The Last Word

Your long day of corporate drudgery is over. Get out and enjoy the city! Here are a few ideas to get you started, lovingly picked by Boston Daily.

We salute those of you who participating in the Harpoonian Idol Contest. At least you have the self-awareness to know that your rendition of “You Give Love a Bad Name” is not fit for a nationally televised show. If only the kids on American Idol had your self control.

Northern Exposure is back. Not the irreverent TV show, but the culinary tour. Northern Exposure Part 2 brings diners to four of the North End’s most popular restaurants to feast on a variety of dishes.

Ah, for the days when slipping your date a mickey was romantic. The Boston Lyric Opera’s Nina Gilbert talks about the role of potions and poisons in the Italian opera L’elisir d’amore.

If Italian potions aren’t your speed, try to woo the object of your desire with Scotch. Vinalia’s Scotch Tasting features five different marks and a presentation by Scotch whiskey master Karen Fullerton.