Eat, shop, go
Move-in has started, slowly, and it’s clear that things will look quite different this semester. We’re suggesting some ways you can enjoy yourself as safely as possible. This weekend, those include hitting up a famous campus pizza joint, stocking up on dorm essentials, checking out a pop-up market by Faneuil Hall, and more.
Nothing says you’re back on campus like a late-night order from Domino’s Pizza using your dining points. You can get 50 percent off pizzas with the coupon RHETT. You will need to order on the website to use the coupon. When you check out, select the option to pay with cash. You can give the driver your BU ID number once they arrive at your dorm.
We especially like the Memphis BBQ Chicken, with onions, cheddar, and shredded provolone, or the Ultimate Pepperoni. You can also customize pizzas to your liking with custom crusts, plenty of sauces, and toppings like feta cheese and roasted red peppers. Add their finger-licking cinnamon bread twists. But remember: pace yourself and don’t spend all your dining points too early in the semester.
Bed Bath & Beyond
Even if you’re an upper-level student, you will probably need a few more items for your dorm or apartment no matter how much you packed. And since you’ll probably be spending more time in your room, you should have a comfortable setup. You can find pretty much everything, from cleaning supplies to bed sheets and chargers, for your room at Bed Bath & Beyond in Fenway. If you’re currently on campus, you’ll want to head there ASAP, as it will likely get crowded the closer we get to the school year. Off campus? You can pick up an online order at the Fenway location, as well.
Boston Public Market Pop-Up
This Friday and Saturday, head to 100 Hanover Street, just outside Faneuil Hall, to enjoy the Boston Public Market’s outdoor pop-up, featuring food and drinks from a variety of vendors. While the weather is still warm, we recommend the premium ice cream from Crescent Ridge. Treat your roommates to a special dinner night with homemade pasta from Law of Pasta, and dessert featuring Red Apple Farm’s fruit, which comes straight from their farm. There’s an option to order products online and pick them up at the market too, but you will need to make an account with WhatsGood.
Cocoa Beantown’s Back Bay Chocolate Tasting Picnic Tour
This Saturday or Sunday, hop on an hour-long, chocolate-themed tour of Back Bay with Cocoa Beantown. Tours are $26.50 per person, and you can visit the website to check tour times and to buy your ticket. You’ll have the chance to sample craft-made, small-batch chocolate from local shops and get a treat to take home. Just remember to keep a safe distance from others, and of course, wear your mask.
Portraits in Refuge Exhibition
If you would rather stick close to home, we get it. Check out the free, virtual Portraits in Refuge exhibition, presented by Massachusetts-based educational charity Unbound Visual Arts. The pieces in the exhibition aim to capture the feelings of isolation, anxiety, and optimism amid the pandemic. You can also read reflections from the artists for a more detailed description of the messages they hoped to emphasize in their work. Visit the gallery here.