ON APRIL 15, shortly before 3 p.m., two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon and changed Boylston Street forever. The explosions shut the area down for days, with businesses losing revenue and employees their wages and tips. The city pulled together. Hotels and restaurants cared for the investigating officials. Donations of time, money, and food poured in.
Now, walking down Boylston, the street seems different. Handmade signs and hanging running shoes remind us of those injured and killed. But every open business is a testament to the city’s capacity for endurance and recovery. There has never been a better time to head to the area to share a meal. What could be more life-affirming than good food, good friends, and maybe a little wine?