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Old 03-12-2012, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Where Else...?
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We are approaching the travelling season. What is your city's best kept secret. Whether it's some hole-in-the-wall restaurant or some little shop or plaza even, to an amusement-oriented place that not even the locals are hip to. Share.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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There's a hole in the wall restaurant in Victoria known as the Pinto Bean. Local people in the know love it, but you have to phone a business across the street and ask them to look out the window and see if they're open, because the department of health keeps shutting them down.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:04 PM
 
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Perhaps this restaurant that was a church that once harbored runaway slave on the Underground Railroad: The Mission Restaurant

Wesleyan Chapel
Wesleyan Methodist Church - Syracuse, NY

Brew and View at the Palace Theatre is another thing: Palace Theater on James | Syracuse, NY

Perhaps this too: Westcott Street Cultural Fair

and this: Westcott Community Center
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Where Else...?
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There's a hole in the wall restaurant in Victoria known as the Pinto Bean. Local people in the know love it, but you have to phone a business across the street and ask them to look out the window and see if they're open, because the department of health keeps shutting them down.
Ummm......ok....so..... what makes this place good? What draws people there?
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Where Else...?
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Perhaps this restaurant that was a church that once harbored runaway slave on the Underground Railroad: The Mission Restaurant

Wesleyan Chapel
Wesleyan Methodist Church - Syracuse, NY

Brew and View at the Palace Theatre is another thing: Palace Theater on James | Syracuse, NY

Perhaps this too: Westcott Street Cultural Fair

and this: Westcott Community Center

I clicked the link(s). Interesting......
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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Bodega in Boston is NOT my style. However, the concept is very cool. It's a high end shoe and accessory store hidden within a Bodega style convenience store. It's not marked and you have to enter through a vending maching in the back of the store.

Here's an article on it.

I think Piers Park in East Boston is one of the greatest spots in the city. It's one stop on the blue line and a 5 minute walk away from downtown and offers arguably one of the best views of the city anywhere (though Audobon Cemetery is tough to beat too). Here's a shot of downtown from Piers Park.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:49 PM
 
Location: The City
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To me one of the more interesting under the radar things in Philly is touring the cemeteries and the ghost tours

Also Sarcones bread - yum
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:27 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Lake Powell Annies Canyon Echoes - YouTube
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:47 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:34 AM
 
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That mother load of gold that buried in the....
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