I volunteer with some young people to help them through some tough situations (9 to about 15 yo). They relocate relatively frequently so I’m trying to build a list of places in and around Boston (out to about Framingham).
Here is a typical situation - think of a 13 yo who just had a really really bad day (or week) and you want to take them out for something to eat but you know they have no interest in really talking - but you know getting out and about would be a good thing.
I know - pretty niche question. But I’m thinking something like Chuck E Cheese for teens. The only thing I can think of is Dave and Busters (which is an option). Something with lots of distractions. Could be tons of TVs to watch and distract . . . games . . . crazy environment . . .etc. Since I have to go too, if the food is good that would be awesome, but I’m thinking environment tops food for this. Does Boston have any of those stupid theme restaurants that were so popular in the 90s (at least they were popular in NYC).
Honestly, Craft Food Hall in Waltham that I just posted about comes to mind too (food with ping pong, foosball, etc).
I’ll take any ideas. Thanks