Food critic Mat Schaffer and this city's newest playwright—his debut drama "Simon Says" opens at Boston Center for the Arts Feb. 26—shares with us his dream day in Boston. Follow along for some art and food-fueled fun.
10 am: Breakfast of Champions
Eggs and grits at Mike’s City Diner, the best breakfast place in my neighborhood—the South End.
1714 Washington St., Boston, 617.267.9393
11 am: Shopping for Art
Visit the SOWA galleries and shops, with emphasis on the photographs at Gallery Kayafas and the Asian antiquities at Mohr & McPherson.
Gallery Kayafas, 450 Harrison Ave., Boston, 617.210.7900
Mohr & McPherson, 460 Harrison Ave., Boston, 617.482.0411
12:30 pm: Walking Tour of Chinatown
We have one of the best Chinatowns in the country, so we'll take a walk around and stop at Hei La Moon for dim sum.
88 Beach St., Boston, 617.338.8813
2 pm: Chowder & a Walk
A seaside stroll along the Boston Harborwalk from Fort Point to the North End with a pit stop for chowder at Barking Crab.
88 Sleeper St., Boston, 617.426.2722
4 pm: Browsing Through Books
Searching the stacks for hidden literary treasures at Brattle Book Shop.
9 West St., Boston, 617.542.0210
5 pm: Find Out Your Future
Tarot card reading at the Tremont Tea Room. Fingers crossed I pull the Sun card.
6:30 pm: German Beers
Beers at Jacob Wirth, Boston’s original beer bar—set the WABAC Machine to 1868.
31 Stuart St., Boston, 617.338.8586
8 pm: Back to Chinatown for Dinner
Peking duck dinner at China King in Chinatown, and yes, I ordered the duck 24 hours in advance.
60 Beach St., Boston, 617.542.1763
Read more about Schaffer and his new play "Simon Says" in our recent interview.