness some close calls (we are known for our aggressive driving), the lady or gent is probably just telling you to take a right onto a street.

3."The T": AKA our city subway system. It's good, not great

4. Frappe: You might have seen our famous Freak Frappes on Eater, Bravo or Mashable (not so humble brag).... And you are dying to see how Boston does a "Milkshake". Here it is friends, BAM.


5. Bubblah: Alright. Don't get too excited. We're not hinting at our 420 Burger or any activity that might come before consuming it. It's just a water fountain.

6. Candlepin: We take sports very seriously here. We don't take the easy way out, even on the weekends. Think bowling with small pins and balls.  Probably why we have 4 NFL Super Bowl titles...

7. Packie: This is not a derogatory word for a Packers fan, just a term we use for a liquor store. If you're sick of having to serve yourself beer, we have a pretty amazing draft selection at our restaurants in CambridgeBoston and Davis Square.

8. Regular Coffee: How we take our Dunkies coffee, with cream and sugar. 

9. Southie: Home of Whitey Bulger and the set of The Departed. 

10. Burga: In other words, a burger...our specialty. Hell, we even have a whole meal kit service, Burgabox, that will send our craft burgas to your doorstop.

Red, White, and Booze: The Ultimate Fourth of July Piña Colada

Every year, Americans get together and celebrate our freedom and independence through the most American traditions we can think of. Cookouts, fireworks and, of course, some of the craziest cocktails ever created. As our flag waves high, what better way to celebrate than with our own rendition of the Red, White, and Blue Piña Colada? 

Replicated all over the country, we have come up with our own delicious twist on this patriotic drink and today, we are giving away our recipe to help you host the most festive fourth party in town. So with out further ado, raise your glasses...and your flag to this boozy, American treat.

4th of july cocktail

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Tall Glasses


  • 3 oz Malibu Caribbean Rum

  • 3 oz Bacardi

  • 12 oz Pineapple Juice

  • 3 oz cream of coconut

  • 1 medium banana

  • Ice to desired thickness

  • 1 tsp grenadine syrup

  • 1 tsp blue Curacao


In a blender combine rum, Bacardi, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, banana, and ice. Blend until desired thickness, adding more ice as needed. Pour the mixture into a glass, only filling it 1/3 of the way, and then add the grenadine, stir. Fill the glass the rest of the way and add Blue Curacao to the top. Stir in Curacao with a straw or spoon submerged only an inch into the mixture (giving the striped appearance). Add a straw, garnish with pineapple, blueberries, and a cherry and enjoy.

Note: It is important that the grenadine goes in first because it sinks to the bottom whereas the Curacao will not.

Drink responsibly and Happy Fourth of July!

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